Monday, September 12, 2011

Up Up but Not Away



Irvine, California (Orange County Great Park)

This large illuminated orange balloon can hold 30 people and it goes 400 feet up in the air but that's as far as it goes because it's tethered to the ground. To get a better perspective look at the man bellow the balloon in the bottom photo. 
One of these days I'm going to take a ride in this thing.

24 comments:

  1. You might get some interesting photos from up there, James. Meanwhile, your shots from below are lovely.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  2. Oh what fun! At first glance, I thought it was the moon. I know you would get some fantastic pictures from it :)
    ☼ Sunny

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  3. oh...SO cool! lovin' that orange light! where is this park? is it the same as Irvine Park?

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  4. now I know...i looked it up! i am excited to visit here and i thank you for the GREAT post!

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  5. Me too, thought it was the full moon at first, which I saw rising here yesterday. Hope you'll get up there and show us the view...

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  6. It's cool that it's lighted and goes up at night. Take a good image stabilized lens with you!!

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  7. Yeah! Cool!
    Like a sun... sunshine!

    Hugs.

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  8. Dramatic shots.
    Have fun if you go up. Hope the cable doesn't break, hehe.

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  9. You could almost imagine to fly to, or with, the moon!I'm sure you'll have great sensations!

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  10. wonderful orange balloon and your pictures are excellent!
    The orange light is amazing with the black background!
    Léia

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  11. Wow. Great shots again James. Thanks for showing.

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  12. The view from up there must be nice but the colors would be much different!
    It would be nice for an anniversary celebration!
    Do you have an idea for the price?

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  13. Go for it. Just don't untie the tether rope.

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  14. very cool, can't wait to see pictures when you do ride the balloon.

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  15. This is a gorgeous balloon and must have been in strong competition with the full moon last night! Please post some photos when you go UP!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  16. Wow! Fantastic shots! What a great balloon! Would love to go for a ride in there too!
    Thanks for sharing, James;o)

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    Have a nice and happy day****

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  17. That is really something how it glows in the night sky, and I like many of your other commenters, would love to see the view from up above which surely would make for some really marvelous photos...

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  18. I'll come along for the rode, James... ;-)

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  19. Everything is orange in your county, even balloons ! :D Nices shots, dear...

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  20. Now, this one I've seen a bunch of times, but have yet to take a ride. Very nice shots James!

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  21. Wow, that is beautiful against the dark sky.

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