Lorraine Mondial Air Balloons , Metz, France

Lorraine Mondial Air Balloons , Metz, France

Postby KB636 on Mon 10 Aug 2015, 1:57 pm

A few shots from my week crewing at Chambery July 24th -Aug 2nd 2015. Weather was too windy on several days which meant that only 8 slots were flyable out of 18 over the 9 days, though the rest from the 4:45 starts was appreciated. 433 Balloons took part in the mass ascent on the Sunday morning. Friday mornings mist added lots of atmosphere to the photography. Among the balloons was a visitor from South Korea and Mexico as well as many special shapes, the Ark was a real eye catcher.

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_DSC6481 by Keith Brooks, on Flickr

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_DSC6681 by Keith Brooks, on Flickr

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_DSC6464 by Keith Brooks, on Flickr

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_DSC6500 by Keith Brooks, on Flickr

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_DSC6445 by Keith Brooks, on Flickr

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_DSC6493 by Keith Brooks, on Flickr

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_DSC6315 by Keith Brooks, on Flickr

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_DSC6492 by Keith Brooks, on Flickr

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_DSC2883 by Keith Brooks, on Flickr

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Metz Panorama1 by Keith Brooks, on Flickr

The complete set can be seen on Flickr
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Re: Lorraine Mondial Air Balloons , Metz, France

Postby Tobyone1985 on Mon 10 Aug 2015, 6:16 pm

Stunning photos, the first shot in particularly eye catching.
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Re: Lorraine Mondial Air Balloons , Metz, France

Postby seacat192 on Mon 10 Aug 2015, 6:23 pm

Excellent post :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lorraine Mondial Air Balloons , Metz, France

Postby farnboroughrob on Mon 10 Aug 2015, 6:48 pm

Nice , makes Bristol look like a children s tea party.
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Re: Lorraine Mondial Air Balloons , Metz, France

Postby richyrara on Mon 10 Aug 2015, 7:14 pm

Now that IS a mass ascent. The first one is a belter :clap:
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Re: Lorraine Mondial Air Balloons , Metz, France

Postby mr_craig on Mon 10 Aug 2015, 8:50 pm

Wow, that is all :clap:
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Re: Lorraine Mondial Air Balloons , Metz, France

Postby D90Man on Tue 11 Aug 2015, 6:17 am

Beautiful is the only word I can use... :rock:
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Re: Lorraine Mondial Air Balloons , Metz, France

Postby DerekF on Tue 11 Aug 2015, 6:38 am

If that first pic isn't on POTW then we might as well give up. Truly stunning.
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Re: Lorraine Mondial Air Balloons , Metz, France

Postby Talldan76 on Tue 11 Aug 2015, 6:53 am

Love that first shot...

must have been quite the site seeing them all come up through the mist.

Dan
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Re: Lorraine Mondial Air Balloons , Metz, France

Postby paullangford on Tue 11 Aug 2015, 10:35 am

Beautiful set, but I have to say that first shot is truly stunning in every way......

.....I'm a bit jealous actually :clap:

Thanks for sharing

Paul
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Re: Lorraine Mondial Air Balloons , Metz, France

Postby KB636 on Tue 11 Aug 2015, 9:26 pm

Thanks for all your kind comments, the mist really was the icing on the cake. A similar thing happened as we climbed away in this shot in 2007, another magic moment
[url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2xZuFx]Image[/url]metz20_DSC0048 by Keith Brooks, on Flickr[/url].
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