Friday, February 13, 2009

Breathe Out..

After 3 years of gazing at the balloons silently drifting over Brisbane in the early mornings, I finally got to have a go! What a birthday present.

Can you see the Story Bridge?
And these buildings?
How about the Tallest Tree?

More balloon pics over the next couple of days...

Enjoy your Friday wherever you may be and for a glimpse at other skies around the world, fly over to Skywatch Friday.

27 comments:

Pearl Maple said...

How lucky for you to get a balloon ride and on such a beautiful day too. Thanks for sharing with everyone in Sky Watch Friday.

Steffi said...

Fantastic photo! It´s your birthday?? Happy Birthday to you!
Happy SWF!
I hope everything is okay with you and your family because I saw at T.V. the terrible pics of the fires!
My thoughts are with you!

Ana said...

Very nice shot and so cool present. Happy birthday! And SFW!

Tranquility said...

Wow - how exciting! What a beautiful photo of the city!
We did that a few years ago, but it was a much different view - we were floating over the Arizona desert.

Guy D said...

Beautiful shot of Brisbane. Our thoughts and prayers are with all Australians during your terrible fires. Hope you and yours are safe.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How cool! And what a great view of Brisbane!

Photo Cache said...

fantastic. when enlarge you see all the details and nuances, super shot.

Jacob said...

I'll leave you to your balloon ride; heights bother me...even when I'm on firm footing...

But the photo is excellent...the colors and the light are striking!

cieldequimper said...

Beautiful shot, fantastic colours. Happy birthday, btw.

Mary said...

What a lovely shot, with the light gilding the sides of the buildings! Lovely sky! Happy belated birthday. :)

RuneK said...

Lovely photography! :)

m_m said...

Amazing views! I am waiting for your next photos from balloon:)

CTG Ponies said...

Nice shot and what a wonderful birthday present! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

VALKYRIEN said...

Happy birthday! And a wonderful shot you made on your day! You have my admiration - those balloons look scary in my opinion!

J Bar said...

Great skyline. Great sky.

JM said...

Fantastic light! What a great shot this is!

cara said...

Great Shot!
whoever gave you that present must be a prince

Patricia said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Wow! amazing gift!
Sure you enjoyed your ride while singing "Would you like to fly on my beautiful ballon..."
Have a happy weekend!

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marie-louise said...

Beautiful shot of Brisbane especially in that early morning colour. You must have enjoyed that Balloon ride. Have a great weekend.

Antjas said...

Excuse my ignorance, but when it comes to big cities in Australia, I've only seen photos of Sydney and its opera house, I have never seen Brisbane. Thanks for sharing your birthday present with the rest of us.

Ann said...

Lucky you, I did a balloon flight years ago and it was one of the most beautiful things I've ever done. Wonderful light here.

bitingmidge said...

Happy Birthday for last week (?) cara!

That photo will be one that you keep forever I expect, it's a beauty!

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jus me... said...

wow... Almost makes me feel like i'm back home in Brisbane again!
Happy Birthday

cara said...

Hi and thanks to all for all the great comments it really was an amazing experience. And cheers for the birthday wishes - It may be 2 weeks ago now but I am still milking it. Note to self: must log out to avoid members of family commenting in my name. Hope you enjoy the next couple of balloon shots too!

Poutalicious said...

That is a magnificent view! I'm not sure I have enough guts to go up there in a balloon. Congrats.

Annie said...

Great photo...but I am like the last commenter..prefer to get the scenery another way!

Annie

Steffe said...

Wow. Looks like a fantastic balloon ride!

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