Packing up the balloon, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.

Taken with Canon EOS550D. EFS 18-55MM Lens.

Hot air balloons are aircraft that gain their lift by heating a large contained envelope of air above ambient temperature. The envelope containing the warmer, less dense air rises and is used to lift the payload of basket, fuel tanks and passengers. The air in a typical balloon may be heated approximately 90 to 100 degrees C above ambient temperature. The balloon will then float at whatever altitude the mass of cold air it displaces equals the combined mass of the warmer contained air, balloon system and payload.

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balloon, alice springs, northern territory, australia

Comments

  • Melissa Dickson
    Melissa Dicksonalmost 2 years ago

    Oh wow… love this so vibrant :)

  • thanks a lot melissa, i quite like the colours of this !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • David Haworth
    David Haworthalmost 2 years ago

    Mighty colour.. reminds me of a snail of a Halloween Pumpkin!

  • yeah it does look like a snail haha – thanks david !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 2 years ago

    Fabulous rich colours!! Great capture, Dean!

  • thankyou wendi, i really like the colours too !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesalmost 2 years ago

    Stunning colourful capture Dean!

  • thanks heaps mark, beautiful morning in the outback !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • julie08
    julie08almost 2 years ago

    Colorful and nice shot :)

  • thankyou very much julie !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoalmost 2 years ago

    What an incredible capture Dean!!! Just love it!!

  • thanks mate, great colours in the outback !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Fara
    Faraalmost 2 years ago

    Your titles are wonderful Dean………………..superb colours………………….but I am still not convinced about the safety of going up in one of these…………………..if it hovered about 2 feet above the ground I might be persuaded……………………you can always jump 2 feet if the worst happens………………..what do you think!!!………………………terrific image my friend……………………Joyce

  • oh i totally agree with you joyce. my intention was never to go up, im too scared of heights for that haha. i couldnt believe how high up they went … crazy … but they are grea to watch. thanks a lot joyce & hope u had a nice weekend !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely colours Dean especially the red balloon.

  • thanks heaps steve, i really like the colours in this too !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibalmost 2 years ago

    Love this mate. Superb shot!

  • cheers mate – wish i was still out there !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • peaky40
    peaky40almost 2 years ago

    Awesome shot Dean, love the colours in this!

  • thanks mate – have a great day / night !!

    – Dean Cunningham

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