13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Shortly after lift-off, I took this shot of a balloon rising closer to the balloon I’d just risen in. Did I look as awed, as focused, as nervous as they do? All the while, I’m thinking, the pilots are trying to avoid electrical wires and other balloons. What a wonderful way to travel--so quiet, so gentle, so amazing.
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||July 10, 2015, 10:55 p.m.