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Mass hot air balloon ascension in North Carolina

As my wife and I were ascending in the Carolina Twist hot air balloon I caught this photo of the mass ascension during the October 2017 Statesville Balloon Festival in North Carolina. The Carolina countryside and evening blue skies backdrop this multitude of floating balloons reaching upward. This was our first hot air balloon experience and we will never forget the majesty and beauty of being hundreds of feet up with only the lighting of the propane to punctuate the silence of free floating.

TAGS: Flight, North Carolina, Sky

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Statesville, North Carolina, United States of America
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© David Walker.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2017
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Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 8, 2018, 3:48 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Focal Length: 55mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f10
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PHOTO LOCATION Statesville, North Carolina, United States of America