Saturday, April 12, 2008

Balloons over Waikato


The city of Hamilton has been taken over by balloons for the past few days as part of the Balloons over Waikato event. Balloons fill the sky almost every moment of the day, wherever you look. The weather has been fantastic - almost no wind - which has made life so much easier for the balloon pilots.
The festival ends tonight with the Night Glow concert, known as Hamilton's Big Night Out, on the grounds of the University of Waikato. The highlight is the light and sound show featuring the balloons, followed by a fireworks display.

7 comments:

Wendy said...

I've just sat and enjoyed browsing your blog - a collection of lovely photos.

Rafa said...

Amazing picture, absolutely loved it!!!

Great colors and timing to get the flame

Steffe said...

That's a fantastic balloon shot!

The Plaskets in NZ said...

Love that photo! The colours are amazing- It was a great day in Hamilton today with lots of excitement at the Night Glow event!- cheers

babooshka said...

fabulous shot. You've really captured those colours against that gorgeous blue sky, and the flame gives it that extra flash. Great.

Sakiwi said...

Thanks for all the positive comments! Yes, I was indeed very fortunate to get this shot.

isabella said...

Up, up and away...Lovely shot!