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We were five baloons in the air that morning, a sight to behold...
The backdrop is karst mountains in southern China, in the Guilin-Yangshuo area.
The peaks are fairly low, approx 200 meters above the surrounding terrain,
but as there are 70,000 of them they sure have a high 'wow' effect.

The location is now geotagged, click 'view map'

Canon EOS 30D
1/250s f/4.5 at 97.0mm iso400 full exif

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Apostolos Tikopoulos22-May-2021 14:14
A really breathtaking capture up there. Excellent work. V.
janescottcumming10-Jul-2018 11:05
Wow moment for sure! V
Markus Grompe05-Jan-2017 15:54
that's gotta be the winner. V.
cits_4_pets02-Jan-2017 04:29
Great timing, love the layers of hills and how the one peak frames the balloone. Great colors! Excellent!!!v
Mike Dunbar24-Nov-2016 16:22
That's a complete wow! V
Yiannis Pavlis10-Nov-2016 02:11
Fantastic composition and light.
Nina Ludwig02-May-2016 13:36
Been there but not in a balloon . Your POW and light are fabulous. Super capture!
Konrad Busslinger02-Feb-2016 10:23
The composition is fantastic. Loce the gray hills behind and the colourful balloon on the front. Wow... Extremly great shot. ++V
Rory Trappe16-Jan-2016 14:12
John C. de Freitas13-Aug-2015 19:00
>371st Show & Tell Competition: Means of transportation- Honourable Mention <
clickA SF09-Aug-2015 20:14
High "wow" effect for sure! Beautiful shot, Pawel! BV
Graeme05-Aug-2015 11:14
This must of also been a sight to behold looking at the five balloons from the ground, Pawel. Amazing scene!! VV
Ann Pettigrew07-Nov-2014 13:59
Wow!! This is an amazing shot and what a beautiful place for ballooning. It begs the question, though, where to land!?!
GeneWard27-Sep-2014 02:15
An excellent shot, I like the balloon centered and I really like the layers in the background. V
Marco Valk20-Sep-2014 17:41
Incredible shot.
fern_t17-Aug-2014 20:47
wonderful contrast in shape and colour between the balloon and the mountains..V
Raymond15-Jul-2014 18:13
Wow, stunning shot
trento redento11-Apr-2014 10:30
anne10-Feb-2014 12:42
great capture !….V
Rick Bricker02-Nov-2013 21:31
gotta print and hang this beauty!
Jihad Jean Chahine01-Oct-2013 14:47
Simply Amazing!
Dougie Young28-Sep-2013 08:19
A definite Wow, great shot, must have been a great experience..:>
MarcViskens15-Sep-2013 08:27
excellent work
lian hai lim24-Jul-2013 15:07
Great background! V.
François Marais23-May-2013 09:21
Franca Blom23-May-2013 08:01
Spectacular view. Excellent picture. V
chriswhitehead0702-Mar-2013 22:15
breathtaking Photo >>V<<
ac14-Nov-2012 18:04
Wow, composition !
Ann Cleeves03-Nov-2012 11:54
Just a scene from a fantasy movie, but it's real!
frommnik08-Dec-2011 05:22
A high wow effect, indeed. Marvelous capture.
Chris Morton02-Aug-2011 20:49
just caught up with this one, fantastic double
Gilad Mass02-Jul-2011 22:48
Excellent capture!
Long Bach Nguyen08-Jun-2011 08:29
spectacular and surreal image.
meekam tam13-May-2011 10:43
Beautiful mountainscape and a breathtaking journey! V
goelsamuel05-Mar-2011 14:11
Absolutely spectacular shot! Simply breathtaking! V++
Dan the Man04-Mar-2011 12:25
Wow! Breathtaking photo! Look like it is in another world... Thank you for sharing! V
Blandine Mangin01-Mar-2011 15:06
superb ! v
Algis Kemezys19-Feb-2011 20:23
Really like this.
joseantonio27-Nov-2010 10:27
Amazing image. Well done
Webman0631-Oct-2010 10:25
Awesome shot indeed ! V
Pieter Bos17-Oct-2010 19:07
Great image!
Guest 14-Oct-2010 21:42
That is a picture of a life time great shot.
Arthur from Canada
Krzysztof Kuzbik10-Oct-2010 10:39
Super shot!
tyree29-Aug-2010 21:38
facinating image, awesome..v
Guest 29-Aug-2010 15:05
a wonderful photo!!!
shatterbug26-Aug-2010 07:50
Wow, great the composition and the fade of the mountains!
John Hamers26-Aug-2010 06:41
Fantastic shot of a beautiful chinese area !!
basri_eli25-Aug-2010 11:11
Wonderful shot!!
Guest 06-Aug-2010 08:45
This is absolutely fantastic. What a wonderful experience too! GMV
MarcWildPassion11-Jul-2010 18:03
Wow Like the comment from you.. Very nice
Michael Gehrisch07-Jul-2010 17:18
Fantastic! v
Marwan Habib02-Jul-2010 14:48
What a wonderful view and picture.
joseantonio29-Jun-2010 19:12
Amazing shot. this must be a nice way to know this region
John Armstrong29-Jun-2010 14:20
Spectacular shot, it must have been a great experience! V
Jason Anderson27-Jun-2010 03:18
Beautiful light in the balloon against the muted hills. The sight of 70,000 peaks must be unbelievable!
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)04-Jun-2010 08:49
Excellent capture! Vote
janescottcumming03-Jun-2010 22:17
Awesome shot. ~V~
René Gysi03-Jun-2010 06:56
Great picture. V
Long Bach Nguyen03-Jun-2010 06:55
Brilliant shot
Enrique04-Feb-2010 04:57
You great sense of perspective. Well done.
olivier bruning27-Nov-2009 08:43
what a fabulous trip that must have been! thanks for sharing and for your warm comments! friendly yours, Olivier
fdt27-Nov-2009 07:28
Superb capture. f
Brandy Koenig25-Nov-2009 17:04
Amazing. Beautiful photography all around.
Ali Majdfar03-Nov-2009 07:23
Superb capture! ~V
Buba Jafarli21-Sep-2009 07:55
A miracle shot! Bravo, Pawel! BV.
Zoltán Balogh15-Sep-2009 10:45
Wonderful capture Pawel! V
Máire Uí Mhaicín14-Sep-2009 20:16
A wonderful shot: the colours of the balloon stand out against the background. Well done to you for the courage to get up there and do it!
Waggoner Photos14-Sep-2009 07:44
Wow is a good word for the Peaks, also the image! (Voted)
Guest 13-Sep-2009 21:59
Wonderful picture ! V !
Guest 13-Sep-2009 11:16
Incredible number of peaks.
Petros Labrakos13-Sep-2009 10:18
outstanding shot
excellent done
regards (V)
Guest 13-Sep-2009 05:55
Wonderful pictutes.V
type12-Sep-2009 20:49
So amazing. Wanna be there.
Naomi 12-Sep-2009 20:28
This is fantastic! V
Guest 11-Sep-2009 06:51
What an amazing shot - were you in a balloon following? Absolutely stunning!!
Blandine Mangin10-Sep-2009 16:44
a very beautiful image ! v
Raymond Ma09-Sep-2009 03:21
Great shot and scenery. Love how the flame makes they balloon glow. V
Steve Mockford08-Sep-2009 10:35
This is an amazing composition; the monotones of the peaks and the splash of colour are wonderful in themselves but the burner flame illuminating the balloon is perfect timing. ~V~
Arbi Arzouman06-Sep-2009 19:27
ahhh... amazing... I wish I could be up there inside it...
Hugh Rooney04-Sep-2009 05:23
Fantastic scenery and a great image.Well captured.VV
Dallas Hyatt04-Sep-2009 03:30
Too good. The flash of flame is like the cherry on top of a sundae.
Brian 04-Sep-2009 02:48
WOW! What a great shot. Truly once in a lifetime!
Alan Hartmann04-Sep-2009 00:37
Pete Hemington03-Sep-2009 21:34
Stunning shot - begs the question where were you standing taking this shot?
Al Chesworth03-Sep-2009 20:47
Excellent shot, don't fancy trying to land it.
DirkM - DMEpics03-Sep-2009 20:15
Fantastic picture ! -V-
Barbara Heide03-Sep-2009 20:08
breathtaking shot! v
Jola Dziubinska03-Sep-2009 19:50
Incredible scenery, those mountains look surreal. Superb capture with that colorful balloon. Vote.
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