Thursday, July 7, 2016

Early Risers

"I have a birthday surprise planned for you." he said.

"We are going to have to get up very early." he said.

"Take all you camera gear." he said.
"Well, not your tripod and flash." he said.

"I'm going to take you on a hot air balloon ride." he said

That's him, Peppy and me.

"He's a keeper," I said

Now it's your turn so
start this sound track and enjoy the ride.

Early Rising

Limerick Power Plant on the Lower Right

Another Early Riser

Farm Fields

Limerick Power Plant...Up Close 

Abandoned Fricks Lock in the Shadow of Limerick Power Plant
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Hmmmm....Let's Not Get Too Close

Trading Places

Our Shadow In A Splash and Dash In The Schuylkill River

Our Pilot Grabs Us A Souvenir 

A Perfect Landing On A Quiet Development Street
Kyle Laxton, Pilot; Steve Fody and Ray Laxton, Chase Crew

Thanks to my husband for dragging me out of bed at 4am. 
It was totally worth it. 


Anonymous said...

Oh my word. This looks so amazing! What a great opportunity! :)

Kmcblackburn said...

Love that shot of the cornfields...the repetition is fantastic!

Tamar SB said...

AMAZING!! What a special day!

MadSnapper said...

all i could think was Danger Will Robinson Danger... all the way through the photos the first time. the 2nd time i admired the gorgeous photos and number 4 is my favorite of all and also admire anyone who would go up in one of these things that require a CHASE team.. super shots and what a present..

Unknown said...

Aren't balloon rides the best?? Your's looks amazing...and the sound effects! That's cool. Love that corn field. Happy belated birthday!!! visiting from Kim's

Wayne said...

Well Happy Birthday! I'm surprised you got that close to Limerick. I especially love the shot of the corn field, the views are killer.

Laurie said...

How fun!!

Kim said...

These are amazing!

Jackie McGuinness said...

We did this in Sedona a couple of years ago and loved it but it was cold!

Rhonda Albom said...

the second photo with the sunrise is my favorite (so far of the day, not just this series). But what fun. I have never been up in a balloon, now I want to try. Thanks for taking us with you.

Anonymous said...

What an absolutely perfect birthday surprise. I agree, he is a keeper. :-D Hope you had a fabulous birthday!!

Lisa @ Life Thru the Lens (

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

WOW! These are amazing. Really beautiful photos!