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tom b

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Alice Springs from a balloon
« on: January 12, 2013, 05:59:14 PM »

Just opened up Adobe Bridge as I was looking for an image and it opened up with images from Central Australia.

The balloon ride was great but it is getting expensive now. I was told that the spinifex was planted in concentric rings to prevent dust blowing onto the nearby airport but I haven't been able to find any information to back it up.







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Re: Alice Springs from a balloon
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013, 06:01:53 AM »

Nice images Tom.
The third in particular stands out for me.

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Re: Alice Springs from a balloon
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2013, 02:51:09 PM »

I was told that the spinifex was planted in concentric rings to prevent dust blowing onto the nearby airport but I haven't been able to find any information to back it up.

They look like spirals to me.

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Re: Alice Springs from a balloon
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2013, 03:22:20 PM »

You are correct, they are spirals.

If I did another balloon flight it would have to be in Cappadocia, Turkey. Images from there look spectacular. I've been there on the ground and it is a very special place. From the air it would be something else.

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Re: Alice Springs from a balloon
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2013, 02:39:50 AM »

I may be the only one, but I read 'Alice springs from a balloon' and wondered if she had a parachute for the descent and whether your frame rate would be high enough to capture some usable images if it didn't open.   ;)

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