Monday, March 23, 2009

Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

The start of the event ... setting up the balloons.

I was armed with all my lenses, but ended up only using the Nikkor 55-200mm VR Zoom and Tokina 12-24mm zoom.

The MAS Kargo team ;-)
Thousands had gathered :-)

My Bunga Raya and La Salle Klang buddy ;-)

And to our surprise ... they took off!

Yes, that's a plane "below" the balloon!

There were plenty of Nikon and Canon SLRs, and even a couple of Sony Alphas, and of course mobile phones too :-)

Did you know that even the "simplest" ones cost USD$20-30K?

Team Malaysia :-)

Fire it up!

12mm wide-angle shot :-)

We were lucky to have the PEACOCK right in front of us :-) It towered above us!

And the peacock goes up :-)

It was a gorgeous sunny evening!

There was even a Pink Elephant!

TW had his 300mm zoom with him :-) Lucky boy!

Is that a ... yes, it's a pink elephant!

A clown!

We enjoyed the evening with thousands of others :-) Malaysia boleh!


CUMI & CIKI said...

v cool jules.. why nvr call me and hubs. we forgot all about it la.. were planning to go but too much going on .. :(

Vivien said...

hi Julian,

you are listed in

Jamie said...

hi julian, has been following ur blog for quite some time. nice pict taken. i wish i was there...

btw if i not mistaken, the lady in last photo is Yong Hui Men (Mian?). long time no see her...hehe...

anw4ever99 said... wish i was there also.