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Cold burners

Are you sure you know what this is?

Cold burners

Are you sure you know what this is?

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  • Aussie
  • back on nights.
  • 7 Jan 2008, 04:33
Ellie, fantastic capture whatever it is. So sharp and contrasting nicely with the blue sky.
EJWilkins: It's a picture of the burners of a hot air balloon. We saw it in a car park when we were on holiday last year. I've never been so close to one, and couldn't resist taking a couple of pictures. This was my favourite.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 7 Jan 2008, 06:33
Ellie, welcome back...I do know what it is...stunning sharp detail....did you go with them and will we get some nice pics of what you saw high in the sky???
I would love the be in the bucket of the hot-ais balloon, am I right??
EJWilkins: You're right Astrid. smile
No, I've never been up in one of these although I wouldn't mind. I saw the basket in a car park when we were on holiday last year and couldn't resist taking a picture.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • escaped the cabin for a day - fever abated
  • 7 Jan 2008, 08:06
Not a clue...
EJWilkins: It's the burners of a hot air balloon. We saw it in a car park when we were on holiday last year.
  • Ann
  • Sucé sur Erdre - France
  • 7 Jan 2008, 08:51
Is it on a "montgolfière" ? Nice colours and original composition ...
EJWilkins: It is Ann, you're right smile
Never seen these close-up before but I'm sure I've heard them floating across the sky when the pilot pulls the blue handle.

Of course, I could just be talking a load of hot air.

Super sharp Ellie. You must be loving that Olympus.
EJWilkins: I've never been this close to one either, the basket was sitting all on its own in a car park when we were on holiday last year.
Yes, I am loving this Olympus, one of the better buying decisions I made smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Jan 2008, 10:14
You went up in a balloon and got lost - absence reason? tongue

Great picture and super sharp.
EJWilkins: I've been hoping to get out there with my camera to take some new pictures, but haven't had the chance. So I'm rummaging through older shots again, pre-computer crash.
I wouldn't mind going up in a balloon though, know anybody who's got one with a spare seat?
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Jan 2008, 12:51
Hot air generators for a big balloon...hmmmm...portrait of your boss, Ellie?
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 7 Jan 2008, 13:13
Nice to see you back Ellie.smile
Astrid took the words right out of my mouth, good job I read the comments previous.!!smile
Great shotsmile
Welcome back Ellie. How long have you been flying in this balloon? Great and clean shot in this blue sky! Well done
  • Dotun
  • Md, USA
  • 7 Jan 2008, 13:35
Very crisp Ellie, well done.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 7 Jan 2008, 13:43
Welcome back indeed, Ms. Ellie! I hope this means you had a lovely holiday and are now back in the "normal" world. HA!

As everyone has already said, this is such a sharp, fabulous image, up close and personal! Donica, who is afraid of heights, "had" to go up in a hot-air balloon last year while on a team-building retreat. Poor thing. She thought she would die. But once up, she said it was spectacular. We had previously watched a beginning-to-end launch of 24 balloons in the Pocono Mts. of Pennsylvania a couple years earlier. Quite the educational experience. Maybe one day we'll all get our turn. I'd LOVE it.
Who nicked the balloon? Superbly sharp shot Ellie.
I hope my answer doesn't turn into hot air. Delightfully sharp. richard
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 7 Jan 2008, 15:01
I had no idea - but I liked it and still do, with your explanation. How fun to get up close to a hot air balloon.
  • Nig
  • Glos
  • 7 Jan 2008, 15:04
Excellent shot, make sure you go up in one they're great fun. Just dont get too close to those burners, otherwise you may get a tan.
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jan 2008, 15:34
as some of the others have mentioned Ellie, there is a wonderful crisp clarity to the image helped by the shiny metal and clear blue sky. Balloons to you to! lol

Happy new year El. mal
  • mickyboy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jan 2008, 16:37
Great sharpness. its a hot air balloon heater. dont know the real name. great shot Ellie
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jan 2008, 17:41
I didn't have a clue until I read your answers. Very good detail shot - nice and clear with great colour.
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K
  • 7 Jan 2008, 19:12
loving the sharpness and clarity...really gets the entire mechanistic idea across...
  • Ron S
  • Worcester
  • 7 Jan 2008, 19:33
Treat yourself Ellie and go for a ride in one even if it's a once in lifetime experience. You won't regret it AND you'll get some fabulous pictures!
Wonderful crisp image, Ellie. I feel as though could reach out and touch it! Love the blue sheen on the metal and the red highlights. Super shot! (:o)
I was hoping it was a close-up of a UFO...
How did I miss this crisp clear shot this morning when I checked in. Nice shot of the burners El, did they attach it to a balloon and have you ever been up in one ? It's one of my last three things I want to do before I check out !

Esto deben ser los quemadores de un globo aerostático! Has sido capaz de subir? Si es así, espero ver maravillosas imágenes! Aquí el detalle del enfoque es muy bueno, Ellie!

This must be the burners of an air balloon! You have been able to raise? If it is thus, I hope to see wonderful images! Here the detail of the approach is very good, Ellie!
Very nicely done and detailed - No idea of what it was until I read comments !
  • Old Jake
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Jan 2008, 18:46
Oh dear, What happened to the balloon? smile smile

Another bightingly sharp picture.

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