Saturday, July 2, 2011

Father's Day Morning

Silently floating over a smokey countryside early one Sunday morning (which happened to be Father's Day!) we were pleasantly surprised to see two balloons coming towards us.  There was absolutely no wind and we noticed the closer balloon getting lower and lower.  At one stage we thought it would get tangled in the telephone wires but then it moved on towards the Eskom power lines and finally landed out of sight.
The higher one floated right over where we were standing and we could see the lucky  passengers looking down at us.
Off it went forming a blue silhouette against the smokey morning sky.
Airplanes from various countries were flying over on their way to OR Tambo Intl Airport, this one however is South African airways.
Merle. Canon 5D Mk11.  100-400mm L.