Friday, September 30, 2016

Big Orange Balloon (Weekend Reflections # 366)

Irvine, California                   A balloon reflected in a window


My wife and I had a great time visiting our family in California but it's good to be back. :-)

I probably should have taken a ride in the balloon, but I settled for a few pictures.

 I'm not sure if this reflection shows how big this balloon is, so here's a description: "The Great Park Balloon is the Orange County Great Park’s iconic attraction. With the ability to hold up to 25 to 30 passengers, and soar 400 feet above the surrounding landscape, it serves as a public observation deck for the Great Park’s development and offers an unmatched 360° view that spans 40 miles on a clear day."

Happy Reflecting !


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This is the place to see and share reflections. Click the rules tab above for more information.  A Reflection =  An image given back by a reflecting surface.  A PHOTOGRAPH of a REFLECTION or REFLECTIONS.
  

21 comments:

Adrienne said...

Glad you had a good trip! Crazy bright reflection!

monique carnat said...

ça devait être impressionnant ! un peu comme une visite de la lune sur terre ;)

Christine said...

I love the simplicity of this reflection of the balloon! I don't know if I'd have the nerve to go up though!

Ruth Kelly said...

Wow, a reflection at night. Beyond my abilities.

Norma Ruttan said...

wow, that's a huge balloon! At first, I thought that you were calling the moon a balloon. I'd love to be up high, but NOT in a balloon.

Alexa said...

Wonderful nighttime reflection! Glad you had a good time, James.

Taken For Granted said...

Wow, that is a huge balloon. Made for a great reflection in your photo.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I'm glad it is tethered, after the recent tragedy of another very large balloon.

Britta said...

Wonderful nighttime reflection! I like the balloon colors!
Habe a nice weekend!
xxx Britta

jeannettestgermain said...

Already had that idea you were there:) The shopping I really misss there! Hope you brought back some unusual views of ole Southeren Cal! This one is magnificent!

monbeaumanoir.com said...

Très belle photo, la couleur orange va toujours très bien avec des couleurs sombres.

have a nice weekend,

Ava

marshaleith said...

super shot...the balloon must be neat to see...neater to take a ride in! Great reflection!

Felicia said...

it sure doesn't look as big as your description but its cool.

Melissa said...

Looks like a rising moon! I used to see balloons often when I lived in California. They would do tours in Napa, or west of the mountains if it wa too foggy in the Napa Valley. I always wanted to go, but never got around to it.

Linda said...

Glad you had a good trip.

NatureFootstep said...

those balloons are often very large. But this one looks very circular. Cool reflection.

DawnTreader said...

Wow I would have thought that was taken looking out of a window rather than into one :)

Margaret Adamson said...

that is a huge balloon James. Glad you had a good trip. Thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful weekend.

orvokki said...

Very beautiful balloon even as a reflection. Nice shot.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Welcome back James, you did the right thing.. 400 ft in the air in a balloon is just not natural.. a bit like flying :) :)

Pat Tillett said...

Nice pic James! I went there one day with every intention of going up in that thing. Once I got there, I changed my mind. It's just not for me...