[10TH Hot Air Balloon Fiesta #2] All Balloons Pumped Up, Up, Up and Away!


If you don’t wake-up early, this is the awesome scene that you will miss. During this time, I was with my brother, Rommel (who took some of the photos in this series) and his barkada. The highlight for me was this big pedigree dog who asserted his big presence among all the other balloons. Even the so-called Newspaper balloon did not stand a match for this dog. On the last day, the race is all about a lead balloon who takes off 30 minutes earlier before the other balloon will start to beat that balloon to the finish line. That is why by 7am, all the balloons have taken off already and all of them leave one after another. I’ll take you through the launch of these balloons and hopefully convince you that this is another one of those world class events that you shouldn’t miss next time in Manila πŸ™‚


Valentines amidst the balloons. Nice foreground as two lovers watch the awesome balloons. How I wish that my wife and Aidan would have joined me in this event… next year πŸ™‚

Here is the lead balloon with a Philippine flag taking off. The race is on!

Firing up the balloons! All set guys?

We have lift off Ladies and Gentlemen!!

One of the first balloons to leave… Nice White and Blue Balloon. This is the scene that you will see when you look up.

Oh no, Nescape is still down πŸ™ Can you see the newspaper balloon right in the back?

I love the color… Animo La Salle!

Lift off for the pedigree balloon… Go dogs!

It’s a bird, It’s a plane, no it’s a whiska balloon πŸ™‚

Newspaper in the sky πŸ™‚

I intended to really capture the dog in this scene to give you a perspective on how big it is relative to the people πŸ™‚

One of the last balloons to take off…

Flying through the sunrise… Goodbye Balloons πŸ™‚

The Total Balloon was really meant to be left behind and it just goes up and goes down. It gave us also an opportunity to take last minute pictures with this balloon in the background.


3 thoughts on “[10TH Hot Air Balloon Fiesta #2] All Balloons Pumped Up, Up, Up and Away!

  1. Yes, a very colorful event. A lot of fun activities. I attended the first day and the dog (balloon)wasn’t there yet.The Korean/Japanese guy didn’t managed to fly his balloon… but instead we saw the crash of a plane doing acrobatics.
    Nice pictures !

  2. Indeed, the event was worth waking up so early especially on a weekend! Very nice photos! It was also nice bumping into you yesterday at the event. My bf and I were there together with pinoyphotography.org.
    One of the food stalls there was Aling Lucing. They serve the best sisig in town. It was my 2nd time to eat there (1st time along the railrods in Angeles). You should try it or maybe….you already had πŸ™‚
    I really like viewing “Our Awesome Planet” because of your insightful write-ups of places, restos & events not to mention the wonderful photos! Keep up the great work & looking forward to more posts!

  3. is it just for photo sake? or you can ride on 1 of the hot air balloon? how much? love to be there dis feb but dnt hav yet the exact date. tnx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *