Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Would you like to ride...

...in my beautiful balloon?

Kim's "LISA" was used in the above photo.  Florabella's Vintage Wine, soft light and 1968 were also added

Some of you know that Frankie and I recently returned from a road trip from the Grand Canyon. (Which btw, if it's on your bucket list, I highly suggest it move it to the top!) We drove from the canyon over to Sedona, checked into our hotel & quickly fell asleep for a 5:20 a.m. pick up for a sunrise balloon ride. I know some of you may be saying you could never do this because you are afraid of hts. Well, I'm here to tell you that I conquered my fear of heights and was only completely and utterly engrossed at the beauty of the Sedona desert.
We had a fabulous balloon company, Red Rock Balloons  who did an amazing job of piloting our balloon from take off to landing.
(I still won't like to have to climb a ladder, but I can sure ride in a balloon!)

From the minute you take off, the first thing you notice (besides the breathtaking landscape) is how absolutely quiet it is. There's a stillness and a peace that washes over you that I can only assume one would get in an open air basket, floating across the desert.

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  1. I love your top image! Sedona is one of the most beautiful places on earth. How brave of you to go up in a balloon!! It sounds like a wonderful experience.

  2. I so love that tone on that first image Kelly great vision on this, awesome work.

  3. I am so glad that you were able to do this, Kelly.
    It really is quite amazing, and you sure had some beautiful views.
    Happy day to you!

  4. Your shots are simply incredible - bravo to you! I'm not sure I could do it!!

  5. A balloon ride is definitely on my bucket list now! Beautiful!

  6. Having been to those places I can imagine how beautiful it was from the air.

  7. Oh someday, someday...and I too am afraid of heights, but I do think I could ride in a balloon - ladder - I have trouble with! lol These are breathtaking Kelly!

  8. So glad you enjoyed your trip to AZ and your shots are amazing! I've been up in a balloon in Napa but never Sedona, which is crazy since I live in AZ! I know what you mean about the quiet. I thought that was just wonderful!

  9. One of the things I would like to do. Your shots from the balloon are wonderful.


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