I still don’t have access to the photos taken in-flight from inside the basket, but here are some nice ones from fellow passenger Doris Abraham, as well as ground crew members Dani Martin and Tracy Rotundo. Man, that was a lot of fun.
The Emerald City Express’ envelope being laid out, by Doris Abraham
Me, as the Emerald City Express is being set up, by Tracy Rotundo
Flame on!, by Tracy Rotundo
Emerald City Express moments from launch, by Dani Martin
View from one of the chase vehicles, by Dani Martin
Emerald City Express being buzzed by some idiot in a powered paraglider, who was seriously violating flight safety rules, by Tracy Rotundo
Emerald City Express rising from the corn, by Dani Martin
Emerald City Express over a cornfield, by Tracy Rotundo
elusivem sticks the landing, by Tracy Rotundo
Walking the balloon to the best takedown point, by Tracy Rotundo
Me and Doris, post-flight, by Dani Martin
The sunset sky as the balloon was being broken down, by Dani Martin
Photos © 2012 Doris Abraham, Dani Martin and Tracy Rotundo. All rights reserved, used here with permission.