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[photos] Ballooning through the Nebraska skies

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
The Emerald City Express’ envelope being laid out, by Doris Abraham

Me, as the Emerald City Express is being set up
Me, as the Emerald City Express is being set up, by Tracy Rotundo

Flame on!
Flame on!, by Tracy Rotundo

Emerald City Express moments from launch
Emerald City Express moments from launch, by Dani Martin

View from one of the chase vehicles, 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
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
Emerald City Express rising from the corn, by Dani Martin

Emerald City Express over a cornfield
Emerald City Express over a cornfield, by Tracy Rotundo

elusivem sticks the landing
[info]elusivem sticks the landing, by Tracy Rotundo

Walking the balloon to the best takedown point
Walking the balloon to the best takedown point, by Tracy Rotundo

Me and Doris, post-flight
Me and Doris, post-flight, by Dani Martin

The sunset sky as the balloon was being broken down
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.

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