The highlight of our trip to Burma in 2016 has to be the dawn flight over Bagan in a hot-air balloon on the morning of my birthday.
We were picked up from the hotel at 530 am, still dark and driven to the field where to balloons were laid out. After the croissants and coffee were served and the balloons we heated, we rose up at the same time as the sun was just beginning to show its itself on the horizon. The calmness, the light, as we floated over the pagodas and plains of Bagan. Magical!.
While I love the happy faces in my earlier choice, This one must replace it. The reasons include: Perfect balance between the temple and the balloons both in color and position and a unique and interesting background. Then I read the note to discover that you were in one of the balloons, which makes it even more unique. What a wonderful adventure, I'm jealous! GLV, Pat
What a gorgeous scene, light and atmosphere. I t mush have been a magical moment for you. I also like your balanced composition. Needless to say that this is also a perfect contribution to the theme!
Wonderful aerial image! The two yellow hot air ballons are perfectly placed without disturbing the scene, great the large pagoda to the left, it gives an excellent balance to the image framing it well. It is a magical place, one of the wonders of our earth, the slight haze makes it even more special. I visited when I was 21 years old shortly before my birthday turning 22. At that time they probably had never seen a hot air balloon in this aera :-) What a fantastic gift, what a great way to start your birthday.
A glorious morning with such good clear view. It is usually very hazy as far as I remember. Love how you can see up to the hill withe temple up there. You also got excellent vantage view point from up here in your own balloon.