Another great contest with many beautiful photos. The entries showed a great variety of interpretations, ideas and angles of photographing hot air balloons. Congratulations to all the participations for taking part in this contest and a big thank you to judge Elia Locardi for selecting the winning mages.


Winner of the Zuma9 Tamrac backpack and a PRO membership “Within the balloon” by Agrom

“Colorful leading lines bring the eye into a great composition while representing a perfect sense of scale. It makes me feel as though I’m inside the balloon. Very nicely done. ” – Elia


Honorary Mention “Blue Ridge Balloons” by mturnau

“This is a beautifully portrayed scene with a great sense of motion with a very nice color palette.” – Elia


The People’s Choice Award winner is “Monument Valley Balloon Festival 6068″ by Bozzzzz