Ballooning Pictures

Click on the links below to discover my pictures. You will be redirected to the albums on my Facebook page which you are also able to watch without having a Facebook account. Furthermore, you can check out my movie reports by following the links to Youtube.

Rubis Gas Hot Air Balloon Festival of Ribeira Grande, Azores, Portugal (July 2016)
Rough vulcanic landscape, hydrangeas and the Atlantic Ocean constantly in sight. 
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Singha Balloon Festival, Thailand (February 2016)

Roaming over the tea fields of Chiang Rai.
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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, America (2015)
Albums 3 Oct - 4 Oct - 5 Oct - 6 Oct - 7 Oct - 8 Oct - 9 Oct- 10 Oct - 11 Oct - Roadtrip New Mexico
 
Oktoberfest Gladbeck, Germany (2015)
Manmade drawings within the German landscape, with just a hint of nature. My fifth gasballoon flight.
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3rd FAI Women's European Hot Air Balloon Championship, Netherlands (2015)

A delight to see balloons and pilots from beautiful countries like Lithuania, Poland and Russia above the province where I grew up.
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Ballonfestival Hardenberg, Netherlands (2015) 
A cozy little event on the river bank of the Dutch Vecht.
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20. offene Gasballon Landesmeisterschaft Pfingsten, Germany (2015)
A magic family-like evening in Gladbeck with gasballoons, adventurous people and proper food.
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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, America (2014)
The biggest of them all. Pleased to finally have been there as one of the official photographers, flying over the Rio Grande.
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Go Dream Silkeborg Nordic Balloon Cup, Denmark (2014)
A rather wet and windy championship with lots of waiting and just one flight. 
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Friese Ballonfeesten Joure, Netherlands (2014)
A popular Dutch balloon meeting in Joure, located in the Northern part of the Netherlands. I managed to make my hundredth balloon flight here in a giant German cornetto!
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Ballooning in mystic Cappadocia, Turkey (2014)
Hundred balloons and thousands of mainly Asian tourists flying over the magic caves and volcanic landscapes of Cappadocia. 
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Ballonfestival Hardenberg, Netherlands (2014)
A cozy little event on the river bank of the Dutch Vecht.
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Ballon Fiesta Kosice, Slovakia (2014)
Some changeable weather conditions but two beautiful flights after all with Inga Igaune's young and vivid Latvian balloon team. Colorful apartment blocks and peaceful Slovakian surroundings.
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Mondial Air Ballons, France (2013)
Europe's biggest. Many flights were cancelled because of the wind, but the flights which did happen were absolutely amazing. It was also an intense pleasure to see old friend and make lots of new ones!
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Ballonfestival Hardenberg, Netherlands (2013)
A cozy little event on the river bank of the Dutch Vecht.
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Riga Vision, Latvia (2013)
The best of two worlds. My favorite city Riga and my beloved hobby, flying hot air balloons. I made two fantastic flights over Riga with an awesome balloon team from Estonia.
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34. Internationale BP-Gas Balloon Trophy, Filzmoos, Austria (2013)
Flying above the Alpine rooftops in Austria with a bunch of balloon minded Swedes. Very, very nice! 
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Friese Ballonfeesten Joure, Netherlands (2012)
A popular Dutch balloon meeting in Joure, located in the Northern part of the Netherlands. Many special shapes and happy Dutch people to be found there!
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Ballonfiësta Zuid-Oost Drenthe, Netherlands (2012)
A little balloon event with four balloons in the Dutch province of Drenthe.
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Andrée Days, Sweden (2012)
And again a lovely time in Sweden. Even though the weather wasn't that wonderful we managed to make two beautiful flights. Rainbows, breathtaking landscapes and happy people; they can be all found in this photo album.
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Junior Worlds, Lithuania (2012)
The first FAI Junior World Hot Air Balloon Championship held in Marijampole, Lithuania. I joined the Swedish delegation to this great event. We had a fun time and made five flights from which three were competition flights. I tried to capture the balloons as well as the locals, Lithuania’s landscape and our humorous moments. It worked out pretty well actually. You’re more than welcome to take a look at the album, tag your friends and leave comments. 
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Swedish Nationals, Sweden (2012)
Adventures of Simon Josefsson's balloon team during the Swedish Nationals in Gränna. Even though I was too amazed to take a picture of it, I saw three moose!
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33. Internationale BP-Gas Balloon Trophy, Filzmoos, Austria (2012)
Flying over the Austrian Alps with some crazy (in a positive way of course) Swedes and the Papyrus hygienic glove special shape. 
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Warsteiner Internationale Montgolfiade, Germany (2011)
Perfectly organized balloon event in the German Sauerland. The region is characterized by forests, small villages, stone pits and windmills. The Warsteiner beer is brewed right next to the launch field. Every morning and evening over hundred balloons take off.
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Mondial Air Ballons, France (2009 and 2011)
My favorite balloon event! Over 400 balloons above spacious Northern France. I'm very thankful I could share this exhausting but magnificent week with the most humorous, easy going and lovely people from the world of ballooning.

I've been taking ballooning pictures even before getting my first digital camera in 2003, however, only the latest pictures managed to get on my Facebook account. If you have any requests of an event in the past you want to see back here, please let me know!