Hot air balloon tethering

Meeting Old Friends at 2016 Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Once again I am at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta which is always a great event to attend and photograph.  So far, both of the scheduled launches have had to be cancelled because the wind has been too strong for the pilots to be able to fly safely over Bristol City Centre.  Added to that, […]


Photographing Hot Air Balloons

This weekend I have been photographing the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta for the fourth year running … it is always an enjoyable event and the balloonists are a friendly bunch. Additionally, I most thank the fantastic media team from Plaster for all their help including information, coffee, and sweets! My highlight of the weekend was […]


Amazing morning mass launch

Back on the launch field early Saturday morning for the 6am flight at Bristol International Balloon Fiesta and the conditions were near perfect. It is an amazing sight seeing so many balloons all launching from a relatively small field. This wind direction was from Ashton Court Estate back towards Bristol so anyone in the city […]


Balloon Flight …

Just another amazing weekend that the Bristol International Balloon Fiestaheld at Ashton Court Estate. It was a great pleasure to have met up with lots of the ballooning friends that I met last year and of course to meet some new people too. My enormous thanks to Gary Davies who is an amazing pilot that […]


Flying on Friday eveing

The great weather continued for the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta mass launch on Friday evening with 102 balloons launching. I was flying with Gary Davies who is an amazing pilot and great fun to fly with – we were flying his balloon “Zenith” and there first to launch after the go ahead have been given. […]