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Squeeze Balloons

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This photo has won the First Place in challenge session of dpreview.com.

This photo was taken during a world championship in Saga, Japan. While I was busy for shooting hundreds of balloons coming down for landing, I was so shocked to see this scene, and it seemed they keep squeezing to each other.

 

The Saga International Balloon Fiesta (佐賀インターナショナルバルーンフェスタ) is held at the beginning of November every year in Saga Prefecture, Japan.

The fiesta is held just outside of Saga City, along the Kase River. It has attracted over 150 balloons, and has gained a reputation as one of the top ballooning competitions in the world.

 

© Alan Tsai 2013, All Rights Reserved

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Taken on March 16, 2013