Every day, when the weather allows it (which is more than 250 days a year), more than 150 balloons rise to the sky before daybreak and glide slowly with the wind over the spectacular landscape that is Cappadocia. It is an important part of most tourists bucket list when visiting Cappadocia. Each balloon can take between 16-24 persons, which means that probably nearly 3,000 people travel by balloon each day.
Jennifer and I started our visit to this fascinating landscape by a balloon tour to see it from above. However, we choose a “premium ballon” and we are only four of us in the basket, Jennifer and I and another couple. That gave us enough room to play around with our camera gear. We then spent another morning photographing the balloons from the ground. With the help of Nuri, our guide, we were able to find the positions where we could catch the balloons as they flew past us and also landed.
We had excellent weather for our day of shooting on the ground, but unfortunately it was mostly cloudy during our own flight. However, we got a break in the clouds just as the sun rose above the horizon and you have a few very nice images as that happened.