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I was at the Hot Air Balloon Festival 2012 in Clark, Pampanga yesterday, Feb. 12,2012. Left manila at 2:20 am and reached the Diosdado Macapagal Airport at about 4:15 a.m. Surprisingly, there were a lot of people there already. In fact, we were told that as early as 2:30 am people had already flocked to the site. Nonetheless, we had a pretty good view and were able to get really close to the balloons. Here are some pics for you to enjoy:
A skydiver with a flag as the Philippine National Anthem played. It was an awesome sight.
They started firing at about 5:30 am.
My friend Marian whose picture I took to document that she was really there. hehehehe nice girl.
Photographer's umbrella? An unusual way to use a tripod. clever.
This boy seems to say "wait up ate. I found a balloon on the ground!". Huh, balloon on the ground? LOL
The guys from our photography club.
I hopefully will be back to take more pictures next year. But, note to self, we should leave much earlier. and no excessive foodstuff please! LOL