It is close to 5h in the morning. We sit on the top of a hill overlooking Goreme and the neighbouring valleys. It is still dark yet suddenly, a light bulb seems to switch on a few kilometers away. The first balloon is ready to take off.
An hour later, as the sun slowly rises in the horizon, 49 balloons seem to play a gigantic air ballet. So the tourists can get a better view on the rocky valleys below them.
Many thanks to Claris and Andres (and their new born son Alessio) from Costa Rica that led us to the wonderful viewpoint. (click on pictures for high res).
Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F1.4, 1/30, ISO640
Sigma DP2 at 40mm at F2.8, 1/1250, ISO100