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July 20, 2006


Sitting outside in the garden last evening and enjoying an ever so slight breeze bringing along a whiff of cool air I suddenly heard a hissing sound above. A hot-air balloon had noiselessly approached the village but now had to turn on the burner again to gain some height and clear the houses.

On an evening like this travelling in a balloon must be an unforgettable experience

Hot-air balloons are quite common around here at this time of the year and this one was a truly magnificent specimen with its bright colours. Sometimes they don't make it over the hill and you see them go down somewhere in the fields around here. Always good fun to watch!

I couldn't resist the temptation to use the computer to try out a few GIMP gimmicks on the photo I took of the balloon...

Inspired by something I've been reading tonight I tried the Supernova first of all.

This is supposed to be transformation into Polar Coordinates but somehow reminds me of a certain picture by Salvadore Dali..

Good old Fractals

Amazing what you can do with a few mouse clicks. This has been a bit of fun - more fun would have been a ride in the balloon itself .... Sigh!

Posted by Mausi at July 20, 2006 09:18 PM

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Been at the Mandelbrots again I see!

Posted by: The Gray Monk at July 20, 2006 03:52 PM

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