Winslow - featuring Mike's house (just) :-)

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Comments (7)

Sue Allen on September 29, 2008

Now that looks real. Beautiful bright green grass too! So you are coming down to land near here....and are just going to miss the church? I was trying to gauge on the map about how far you went, and it looks about 9 or 10 miles,almost in an totally straight line too, so does that mean there was no wind to alter your course slightly, or can balloons be steered effectively anyway, I am wondering.....? I have so enjoyed your balloon series, William! Thank you again for being brave enough to go up in a balloon and for having the forsight to take these wonderful photos to share. I would have been far too busy on my knees in the bottom of the basket to ever have taken such incredible images.. (not keen on heights, I think)..

Very best wishes to you, Sue

William Stephens on September 29, 2008

Not much steering in balloons - you just end up wherever the wind takes you. Here we were off the pilot's map as the wind was from the North East - an unusual direction for us. It was about 10 miles but you wouldn't need to worry about heights - you feel very secure in the basket (until you start wondering about the landing). As we got lower towards the end of the flight you could hear kids shouting up from the ground - the highest we got was about 800 m.

Mike McMonagle on March 30, 2009

Great shot. The roof of my house is at the very base of this picture overlooking the market square. I'm getting vertigo just looking at it.. amazing to see my view from so high up

William Stephens on March 30, 2009

Hi Mike, I have some other shots if you would like me to email them to you. I thought I ought to come round and do the door-to-door selling thing but.. Cheers, William

Mike McMonagle on March 31, 2009

Hi William. I would be interested in having a look at those. I had a look at some other shots of yours - very impressive... Mike

Mike McMonagle on March 31, 2009

Hi William I would be interested. My email is

Nick Weall on September 24, 2011

Hi William ~Thanks for joining the Buckinghamshire Group

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Photo taken in Winslow, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire MK18, UK

Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 28, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by William Stephens
    • Camera: NIKON D300
    • Taken on 2008/09/25 17:39:04
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO640