Friday, December 02, 2005

Photo Friday: Experimental

Not too many things seem more experimental to me than strapping four dozen large helium balloons to your body and taking off into the heavens. But that's just what John Ninomiya has done on a regular basis for the past several years.

Don't try this at home, folks; John is a licensed balloonist and his flights of fancy are strictly regulated by the FAA (an atttempt earlier that day was scrubbed due to weather conditions). These photos of John were taken at a hot-air balloon festival in Wausau, Wisconsin. More photos of John's exploits are in my May 2005 archive.

Click on pictures to enlarge. Photographs © 2005 James Jordan.


Ahamed Iqbal said...

That truly is experimental. Great idea too.
I've always wanted to somehow setup a camera so I could drop it from buildings and stuff while taking photos. I'm too afraid to break my equipment though.

Just Wandering said...

That has to be about the coolest thing ever! I wonder how you get into that kind of thing?

James said...

I think any kid who ever held balloons on a string and wondered if he or she could fly if there were enough of them would dig John Ninomiya's "extreme" hobby. John has some info on his web site that explains how he got into it.