Photograph the Balloons over Wairarapa 2013

  • March 21, 2013 · 7:00 AM

Where to start...

I've been to about the last five of these. Magic affairs, which never go to plan.

This year, the event runs from Thu 21st to Sun 24th March.

More here: http://www.nzballoons.co.nz/

Some details are still to be confirmed, but essentially there is an event at dawn and dusk or thereabouts, each day. Some events actually involve the balloons lifting off, and some don't. All of them are great fun to photograph. It's not uncommon for only half of the events to actually happen, dependent almost entirely on the weather.

People often just show up for one day, as well.

While I'd be more than happy to gather people together for this, and make sure everyone knows what to expect and so on, I think each person (or small group) should make their own arrangements for each event. Waiting for stragglers guarantees missing the important few minutes.

However, there are also large chunks of time between the events, and we could arrange to do other things (cafe, Castlepoint, cafe, pub, gardens, cafe, pub, cafe etc. )

Accommodation is very hard to get in and around Masterton if you leave it too long to get organised, so if you plan to go, let's get some numbers together early. Are you with me?

Cheers

Jim

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  • Amelia W.

    Looks like the weather will be great for you all. I am so totally jealous!
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/wairarapa/8455203/Clear-skies-for-Balloons-Over-Wairarapa

    March 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah, well this morning was nothing short of stunning!

      March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Now that we're getting down to the wire, it would be great to confirm who is actually going, and see if we can meet for lunch on the Saturday, perhaps.

    I'll be there from Wednesday night, so can scout some locations if necessary, but would anyone like to catch up, and/or have some good ideas where we could have a feed?

    March 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No one interested in lunch on Saturday then?

      March 15, 2013

    • K P M.

      Possibly Jim but I've got family arriving Sat afternoon at some stage so depends on time but I wouldn't mind meeting up at some stage

      March 15, 2013

  • Angela

    Hi - I won't be able to get over till Sat afternoon. Would still be keen to meet up then and / or Sunday

    March 6, 2013

  • Susan

    Are we going to organise this as a group or is everyone going on their own? Just thinking we need to organise accommodation as soon as possible. Would love it to be a group event

    January 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      My own preference would be to organise to get together for lunch or something, but not for the events themselves, nor for accommodation.

      January 27, 2013

    • Susan

      Thanks Jim

      January 27, 2013

  • Dave R.

    APPS message deleted due to complaints :)

    January 11, 2013

  • Susan

    I'll be coming over on the Friday

    January 11, 2013

  • Amelia W.

    Dammit. After last years intensely disappointing night glow (too much wind), I suspect I'll be out for ALL of this years event. Oh well, roll on 2014!

    January 11, 2013

  • K P M.

    Can only make Saturday or Sunday but would love to shoot this event.

    January 10, 2013

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