Hot Air Balloons

Contest Info

  • Started: 3/22/2013 13:00
  • Ended: 3/26/2013 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 29
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Hot Air Balloons
Contest Directions: The hot air balloon is the oldest technology of human-carrying flight. Invented in 1782 by the Montgolfier brothers in France, hot air balloons became a huge sensation and an instant commercial success. The Montgolfier brothers specialized in paper manufacturing with their "The Montgolfier Company" at the time. After they invented, patented, and successfully tested their first hot air balloon, they started producing them for their clients. Though hot air balloons were an expensive luxury to afford (averaging about $120,000 in today's money) the Montgolfiers could hardly keep up with the demand for "the flying wonder". The Montgolfier Company still exists in France today, but since it changed hands numerous times it was renamed the "Canson-Montgolfier" and has nothing to do with hot air balloons any more. The company still specializes in paper production just like in its founding days, and produces a wide range of fine art prints and photography prints.
Photoshop this photo of hot air balloons (image credit Moriac) any way you wish.

Contest Info

    • Started: 3/22/2013 13:00
    • Ended: 3/26/2013 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 29
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
This gallery only contains our top 29 selections from its parent contest Hot Air Balloons. All 29 contest pictures can be viewed here.
  • Flying Taps in the Sky

    Flying Taps in the Sky
  • Angry Bird Hot Air Balloons

    Angry Bird Hot Air Balloons
  • Hot Air Balloon with a Unicorn

    Hot Air Balloon with a Unicorn
  • Hot Air Balloons Going Into Space Above the Earth

    Hot Air Balloons Going Into Space Above the Earth
  • Hot Air Balloon Crash

    Hot Air Balloon Crash
  • Sleeping Hot Air Balloon by Dali

    Sleeping Hot Air Balloon by Dali
  • Hot Air Balloon Holding a Horse

    Hot Air Balloon Holding a Horse
  • French Hot Air Balloon Inventors

    French Hot Air Balloon Inventors
  • Hot Air Balloon Splashes Down in a River

    Hot Air Balloon Splashes Down in a River
  • Hot Air on Capitol Hill

    Hot Air on Capitol Hill
  • Coffee Cup Floating on a Balloon

    Coffee Cup Floating on a Balloon
  • Shark Attacking a Hot Air Balloon

    Shark Attacking a Hot Air Balloon
  • Hot Air Balloon Trip Back in Time

    Hot Air Balloon Trip Back in Time
  • Going To the Top of the Mountain

    Going To the Top of the Mountain
  • Apocalypse Now Movie Poster

    Apocalypse Now Movie Poster
  • Pressurized Napoleon with a Hot Air Balloon Head

    Pressurized Napoleon  with a Hot Air Balloon Head
  • Joe Biden and Barack Obama Fly Mini Planes in the Sky

    Joe Biden and Barack Obama Fly Mini Planes in the Sky
  • Rat Steals Some Cheese

    Rat Steals Some Cheese
  • Ufo Invasion

    Ufo Invasion
  • Hot Air Balloon Championship

    Hot Air Balloon Championship
  • Canoeing Down the River

    Canoeing Down the River
  • Three Yellow Parachutes Over the Desert

    Three Yellow Parachutes Over the Desert
  • Michelle Obama's Boxing Training

    Michelle Obama's Boxing Training
  • The USA Hot Air Balloon Airforce

    The USA Hot Air Balloon Airforce
  • Balloons, Earth, and Moon

    Balloons, Earth, and Moon
  • The Origin of the Hot Air Balloon

    The Origin of the Hot Air Balloon
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    The Bridge on the River Kwai
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