Balloon Madness 2014

Every year or so. I try to attend the Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic in Windsor. When I can get up early enough, I try to get to the launch of the ‘dawn patrol’ group (around ‘O’ dark 5am something or other) because the flames from the balloons and lighting (blue hour stuff) of the balloons is – to me – the best photography this event has to offer. Fog and wind can screw up this event but fortunately I’ve been luck more often than not. Here are a few image from the event.

Dawn Patrol with running lights.
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They call this twinkling
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A drone at a balloon event?
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Morning Colors
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I love to use my fisheye lens at this event too
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The kids get to play in an old balloon. Looks like fun.
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Always some kind of action going on there.
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