The pilot of this balloon was quite the character, and a great sport. Also a great ambassador for the sport of ballooning.
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Balloon glow, makes for some very cool shots at night.
I was amazed at how much heat these burners put out.
On the way to vertical.
The pilot of this particular balloon invited us inside to shoot. Quite a privilege, for which we were very appreciative.
Maybe it's just me, but those cables don't look nearly big enough.
This is not an HDR however. But I loved the light against the dark skies.
I actually did an HDR. Well, sometimes you have to.
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One of my favorites from the day.
Nope, not HDR either. ;-)
Getting ready to fly.