My main desire was to be there for a night glow. We waited around for a couple of hours, and still had a couple more to wait, and figured it would never happen. So we went home. Hope we didn't leave too early. Oh well. Always next year. Here's a shot of a balloon from NY as the pilot was blowing it up and it was laying sideways on the ground. I was leaning on the basket.
Kind of like being in the belly of the beast. The balloon team was very accomodating for photographers. There were about 25 of us all huddled around jockeying for position. I figured this was close enough, because when the pilot turned the burners on, I could feel it. I was worried the camera would melt!
I'll see if I can find a couple more interesting ones to post in the next couple of days.