Rally number 3 just ended Sunday but since I’m a bit behind on my posts here are a couple of photos from rally number 2 in Panguitch, UT.
Rally number 1 was the Salina Eyes to the Sky Balloon Festival. Great weather lasted all weekend and it was even cooler than typical.
During my first pass through my photographs from this past summer I didn’t even mark this photo to come back to. The initial RAW image didn’t catch my eye with the muted colors and flat tones. As I looked back through the photographs the other day composition did catch my eye and I knew that…Continue Reading “Re-visiting photographs”
Many, many years ago we attended the balloon rally in Page, AZ in its previous life as the Lake Powell Aire Affaire. The rally would put the pilots up at the Wahweap Lodge and allowed flights over the lake, they even had a barge ready for any island rescues which was lucky for us but…Continue Reading “Page, Arizona 2013 Hot Air Balloon Regatta”
Las Vegas Search & Rescue holds a fund-raising balloon rally during mid-October at the Southern Hills Hospital. Reach for the Stars was invited this year to perform tether rides for any physically challenged people who wanted to experience lighter-than-air flight. This was a small rally from an even smaller launch site but with great weather…Continue Reading “Las Vegas Balloon Rally”
I took this while flying with Elevated Ballooning in Jackson, WY and converted it to black and white using snapseed on my iPad. I’ll probably take another pass at it with Silver Efex Pro when we get home.
Our last balloon rally of the summer was Craig, CO. It is a small town but they really enjoy having the rally and do all they can to support it. On Friday, not an official day for the rally, 5 balloons showed up to fly, 2 of them being cloud hoppers. Saturday and Sunday are…Continue Reading “Craig balloon rally”
Wyoming has three summer balloon rallies starting with the Riverton Rendezvous followed the next weekend by the Casper Balloon Roundup and the following weekend by the Cody Wild West Balloon Fest. We only attended the first two and headed to Craig, CO instead of Cody. All of Riverton’s 3 flights got off but the surface…Continue Reading “Two of the Wyoming balloon rally trifecta”
Once again the Teton Valley balloon rally was a success even with some weather issues for some of the events. The first day of the rally was July 4th, the winds were light and variable resulting in most of the balloons landing close by the launch field. The good weather didn’t hold all day and…Continue Reading “Teton Valley Balloon Rally 2013”
The sky on the first evening in Panguitch didn’t look very friendly for ballooning but the weekend turned out just fine with all three days flyable and the Main Street glow starting on schedule. Media day was a little warm for some of the balloons so people had to stay low or land early. We…Continue Reading “Panguitch the second balloon rally of our summer road trip”