Saturday, September 20, 2008

Hot Air Balloons

I left work early yesterday in order to pick up the kids in time for us all to head out to the 2008 Adirondack Balloon Festival, and I was really glad I did. It took us a while to get there and park, but our timing was still pretty good, and the weather was perfect. We parked on the runway and walked around for a couple of hours, and even Gabe seemed thoroughly entertained. Most of the balloons took off pretty quickly, but there were a few stragglers, and by the time they were almost ready to take flight a lot of the crowd had dispersed, so we got a chance to get right up close to the baskets and balloons (close enough to touch the balloons as they were being filled with air). One nice family even let me come right up to the basket as they were pumping air in, so that I could take a picture of the inside of the balloon. Pretty neat. I took some videos too, but for now, here are some of my favorite shots. (I took over 100 photos, so it was hard to pick!)

For more photos, including some of the boys and a few of some fun-shaped balloons, click here.


Afshan said...

wow! what gorgeous shoots!

AJR said...

These are some great pictures!!!

Rebecca said...

I wish I could take the kids away from the stresses of everyday life and bring them to such an event right this very moment. Thanks for sharing the photos, Sarie. They're beautiful. I love the song, too.