Before Dawn at the Balloon Fiesta

A lot of things are going on before the first balloon even inflates and definitely before dawn at the balloon fiesta.  The pilots have a meeting to find out what the weather and wind conditions will be like and if they will be able to launch or not.  Food stands are already cranking out those aforementioned breakfast burritos and more eats for the crowd that left early to get to the park and needs something warm in their bellies and we bleary eyed and cold photographers are jockeying for good shooting positions for when the dawn patrol launches.

I don’t know why they call it the dawn patrol…it’s still quite dark out as you can see 🙂

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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography.
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12 Responses to Before Dawn at the Balloon Fiesta

  1. Lignum Draco says:

    Such a wonderful sight. Very nice.

  2. Pays to get up early…

  3. GP Cox says:

    Aren’t they just fantastic all lit up?!!!

  4. Timothy Price says:

    It does have a certain glow about it.

  5. A. Blake says:

    Wow, this is beautiful – great event.

  6. ChgoJohn says:

    As beautiful as they are against the blue sky, these photos of the ballons in the dark are truly stunning, Teri.

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