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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  1. #1 by Lignum Draco on November 1, 2016 - 2:18 am

    Such a wonderful sight. Very nice.

  2. #3 by infraredrobert on November 1, 2016 - 5:51 am

    Pays to get up early…

  3. #5 by GP Cox on November 1, 2016 - 6:14 am

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

  4. #7 by Timothy Price on November 1, 2016 - 9:42 am

    It does have a certain glow about it.

  5. #9 by A. Blake on November 1, 2016 - 11:17 am

    Wow, this is beautiful – great event.

  6. #11 by ChgoJohn on November 2, 2016 - 12:23 am

    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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