The Colorado Springs Balloon Classic
      Memorial Park, Colorado Springs
      September 6, 2009

      Yesterday morning I went to Memorial Park for the sunrise launch at the annual hot air balloon festival. What a fantastic tradition this city has each Labor Day weekend! I brought only my little Canon G10 point and shoot to document the occasion.

      Colorado Springs hot air balloon festival
      The morning started out overcast and hazy, with a weather delay for the launch. This was easily my favorite of the balloons!

      Colorado Springs hot air balloon festival
      Soon the sun came out and the balloons went up!

      Colorado Springs hot air balloon festival

      Colorado Springs Balloon Classic

      Colorado Springs hot air balloon festival

      Colorado Springs Balloon Classic

      Colorado Springs hot air balloon festival

      Colorado Springs Balloon Classic

      Colorado Springs hot air balloon festival

      Colorado Springs Balloon Classic

      Colorado Springs hot air balloon festival

      Colorado Springs Balloon Classic

      Colorado Springs hot air balloon festival

      Colorado Springs Balloon Classic

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      Sweeeeet post keep up the good work my man

      This looks like an amazing event. Your location across the lake must have been planned. The way your caught the reflection of the balloons as they took flight is awesome. I hope some of these are hanging in your home. Keep up the good work!

      Totally not fair! I went on Saturday and they didn’t launch because of lame weather.

      Totally not fair! I went on Saturday and they didn’t launch because of lame weather.

      Awesome! Oh man this makes me so homesick!

      these make me so happy!!!!

      it is one of my lifelong dreams to ride on a hot air balloon.

      my favourite picture is the one with the silhouette =)

      hello

      you really take such wonderful pics.

      That Noah’s Ark one is awesome! This makes me wish I would have gone to the Balloon Rodeo here in Steamboat this year… but I have a TON of good pictures from last year’s. They are launched near a lake here, too.

      And why is it there is always a Re-Max balloon at these things? 🙂

      That Noah’s Ark one is awesome! This makes me wish I would have gone to the Balloon Rodeo here in Steamboat this year… but I have a TON of good pictures from last year’s. They are launched near a lake here, too.

      And why is it there is always a Re-Max balloon at these things? 🙂

      That’s so neat! Do some of the balloon baskets go for a dip in the lake?

      Absolutely splendid, as always.
      I went up in a hot air balloon once. It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life.
      Thanks for reawakening that memory!

      That’s so neat! Do some of the balloon baskets go for a dip in the lake?

      Absolutely splendid, as always.
      I went up in a hot air balloon once. It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life.
      Thanks for reawakening that memory!

      balloons

      You are such an amazing photographer.

      This makes me miss home so much more… but thank you for sharing.

      These are absolutely amazing. The colors just pop. Stunning.

      These are absolutely amazing. The colors just pop. Stunning.

      I loooooove hot air balloons! They fly over wine country all the time, so pretty! Someday I will get to ride on one.

      Charlotte Geary

      CHARLOTTE GEARY

      Lifestyle, event, and portrait photographer with a vibrant, joyful style and 17 years of professional experience.

      Located in Reston, Virginia near Washington, D.C. and available for travel.

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