I went to the Balloon Fiesta twice this year. The boys and I went together last Saturday, and it was a bit of a bust. The light and the weather were beautiful for people, but there were strong winds up high in the air, so none of the balloons ascended. It was a bit of a bummer for the boys. We waited a long, long time for anything to happen, and they did end up doing a token balloon glow about 90 mintues after the usual start time. That was it. Then we spent an hour dealing with the bus ride home because everyone left when it became official that none of the balloons would be allowed to fly.
I got some good photos of the boys though! (Please excuse our sleepy and un-showered appearance. We got up before 5 am.)
The boys were very disappointed that they didn't get to see the big shebang, but they got over it.
I decided to go back this morning by myself, because I wanted to try to do some real photography. I ended up feeling like my photography skills were not up to the task. It was a perfect Balloon Fiesta morning for the balloons. There were tons of balloons going up all around. It was very overcast and cloudy though, so the light wasn't very good for photos. I guess I need SUN to take good pictures!
I think I still have a lot to learn. Anyway, here are the results of my labors. The first two are from my morning with the boys. The rest are from today. As usual, you can click on the title to go to the photostream on Flickr. Enjoy!
I didn't stay very long, to tell you the truth. I was tired, and it was crowded, and I was having a hard time getting my camera to do what I wanted it to do. Oh well. I'll try again next year. Every attempt teaches me something, right?