Reno Balloon Race, Day 2

Here are the rest of the pictures from the Reno Balloon Race. I didn’t take nearly as many on Sunday, mostly because I wanted to just sit in one place (ok, more or less) and enjoy. I’m still working on my grand plan to get to ride in one of the balloons next year during the Mass Ascension–the race organizers do a photo contest each year with first prize as, among other things, a free balloon ride during next year’s races. You can enter unlimited pictures, so I’m going to pick the ones I like best and enter those. Crossing my fingers–I WANT TO WIN!! :-)

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Behind the scenes--getting ready for Dawn Patrol.

Behind the scenes--getting ready for Dawn Patrol.

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Lights out. I dont know why I like this one so much, but I do... I think its neat to see them *not* illuminated, just faint colors and patterns in the glow of the construction lights they had set up in the staging area. I also like the landing light (flashlight?) hanging from each balloon. Twinkle twinkle, little star...

Lights out. I don't know why I like this one so much, but I do... I think it's neat to see them *not* illuminated, just faint colors and patterns in the glow of the construction lights they had set up in the staging area. I also like the landing light (flashlight?) hanging from each balloon. Twinkle twinkle, little star...

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Patrolling the dawn.

Patrolling the dawn.

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The giants slowly awaken.

The giants slowly awaken.

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I love that the balloons spread all the way to the horizon.

I love that the balloons spread all the way to the horizon.

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Dancing bees.

Dancing bees.

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Starting em young. Id love to see his pictures!

Starting 'em young. I have no idea who this kid is, but I'd love to see his pictures!

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  1. Jessica

    Those are some fantastic pictures! Good work!!

    Sep 15, 2009 @ 5:06 pm


  2. Joel

    I love love love the 2nd picture, the dark one. I think that may be my new desktop (which I only change about every year).

    Too bad it's too dark to print!

    Sep 15, 2009 @ 5:27 pm

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