Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, October 8, 2012

Balloon Classic and Mountains

The Colorado Springs Balloon Classic is held the first weekend of September every year in Memorial Park and attracts dozens of hot-air balloonists over three days. The morning that I went to see the mass ascension it was too windy and nothing lifted off. So this is the best I could do, and the photos are better a month late than never.
That's Pikes Peak with a burst of flame from a balloon burner in front. Next is a view from the park towards Cheyenne Mountain, with a crowd of people waiting for the lift-off that didn't happen.
Oh well, maybe next year. This post is for Tina's PicStory theme of "Mountain".

10 comments:

  1. Oh, that's such a disappointment!! Darn weather anyway!! Great captures anyway -- with or without the balloons! Hope you have a good Monday, Al!!

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  2. · I think it should be a spectacular event. Next year, sure to be a hit

    · hugs from Al

    CR· & ·LMA
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  3. I guess that the Rockies can make the winds to amazing and dangerous things at times. A small price for the excellent views on the Front Range...the rugged mountains do offer a great vista, stout yet lovely too,,,

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  4. That's a spectacular pic with the flame in front !
    ♥BunTine

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  5. great shot! i feel the people are sad that they couldn´t fly away :)

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  6. Great shots. So many people gathered in one place.

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  7. Great pictures, Al! Just awesome the view to Pikes Peak and Cheyenne Mountain. You really live in a gorgeous place.

    PS: Thanks for your kind words to Flora. Yes, she was a lovely friend... (sigh)

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  8. Oh, really.. wow, the ballon burnt away..! many people there I can see..

    and the enormous lovely mountains!! =) Great to see! :)

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  9. I am so sorry you didn't get to see the ascension! We went to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta once and it was wonderful...I didn't know they had one in Colorado Springs.

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