Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, September 7, 2015

Labor Day Lift Off

Labor Day is celebrated the first Monday in September here in the USA, and for many years there has been a balloon festival in my city over the long weekend (The Colorado Springs Balloon Classic). It looked like last year would be the final one as the organizers chose not to continue it, but fortunately another group stepped in and this year we celebrated the first Labor Day Lift Off!
There were literally dozens of beautiful and unique hot-air balloons lifting off early in the morning.
It's one of my favorite local events every year and I'm glad it's continuing.

17 comments:

  1. Oh, how FUN!!! I'm so glad they are celebrating this way again this year!!! I do love the balloons!! One of the greatest memories I have is of the balloon ride my daughter took me on one summer when I visited her in California!! Glorious!!! Have a great day, Al, and give the doggies a pat for me!!

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  2. It is cool seeing the Hot air balloon festival, they have so many shapes and colors. Very pretty. Have a happy new week!

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  3. Hi Al, A balloon festival is a photographer's dream! I attended the one in New Mexico several years ago and have thousands of photos. In fact, I think I recognize some of those balloons! Raining here today - we can use the moisture.

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  4. What a great event and fantastic photography of the air balloons!


    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  5. I didn't know there was a balloon festival in Colorado Springs!!! Looks like a fun one!!!

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  6. That is fun! Be a shame to lose such a tradition. Looks like some really nice balloons there!

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  7. That is indeed a wonderful way to celebrate the occasion! I liked the boot-balloon. :)

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  8. The sky looks beautiful with such colorful balloons.

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  9. Oh my - wish I were there. Such fun! And such beautiful shots.

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  10. The designs of the balloons are whimsical.

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  11. What a tremendous sight.o many different shapes especially that old boot.

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  12. These colorful balloons are so cheerful in the sky – what a fun event. Have you ever taken a ride in one of these balloons?

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  13. My husband and I stayed a few days at the Broadmoor Hotel and the day we left we could see the balloons on the horizon, Al. I'd love to come back next year to see more of it.

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  14. What a wonderful sight! I love to see hot air balloons.

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