Preparing to Launch
Early morning dawn patrol balloons preparing to launch. A full moon is in the background.
Hot air fills the balloon to make it rise in the colder air. Photographed at the Hot Air Balloon Classic in Windsor, California.
Dawn Patrol Lifts Off
The early morning dawn patrol lifts off in the early morning light at the Hot Air Balloon Classic in Windsor, California.
Natural gas nozzle for hot air balloons resting on the ground awaiting its connection to the balloon.
Three hot air balloons overlap as they fill with hot air in preparation of lift off.
A Hot Air Blast
The pilot of the hot air balloon sends hot air into the balloon to keep it upright and in preparation for launch.
Dawn patrol hot air balloons are filling with hot air in the early morning light.
An Inside View
Sneaking a view inside the hot air balloon as it is rising. Hot Air Balloon Classic, Windsor, CA.
Bright Colors Against a Blue Sky
A beautiful balloon rising in the morning sky in Windsor, CA.
At the Top
Beautiful colors of the hot air balloon dazzle the eye as it is beginning to fill with hot air. Windsor, CA
Three balloons rise into the cold air of the morning. Windsor, CA
Yellow, Blue, Green
Two balloons seem to collide as they fill with hot air in preparation for launch into the morning air. Windsor, CA