I captured this from the highway on the way to a Memorial Day weekend hot air balloon festival. I had my friend go to my trunk and get the rented 5D Mark II and Sigma 50-500mm lens for me. We were in completely stopped traffic for most of an hour, and I was able to capture several shots from my car. The festival was an organizational disaster once we got there. There were no balloons set up. Then, we found out there were no provisions to get balloons back from their earlier flights, so they were stuck on the road. Nobody was able to tell us when the evening glow was. Eventually, several pilots told us there wasn't one, so we packed up to leave. On the way out, they announced that they WERE doing one, but by then, it was too late as I was outside the area already. On top of that, only 4-5 balloons had even made it back to the field. Next year, I will probably either not go, or go earlier under the assumption that they hopefully have it together this time.
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