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After the bunny took off, the other balloons began to inflate They seemed to take off in some random order....

the first balloon to take off after the bunny

The 37th annual Great Balloon Race (http://www.greatforestparkballoonrace.com ) is was held on Sat September 15, 2007. The balloons are all setup close together in a large field and then they started inflating slowly. The race is called a "tortoise and hare" race because a lead balloon takes off and lands at a distant area - the "tortoise". The other balloons take off one by one(the "hares") and find the lead balloon. Once they find the lead balloon they drop a sack of birdseed as close as possible to that balloon. The balloon that drops their sack of birdseed closest to the "tortoise" wins the race.

This event took place in Forest Park (http://stlouis.missouri.org/citygov/parks/forestpark ) which is in the center of St Louis and is 40% bigger than Central Park in New York City.

Have a great week!!!!

(constructive critique is welcome)

coming soon -
a small car show -
the St Louis Air Show - from high up in the hills above the air field:
Photos of the Chain of Rocks Bridge
A drive up the scenic Mississipi River with Fall colors
A tour of the St Louis Botanical Gardens
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Comments on this photo:

Nov 27 2007 00:30 GMT PinkPepperPhoto PRO
beautiful off set
Nov 27 2007 00:53 GMT gtc126
Fantastic Framing on the Shot!!!!! UP UP and AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 27 2007 02:38 GMT ashdad PRO
Neat combination of perspectives.
Nov 27 2007 03:59 GMT LittleOurkie PRO
Great image! Love the colors and shapes.
Nov 27 2007 17:17 GMT gafaway
colourful sea of balloons... wonderful photos !