I got up at 4:15 yesterday (Saturday) morning to get to the Adirondack Balloon Festival; drove for an hour and twenty minutes to Queensbury where 90 balloons were supposed to go up at 6:30 AM; took another half hour in start and stop traffic to get to get the last mile into Bennett Air Field; and nary a balloon in sight. No launch, and the ballooninsts I spoke to seemed to think there would not be any more this weekend.
So what to do? I had a camera and I came to photograph brightly colored fabric floating across the sky.
After I got a few rainy shots at Bennett Field I decided to head 10 miles further north to Lake George Village.
The first thing I saw there was MORE UMBLELLAS. These people were pilots too, but not balloon pilots. And they were just getting final instructions.