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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.
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Sep 25 2006 03:46 GMT PhotoPro PRO
really big on colored umbrellas there! :)
Sep 25 2006 04:23 GMT gr8ronkinroll PRO
At least you got some color on an otherwise gloomy day.
Nice shots!
Sep 25 2006 05:38 GMT fhelsing PRO
I'm glad that all of those people were well prepared!
Sep 25 2006 06:39 GMT PinkPepperPhoto PRO
Sounds like these guys may get to fly????
Sep 25 2006 08:14 GMT Bali
Great colorful rainy series!