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2011/270: Plano Balloon Festival, Part 3

Balloon Glow (Part 1)
As it got darker – and later – we saw more and more action on the launch field. Baskets being unloaded from vans, trucks, and trailers, and hot air balloons spread out on the ground. Burners were lit, and balloons being filled. It was so fun to watch!
I was sad that the balloon launch had to be cancelled due to the wind, but seeing this made it all worth coming.
There was supposed to be a fireworks show at 9pm, but we didn’t stick around for that.


11 responses

  1. Becky Sue

    Beautiful night captures!

    27. September, 2011 at 07:43

  2. plainmama

    These are fabulous! I like these night ones better than the traditional day time shots! They are unique and interesting 🙂

    27. September, 2011 at 11:21

  3. These balloons look so beautiful lightning in the dark of the night – that must be a magnificent sight.

    27. September, 2011 at 11:30

  4. How pretty!! What a sight this must have been to be there in person!

    27. September, 2011 at 13:13

  5. Wow, they look really cool at night. Great shots!

    27. September, 2011 at 14:02

  6. So, this is what a balloon glow looks like. They schedule it for our festival every year but none of the balloons do it. This is awesome to see here, I bet is was even more so in person.

    You missed you chance at taking firework photos? Would the balloons still had been up like this?

    27. September, 2011 at 15:09

  7. Balloons in the dark! How cool is that! Love these shots.

    27. September, 2011 at 16:24

  8. Thanks everyone 🙂
    Scott, that is sad, that it’s scheduled every year and then they never do it. They don’t stay on like that, though. Everyone counts down from 10 and then as many balloons as possible do it at the same time. It’s sooo cool!
    The fireworks were supposed to be in a different area, not on the launch field, but I assume that after the balloon glow, the owners started packing up again.

    27. September, 2011 at 16:32

  9. LOVE the one with the top knot!! Lovely group of photographs!

    27. September, 2011 at 20:30

  10. doreen3boys

    wow, really love these! I’ve never seen balloons at night before, must’ve been quite a sight!

    28. September, 2011 at 07:51

  11. aswirly

    Wow, this looks like sooo much fun!

    29. September, 2011 at 11:07

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