|Monet Balloon Reflection|
|15 image 180 degree panorama of the field|
|Aloft Over the Androscoggin River|
I have a whole gallery of other images that show the setup and inflation of the balloons, which are some of my favorites of over 300 images taken that morning. You can see the rest here at my website.
It was so beautiful seeing them all gently lift off at dawn. I've never had the good luck to actually see them take off, because the last couple of years, I didn't want to get up that early, and I went to the 6:00 pm launch, which is often affected by the stronger winds that you can get in late summer in the afternoon and evening. At dawn, the air is generally quite still and peaceful, however, which makes for perfect launching conditions.
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