I had never seen a Hot Air Balloon up close and in person before we attended the South County Balloon Festival in Kingston, RI over the weekend. A volunteer at the festival invited me to go out on the field while they were inflating the balloons. It was very exciting to get so close to the action! Here are some of the photographs I took while the balloon crews set up.
The "United Van Lines" Balloon in various stages of inflation:
The United Balloon had some trouble setting up in gusts of wind, but once the balloon was up, the other balloon owners decided to brave the winds as well...
At Dusk the balloons were lit up for a "Balloon Glow"
The glowing hot air balloons were an amazing sight! Check back tomorrow for more images from the South County Balloon Festival!