Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival (Festival de montgolfi̬res de Gatineau) Р2008

We had been sitting on the opposite bank of the Ottawa River for quite some time waiting for the first balloons to become airborne. Although the weather was nice for humans, there was too much of a breeze for the safe lift-off of the number of balloons involved in the Festival so everyone had just waited and waited hoping that the winds would die down as nightfall approached.

I kept myself busy by photographing boats passing by on the river but I’m sure that the Festival organizers had their fingers crossed. Eventually, just before nightfall the balloons began to be filled and lifter off the ground one by one or in small groups.

About Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron
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