Dawn Patrol, posted 2013-05-02

Dawn Patrol

Inspired by an image posted from the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on Google +, I pulled out one of my favorites from the Balloon Fiesta in 2010.  Dawn Patrol is a flight of a small number of balloons early in the morning to check wind conditions and ensure things are safe for other balloonists.  Because the balloons lift off at or right before sunrise, the Dawn Patrol offers one of the few, if not the only, opportunity to capture an image of the lit balloons in flight.  Balloon glows are similar but during balloon glows, normally in the evening, the balloons never leave the ground.

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