19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Watching pre-launch preparations of hot air balloons

I wanted to watch an early morning hot air balloon ascension. I was, also, very curious to see what preparation goes on before the launch. First was the fan blow to open the balloon. Here is the propane flame burner step to make it upright. This was quite a fascinating experience.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Bealeton, Virginia, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Patricia Lewis