Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Festival

From staying up all night and leaving at 4:30AM, being stuck in traffic, parking a mile away from the venue and waiting an hour or so for a 2 minute tethered balloon ride - but at a total of $20 spent - it was definitely a first time experience well spent.

Hot air balloons are such an easy subject to capture and is a treat for any photographer. Very glad my friends were down to go, regardless of the extremely early hour. Although we were all practically dead the rest of the day, we had a blast!