The patterns of hot air balloons

A couple of years ago I attended the hot air balloon festival in Eden, Utah, nestled in beautiful Ogden Valley. I had never been to a hot air balloon festival so I had no idea where to stand, what type of activity to capture, or what the lighting conditions would be like. One of the mornings had weather that would allow for balloon sailing (high winds are a no-no) so I headed over to check it out.


This shot is the result of me being lucky. I ran around frantically trying to capture various images but things were moving quite fast and I was struggling to capture something I liked. I ended up being drawn to the various patterns on the balloons and this shot, where from my vantage point two balloons were overlapping, is a result.

Hot air balloons at the balloon festival in Eden, Utah