Monday, September 2, 2013

Annual Balloon Classic over Labor Day

Colorado Springs holds its annual Balloon Classic over the Labor Day Weekend. This is a lot of fun, they have balloon ascensions in the morning and a "balloon glo" after dark in the evening. The "glo" is when all the balloons light up their burners after dark so you can see the balloons all lit up from the inside.

For sheer scenic pleasure, though nothing beats the ascension at first light in the morning from Memorial Park near downtown. The balloons take off and fly off in every different direction.. Worth visiting over a Labor Day weekend some time just to see it!

Colorado Springs at Night

It was the night of the annual Balloon Classic, and it had rained so there were no balloons to be seen. It was pretty, though, as Colorado Springs tends to be. Here are some shots of the sunset, Pikes Peak shrouded in gloom, and the like. Shots like these are meant to create a mood like a painting, not depict intense detail. Just imagine you are casually walking along a path as darkness descends, and you mindlessly take in some sights.