I shot these back in Autumn, 2016 at the International Balloon Festival in High River, Alberta. Hot air balloons only fly at dawn, so I had to drive out to High River early that morning to catch the action. There were very few spectators and I was able to set up my tripod in a great spot. It seems like the balloons take forever to inflate, but once they launch they shoot up into the sky quick. I had to be fast with my framing and focusing if I wanted to snap a photo.