The weather forecast in Minnesota this weekend is for snow. I thought I would give Fall one last hurrah. This photo was taken on my recent hot air balloon ride near Minneapolis. The balloon ride was a present for my birthday last February – but I’m happy I waited till these spectacular fall colors to grace my lens in October!
It was my first hot air balloon ride and it was spectacular, right up until our ‘crash landing’ (the captain called it an ‘engergy disapation landing’…tomato…tomaaato). We never went very high up which I preferred from a photography standpoint, but when we did come down we were caught in some strange wind sheer, crashed through some tree tops and hit the ground hard and dragging us and our basket full of 5 people along for a ways. I walked away with some bloody bruised knees and a bit freaked out! At least I protected my camera!
Here’s the rest of my photos from the spectacular ride slightly hovering above the fields of corn and amber waves of grain!
To see more travel photography – check out the career break Photo Friday at Briefcase to Backpack!