The Great Reno Balloon Races, 2012

I am just now blogging about the Great Reno Balloon Races because … well … someone else was Freshly Pressed for almost the same photographs a while back and I didn’t want to just copy them.   But, I think my shots are pretty good, too.    So, here goes!    First, for more information on the event, please go to http://renoballoon.com/.    It is a fantastic, FREE event that showcases some of the good stuff that Reno, Nevada, is all about … without ever going into a casino or brothel.   (ha ha)

Dawn Patrol.   Literally, you have to get there at 4am to see this.
Dawn Patrol. Literally, you have to get there at 4am to see this.

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I really like these shots because you can see the stars and the moon.
I really like these shots because you can see the stars and the moon.

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The sun was starting to rise ... and the show had not even begun ... more balloons to come!
The sun was starting to rise … and the show had not even begun … more balloons to come!

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And, in case you wanted to see inside the balloon while there were inflating it, here are a couple more shots.
And, in case you wanted to see inside the balloon while there were inflating it, here are a couple more shots.

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12 thoughts on “The Great Reno Balloon Races, 2012

  1. oh sharlea these are so beautiful! and they remind me of “my reno” 🙂 xoxoxox

  2. Fantastic! I love all the colour and your night shots are perfect. May I ask, what did you set your camera too…love it. And congrats for sacrificing sleep for art…BRAVO

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