Labor Day Weekend, 2014. Colorado Balloon Festival. A friend of mine had a friend who owned a hot air balloon. I asked if it would be possible to get a closer look before he took off. I know there is a Physics explanation, but it astounds me how with just a little hot air, an enormous balloon can float so lightly and gracefully through the sky.
I kept peering into the balloon as it inflated and seeing the shadows move back and forth. I don’t remember taking this photo at the time, but seeing it afterwards left me a bit giddy. The man seems otherworldly, like he was passing between realms.