The first time I went, I imagined a roped off area where they would prepare while we watched from a distance. Nope! Everyone is right in the middle of everything. It offered some great views as the balloons took off to the west toward the Rockies.
I'm offering several images as a series in my Etsy shop. I think they look great grouped together.
I plan on adding more to Etsy this week. Hot air balloon overload. You can also see more on my flickr stream.