Every year in New Jersey the company QuickCheck hosts a Balloon Festival.
The 1st morning of the festival, they invite media and photographers to come to watch the crews setup and test their balloons.
As long as it’s not raining, you’ll see some amazing and beautiful balloon flights.
Here is one of my favorites from the 2014 festival.
For some reason at the press event that morning, security was turning photographers away stating that press credentials were needed. When the website clearly said otherwise. Eventually whoever told those people to turn people away were told otherwise and photographers gathered for the event.
Hopefully that doesn’t happen at the 2015 festival.