Every Bristol photographer flocked to the Ashton Court Estate on the weekend of 9-12 August. Armed with hot cocoa, tripods and lenses a plenty, they eagerly awaited the perfect moment for the all-important mass ascent shots.
I missed them all. Out of the 7 mass ascents scheduled, only 2 went ahead.
Thursday evening was my chosen night, as I can never resist the chance to see the night glow up close. My favourite time of day to shoot is dusk, just after golden hour. I just love the deep blues and violets on the sky at dusk.
So my top 3 images from Balloon Fiesta weekend are not actually of balloons at all. Ooh. Controversial. Well here they are, for you to judge.