A couple of weeks ago I photographed the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic. This is an annual event that extends over a weekend where balloonists converge on Boise for group flights. It makes for fantastic visuals and gets a lot of attention, seeing hot air balloons floating over the city. Though for them to take flight safely, the weather conditions have to be perfect. This day was one of those where the weather wasn't cooperating and they couldn't fly. However they did inflate the balloons and then give tethered rides of up to twenty to thirty feet off the ground for children. And it was very impressive to see all these very many balloons inflate and then stand up.