Photo Gallery: Majestic Hot Air Balloons

There is something majestic about flying hot air balloons — being able to soar the skies with the simple release of hot air into an over-sized piece of fabric attached to a wicker basket — most notably in a day and age where the once-considered-romantic way of getting from Point A to Point B by flying thousands of feet above the ground in what amounts to be an aluminum tube under the power of jet engines has become dull, even loveless. Funny how we seem to revert back to the simple way of doing things to get a fresh perspective, to fan that flame of desire and romance. I joined up with a group launching out of Kissimmee, Florida, one cool fall morning, forming my own “chase” team to get these shots.

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