Here I enjoy taking photos during a nice day in Winchester, CA. I don't go to balloon events; you
just come across them here and there, from time to time. If you have your camera handy, it's
fun to fire off a few shots.
Balloons often take off in clusters. At the mercy of the wind, they bump into each other, miss landing targets, run into buildings and trees, and worst of all, power lines, often a fatal mistake. With the exception of a bump here and there, this day in Winchester probably went without incident. At least, I didn't hear of anything.
One can argue that this is a relatively safe sport. That's fine, I say just learn the facts and do a lot of research so that you're well informed of the procedures and risks involved. Linc