Co-blogger ShadowyOne and I went to Forest Park yesterday afternoon to shoot The Great Forest Park Balloon Race, an event that has been going on for 43 years. On the big day, a balloon that looks like the Energizer Bunny takes off from a large open field. Fifteen minutes later, many other balloons take off one after the other, filling the sky with color. The Bunny eventually finds a place to land. The winner of the race is the other balloon that lands closest to the Bunny.
The day was perfect. The wind was light and variable, keeping the balloons over the city center. The bunny landed in the playground of a nearby community center. One landed in the parking lot of a grocery store a couple of blocks from a corner of the park and another actually came down in the street. You can read the story about the race in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch here.