Covered the Ogden Valley Balloon festival and loved it! Here are  few of my favorite shots.

Dan Varoz, a volunteer, walks behind the Belle Star balloon as the crew inflates it Friday morning at the Ogden Valley Balloon Festival.

 

John Nelson, far left, and Jereth Collins, 13, left, hold one line while Paul De Long, right, and Jaden Collins, 11, far right, hold the other as they help a balloon rise at the Ogden Valley Balloon Festival.

 

Janet Peterson, left, holds the balloon as pilot Kent Barnes, middle, runs the burner to slowly fill it with hot air as his crew helps it become upright at the Ogden Valley Balloon Festival. Volunteer Dan Varoz, volunteer, right, was also helping steady it as it rose.

 

Kent Barnes, pilot, right, lifts off with his passengers in his balloon, Belle Star, at the Ogden Valley Balloon Festival.

 

Steve Watson flies through the air in his balloon Silver Star with his passengers at the Ogden Valley Balloon Festival.

 

(left to right) Mathis Richards, 5, Juliet Richards, 1, and Taylee Richards, 7, of Eden, watch the balloons from the Ogden Balloon Festival float over Eden while eating doughnuts and milk for breakfast along a road in Eden.

 

Balloons fill the air over Eden at the Ogden Valley Balloon Festival.