Nearly every year Monroe, Wisconsin is the home to the Monroe Balloon and Blues Festival, and nearly ever year since I found out about it I have either had other plans or the weather wasn’t cooperating and the balloons didn’t launch. This year was finally my year where everything fell into place! I brought some friends along and not only did we watch balloons take off, we chased them through the country. We didn’t want to go too far though so we could get back in time to watch the balloon glow.

Time lapse was filmed with my Canon 7D.

Nearly everything else was shot with my GoPro Hero 4 Black on a Feiyu-Tech G4 handheld gimbal.

Visit the Monroe Balloon and Blues Festival website for more information!