Last June, I visited the Quechee Vermont Balloon Festival, and was lucky enough to take my first balloon ride. I greatly enjoyed it and took a ton of pictures. You can read more about it here.
The Festival has a photography contest, and I entered four pictures into it. I didn’t think anything more about it, until I was contacted by the Art Director of Upper Valley Life, a magazine devoted to the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire. The festival had apparently passed along a bunch of their submissions, they liked one of my pictures, and wanted to know if it was OK to use it for their May/June cover!
This is my first published photograph, and I am tremendously pleased and honored.