On the second morning of our stay we were up early enough for the Balloon Spectacular. Much as I was a touch reluctant to have two PADs in a row featuring the same subject, and while I have an abundance of shots from the later trip to the National Aquarium and Zoo to work with, this one was still plucked out as it was my preferred shot for the day. In any case, it's a very different shot compositionally to the previous day's.
During the grey of pre-dawn two of the balloons which had been launched from the far side of the Questacon building were gathering altitude, one of them hitting the burners as we see here. The Black Mountain communications tower can be seen in the distance.