A drone’s eye view of the Harvest Balloon Festival

Photograph by So Fly Pictures

The clear autumn sky above the Sterling on the Lake subdivision in Hall County provides a perfect backdrop for the community’s annual Harvest Balloon Festival. During the weekend-long event, attendees can spend a few minutes in a balloon tethered about 40 feet above the neighborhood green, or soar as high as 3,000 feet in a ride designed to showcase North Georgia’s fall colors. Drone elevation: 75 feet

This article originally appeared in our December 2015 issue under the headline Up, Up and Away.”