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Adam Colver is the online editor at The Post-Star. He manages, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram social media accounts.

The first of three grand prize winners from the Adirondack Balloon Festival photo contest was unveiled Tuesday. 

Four spectacular days weather-wise lent itself to some great photos. I captured plenty myself Thursday night, Friday morning and a return trip to the airport Saturday evening.

According to a social media post, more than 450 entries were entered for a chance to win three grand prizes and seven honorable mentions were posted starting last Monday.

If you do not follow the The Official Adirondack Balloon Festival page on Facebook or Instagram accounts you are missing out on some great photos and another way to follow the festival, besides The Post-Star of course.

Below is the first winner Julie Abell from Ontario, Canada:

Check their page for more winners as they are announced and for those who like to plan next year's Adirondack Balloon Festival is scheduled for Sept. 20 to 23.

— Adam Colver

Adam Colver is the online editor at The Post-Star. He manages The Post-Star's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and He can be reached at


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