Friday, November 17, 2006

Balloon Fiesta Photos

Most photos we see of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta are taken on the ground, from the launch field. Here's a few looking back at the field from the air, as the balloon climbs away. You can click on the pictures for a larger view.

The magic is being up in the air with balloons rising up towards you at every altitude. A good box makes it possible to cycle around the field and enjoy the dramatic view for a couple hours.

My favorite spot is to be about a mile above the ground, a little northeast of the launch field. As the sun rises over the Sandia Mountains you're right where maximum light and color brilliance is reflected back towards you. Hundreds of balloons spread out below and before you, all shining their brightest.

The official balloon fiesta website has more pictures, plus find other balloon festivals and pictures of balloons. The biggest event in ballooning starts the first Saturday in October, and runs for 9 days. Don't miss it, and if you can't bring a balloon, be sure to crew for one.

4 Comments:

At 6:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi you guys:
find here in my german speaking ballooning blog a cool video from a flight that has taken pace at the Keygrap contest:

http://www.ballonservice.de/webblog/2006/11/01/albuquerque-international-balloon-fiesta-2006-teil-2/

The pilot flew just a few inches away from the key - and jumps around in the basket - crazy!

Cheers
Nils

 
At 10:28 AM, Anonymous Go Ballooning said...

Great photos! :)

 
At 2:07 AM, Blogger Aiden Brown said...

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At 3:15 PM, Blogger retriever said...

Wonderfull fotos

 

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