Albuquerque Ballon Festival

Hot Air Ballon

Every year there is a hot air balloon festival in Albuquerque.   There is color galore! Photographers eye candy.  As the sun comes up the pilots start to inflate the balloons.  The beautiful early morning light that lasts just a short time, the mad action of inflating the huge balloons and the color of the hot air balloons is an opportunity to get some really great photographs.  You need to be fast!  The light is only magic for a short time and in less than thirty minutes most of them will be over your head.   However, with a little pre-planning and some greased palms you might be able to hop into the basket of one of these and get even more images.   To me this was the iconic image of the morning. There were many more to be had.