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The Sky Is my Circus ! What a way to FLY ! by Paul Albert
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Featured in a Vision of Flight 3/22/2010
Featured in The World as We See IT 9/17/2010
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Featured in The New Mexico Group
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Some may be under the impression that I only take closeup pictures of Balloons at Fiesta ! The big picture here to entertain as well, watching all these Beautiful Balloons dancing about the sky all at one time ! For now I’ll say 2007, will go back and check ! I’m already getting E-mails about Balloon Fiesta 2009, that must mean something, like maybe planning now is good strategy ! for the first full week of October. Enjoy the momentary view captured here, wait sixty seconds and the entire scene changes ! from this angle of the field on a normal day the balloons are coming at me, but earlier the winds were opposite, then the calm came ! by this time they were all scattered ! gosh ! I even remember the words from the fellow next to me in a wheelchair, He had his Canon, with one of those extra long sport lenses, He said the Kids will love this one ! I asked their ages, he said 75 and 76 they couldn’t make it this year, a close family friend passed away ! Life happens! and there are Beautiful moments to share as well ! Albuquerque, New Mexico USA Camera Olympus E-500 with the 150 mm Zuiko lens, what a way to fly ! 2007 correct first Fiesta with Olympus that year !

Comments

  • Mitchell Tillison
    Mitchell Tillisonover 5 years ago

    Great shot and commentary, Paul. Getting great balloon pics is not as easy as one might think, for the reasons you so accurately dscribe. They tnd not to stay in one place and they definitely move at different speeds and even directions, depending on altitude. Great shot, here.

  • Thanks Mitch ! I know it’s early, are you reserving Fiesta for a photo shoot this year ? I can enjoy the 100 or so balloons picture, just not as much as the closer views ! their speed isn’t that much of a factor, with exception, if one is waiting for one balloon to move out in the open, and both balloons are using the same wind current, between 40 and 160 angle best results ! paul

    – Paul Albert

  • Al Zuniga
    Al Zunigaover 5 years ago

    Paul,

    You have a great image here. I love the color and the exposure. Congratulations on the image and being featured.

    Regards,
    - Al -

  • Thank You AL, Enjoyed your visit and comments as well ! paul

    – Paul Albert

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot, Paul. This couldn’t be easy to capture!

  • Thanks Barbara ! lets say it’s easier than photographing Butterflies in flight ! remember most of these balloons are twice the size of most homes ! and homes don’t move that fast, fantastic is a bit much but of course the camera again makes me look good ! :-))

    – Paul Albert

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    fabulous

  • Thanks Scott, Pleased you enjoyed ! paul

    – Paul Albert

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 5 years ago

    I love hot air balloons, they are so colorful, this is a wonderful image! Dee

  • Thank You Dee, most pleased you enjoyed. paul

    – Paul Albert

  • Linda Jackson
    Linda Jacksonover 5 years ago

    Wonderful Paul! Just amazing! Take care, Linda

  • Good Morning ! Linda, as we are spoiled to say here in Albuquerque, there ’s more on the horizon. 9 days of it !Thanks !

    – Paul Albert

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtover 5 years ago

    Beautiful and vibrant! So much colour, I love it!! ;]

  • Most pleased you enjoyed and shared your treasured smile. Thanks Tracy ! paul

    – Paul Albert

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 5 years ago

    Wow!!! What an event…what a palette of colors!!

  • Thanks ! Blair ! Just sharing colorful moments ! paul

    – Paul Albert

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...over 5 years ago

    Wow, great shot, this is what I missed quite a few years ago when my dad lived in Albuquerque on Skyline. We went to the balloon fest but it was cancelled due to the high winds. Thanks

  • Thanks for the visit Paul, sorry that you missed the show, it’s unfortunate sometimes for the fiesta is as you witnessed a spectacular show ! paul

    – Paul Albert

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    astonishing sight and brilliantly captured! well done indeed … !!

  • Thank You Maggie, for your visit, as well treasured comments ! paul

    – Paul Albert

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