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Taking advantage of such a shot as the Hot Air Balloons coming toward us during one of the field toss and throw competition events, in this case the balloons are launched upwind of Balloon Fiesta Park, and must keep adjusting altitude to take advantage of the breeze, then when arriving over the field they are to toss a bean bag with streamer attached with the entrants fiesta launch number on it, at a designated spot on the ground, those fortunate to get close enough will accumulate points based on the closest to the center of the target. I used to think that luck played a part in the results, that is until there was a repeat winner in different years. giving credit to the wife for this picture 2009, because I was using one camera and she the other ! Olympus E-500 with the 45 to 150 mm lens, while I using the Olympus E-510, both with polarization filters, Not shabby for a newbie ! second time out, Great shot, great camera, Huh ! Honey ? so let her know what you think, credit where credit due ! Albuquerque, New Mexico USA


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  • DryFlyPhoto
    DryFlyPhotoabout 4 years ago

    Awesome photo, Paul. The colors are fantastic.

  • Hi Scott, For a change, I Didn’t Do IT ! it’s one that the Wife took last Year, She say’s I like that patches one ! Right ON ! Thanks ! we are in a two month window for 2010, and counting ! Paul

    – Paul Albert

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic array of colour. Well done.

  • Thank You ! Ginger, I’ll be sure to share with the misses, Pleased you enjoued, Thanks as well for the complement asn the introduction to your prescious captures ! Paul

    – Paul Albert

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterabout 4 years ago

    Wow this is awesome! It also brings back a wonderful memory of a fantastic adventure from many many years ago! Brilliant capture! Love the vibrant colours! Compliments to SHE… your wife!

  • Thank You ! Robin, always fun to caused fond memories, Appreciate your added smile. and will share with the Misses !, ♥ Thanks as well for the introduction to yourself and works ! Paul

    – Paul Albert

  • jules572
    jules572about 4 years ago

    You better be on your toes this year Paul or you may be out shone by your apprentice. Great capture by the Lady of the house…Jules…Favor

  • WoW ! Whats a fellow to DO ! I’m instantly out-numbered ! ♥ Paul

    – Paul Albert

  • joycee
    joyceeabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture. Instant fave.

  • Thank You ! Joycee, for Your shared smile and supporting Favoriting ! Most Appreciated ! Paul

    – Paul Albert

  • Janie Oliver
    Janie Oliverabout 4 years ago

    What a beautiful shot.

  • Hi Janie, so nice to hear from you again, Pleased that you enjoyed the Hot air balloon captures, will share with the wife your appreciated visit ! ♥ Paul

    – Paul Albert

  • Ken Thomas Photography
    Ken Thomas Pho...about 4 years ago

    Awesome capture!!, love that Olympus color and detail!!

  • Thanks Ken ! Will share your encouragement with Dee !

    – Paul Albert

  • TxGimGim
    TxGimGimabout 4 years ago

    Wow, what fun!

  • Great Morning wish coming your way ! Thanks ! Yes It is a fun event as well photo opportunity ! ♥ ♥ Paul & Dee

    – Paul Albert

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosabout 4 years ago

    Wow.your wife did good.this is a very colorful and beautiful image

  • Thank You ! Jean, will share your comment with the misses ! ♥ Paul

    – Paul Albert

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonabout 4 years ago

    An instant fav for me Paul… amazing sight!!

  • Thanks for your wonderful support ! Most Appreciated ! Paul

    – Paul Albert

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