Winner of the Pictures with the WOW Factor June Avatar Challenge 6/4/2012
200 Views 9/19/2012
Kind of sketchy where that title comes from, what the view shows is the Balloons in the process of inflation, Yes they are large, and crowded, and they are indeed colorful, even when on the ground ! I do from time to time get up real close, especially on the days the chill fills the air, from my vantage point the temperature may be as much as fifteen degrees warmer on the field, while Albuquerque in October can be a dress down month, however normally a light to medium jacket, some have had the experience of rain and will visit me to share to mention bring an umbrella, coverage by the local news and television keep the forcast up to date, However I have no difficulty invisioning some come and plan to stay one or two days, pretty hard to predict at times what the weather will be, but stepping out of the actual area of the field Albuquerque is in a valley , Mountains East and West with the Field altitude around 5000 feet, what that influences is what is called the famous Box, where the mild winds at surface flow from North to South, when the Balloons assend as little as 100 feet then the upper surface air has now shifted back to the North, rather an amazing viewing pleasure to see the effects on the Balloons staying effectively in one area, that’s a most wonderful moment for the photographers and spectatators, but at times causes delays to the balloons still waiting to launch ! Olympus E-500, with 45 to 150 mm Zuiko lens. this year 2007, the color of the sky was drab, can’t say that for this group of Balloons ! Enjoying large gets a bigger Smile !