Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2006

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After non-stop rain, the clouds finally rolled away the morning of Tuesday Oct 10. Unfortunately, our plane was departing in just a few hours, so I ran around the Balloon Fiesta compound like mad getting shots as fast as possible. I frantically switched lenses and filters around as the balloons launched and competed against one another.

At one point, a balloon came down and the pilot asked me to climb aboard. Dammit, our plane is taking off in just two hours and I had to pass on the offer! Oh well. I’m happy with the shots that came out from my hurried shooting.  I love getting a deep-blue sky with a UV filter.