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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2009

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Unfortunately, weather issues combined with business and family commitments prevented me from getting the balloon pics I was hoping for this year.  Tomorrow morning they will fly away (weather permitting) for another year.

Here are some of the shots I was able to capture on a rather hazy day – click thumbnails to view larger images:

The Ark Balloon facing Sandia Mountain

The Ark Balloon facing Sandia Mountain

The Ark and Sun floating toward the mountain.

The Ark and Sun floating toward the mountain.

In the clouds...

In the clouds...

While driving along Paseo Del Norte

While driving along Paseo Del Norte

Facing Northwest

Facing Northwest

Landing very near a busy traffic intersection!

Landing very near a busy traffic intersection!

Smiling Sun

Smiling Sun

Smiling Sun close-up

Smiling Sun close-up

Looking across the mesa toward Paseo Del Volcan

Looking across the mesa toward Paseo Del Volcan

Looking toward Paseo Del Volcan #2

Looking toward Paseo Del Volcan #2

The Witch Balloon

The Witch Balloon

Yellow Turtle Balloon

Yellow Turtle Balloon

Yellow Turtle and Ark

Yellow Turtle and Ark