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Special Shapes Day at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Oct 7 2011

Sadly, this was not a good day for the Special Shapes. Besides being cold, it was wet. The weather was not in the favor of the pilots as it had rained all night, and was drizzling into the wee morning hours. Eventually, the rain let up for about an hour, and a few of the Special Shapes and teardrops tethered on static line for the spectators to view. I dressed in many layers, but my fingertips were frozen and numb. It was difficult to use the camera, but I did manage a few nice shots. Weather is to improve over this coming weekend as the Fiesta comes to a close for 2011. (more…)

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta – Photos from Special Shapes day

Since I only live 5 minutes from the Balloon Fiesta Park – well, during the fiesta, it’s more like 45 minutes and I am less than 5 miles (it’s just a part of this event, get up early, take some coffee and a lot of patience) –  I am fortunate to see balloons flying all the time, and occasionally hitch a ride.  Here are my photos from the Special Shapes in 2010.  Sadly, the winds were just a bit too much last year on the day I went so they were unable to fly. (more…)

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