2008 Balloon Fiesta

October 08, 2008  •  Leave a Comment

Ahhh. . . the Balloon Fiesta is here again!

Seems like it was only last month when we had friends over for breakfast and to sit and watch the balloons fly by. We have the best seat in the house, actually it is our house. The mass ascension balloons drift right over hour house every morning that the breeze is blowing south out of Balloon Fiesta Park. The balloons fly so low over the rooftops that we can talk to the people in the balloons as they drift over us, Ollie and Buddie, our little dogs, go nuts barking at them in the sky and running around the backyard like it's an invasion . . .to them it is I guess.

I took these shots right from an upstairs window.

We even get up close because they will land in our street, between the houses. I always wondered how they could do that so easily.


People have asked me, since I'm a photographer, if I have any really great balloon shots. I have a few decent photos but shooting balloons doesn't interest me all that much. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy shooting the beautiful saturated colors against the clear blue sky but so does everyone. That's why the Balloon Fiesta is one of the most photographed events in the world. There are a gazillion balloon photos out there and if I was going to shoot a balloon pic, to possibly sell on my website, it would have to be a very, different type of shot, one that works more as a fine art print, and not just pretty colors. I've seen some real fine art balloon photos and they really inspire me. Maybe I'll try and work on that this year and if I do I'll post it here.

 

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