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Dawn Patrol - 34th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Dawn Patrol - 34th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
jemison


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Your Corner of the World II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque, NM
Date: Oct 1, 2005
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/2 sec
Galleries: Cityscape, Sky
Date Uploaded: Oct 2, 2005

The "Dawn Patrol" consists of a small group of hot air balloons that launch in the early morning, before the mass ascentions, to check out wind currents and general conditions. Then, about sunrise, the mass ascention of 500+ balloons begins! If Albuquerque, NM is known for any one event, this would be it. Balloonists from all over the world come to sample the famous "Albuquerque Box" - wind currents that go in one direction near the ground and the opposite direction farther up. This allows the balloons to return to near their launching point and gives a spectacular show to the whole city.

Statistics
Place: 43 out of 299
Avg (all users): 6.1622
Avg (commenters): 6.9091
Avg (participants): 6.1404
Avg (non-participants): 6.1972
Views since voting: 2326
Views during voting: 284
Votes: 185
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/10/2005 12:45:13 AM
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10/10/2005 12:33:50 AM
Congrat on the beautiful photo! I tried taking one like that but didn't have a tripod with me at the time and got nothing but fuzz :) Great composition as well!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/09/2005 09:45:39 PM
Very interesting. Great shot. I love the way you kept the solitary balloon in at the top of the frame.
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10/09/2005 01:41:52 AM
We are being attacked!!! Very cool.
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10/07/2005 09:50:49 PM
cool, looks great.!
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10/07/2005 08:13:27 AM
great color, nice dof on the image. 7
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10/07/2005 05:45:21 AM
A beautiful picture, the light in the balloons is very special. Maybe if you had cropped the picture to only include the clear group of balloons in the middle it would have been even more impressive.
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10/06/2005 09:03:26 PM
Neat picture. I love the colors of the baloons in the nght sky. I wonder how this would have done in the bubbles challenge.
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10/06/2005 08:00:08 PM
Great capture, wordy title!
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10/06/2005 01:52:04 AM
Wow, neat pic!!! That's certainly not something you see every day! Great capture.
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10/05/2005 07:57:31 AM
Cool! I hadn't seen hot air balloons at night before. Great shot!
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10/04/2005 09:05:20 AM
Wow, Love the balloons. Night time is the best viewing in my opinion. Like how you caught the city lights too. Really puts a perspective on their size.
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10/03/2005 09:04:34 AM
Not only is this balloons, but a night shot as well! Really nicely done. I love that they are little spots of color up in the evening sky. Great composition and lighting. Your eye just follows them all the way up to that final one at the top of the photo. Good one.
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10/03/2005 08:45:30 AM
Cool Shot! Maybe a crop and omit the last balloon on top? However, I love the coloring.
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