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Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Abq New Mexico
Date: Oct 11, 2006
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 400
Shutter: 350
Galleries: Sky, Travel
Date Uploaded: Dec 10, 2006

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Comments: 22
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Balloon Fiesta, N Mexico. zoom at 44mm. Polarizer. I met some new friends at the fiesta when their balloon landed right beside me. They saw my camera and asked if I would like to go up with their pals and shoot their balloons in the air. Part of their team had to leave next day, so they allowed my party to be on their team, and all 4 of us got to go up over the next couple of days. It was said to be the best ballooning day in memory by many of the old timers in the sport. Glad to share images of my good fortune here. : )

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01/22/2009 04:32:50 PM
I am waiting for an offer like that! Perhaps this year :)
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12/25/2008 02:19:40 AM
Originally posted by Pug-H:

Great experience. I can't believe that I still haven't been up in a balloon - been wanting to do that for ages.


And now I've done it! ;-)
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12/01/2008 09:45:20 PM
Wonderful shot! I recently heard about this on Discovery, it's quite an event.
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09/21/2008 01:20:30 AM
Being at the right place at the right time. How extraordinary and beautiful!
This goes straight into my favorites.

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03/24/2008 03:03:03 PM
nice picture. i love colours after polarized.
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03/22/2008 01:59:08 AM
Great experience. I can't believe that I still haven't been up in a balloon - been wanting to do that for ages.
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02/15/2008 10:00:03 PM
perfetto!!
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11/07/2007 07:49:39 PM
what a great shot,fantastic colours.the ballons in the foreground give it good depth
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04/23/2007 07:45:07 AM
waddy .. this is totally superb .... & wot a wonderful sight ... in my humble opinion, this would be one of your best photographs ... i'm totally impressed ..... WOW ......
just read your comments .... wot an incredible experience ... being up in a balloon AND taking photographs .... fantastic ...
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04/13/2007 11:11:52 PM
Marvelous shot. I love the processing.
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04/05/2007 11:37:35 PM
This is a fantastic shot!! Amazing crispness, even more when you consider that both you and the subjects were actually moving !! This pic is definitely making my favorites list.
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02/03/2007 12:22:47 AM
Holy WOW. That must have been a fun day!
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01/11/2007 01:33:53 AM
We had some good balloon events here in Japan last year near where I work. I want to ride in one....
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12/31/2006 10:05:54 PM
I love the Balloon Fiesta! Went to grounds first time last Oct and wonder now why I hadn't gone sooner :)
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12/30/2006 07:46:36 PM
Truly beautiful. You must have been under a balloon too.

Message edited by author 2006-12-30 19:48:04.
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12/26/2006 06:49:10 PM
fantastic, and great use of the polarizer to make it pop.
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12/26/2006 04:53:13 PM
how great!! I've never seen so many balloons, it might be so much fun to participate their! to fly with a balloon.. maybe it will be my Christmas wish next year:)
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12/21/2006 06:44:44 AM
This is a really great photo I love the depth and colors in this so much eye candy, it really sticks out in your portfolio.

Rich
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12/13/2006 12:46:18 PM
love balloons, great pic.
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12/13/2006 12:42:50 PM
Awesome capture!
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12/13/2006 12:35:40 PM
Great image.
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12/11/2006 01:52:40 AM
You got lucky! Not too many successful mass ascension days this year. sad that they are building so much not leaving laces for them to land. Great pic!
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