Monday, October 22, 2012

Morning Balloons

Dawn Patrol, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, October 2012.

Dawn Patrol is gorgeous. These are the unfuzziest pics of my collection. My camera and I have not yet learned how to do focus in dim light yet.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Prep For Flight

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, October 2012.

I finally got some pics up from this year's Balloon Fiesta. Not too many days of flying, as the winds were strong this year. "My" balloon only flew twice, as the balloon is quite tall. A few years back, a sudden gust blew the balloon into an olive orchard, and it spent four days in the shop getting sewn back together.
Take off is optional
Landing is not.

The camera auto adjusts the light, but at this point, the sun is still behind the mountains, and it's just light enough to see what we're doing.