Today was such a perfect day for a Balloon Festival. For several days the launching of the balloons had to be canceled due to high winds. Scott and I got up early to try and capture these beauties that decorated the skies over Albuquerque, NM. The traffic heading into Alameda was horrendous! We parked for a few minutes at a blocked off driveway so that I could try and get some pictures. I took some pretty nice ones from that location but most of my pictures were taken while Scott was driving back towards his parent’s place. Most of these pictures were taken from inside my van while we were going through all the heavy traffic in the area. Traffic in Albuquerque is always crazy it seems but even worse today because of this event. Here are the pictures that I captured in a slideshow. I chose this format because there are 22 images here and I felt for some of my fans that would take too much loading of individual images. Hope you enjoy!
After leaving the Balloon Festival behind, I was admiring the beauty of the Sandia Mountains that seem to surround Albuquerque. So we drove up to take a closer look. It is truly beautiful and lush desert landscape. And of course, the skies personality shined through.
A view of Albuquerque from the top.
I know that one of the most amazing pictures anyone can capture at a balloon festival is all the balloons lit up at night. Unfortunately, neither Scott nor I have good night vision and the traffic at night would be much more of a nightmare than in the daytime. Perhaps someday I will be able to capture a balloon festival at night. But for now, there are many other amazing photographers out there that have captured those images for you. I also know that some of the Youtubers that I follow have captured amazing video of the music of lights from balloon festivals they have attended.
In just a few more days, We will be heading to Arizona for the winter and we have a few places on our bucket list to check out. Arizona just has so much to see and do and so many places to camp. It will be our winter home this year and we will be sure to change the scenery of our backyard throughout the winter. HappyTrails everyone!