Balloon Festival In Albuquerque, New Mexico


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!

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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!





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Mistyck Moon

I am a freelance Photographer, Artist, writer and I love sharing the beauty of the world around us through all of my work. I am also a self-proclaimed old hippie. I love my life on the road and it is through my travels that I can bring you amazing photographs and art. My photography reflects my time on the road having worked in Yellowstone National Park, The Grand Tetons and Death Valley National Park. I also spent a winter in Quartzsite Arizona. I love being surrounded by the beauty of nature and sharing that beauty with everyone. Keep checking on my work because I will continually bring you more amazing photographs from all over. My artwork is always uniquely freehand and colorful. There is no rhyme or reason to my patterns. My hand draws whatever feels right. At times I will take one of my hand created artwork and change it digitally. I try to make my work into conversation pieces or work that leaves you wondering. The meaning of my art is anything you need it to mean.I will continually be adding more new pieces of art so be sure not to miss out on any of my work. I hope you enjoy my work. Keep living a life of freedom that overflows with Peace, Love and Happiness! Be sure not to miss out on any new additions. Add me as a friend on my facebook page where I will be updating daily new additions:

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