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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta | Frank Maulit

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

The Balloon Fiesta was something my parents took us out to when we were kids but I didn’t really have an appreciation for it back then.  Maybe because it was freezing cold back in 1994 and it required you to get up at 4am that morning to see the morning ascent of balloons.  Now as an adult and a photo geek, it’s been one of those things I’d been wanting to revisit.  It’s an awesome sight to see a couple hundred balloons take off.  I had to take the time to put down the camera and soak everything in.

What’s even more awesome is finding out from FourSquare that a friend is also in town for the same event and they’re available to pick you up from your hotel at 4am because you got into town so late that the rental car desk was already closed.  The weekend couldn’t have worked out better :-)

YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAtU91hJALo&list=UUnwd8jou-OS3Uja6ljG61BA&feature=c4-overview

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