2016 Balloon Fiesta

2016 Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The 2016 Balloon Fiesta has ended, after what was a truly glorious week. Hopefully, the 74 images in this slideshow will give you a feel for the beauty of a Mass Ascension on an autumn morning in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The images may be seen in Full Screen mode by clicking on the small button on the lower right of the slideshow screen. Enjoy.

All the images in this slide show are available as photographic prints. Some are also available as canvas wraps, prints on metal, and small, miscellaneous items such as mouse pads, playing cards, tote bags, etc. Please visit the Portfolio site if you are interested.

On this Monday morning, here is just a taste of the joy seen at the 2016 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta:

2016 Balloon Fiesta
Just One of Many Special Shapes at the 2016 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

6 Replies to “2016 Balloon Fiesta”

  1. Susan thanks for sharing your images of the balloon fiesta. I was unable to attend this year but enjoyed your sharply focused, colorful, well composed images. I especially enjoy seeing some of the new special shapes and knowing that some of the older ones have returned. Their whimsical nature really tickles me.
    Thanks again for sharing your expertise. Barbara

    1. Hi, Barbara. Thank you so much for dropping by, and for such a wonderful comment. I had not been in four years, and the forecasts made the first Sunday seem like the complete opposite of a perfect storm. I decided almost on a whim to go. I’ve never been on a better day, and I felt like I had been given a real gift. So much whimsy, and also so much beauty. Balloons I had only seen tethered and inflated were flying. I appreciate very much your taking the time to look at the images and to comment. 🙂

  2. Thank you Susan, for sharing these photos with us. What a fantastic, colorful, whimsical week-long event! It’s all so much fun to see and remember all the balloons floating in the clear blue sky.

    1. Hi, Juanita. Somehow I missed this comment until this morning. Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment. I thought this year’s Balloon Fiesta was among the best, because the weather was so perfect. I remember being out on the balloon field and freezing! The temps were perfect, and little wind on most days. I *almost* did not go, and was so glad I did.
      Again, nice to see you and thanks for dropping by!

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