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Uploaded: October 14, 2002


Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2002 - one of the dawn patrol balloons against the sunrise


Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe October 19, 2002

I think it's beautiful!! #11078

David Lukin May 26, 2019

Thanks Carolyn; this was my first time to the Fiesta, and it was worth it. The Dawn Patrol balloons start setting up around 05:30am, with lift-off around 06:00am. It is pretty neat seeing the balloons light up in the dark! This particular pic is one of the balloons floating away towards the southeast as the sun was starting to rise (so it's probably around 06:30 - 06:45am). My camera (Olympus C-720) has a problem auto-focusing in lowlight conditions so a lot of the pix taken while it was still dark didn't come out so good. Anyway, again Thanks! #18326

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