Texas: Hot air balloons at the Starlight Ranch

It was exciting to see that there was an event with hot air balloons in Amarillo. We are going to miss this year's Balloon Fiesta, so we checked out the Up in the Air for Family Care event. Starlight Ranch The event was held at the Starlight Ranch, part of the Big Texan empire. In … Continue reading Texas: Hot air balloons at the Starlight Ranch

New Mexico: Balloon glow photos

It's always a treat to see the Balloon Glow. When we went in 2017, the Balloon Glow was "winded out" that night, so we didn't get to see it. We had plenty of chances to see the Balloon Glow in 2019, so I've picked the best photos. Balloon Fiesta Live Siesta Edition Don't forget to … Continue reading New Mexico: Balloon glow photos

New Mexico: Balloon inflation photos

While it's fun to capture the hot air balloons taking off and in the air, it is also illuminating to see the inflation process. The photos shown here are also part of a video that I put together on the entire process, including chasing with the balloon crew and putting the balloon away after the … Continue reading New Mexico: Balloon inflation photos

New Mexico: Special shapes and Balloon Fiesta Live

Starting today, Balloon Fiesta Live Siesta Edition will air during the times for the morning and evening sessions. The show hosts, Glen Moyer and Art Lloyd Jr., will bring live commentary, interviews with ballooning experts, and highlights from years' past Balloon Fiesta events. All times are Mountain Daylight Time. Viewing schedule Saturday, October 3 - … Continue reading New Mexico: Special shapes and Balloon Fiesta Live

New Mexico: Mass Ascension photos

During the 2020 Balloon Fiesta Siesta, I'm posting a few good photos each day from 2019. One of the coolest things to see at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the mass ascension each morning. It's just stunning to see upwards of 600 hot air balloons, taking off one after another. This video shows a … Continue reading New Mexico: Mass Ascension photos

New Mexico: 2020 Balloon Fiesta Siesta

For the last 48 years, hot air balloons have filled the skies in Albuquerque at the end of September and the beginning of October. Due to COVID-19, the 49th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta was postponed to 2021. Last year on this day, we were arriving four days early to get set up. This year, … Continue reading New Mexico: 2020 Balloon Fiesta Siesta

New Mexico: Hot air balloon glow in black and white (2019)

What really attracts the eye at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is all the color in the hot air balloons. Lots of red, orange, yellow - every color of the rainbow in varying combinations. Sometimes though, color is distracting. I found one of my hot air balloon photos from the Sunday night balloon glow and … Continue reading New Mexico: Hot air balloon glow in black and white (2019)