Sky-Scapes


Albuquerque, New Mexico is the ballooning capitol of the world.  Each October the sky fills with hot air balloons from all over the world during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  

I took my first flight in 1987 and joined my first balloon crew in 1990.  I chased balloons for 15 years after that.  Needless to say when you put a photographer in the middle of the most photographed event in the world you get a lot of photographs.

Being part of a local balloon team gave me opportunity to get photos of hot air balloons year 'round.  The weather in New Mexico is conducive to flying most weekends.  A photographer's dream.

New Mexico's also known for it's breathtaking sunsets.  As a photographer I can't resist capturing these gorgeous evening spectacles.

Here are some of my favorite and best photographs of hot air balloons and sunsets.


"Greeting the Dawn"

©2002

35mm

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta


"Belen Sunset"

© 2004

35mm

Belen, NM


"Belen Sunset Reflection"

© 2004

35mm

Belen, NM


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