30 Foot High, and Rising

It’s hard to blend in when you are thirty feet high.

Balloon Fiesta Sunrise

Flickr Explore¬† 2016-10-30 : “Balloon Fiesta 2016 | Art Imitates Life | Morning Ascension, 06:34AM”

Here is the moment during the Morning Ascension at the Balloon Fiesta when the rising sun burst above the Sandia Mountains. The special shaped hot air balloon is a penguin wearing a sunhat, a Hawaiian shirt, and a camera on a strap around its neck.  It parodies the tourists and spectators on the launch field. If you look below the sunburst, you will notice a guy in a red jacket who is posed in a similar manner and position as the penguin. Timing is everything.

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