The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the biggest festival of its kind in the world and the 2014 spectacle was the 43rd annual gathering. It was as amazing as anyone might have hoped…
Knate Myers has captured some amazing footage and has shared it with us in the amazing timelapse below. He says:
Each morning begins very early as a group of 6-12 hot air balloons known as Dawn Patrol, ascent into the deep blue sky before sunrise. These skilled pilots test wind and weather conditions as other pilots and crew begin to lay out hundreds of balloons across the field.
Just as dawn breaks, the next wave of balloons begin to lift off. When the sun rises above the Sandia Mountains it simultaneously fills the morning with beautiful light as the balloons fill the sky with color. The next 60-90 minutes are a great mix of fun and chaos as several hundred more balloons lift off, wave after wave.
I had a absolute blast capturing this nine day festival. Even though the weather cancelled several events it was nevertheless an incredibly beautiful and successful time! Thank you for taking the time to watch :).
Here is the awesome video, enjoy:
And here is an awesome GIF and a couple of images:
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