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The 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

(October 13, 2015)—Now that the 2015 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta is over, I am New Mexico wants to thank the folks at the Balloon Fiesta for having us this year. We had a really good time! We’d also like to thank the thousands and thousands of people that showed up to see the many balloons that took flight this year. Here is the collection of photographs and video that we took at the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

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Balloon Fiesta guests filling up the balloon fiesta park on opening night of the Twilight Twinkle Glow at the 2015 International Balloon Fiesta

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A view of the clouds coming in, but it didn’t stop the Twilight Twinkle from going down. It was a little windy, but they managed to inflate the balloons.

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A shot of the sunset as we wait for the burners to start roaring.

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It’s a go. The Twilight Twinkle was a success on the opening night of the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

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The Twilight Twinkle, aka Glowdeo is underway.

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The wind wins, but not till after all the balloons were able to make an expression.

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Afterglow Fireworks, opening night at the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

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The Grand Finale was nothing less than amazing. I’d compare it to a 4th of July fireworks display it was so awesome.

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Oh wait, don’t forget, there’s more fireworks to the left!

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Dawn Patrol is one of the most breathtaking things to witness at the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

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Dawn Patrol, 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

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Dawn Patrol, 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

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As the sun begins to rise, the hot air balloons take flight at the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

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Some of the first special shapes to take flight this 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

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Seeing hot air balloons overhead is one of the coolest things you’ll ever see. Don’t miss the 2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, it seems to get better every year!

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As the sun peeks over the Sandia Mountains, silhouettes of the multiple shaped balloons can be seen speckling the skies.

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It’s always good to see the Stars and Stripes, even if it’s on a hot air balloon. You can see nice a Lady Bug special shaped balloon as well. Always a great sight!

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With everyone’s head in the sky, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is one of the most photographed events in the world.

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You can hear kids scream with joy as the special shaped hot air balloons take the sky.

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Yep, that’s Humpty Dumpty! One of my favorite hot air balloons. There’s also one that’s upside down, although I’m not too sure I got a photo of it.

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After most of the people leave is when the fun for the balloonists begin. The 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta as well as previous years, has hosted many of competitions for the balloonist to compete in. This was my first time seeing it, it was cool to watch. [See Mass Ascension Video Below]

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Watching the balloons land after they take their stab at the hot balloon competition

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Another successful dawn patrol on the Special Shapes Rodeo day at the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

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As the sun rises at the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the sky changes color by the second. Silhouettes of the dawn patrolists in the distance

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The first of hundreds of hot air balloons begin to inflate at the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

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Rainbow Ryders showing their stuff

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The first special shaped hot air balloon to take flight, the opening morning of the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Special Shape Rodeo

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First things first, let the regular shaped hot air balloons take flight at the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Special Shapes Rodeo

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The Zia Balloon at the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Special Shapes Rodeo

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A Pepsi hot air balloon, a jester and a half full zebra.

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Coco the Clown Hot Air Balloon at the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Special Shapes Rodeo

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Ahh, such a beautiful sight at the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Special Shapes Rodeo

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Super wide angle, so I can get them all into one frame, at the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Special Shapes Rodeo

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The Fire Hydrant Hot Air Balloon, at the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Special Shapes Rodeo

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The 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Special Shapes Rodeo was presented by Canon. You can see their balloon in full glow in the top right of the photograph.

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Special Shapes Rodeo™ Hot Air Balloon Video

Mass Ascension and Dawn Patrol™ Video

Twilight Twinkle Glow™ Video




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