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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A hot air balloon sunrise over Sedona, Arizona.

The 4:30 AM wake up call was worth it. When people think of Arizona, the Grand Canyon is what comes to mind. I believe that the beauty of the state can be seen elsewhere. The weather was perfect for my hot air balloon ride: a crisp, clear morning. This landscape photograph was taken from the perspective of another hot air balloon. The sunrise was reflecting perfectly onto the rocky landscape and the adjacent hot air balloon which created a flawless scene for this photograph. This photograph was taken with a DSLR camera.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Sedona, Arizona, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Emily Hayden