18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Balloon Festival Sunrise

Waking up at 4AM for the New Mexico Balloon Festival was rough but once we got out to the field it was all worth it. I kept looking for cool shots to encompass all the balloons as well as what it was like to be up close to these beautiful hot air balloons. I loved the way the fire was going off in this shot as the balloon rose off the ground in front of us.

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Date Uploaded: 10.2020
Photo Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Copyright: © Jeremy Janus