15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Dawn Patrol

Spectators taking in the magic of the dawn patrol ascension at the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 10-14-17. Thousands look up in pure sensory overload. There's no way to capture the magnitude or all of the balloons filling the skies. My views were akin to a specific window seat on a train or in a car. It's my fleeting window that only I experienced. Each person who attended will have their own vantage point. Chasing their own moments and stories...all in awe.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Ryan Kost