Timelapse: Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque, New Mexico held its 42nd annual International Balloon Fiesta. It's a 9-day event where over 700 balloons see liftoff. It's the largest hot air balloon festival in the entire world.

The Alarm goes off at 4 am. The best pilots go up before the sunrise to find out what the wind conditions will be like for the day.

Dawn Ascension is when all of the balloons (excluding dawn patrol) take off one after another starting just before the sunrise. 500+ balloons take off in the span of an hour and a half. The balloons land anywhere they can in Albuquerque. From school yards, to back yards to the middle of the street, the whole community unites to pull the balloons from the sky and celebrate those rides of a lifetime.

The equipment used to make this video included:
Canon 6d,
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8
Emotimo TB3 Black

Film + Edit: Joel Schat
Music: Watching the Storm - U137

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+6 1. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

This made my day...thanks garbagedrew :*!
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+4 2. Burimi commented 5 years ago

I love balloons
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+2 3. Judge-Jake commented 5 years ago

#2 I love them from the ground but you wouldn't get me up in one
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+1 4. darkmas commented 5 years ago

and nobody thought of doin' a mix montage, with gopro and also involve some wingsuit jumpin', and paradrop formation, and put them all in one clip, and post. :(|)
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+1 5. Sizzlik (admin) commented 5 years ago

#4 You forgot Red Bull
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0 6. buckleg08 commented 10 days ago

thats a load of hot air...:D
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0 7. Judge-Jake commented 9 days ago

Five years on still a wonderful sight and you still wouldn't get me up in one. :D