Up Up and Away! ▌Cochise County Photographer, Arizona

Last May I had the opportunity to fly in a Hot Air Balloon for the first time, I say "first time" because this amazing experience will need to be repeated many times in my future. To see more about my big flight click HERE. This weekend is Sierra Vista's Festival Of Color. I arranged a class field trip for my Advanced DSLR students, devoted students who willingly met me at 6:30am, and we were treated to one of the most beautiful autumn mornings imaginable. Here are my favorites from the breaking dawn, including one of The Boy and my DH, this being both boy's first time up in a balloon. The Baby climbed in willingly but when the pilot wisely blew a test run of the fuel system The Baby bailed out to Mama's safe arms rather quickly. "Too Loud!" he exclaimed. My Mother teased that The Baby was wise to Mommy sending lifes most precious items away via balloon... It appears that the wind may cooperate so were now off to the evenings "Balloon Glow".


Julie Rivera Photography said... at November 14, 2009 at 7:48 PM

You are right, that was a beautiful day! I love them all, but I am really taken with the 2nd picture, the one of the blue and yellow balloon ascending. Can't wait to see what the evening held for you...

Merrie said... at November 14, 2009 at 8:41 PM

Oh what fun it is to see you continue the traditions of your childhood and capture it on film.
It makes those long trips (with stops to get the grapes) and early risings with disgruntle siblings seem all worthwhile. AND your pictures are breathtaking, can't wait to see the other 100 or so!!