Desert Glows – Hot Air Balloon Photo Shoot

In last week’s post of the Super Bowl football stadium, I alluded to the fact that we stopped at the stadium on our way to a hot air balloon festival. Today I want to share shots from that event. We timed our arrival right at dusk along with a million other people. After about 45 minutes just to get into the grounds of the festival and park, we were off to enjoy the part we wanted to experience and that is called the “Desert Glows”. As dusk approaches, the balloon operators start filling the envelopes with hot air inflating the balloons one by one. As the sky darkens, an announcer comes over the loudspeaker and introduces the balloon operators. Then music is started and the balloons are coordinated as they light themselves up in beat to the music. Without further ado…seven shots from the Avondale, Arizona 2015 Hot Air Balloon Festival’s “Desert Glows”.

Desert Glows 1

Desert Glows 1

Desert Glows 2

Desert Glows 2

Desert Glows 3

Desert Glows 3

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Desert Glows 4

Desert Glows 5

Desert Glows 5

Desert Glows 6

Desert Glows 6

Desert Glows 7

Desert Glows 7

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53 thoughts on “Desert Glows – Hot Air Balloon Photo Shoot

  1. athletictouch

    Love it! Have you ever been to the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque? You could get some great shots there!! It’s in October, the first full week. I’d love to see what you can capture with 500 balloons!! Love your site!

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  2. jennspoint

    Oh, I LOVE the night shows at hot air balloon fests, but can never capture the glory of these amazing works of art on camera. You have some amazing photos here – congrats!

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      1. lorriebowden

        Oh…it was so beautiful!! The cool crisp mountain air in the morning heated up in a hurry when the sun came over the mountain!! It was a much needed break and the whole trip couldn’t have been better! 😉

  3. reocochran

    This is a place to go, to feel warmth, see both beauty and color. It made me feel better than looking out of the library window at the gloomy gray, white snow falling and thinking of the quiet, but cold walk home, Kirt.

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      We are spoiled here in Arizona….thanks….I grew up in that type of winter weather….I understand exactly what you just described!!! Spring is around the corner:)

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  4. The Cat

    Kirk,

    Your pictures are really stunning. I have to say I do like Hot Air Balloons and you have photograhped some of the best looking ones. Excellent pictures well done. Keep up the great work.

    Purrs,

    The Cat

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