Balloon Fiesta Pictures

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta happened earlier this month. Here are pictures. The haiku is a bit harder to find.

Canyon of balloons

Odd: a sun rises, not sets

Orgasm of flame

Posted by Chad Lundgren on Wednesday, October 23, 2002 (Link)


Posted by Roslee Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 10:18 PM

Oohh, Chad....that last photo is groovy, did you get those rays??? Did you p.s. that digital photo????? My inquiring mind wants to know. The effect, however obtained, is great. Redesigning reality is an awesome thing! Don't let it go to your head. ;)

Posted by Chad Lundgren Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 11:03 PM

Thanks. The flame photo is almost all reality: all I did in Photoshop was tweak the contrast. This is one of many flame photos I took; none of the others really turned out.

Posted by Roslee Friday, October 25, 2002 at 02:55 AM

"Orgasm of Flame"?? Nice title. So, it's a picture of the hot air balloon gas flames inside the balloon? Even more cool! I wondered why there were two suns. Silly me. The tweaking of the contrast is done well. It reminds me of the ps-effect we were striving for a few days ago. You are going to sell me on thses digital cameras sooner or later. Oh, but then I'd have to have a functioning computer! It's all a damned conspiracy to improve my housekeeping habits!!

Posted by Roslee Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 06:50 PM

Ah! Found the full haiku, HaikuBoy! Sheesh! I know that I am slow sometimes. Thanks for giving me a clue that I was missing stuff.