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Taos Balloon Glow

Uploaded by: gilg72

Saturday October 30, 2010

Taos, NM (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Annual Balloon Glow during the Balloon Fiesta.

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40. gilg72
3:38 AM GMT on October 13, 2012
Thank you very much Cindy.
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39. CythiaSue
3:10 PM GMT on October 12, 2012
These are nice! Hope you get some good photos in 2012!
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38. gilg72
4:39 PM GMT on December 15, 2011
Thank you much booboo2284, for your nice comment. Don't recall writing you unless it was from way back then in 2010. My memory not the best!
Thanks anyway, appreciate hearing from you. Happy Holidays.
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37. booboo2284
7:21 AM GMT on December 15, 2011
Very beautiful Gil. Love the contrast of light and dark.Thank you for writing to me. Cathy
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36. gilg72
6:17 AM GMT on November 03, 2010
Thank you Winky, Belle, & Dorothy for your nice comments. Much appreciated.

Belle, or anyone reading this: I just uploaded 5 more for the October 31 series. Closer ups of landing near home. Should be up soon. Pending Approval now. gil
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35. Willow13
5:00 AM GMT on November 03, 2010
Wunderful series!!
Love the night and day colors and light!
Congratulations on a gorgeous AC!
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34. belletrouvaille
4:08 AM GMT on November 03, 2010
Gil, you went to a balloon fiesta! How exciting! I have never been to one, but this year I got to see two more on WU: Lori's (SVLover) and Donna's (catilac). Thank you for posting 12 shots! I enjoyed and ten'ed all them, but I have to agree with most people that the night shots look more exciting. Congratulations on the AC! Two in a week, wow!
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33. Winky1
11:41 PM GMT on November 02, 2010
Absolutely beautiful! Lots of wonderful colors and light here. Great job, and congratulations on your AC!
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32. gilg72
3:24 PM GMT on November 02, 2010
Thank you very much Sheila, for your views & commenting. Much appreciated.
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31. JasonMac78
8:37 AM GMT on November 01, 2010
Wonderful hot air balloon series! Looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing this event. Congratulations on your AC.
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30. gilg72
4:41 AM GMT on November 01, 2010
Thank You very much, Juanita, & Bill for your kind comments. Much appreciated.
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29. 94prowler
2:33 AM GMT on November 01, 2010
Very, very cool shots Gil. There are lots of ACs here.
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28. JuanitaQuilts
2:05 AM GMT on November 01, 2010
What a glowing AC...Congratulations !!!
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27. gilg72
12:04 AM GMT on November 01, 2010
Thank you Summer, & Leslie for wonderful comments. Much appreciated.
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26. dixiedaughter
10:09 PM GMT on October 31, 2010
Oh Gil looks like a great time to be had. Outstanding shot and series, congratulations!
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25. CameraDiva
6:44 PM GMT on October 31, 2010
Such an awesome shot!
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24. gilg72
4:49 PM GMT on October 31, 2010
Wow! Such Wonderful comments from so many Wunderful friends on this site. They are all truly, very much appreciated. Thank you all so much. gil
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23. Wanda1948
4:15 PM GMT on October 31, 2010
Very beautiful shot Gil! Congratulations on your new AC!
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22. travelingrose
2:46 PM GMT on October 31, 2010
Beautiful shot, Gil! The whole series is awesome. Congratulations and thanks for sharing!
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21. DarkBroomer
12:55 PM GMT on October 31, 2010
A great series ! Love them all, day and night ! but the night shots with glowing baloons have more mystery ! Congrats on the AC ! DB
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20. Kennebunker
10:52 AM GMT on October 31, 2010
Absolutely spectacular, Gil - everyone of 'em! However did the approvers choose only one? This is something I so want to see in person, and your fine pics are the next best thing. Kudos to you, and a very hearty congratulations on the AC recognition!
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19. CalicoBass
8:28 AM GMT on October 31, 2010
Wow, very beautiful shot!! Congrats on your new AC!!
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18. Amtnspirit
7:01 AM GMT on October 31, 2010
I love the glow I missed it all around this year but will catch next year.
thanks for sharing and congratulations on AC well done!!
Blessings Amtnspirit
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17. RenoSoHill
4:30 AM GMT on October 31, 2010
Congratulation Gil, Excellent photos! Love them all!
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16. BEME
3:48 AM GMT on October 31, 2010
HOLY CAYENNE PEPPERS GIL!!!! You are on a major A/C roll my man!!!!! I had'nt thought you put these up yet,,WOW!!!! Congratulations on a well done WAC!! MAC from me too!!! I love hot air balloons,,and all the Wunderfolx that also put them up,,you people are the GReATeST!!!! I'm real happy for you,and it's great to see you get out and about for such exciting stuff!!!Thanks for sharing these wicked early shots with us!! Absolutely astounding captures,,perfect lighting and all!!PURE MAGIC!! and the early morning light gives them even more space...and mood! You should have gone up in one and filmed looking down or eye level,,how cool would that be?!!!:)))
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15. gilg72
3:46 AM GMT on October 31, 2010
Thank you Donna, and Lori again for your nice comments, and congratulating me. It's all much appreciated.
I didn't see the 'Great Pumpkin' amongst that bunch. Happy Halloween to you all. gil
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14. gilg72
3:43 AM GMT on October 31, 2010
Ok Helen, our mails kept cross paths, but we got it done anyway. I need my typing practice anyway. thanks.
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13. SVLover
3:34 AM GMT on October 31, 2010
I think the evening burst thing is getting more popular. I showed up at our balloon fair last month at 5:15 in the morning only to find out that pilots need a special license to fly befor light, and none of them had that. This might be the reason, not sure. Glad you got to photgraph it Gil, because I was sure disappointed to miss it here!
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12. catilac
3:34 AM GMT on October 31, 2010
Congratulations Gil on this great shot!
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11. MissKitty2
3:30 AM GMT on October 31, 2010
Well, if I'd read all the comments, guess I would have known that and not sounded stupid.
It's a beautiful shot whether before dawn or after dark. ;-))
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10. gilg72
3:27 AM GMT on October 31, 2010
Thanks Helen, for your nice comment.

Note: This is not an early morning shot on the Glowing Balloons. This is Saturday Night after Dark. The Balloons don't lift off from this Balloon Glow Celebration. They just fire up in short bursts to keep them inflated and glowing during the flame bursts. Neat annual celebration during the Balloon Fiestas.
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9. MissKitty2
3:16 AM GMT on October 31, 2010
Wow, what a great series, Gil. I love hot air balloon festivals and I'm glad you got up early to see the dawn ascent. Nice job and congrats on your AC.
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8. gilg72
3:07 AM GMT on October 31, 2010
Thank you Easyshare, & Susan for your kind comments.

Susan these are not morning shots. There were this evening after Dark. The annual Balloon Glow on the Saturday nite of the Balloon Fiesta. gil
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7. got2dogs
3:05 AM GMT on October 31, 2010
WOW! you were out and about early in the morning for these!! such a great series!! congrats on the AC!!
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6. easyshare
3:00 AM GMT on October 31, 2010
Excellent series! I really want to get to a balloon festival someday.
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5. gilg72
2:54 AM GMT on October 31, 2010
Thank you very much Debra, Lori, & Teach for you most welcome comments.
Didn't know this was an AC til I read your comments. Surprised.

A Big thank you to the Approvers for choosing this for an AC. I am Honored & appreciate that very much.
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4. SVLover
2:49 AM GMT on October 31, 2010
Congratulations, Gil. Great series, and I can tell you had a great day!
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3. teach50
2:47 AM GMT on October 31, 2010
Fabulous shot and series. Congrats on your AC.
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2. SVLover
2:43 AM GMT on October 31, 2010
Ah - the one thing my balloon fair was missing. The dawn ascent. Thank you!
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1. trigirl
2:33 AM GMT on October 31, 2010
Oh, Gil, these night shots are so beautiful. Nice job on the capture with the color and lighting!
Celebrating life, Debra
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