15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Spectators taking in the magic of the dawn patrol ascension at the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 10-14-17.
Thousands look up in pure sensory overload. There's no way to capture the magnitude or all of the balloons filling the skies. My views were akin to a specific window seat on a train or in a car. It's my fleeting window that only I experienced. Each person who attended will have their own vantage point. Chasing their own moments and stories...all in awe.
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