One week in October… when the winds are just right… the mass ascension fills the skies over New Mexico. No, it’s not the Rapture. It’s the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, said to be the┬álargest hot air balloon festival in the world and the world’s most-photographed event.

We didn’t just attend the fiesta, we volunteered to work on a balloon chase crew. Our exciting adventures are coming soon in a video. Until then, here’s my contribution to that “most-photographed” distinction. Look to the skies!