Photo and caption by Douglas Mayhew
My wife was given a jigsaw puzzle of The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. A new event and place to visit was added to our bucket list and we attended the Fiesta in October of 2012. The spectacle of over 300 hot air balloons in one location is amazing and is something I'll never forget. I’ve never seen so many happy people in one place! This photo is one of my favorites. The clock in the air and the face inflating on the ground give a happy, cartoon-like quality to the shot, which perfectly reflects the mood of the day. My camera is a Canon Powershot A630.
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.