I'm all about country. If it has horses, cowboys, cowgirls, bulls, country musicians, or traveling in or out in the country (any country), I’m interested in photographing it! I also have a love of teaching. I am based in Phoenix in the wonderful state of Arizona. I invite you to visit my links below.
I spent the
late afternoon and evening of Saturday 12 January at Rancho Manana golf course
in beautiful Cave Creek, Arizona.The reason was the Fourth Annual Balloon Festival. The good news is the wind was still to about
5 mph. The bad news is it was
CCCCOLD!!! One of the coldest weekends I
can remember in the Phoenix area as it dipped well below freezing. There
was still a fairly large crowd enjoying the festivities. One thing I noticed was how hard it is to
control a camera wearing gloves. By the
way, this was the last event I’m shooting with the Canon 7D and Tamron 18-270mm
lens. I traded them in for the Canon 5D
and a few “L” class lenses and I should have them by Wednesday. My next photography event will be a Phoenix
Coyotes hockey game with my new gear!
said the balloons would light around 6pm, so before then the band Remedy
performed and I had a chance to get close and take some photos. You can learn more about Remedy by going to
their Facebook page here.Nice folks and quite happy to have photos
taken. So it was nice to enjoy a gourmet
dinner put on by the Tonto Bar and Grill
in Cave Creek while Remedy entertained.
by 6 pm they started to inflate the balloons.
Enjoy all of
my photos of the balloon festival below.