Once In a Lifetime

Albuquerque, New Mexico

"It was another morning filming the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in the Channel 4 News Helicopter... We were up by 3 am and on our 4th exhausting day of capturing the fiesta. After a long morning filming traffic for 3 hours in the dark, we headed back to the airport for fuel. As we were on our way back to the fiesta, we could see balloons headed toward the Rio Grande so we headed that way as well. As we started to get closer and closer, we saw the fog! We couldn’t believe what we were seeing! The balloons were disappearing into the fog and the only thing we could see was the outline of the balloons as they fired their burners. This was a very special morning and was the ONLY time a phenomenon like this was captured during the balloon fiesta! This will always be my favorite moment in a helicopter and my favorite image ever captured. It was once in a lifetime."

- Lyric Moya


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