One Camera, One Lens: The AZ State Fair – a Photo Essay

I am starting a new feature here on my photography blog called One Camera, One Lens Photo Essays.

These photo essays will be photographed when I am out shooting with just one camera and one lens. Why only one camera and lens? Read here for the story and to view the galleries.

As for my first photo gallery, it has to do with the 2014 Arizona State Fair, where in mid October I went to the Fair in Phoenix for a good portion of the midday and brought my Sony a7 mirrorless camera and Sony FE 35mm lens.

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To view the photo gallery you can click on the photo above or here.


Balloon Fiesta 2014: A Photo Essay and Time Lapse

On Saturday, October 11, 2014 I had the opportunity to head down from Santa Fe to view and photograph the dawn patrol and mass ascension of hot air balloons at the 2014 Albuquerque, New Mexico Balloon Fiesta.

I headed down with my colleague Christine Hauber. The alarm went off at 3:15am so we could leave Santa Fe at 4am and make the 45 minute trip down to Albuquerque.

It was a good thing we left so early. We were able to park very close to the gate and had plenty of time to get our bearings set before the dawn patrol went up. Watching the news that evening we learned that traffic jams later in the morning prevented many people from getting down to the Fiesta and they even had to close the exit for a while due to the traffic.

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