It takes surprisingly little time for 600 balloons to rise up into the air, about two hours. It was a fast-moving, awe-inspiring and colorful event. If you ever get a chance to go, do not miss this balloon fiesta! It was definitely one of my travel highlights.
What a difference some tuning and color saturation adjustment can make in a picture. It turned a gray, chilly looking early morning photo marred by horizontal streaks into a sunny, vibrant memory that does justice to the day.