We have had some good ballooning weather lately. This Stars and Stripes model came slowly down our street last Sunday at just over roof level. I grabbed the Leica and walked along with the balloon thinking I might get some shots of a landing as that was pretty clearly what the pilot was aiming for. However, there were really no likely landing spots on the course chosen by the wind, so about six blocks on the pilot gained some altitude and speed and left me behind.
A few days later I took my Retina Reflex loaded with another roll of TMAX 100 to the botanic garden. I was the first one through the gate at 9:00 AM and it was nice to have the place to myself except for a few groundskeepers doing their watering and weeding.
Today is Cesar Chavez Day in Albuquerque, so I'm hoping to get to the celebration at the Hispanic Cultural Center with the Minolta X-700 and some Tri-X. Lots of new photo opportunities on the horizon with the arrival of Spring.