Joe Graziano is a commercial photographer in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
He can be reached at 732-573-5953
A young tender steadying a balloon for AM fill. This particular canopy is one of the families oldest and the tender mentioned this may be it's last fiesta before retirement.
With the cost of a standard balloon rig ranging from $30,000-$100's of thousands of dollars, not including chase vehicles, crew and travel costs, the ABQ Balloon Fiesta requires some serious cash to participate.