It’s been a colorful week in Albuquerque, with hot air balloons of various shapes and sizes taking to the skies and entertaining visitors at Balloon Fiesta Park. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta continues through Sunday. For more information on the Balloon Fiesta and a schedule of events, visit balloonfiesta.com.

Fall colors at Balloon Fiesta Park

Tim Martin, a launch director at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, blows his whistle and signals to pilots to raise their balloons Wednesday morning. Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican

Fall colors at Balloon Fiesta Park

A O Ferguson helps his team raise the Levity hot air balloon Wednesday morning at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque. Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican

Fall colors at Balloon Fiesta Park

Michaela Morrow walks toward a grouping of balloons Wednesday morning at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican

Fall colors at Balloon Fiesta Park

The view from Jim Lynch’s balloon shortly after taking off Tuesday from Balloon Fiesta Park. Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

Fall colors at Balloon Fiesta Park

Balloonists begin to inflate their balloons just after sunrise Wednesday at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican



Fall colors at Balloon Fiesta Park

Josh Gorbutt of College Station, Texas, lifts his daughter Maggie as balloons begin to rise Wednesday at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican

Fall colors at Balloon Fiesta Park

Pilot Jim Lynch of Destin, Fla., gets his balloon ready for launch at Balloon Fiesta Park on Tuesday. Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

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