Rising to the Occasion


Awards for this Print:

  Professional Photographers of America International Print Competition 2016

  Merit and Loan Collection Award

The Story:

This is a  composite re-creation of a photo I originally  took during the  2015  Albuquerque  Balloon Fiesta. I liked the composition of the original photo and the story it told, but it was lacking in a lot of other ways.      I recreated it, using some of my favorite balloons  and a background image of the balloon fiesta park.    It has come to be one of my most recognizable  images due to the awards it has won and from being on the cover of the 2016 Balloon Fiesta Advertisers' Guide.     It was also included in the January 2017 issue of   Professional  Photographers Magazine   due to my having

won one of ten "Diamond Awards" in the   International  Photographic Competition  in the "Master Artist" Category.    This looks best on canvas due to its painterly appearance, but the infused aluminum medium still works for some collectors.