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Arizona Poster featuring the photograph Colorado River Crossing 2012 by Robert Bales

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Colorado River Crossing 2012 Poster


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Colorado River Crossing 2012 poster by Robert Bales.   Our posters are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All posters include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.

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Wow, this is an amazing sight and image. Gorgeous colors as the sun was setting. The clouds are wonderful too.

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks so much Ellen for the wonderful comments on the balloons!!

Fantasy - like! L/F

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks for the LF Meryl!!

L Outstanding editing in this beautiful composition with the balloons. The clouds are a terrific addition to the scene.

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Linda for the comment on editing along with the LIKE!!

Brilliant colors!

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks so much!!

Outstanding work!

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks so much Marcia along with the PIN!!

Wonderful capture.. I wish I was here and I wish I had captured this.

Robert Bales replied:

It is a wonderful event held every November.

Absolutely wonderful image.L.

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks for the LIKE Rene and the comment!!

Stunning capture Robert-nice composition/V

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks for the nice comment and the vote Mike!!

Love the balloons. Nice processing as well. Liked

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Ken for the nice comment and the LIKE!!

Great shot Robert! F/V

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Steve for the f/v and nice comment!!

Wonderful work! v.

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks for the vote Rene!!

Wonderful capture!......v.

Robert Bales replied:

Sorry i missed this one, but thanks for the vote Shirley!!

Fascinating cloud capture. Like your composition! F/V

Robert Bales replied:

Yes Mother Nature sure helped with this one and thanks for the f/v!!

Stunning capture! Very beautiful work and scene! F/V

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Jim for the great comment and the f/v!!

Stunning clouds and composition. v

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Lisa the comments on the clouds and composition along with the vote!!

Magnificent! Wonderful details and colors. I would love to see this!

Robert Bales replied:

It sure is a great site to see and I hope you can some day!

Beautiful! v

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Byron for the vote and the comment!!

Beautiful shot Robert!! f/v

Fantastic image Robert, nice work! v/f

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Donna for the great comments and the f/v!!

Great hot air balloon image Robert. fv I have a friend that owns one so I get to see a lot of sights like this. :-)

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Nick! I would love to go up in one and thanks for the great review and the f/v!!

Incredible image Robert! Happy 4th of July, Juergen

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Juergen and the same to you!!

What an amazing view here! Love the sharpness! V/F B-) Linda

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Linda for the comment about the view and the sharpness along with the v/f!!

Wonderful ... voted!

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Imran for the comment and the vote!

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The Colorado River Crossing Hot Air Balloon Festival - presented by the Caballeros de Yuma and sponsored by Barney's Convenience Stores - is one of Yuma, AZ's premier annual events. The festival attracts some of the most colorful and unique balloons from the West and Southwest. Staged over three days in November, with mass ascensions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings, the festival uses the Colorado River and the Sonoran Desert as its backdrop. The highlight is its Barney's Convenience Stores Desert Balloon Glow that takes place on Saturday night at Yuma's Desert Sun Baseball Stadium where tethered balloons fill the baseball field and with their burners firing at full blast, the balloons to glow brightly in the dark desert sky, The entire pageant is set to music. Prior to the glow there is a tissue balloon launch featuring miniature balloon constructed by local Yuma area students.

About Robert Bales

Robert Bales

I am a retired teacher, coach and athletic director. While my wife, Judy, and I were teaching she had a photo studio, and I had a dark room where I did black and white and color. Some was for the studio while most of it was just a hobby. When we retired in 2000, we sold our house in Eastern Washington and moved onto our boat, Last Class, and our motorhome. We sold Last Class a few years ago and bought a small house in Yuma, Arizona and bought another one in Emmett Idaho. Now we spend the summers in Emmett and the winters in Yuma. Over our 50 years of marriage, we have always had an interest in photography and both of us enjoy taking the photos for this site.

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