For me it looks like there is a relation between hot air ballooons and photography. The spectacular colors of balloons and the film’s ability to capture all those brilliant colors seem like made for each other.
First time I ever saw a hot air balloon in person was in Texas. We were in Houston, Texas at that time and there was NASA Open House and ‘Ballunar Festival’. It was in August 2001. I happened to capture some of those balloons on film.
The picture I liked most… Clear blue sky and a colorful balloon!
Early morning _ Preparing for liftoff
AAA Texas Balloon
You can find more information about this balloon festival by following this link: Ballunar Festival