Really nice profile. The colored pattern on the ballon really makes it a visual delight. The crop emphasizes more its vertical aspect instead of horizontal aspect. Seems to be perfect for the situation: rising vs floating. The shot angle supports that visual interpretation. It may seem like a not so obvious insight from the standpoint of the photographer, but to me it makes the scene. I don't know that you actually thought this through or made it from artistic instinct. And, maybe it is not important to know which. But, this aspect is what makes the difference from between the amateur and the professional. Well done.