In my presentations I always talk about 3D in Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended and how easy it is to create extrusions of selections, type, or paths directly in the application. What I did here was to go under the menu item 3D > Get more content... (Adobe® Photoshop Extended® 3D content) and got myself a 3D model of a hot air balloon.
Then, simply by changing textures and lights (colour and position), I was able top create that rather realistic image of a hot air balloon peacefully hovering over the Pilanesberg National Park at sunset.
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Try it for yourself and let me know about what you come up with.