I only see hot air balloons up in the sky every once in a while and always thought they were so pretty sitting up in the sky floating around. A few weeks ago I got to experience a few dozen take off and fly away all at once and I have to admit, it was spectacular. Although I only made it out one day out of the weekend of balloon festivities the mass ascension was amazing. This is an event I will remember for next year and keep on the lookout for. I would highly recommend it for any photographer.
Also on a side note I used Fujicolor Superia 400 that expired in 2006 and besides a slight color shift the film held up quite well.