I have a thing for hot air balloons. It's not a coincidence they are a major part of my current WiP. I think balloons are awesome, cute and romantic.
So when my boyfriend linked me to Project Aether and their youtube video, I had a bit of a geekgasm.
These people basically launch a high-altitude balloon equipped with a HD camera. And by 'high altitude', I mean SPACE. The images they filmed are incredible. Beautiful. Powerful.
Yes, the video is 11 minutes. It shows the balloon flying up. Waaay up. Let it load in the background and skip parts if you must, but watch it. Oh, and use Full Screen Mode for full effect. It's worth it.
Enjoy the ride!