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I wish there was the top of a mountain or something in the background for perspective but certainly not missing one to tell the story. Nice shot and interesting vantage point, you must be in another balloon or on top of said mountain.
I like Paul's edit the best. I don't favor adding sun and lens flare that weren't there. Bumping the contrast and saturation just a bit, and a little crop, as Paul did, seems best to me. It seems like Paul's edit retains the mood and atmosphere of your original and accentuates the important elements of the composition.