The first shot was taken just before sunset when the sky was still blue. I liked the contrast between the orange balloon and the blue sky. In hindsight I think I might have done better with a long telephoto lens from a ways back instead of my short lens up next to the balloon. That might have made the moon look much larger in the photo.
The second shot was later after the sun had gone down and the sky was dark. Getting the balloon exposed correctly meant over exposing the moon. As a result there are no details on moon and it just looks like a white dot.
The last two shots include the street, street lights, buildings and some of the thousands of people that were down there. The balloon in the foreground in the third shot had just been taken down and was in the process of being folded up.