|Greetings from the Critique Club!
First off, as far as images go, this is well taken. The subject is sharp, it is composed well, the background has some interest. I think, with just a touch more processing, this image would pop. Right now it almost looks like an untouched RAW file. If the image were mine, I would do a curves adjustment, a slight saturation boost, and then a levels adjustment (I posted a quick edit here: //www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=416826).
As far as images go, as I said before, this is well taken. However, for me at least, it holds very little interest. This is more of a documentary shot - showing me something that exists. It doesn't evoke emotion so it holds my interest for a short time. That is not bad in photography; documentary photography is required (I shoot for a paper so I do it all the time). But, The shots that people like to look at tell a story at the same time. The action here, in the basket, is to small to discern. And since all I see is the balloon, I have no context. So you are caught - not close enough to give me some action and not far enough away to give me context. I need one or the other to connect with the image.
I hope that this critique answers some questions you may have. If not, feel free to PM me and I will better explain any questions you have.