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Black Rock Desert
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34 Comments |
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 July 22, 2014
This is awesome... ")
AlanJakarta
 
AlanJakarta September 05, 2014
Terrific image. Congratulations on being Featured.
bleonard
 
bleonard September 05, 2014
Thank you for sharing this! Congratulations on featured Photo!
mixaliskalogerakis
 
mixaliskalogerakis September 05, 2014
Nice shot
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 September 05, 2014
Congrats!! ")
kkat Platinum
 
kkat September 05, 2014
A unique find!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!
scottnmandy
 
scottnmandy September 05, 2014
Awesome! Congrats on being featured!
dlts4u
 
dlts4u September 05, 2014
Love it! congrats
toml721
 
toml721 September 05, 2014
believe ?? Believe what ?? Bigger is better ?? OK no problem! great shot !!
iceman2
 
iceman2 September 05, 2014
Wonderful capture.Congrats!
Shellcanada
 
Shellcanada September 05, 2014
love this . I actually have believe tattooed on my forearm!
SusiStroud Platinum
 
SusiStroud September 05, 2014
Great shot! Congrats on your Feature!
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi September 05, 2014
I BELIEVE this is great shot !
Bruz Platinum
 
Bruz September 05, 2014
This is the secret of life. Congrats on the feature.
catini
 
catini September 05, 2014
Great composition, congrats on your feature!
ChrisKIELY
 
ChrisKIELY September 06, 2014
This is an amazing, wonderful image and I BELIEVE it is perfect to be feAtured !! Congratulations !!
canon7d
 
canon7d September 06, 2014
what a great find ,smart angle for this shoot
Dotti
 
Dotti September 10, 2014
I definitely do. and thank you for all your wonderful messages.
jerzgrl51 Platinum
 
jerzgrl51 September 14, 2014
superb!!! Congrats on the feature!
Malachee
 
Malachee September 23, 2014
Really cool shot! Sounds like a cat poster...
JoseV
 
JoseV October 15, 2014
Awesome
sallywolever
 
sallywolever November 18, 2014
GREAT shot!
e_pedroche Ultimate
 
e_pedroche January 12, 2015
WHEN YOU BELIEVE YOU STILL HAVE HOPE. GREAT PHOTO!
deniseizzi
 
deniseizzi February 06, 2015
I was born in Nevada and raised in Reno. Burning Man is always such a neat time of year! I love this photo with the angles of the shadows and the sun burst...great job!
Aldinette
 
Aldinette April 15, 2015
Was this really built? Just awesome.
josephledesma
 
josephledesma April 17, 2015
This is amazing! :-) Well done!
bleonard
 
bleonard April 20, 2015
Congrats on being featured!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots April 21, 2015
Great capture. Congrats!
Dals-Photography
 
Dals-Photography July 23, 2015
This shot is beautiful, I don't know where it must be, but it's got magic!
Leechy7
 
Leechy7 July 29, 2015
this is wonderful! I love it!
catherinemarieswankhemphill
 
catherinemarieswankhemphill November 23, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
catherinemarieswankhemphill
 
catherinemarieswankhemphill November 23, 2016
This is now on display in downtown Reno, Nevada.....I love it
adavies PRO+
 
adavies December 09, 2016
Love it! :)
joeMedrek
 
joeMedrek June 17, 2020
Love this!
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Behind The Lens

Location

I took this image at Burningman Festival in Black Rock City, Nevada

Time

I took this image early in the morning.

Lighting

At Burningman festival , it's best to get up at dawn to shoot photos, before the intense heat and dust storms settle in. I liked the long shadows of early morning and late evening for this photo.

Equipment

I used a Canon Eos rebel and a SLIK tripod.

Inspiration

It's difficult to NOT be inspired at Burningman festival. There are photo opportunities everywhere you look. I had to wait about an hour to capture this shot with no people in the photo. Not that I object to people in the photo, but I didn't want to have to contend with a model release.

Editing

I took 3 shots and used PhotoMatix for HDR post processing.

In my camera bag

I always carry a tripod and lens paper.

Feedback

If you plan on going to Burningman festival be sure to put duct tape around every crack of your camera or dust will creep in. I keep my camera in a plastic baggie to keep the dust at bay. Also, keep your camera in a cool, shaded spot as the intense heat of Black Rock Desert can easily melt a camera. If folks are in your photo, be sure to ASK if you can take their picture before you begin shooting. Not everyone is agreeable to having their picture taken. Put your camera away and spend some time simply BEING at the festival.

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