I heard grumblings that ‘the man’ wasn’t as cool as he had been in previous years. I thought he was awesome, although I have to agree that the burn wasn’t as dramatic. I liked the way he loomed over the playa with authority. The surrounding merchants were called the Caravansary Souk, which were actually interactive art.
The tilt shift effect on this photo was done entirely in photoshop using a few different blurs and masks. The color grading was based off of a preset in Nik’s Analog Effects 2.