Wow, it seems like just yesterday was my first Burning Man. It’s weird to think that my next will be my 5th time to go. It is kind of surprising how many pieces of art make return appearances every year, yet there will always be something new and amazing. Getting great photos out there is almost too easy. You can just about point your camera in any direction and capture something interesting. There in lies the challenge for me. I’m looking for mega interesting shots that not everyone would think of trying. I like to get creative with my lens choices and play with depth of field as well as long exposures. Unfortunately, changing lenses out there can be brutal on your gear. For the first time this year, I had a lens seize up due to playa dust. I had to send my 14-24 f2.8 into Nikon to have it repaired at a hefty fee of $740. Yikes! I think this year I’ll definitely take more precautions in protecting my gear.