I love walking up to awesomeness at Burning Man. This girl was wearing the same type of visor that I was so we had a silly connection. I asked her for a few photos and she happily obliged.
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I took this during the Meetup last month at the Chase Tower in downtown Dallas. We were having to shoot through glass in a well lit room, which usually creates horrible reflections. Thankfully, I have a little device called a Lens Skirt, which suction cups to the window and eliminates the unwanted reflections. I think I could have sold them all if I had some extras.
I posted this photo over on Flickr a few days ago and the dang thing blew up. It made their Explore category and it received over 7,000 views in 3 days. I love it when that happens!
During the 3 days I got to spend in New York for the International Auto Show, I spent all my free time out in the city shooting. We bought tickets for sunset at the Top of the Rock. I think next time I’ll pay the “day” price and stay up there longer. It’s not like they clear the place out just for the “sunset” people. Every rail was about 3 people deep and it took quite a bit of waiting to get a good spot.
This is one group of my neighbors from Burning Man 2011. They were from Michigan and were all so cool and helpful. They came in this huge green church bus which also served as a great platform for seeing what was going on at the Playa. From left to right are Jane, Kevin, Kate, Jordan and Jesse. They don’t know how much I appreciate them welcoming a virgin burner twice their age and showing me the ropes.
Since getting back to reality, we’ve all friended each other on facebook. It’s really cool how you can do that now. I like being able to keep up with people I can only see once a year. The more I travel, the more diverse my friends list becomes.
I think that is important so you’re not conditioned to one singular way of thinking. Experiencing other peoples environments helps keep your mind open to new and alternative ideas, which then expands into newer ideas still.
You can bid to win an awesome print of this image. It was printed on a 16×24 piece of high gloss aluminum through Aluminarte and it looks awesome! These prints seriously look like LCD monitors hanging on the wall!
I donated it to my church, Woodland West Church of Christ in Arlington, Texas. This Sunday it will be up for bid in an auction benefiting Opportunity Camp, or www.opcamp.com.
A few more details about the print… The black bars and digital signature or not on there. The image goes from edge to edge and is hung using a “float” mount, which makes it look to hover about an inch off the wall. I did hand sign it in the lower right hand corner using a fine gold paint marker. This is a good opportunity to get a beautiful piece of art for a really great cause!