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Overlooked

Daily Photo – Overlooked

I was trying to find this image for a little project, something for Nat Geo, and it turned out not to be in my Smugmug but was on Flickr… which means it may never have made it to the blog! So here it is, a fun shot from Tokyo with the X1D as a little palate cleanser before more Burning Man images.

Overlooked

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-11-04 04:52:08
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time16
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+2/3

Broken, Together, Again

Daily Photo – Broken, Together, Again

Broken, Together 2.0, from Michael Benisty.

Broken, Together, Again

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2022-09-05 12:29:30
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1250
  • Aperture5
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Nerding Out

Daily Photo – Nerding Out

On the night of the Temple burn, I went way out into the deep playa to get a photo. I do this pretty much every year now… well, 5 out of the last 11. Anyway, I was out there by myself and I saw another photographer show up. That is rare! And so I chatted him up – nice German fellow… I asked him why he was out so far away from the event. And he said, I’m trying to get a Trey Ratcliff shot! And I was like, well that guy is a hack… and then I told him and we had a sweet hug and nerded out on camera stuff while taking photos…

Nerding Out

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2022-09-05 14:48:18
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.3
  • Aperture4
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length52.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Burning Man Angel

Daily Photo – Burning Man Angel

An angel on the playa just after sunset a few days after the burn. We took a break from cleaning up to head out and take a few photos with these cool angel wings designed by Sean French.

Burning Man Angel

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2022-09-06 13:52:41
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture4
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Circling the Creation

Daily Photo – Circling the Creation

Here is yet another one of Michael Benisty’s amazing creations. It’s the first one I saw before I even knew he had three out there. I circled it several times, mesmerized, before taking a photo.

Circling the Creation

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2022-09-05 12:01:59
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1600
  • Aperture4
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length84.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Sunset on 8

Daily Photo – Sunset on 8

Here’s a photo from one of the first days… this is my favorite time to shoot, right before sunset as the dust gives everything a mystical quality. Heading down 8 PM and Esplanade from Camp Walter to Mirage Garage.

Sunset on 8

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2022-08-30 13:39:38
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/8000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length66.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Impossibly Hot

Daily Photo – Impossibly Hot

Driving across the deep desert in the middle of an impossibly hot day.

Impossibly Hot

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2022-09-03 09:41:45
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1250
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Dusty

Daily Photo – Dusty

Another 100+ degree day in the desert… I was out of water, but I kept traveling across the desert to find things like this…

Dusty

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2022-09-01 08:48:33
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/3200
  • Aperture4
  • ISO80
  • Focal Length56.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

The Monaco

Daily Photo – The Monaco

I chased the Monaco through an epic storm one day… such a cool art car… powered by the wind. I’m not sure how fast it can go, but I’ve heard rumors that seem off the charts.

The Monaco

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2022-09-01 09:50:20
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO80
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Wings

Daily Photo – Wings

Here are some amazing wings designed by Sean French at our camp (Camp Walter). Everyone wanted to try them on… so amazing – thanks Sean!

Wings

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2022-09-06 13:45:02
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length29.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias