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Burning Man at night [Sep. 22nd, 2010|07:36 pm]
Russell Brunelle

I've never succeeded in taking a picture which captures the majesty of Burning Man at night, and this photograph certainly comes nowhere close to doing so.

In person, its effect is that of being in the middle of an enormous city of light of every color, and fire, surrounding you in every direction seemingly to the horizon. No two parts of it look the same, and neither do any of the brilliantly lit art cars traveling in every direction. Compounding this is the knowledge that the purpose of everything you see is to delight, and that all of it was created not for profit, but out of the simple joy of creating something interesting and beautiful.

I'm aware of nothing like it anywhere else on earth.

By the way, one innovation this year was illuminated remote control planes, i.e. flying works of art.

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