Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada. The event is described by many participants as an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance.

After my sister Nicole and her partner Chris saw my pictures from last year, they said they HAD to go! They also had a few friends going, and we all joined a small camp called Black Rock University. With fresh spirits and a fancy new camera to play with I hit the playa hard and fast! I pulled several all-nighters, reunited with old friends, and had the time of my life. Since I was still new to photography, I left the camera on Auto and shot in JPEG, which worked out well. Having the 18-105mm lens was a Godsend for the large art installations!

These photos are my gift to the Burner community and free to download at full-size for personal use. They are not legally allowed to be sold, so please don't use them for profit or without permission! Thanks :)

Categories & Keywords
Category:Lifestyle and Recreation
Subcategory:Festivals
Subcategory Detail:Burning Man
Keywords:Burning Man, Burning Man 2009, Evolution

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