Burning Man photos by Tristan Savatier
Years: 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1998.
Burning Man is yearly gathering of 50,000 to 70,000 people, many from the San Francisco Bay Area, celebrating life, passion and art during one week in a desolated desert in Nevada.
The event takes place each last week of august in an immense dry alkali lakebed called Black Rock Desert. A temporary city is built where about everything is permitted except violence, money and commerce.
The culmination of the event is the burning of a large human-shape effigy in a giant bon-fire, hence the name (Burning Man). The city disappears completely at the end of the week, leaving no trace.
If this sounds interesting, check out the official Burning Man website at www.burningman.com.
Equipment used: In 2013 and 2012: Sony Alpha A55 (16 Mega-pixel). In 2010, 2009 and 2008: Sony Alpha A700 (12.5 Mega-pixel). In 2007: Sony Alpha A100 (10.2 Mega-pixel) and Sony DSC F828 (8 Mega-pixel). In 2006: Sony DSC R1 (10.3 Mega-pixel) and Sony DSC F828 (8 Mega-pixel). In 2005 and 2004: Sony DSC F828 (8 Mega-pixel). Previous years: Pentax LX and Fuji film. And I always carry a small tripod for long exposures.
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