The Beginning Stages…
The finished or almost finished dolls…..
I was really impressed with the work done in this class and these are small detailed dolls….. Good Work Class!!
Burning Man was challenging this year for me… First off there was the weather. This year I decided not to pack all my heavy coats and cold weather clothes that I had packed so many times before and had NEVER used… Well that just assured that it was freezing cold and rainy in the desert at the end of August.
Then there was the temple. The temple is probably one of the most important parts of Burning Man for me, and this year I just didn’t connect with it. I completely appreciate and support the HUGE amount of work it takes to create a structure like that and I think they achieved their aesthetic objectives. It just didn’t resonate with me personally.
I wasn’t as physically strong this year as I have been in past years and Burning Man is a physical endurance test!!!
But besides my whining, There was still lots of FUN to be had and LOTS OF AMAZING ART to see and photograph. I do believe Burning Man is one of the most fun places to take photos. Participated in a couple of parade/ processions this year for the first time and that was fun and visually beautiful. Did the RED parade because it is my favorite color, and did the white procession at dawn which was magical and beautiful. I continue to be amazed at the physical beauty found in that desolate piece of land. The sky is so immense and blue and the sunset and sunrise so amazing set against the mountains surrounding the playa.
Now on with the photos…..
Charlene the mannequin that we strapped to the roof of the Subaru for the road trip… Boy did it make for fun conversations and funny looks on the drive!
Had a lot of fun taking photos at night, played around with my camera settings and got some shots I was happy with this year at night.