Burning Man 2015, what a weird crazy year just like the rest of them. I could go on and on and on ranting about Burning Man, but I think you rather look at the photos and try to figure out wtf happened. Here are some of my favorite photos from Burning Man 2015.
Just imagine being in Mars with 60,000 aliens for 7 days. Thats kind of what its like, but not quite… Scroll down to watch a quick vid of the temple burn… I’ll be adding more photos as I go through them, check back soon.
This is the last photo I took as we were leaving the burn. It was amazing getting to the hotel taking a long hot shower and sleeping in a real bed before driving back to Texas then jumping on a plane to Miami…
I spent lots of time snowboarding this mountains when I lived in Reno Nevada. It’s always great coming back and spending some quiet quality time up here. I love the peaceful silence the snow brings, followed by a smile going down the mountain.
Last Chance Joe is a massive sculpture that stood high at the entrance of The Nugget Hotel and Casino for 56 years. (The 36-foot high miner was created by Juke Reading of Boise in 1952)
After the Casino was bought out it went into a remodeling face. The statue was going to go to the trash but, with the donation from an anonymous donor that calls him self “Max America” the statue was saved and moved down the street to The Sparks Heritage Museum and Cultural Center along Victorian Avenue.
Now more visible than ever, it puts a smile on pedestrians and drivers day in and day out my self included :)
20 Seconds F16 ISO 100 14-24mm Lens at 14mm
Reno Nevada, also known as “The Biggest Little City” Known for its gaming and being close to Lake Tahoe (Nevada and California). These are the best places to shoot in Reno Nevada.
I shot both of this photos shortly after sunset. On the first photo it was so cold I couldn’t wait to be done, but I had to tough it out as the conditions for photos were good.
For my composition, I wanted to get the mountain in the back as part of the landscape because its one of Renos most popular sky resort “Mountain Rose” and the Reno skyline would not be the same without it.
A giant mirror in the middle of the desert placed there by the gods, there in complete solitude hearing my own thoughts, when dusk came a pack of coyotes followed running me off leaving me with great memories and a few photographs.
Pyramid Lake is located 40 miles North East of Reno Nevada. You will know when you get here. When you first peak over the mountains you see a massive mirror on the floor surrounded by mountains, when you stop and shut off your car it is so quiet you can hear your heart beat.
This particular lake is unlike any Lake I have ever been to before, and there is something very special about it. I can’t explain it, is just so peaceful and magical., it is in the Paiute Tribe’s Indian Reservation and most of the East side is off-limits to the public. (that’s where I shot all this photos except for the first one)
People come here from all over the world to fish for LAHONTAN CUTTHROAT TROUT. The world record for this particular species was 39 inches long, weighed 41 lbs. and was caught in 1925 from this very Lake by Mr. Johnny Skimmerhorn.
If you ever make it to Northern Nevada, you have to check out Pyramid Lake, there is nothing here but peace and quiet. A great place to reflect, think, write and take some photos. If you come here alone even better, you can begin to understand how powerful the desert is, specially at night…
I shot this photo in Reno Nevada this past September. There was an insane fire in California that ended up burning 97,717 acres. It took them a long time to contain it but they finally did. Reno was covered in smoke for weeks and you could barely see 50 yards in front of you. The smoke in the air was really thick making it hard to breathe. I was only visiting for a few days and I couldn’t believe the conditions. Horrible for all the residents of California, Reno and all the surrounding affected areas.
I shot this from a bridge I was driving across, when I looked out my window I had to stop swap lenses jump out of my truck, climb on the roof of my truck and take a few shots before traffic got too crazy behind me. The red comes from the sun, if the smoke was not there you would actually be able to see the sun on top of the trains. It was crazy, it made me feel like I was in some sort of end of the world movie.
1/500 sec at f/5.6 ISO 100 200 mm (70-200mm f2.8 lens)