Mystery Photo – Girl at Burning Man

 

Mystery Photos

You guys and gals are always SO good at mystery photos… today I thought I would give you a real challenge.  You’ll have to put on your CSI hats for this one!

Video Recap – 80 Days, 8,000 Photos

I was reminded of this video because I’m posting another Burning Man photo…

Daily Photo – Mystery Girl at Burning Man

So, who is she?  I don’t know if this is much of a hint, but she told me she made those horns herself out of glue and bedsheets.  She said this in a dismissive manner of “of course that is what I did – I can’t believe you couldn’t figure it out on your own.”

HDR Photo

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Neo-Gypsy in the Desert

 

Burning Man Photos

I have so many great scenes from Burning Man recently, but I have not posted many!  This is very lame of me — I will get on it.  In the meantime, check the Burning Man category here on the site to see more.

Daily Photo – Neo-Gypsy in the Desert

I was walking across the playa at Burning Man with Tom when we came across this gypsy of sorts.  She was kind of dancing through the desert eating a bag of chips.  That was surreal and everything, but then it felt even stranger when she pulled out her iPhone to make a few notes about our meeting.  She typed in stuckincustoms.com so she would be sure to visit when she got back to civilization.

Coming Soon...

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White Flower in the Desert

Processing Out-of-Order

As many of you know, I don’t process my photos in any order. I still have photos from five years ago I’ve never processed. I do this for a lot of reasons. One reason is because I know in a few years I’ll be better than I am now, and I don’t want to “waste” all my photos with bad processing. The second reason is because I don’t like to feel the “burden” of needing to process photos right after a trip.

Daily Photo – White Flower in Desert

This is from Burning Man two years ago.

I can’t even remember why I set up in this area to take a shot. I was sort of drawn to it. It was so interesting to me. In some ways, it matters why the flowers are there and it doesn’t matter why they are there. And you can say the same thing about every little part of this photo. To me, this is all very nice and I can’t quite put my finger on it.

Why is anything There?There are many things that happen here and there and everywhere and happen without reason or forethought.  Terrible things fall around us and into us, random events of trauma, and worse, doubt.  Not everything in this world is there for a useful purpose.  So why not have huge white flowers in a desert?  If you ask why about everything, then you're probably not always asking the right questions, I tell myself.

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The Temple Burn and Trey’s Hangout #18

 

Trey’s Hangout #18

This was a fun one! People involved were Tom Anderson (formerly MySpace), Bradley Horowitz (Google), Gordon Laing (CameraLabs.com), Tarah Gaa, and Lily L. We talk about our upcoming Yosemite PhotoWalk, equipment, and more.

Painting Video

I am releasing too many videos lately, yes? I won’t burden the front page with this… but if you want to watch me paint a little of this during a hangout and see more details, visit the “Temple Burn Painting” page.

Daily Photo – The Temple Burn

I had a photo of the “before” that I took of the temple at Burning Man.  I used that as a reference and then started to paint it as it was ensnared in flame… At the bottom is a video from a hangout while I was working on it…

The Temple Burn I had a photo of the “before” that I took of the temple at Burning Man.  I used that as a reference and then started to paint it as it was ensnared in flame… At the bottom is a video from a hangout while I was working on it…- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Below here are a few details from bits here and there.

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Mystery Photo

Daily Photo – Mystery Photo

Okay, this time I’ll give you guys a nearly impossible mystery. Who is this girl?

Here’s a bit of context. So, I stayed at Camp Walter at Burning Man with a nice group of people. One night, we all lit torches and went out with about 50 people as an Angry Mob. We walked up and down the streets and were angry about things. It was ridiculous and fun. This girl joined us, but she was not part of Camp Walter. She rode a bike and waved the torch in the air. I grabbed then when she sped by me.

There was only one light, from her torch that she held while she rode by on a bike at full speed.  I remember that the flame made a sound.  It was the close sound of a small sail catching wind.  It would muffle itself, then catch wind again.  The gentle rumble of the flame reached a crescendo as she passed.  I thought it lit her face so nicely, and her mask was so mysterious.  I have no idea who she was, and she probably didn’t want anyone to know who she was.  That was very nice in a world without secrets, I thought.

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