Evidence of Burning Man

by George Murphy on September 6, 2012

In a hotel parking lot in Reno, a dust covered car bears dramatic evidence of time in the desert as “Burners” return from Burning Man and the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.

Earlier in the day my wife and I had noticed all of the grey “painted” bicycles mounted on roof racks and trailers heading West, as we drove East on Hwy-80 over Donner Pass out of California. It took us a moment to register the obvious, that these were some of the folks returning home from Burning Man…and that the grey paint was actually a fine powdery alkaline dust that covered not only bicycles, but vehicles and trailers alike (and no doubt the drivers themselves too!).

I thought of friends who I knew were likely making this same trip home right now and wondered if any of them were part of this exodus. I’m sure they’d agree that most of these travelers wore this dust like a badge of honor, symbolizing their unique experiences at this past week’s legendary event.

-GM

The dusty evidence of Burning Man covers a car returning from the Black Rock desert. Photo by George Murphy.

The dusty evidence of Burning Man covers a car returning from the Black Rock desert. Photo by George Murphy.

The dusty evidence of Burning Man covers a car returning from the Black Rock desert. Photo by George Murphy.

Technical Notes:
Photographs were made using a Canon EOS-5D Mark III camera using a Canon EF 24-105mm ƒ/4 L lens with ISO set to 160. Developing was done in Adobe Lightroom 4 and Photoshop 6.

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