Travel Photography – Burning Man at Night

One night we were able to experience the playa by art car, brought to you by the Tiki Fkos camp, and I was overtaken by this sight of Burning Man at night.

I can’t accurately describe what it was like that night. The playa was clear and we had the pleasure of being without a single white out for days – everything was still pristine. We quickly hopped onto an art car with a scary clown face and made our way around… slowly putting. With temperatures dropping near 32F/0C, the night was alive and the sounds of fire carried in the wind. Coming across the scene in the stark cold night was stunning.

Shaun and I huddled for warmth in the corner of the roof of the car, smiles permanently attached to our faces. There were lights, fire, and lasers as far as they eye can see. A soft thump of bass could be heard for miles around.

To think that this community, this city, and these people claim this land as their own is magical all on its own.

burning man at night

Quick tips for Burning Man at night:

1. Have a thick jacket. It may be 100 during the day but it drops near freezing at night.
2. Consider bringing a thermos. It is nice to have warm drinks!
3. Scarves are AWESOME (and versatile!)
4. Find a fire installment and hang out there.
5. Dance to keep warm.

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13 Responses to “Travel Photography – Burning Man at Night”

  1. Jeremy B March 4, 2011 at 3:48 am #

    For whatever reason, this reminds me of the Blue Man Group! :)

  2. Nick Laborde March 4, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    That is wicked…

    • Erica March 5, 2011 at 10:14 pm #

      @Nick: And about 30 degrees outside lol!

  3. Christy @ Technosyncratic March 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    Wicked it right. One of these years we’ll make it to Burning Man… one of these years!

    • Erica March 5, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

      @Christy: If you have thought about it, make sure to go! They are life changing.

  4. Amy March 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    Nice pic! :)

  5. Lorna - the roamantics March 6, 2011 at 1:21 am #

    whoa! that next to the moon is just crazy! i’ve put off going for so long, but may just have to do it :)

    • Erica March 6, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

      @Lorna: Shaun actually pointed it out to me and thank goodness!

  6. Leslie (Downtown Traveler) March 6, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    Your photos make me want to go to Burning Man! It looks awesome

  7. joshywashington March 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    All hail The Man! Was this from last year? Are you going this year? I am and want to gather a camp of ninjas who love tacos and tequila…

    • Erica March 10, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

      @Joshy: This was last year. :) I wish we could go this year but I don’t think we could hack the plane tickets back to the US and then somehow ship all our gear out. We should be in the middle of South America by then.

  8. Rebecca March 12, 2011 at 2:30 am #

    So cool!

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