"Fire in the Hole!!!"

This is what the guy who created this ingenious smoke-ring blower (seen in purple just to the right of the flame trailor) yells just before chosen spectactor(s) (seen on the far right of the left frame) pulls the cord to release this mega flame. This flame then shoots up the biggest smoke ring I have ever seen (right frame) - must be about 50 feet in diameter at it's peak, and can be seen from anywhere on the playa (the whole Burning Man grounds).

 

The frame on the right was taken at a different point - he was shooting these off about every 20 minutes every day all day long. Damn impressive.

 

 

Playa aerial photo here from 2005.

  • Mark Lobo 9y

    That is amazing!!! Would love to see that first hand. Any other shots of this?
  • Amy Baker 9y

    wow i really like that smoke ring shot
  • França Almeida 9y

    wow!
    fantastic!
  • btezra 9y

    ~I have long thought of traveling to the desert and BM yet never made the trip, but after speaking with someone I know who went this year (finally) I cannot conceive of not attending in '07 and years afterward~
  • Nad 9y

    global warming? who gives a shit?
  • Neubie 9y

    Amazing. I never saw that thing. I'm sorry to have missed it, though I don't understand how.
  • daPope 8y

    Wow, that's damn weird!
  • Witek Kurowski 8y

    that's devil & angel!
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Taken on September 3, 2006
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