DSC06632 - Burning Man 2009 - The Raygun Gothic Rocket

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The Raygun Gothic Rocket, by by Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor, David Shulman, John Manyjohns.

The Raygun Gothic Rocket is an immersive large-scale installation consisting of a 40' tall metal rocketship connected via walkway to a taller gantry launch tower with a well-defined lighted perimeter. Participants can interactively explore the rocket's three interior chambers accessible through the bottom of the rocket and the top of the rocket via the gantry. Aesthetically, the Rocketship explores the rococo retro-futurist future-rustic vernacular. Existing between yesterday's tomorrow and the future that never was... it is a critical kitsch somewhere between The Moons of Mongo and Manga Nouveau.

For more information about the Raygun Gothic Rocket, go to www.raygungothicrocket.com/

Photo taken at the Burning Man 2009 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).

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  1. sylvester07 56 months ago | reply

    Amazing ,thats the bottom line,ur pic says it al.keep going.congrats

  2. Dr.Nax 56 months ago | reply

    i hope i can visit this festival one day

  3. [ Rodelicious ] 56 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ***PERFECT ESCAPES!*** (invite only), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  4. anjoyplanet 56 months ago | reply

    this guest-house is for ME ;-)))

  5. Matt_Lum 56 months ago | reply

    Great photo! Did you use any filter(s) for these pictures at BM?

    It looks like you are using a polarizer but how do you avoid banding in the sky with a UWA lens? Thanks!

  6. loupiote (Old Skool) pro 56 months ago | reply

    thanks!

    Did you use any filter(s) for these pictures at BM?

    no, i used no filters at BM.

  7. Matt_Lum 56 months ago | reply

    Wow, I'm curious how you got your skies so blue? Is it all in post processing?

  8. loupiote (Old Skool) pro 56 months ago | reply

    i didn't do anything special other than standard adjustments of levels, contrast and saturation.

    the sky was very clear and very blue that day, and i hid the sun behind the nose of the rocket.

  9. BentWright 56 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Raygun Gothic Rocketship, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  10. noomrise 56 months ago | reply

    Very nice shot.

  11. forno grande 56 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Forno: ovens, kilns, furnaces & heaters, and we'd love to have this added to the group! Did it get of the ground? Beautiful!

  12. bengebodotcom 56 months ago | reply

    Nice framing with the sun behind the rocket.

  13. danichro 55 months ago | reply

    Excellent capture!Bravo!


  14. _-Do Mi-_ 51 months ago | reply

    greta shot!

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  15. MightyTiki © 44 months ago | reply

    I don't know where it's going but I wanna go! :D

  16. Mr.Poky 44 months ago | reply

    nice colours
    great photo!

  17. loupiote (Old Skool) pro 44 months ago | reply

    thanks!

    the rocket landed on the san francisco water-front where it is currently exposed.

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