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Groovik's Cube, Sunrise, Burning Man 2009 | by Michael Holden
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Groovik's Cube, Sunrise, Burning Man 2009

Groovik's Cube at Sunrise, Burning Man 2009: A totally functional Rubik's Cube the size of a house, controlled by three workstations. DesignOra selected this as part of their "Best HDR Photographs of 2009" and then Digg got a hold of it. I'm glad y'all like this photo. :) That's why I take 'em. The cool thing about this one is that the lights inside the cube were still on, even though it was daytime. Using HDR techniques I was able to coax those colors out. This photo is *not* airbrushed -- I didn't add anything that wasn't already in the source files. For example, in the non-hdr photos the squares on the cube are solid white.


I'm getting my photos of Burning Man 2010 up now and I'd be honored if you went and checked 'em out!


You can view and download high-rez versions of this photo on my website at


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Taken on September 4, 2009