Greeting the Sun, Temple of Flux, Burning Man 2010

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    The Temple of Flux at Burning Man 2010 was interesting in that you couldn't see the sunrise from inside the structure. This had the effect of drawing people out of it when the sun was coming up. I had found a little spot that -- if was on my side, with my head in the dust and the tripod on the lowest setting, I could still get the actual sunrise and some of the temple. It was fantastic. And then THAT guy walked by. His head-dress was awesome. He was a photographer. I told him, look, you're a photographer, you don't have any good photos of you, right? Want that to change? He was like, hell yeah, so I told him to stand "right here and be very still" -- which he did, and, yo, Mr. Head Dress Photo Guy, here you are. I shot this at f22 to get as much lens flare as I could out of the sunrise, and I like how his head dress mimics the lens flare. This is an HDR image, made out of three raw files shot at 1/15, 1/8 and 1/4 seconds each. - See more pics on my site at

    siberfi, Dan Ballard Photography, and 54 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Saad Shams Photography 55 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot, perfect composition, great perspective and wonderful colours !!!

      I would really appreciate your views on my photos !!!


      Beautiful Capture Award

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    2. Dan Ballard Photography 55 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot man!! Really is amazing. Love the headdress dude!! Thought it was fake at first.

    3. siberfi 55 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot Michael and great to meet you on the playa!! Your Burning Man shots are awesome!!

    4. elave16 55 months ago | reply

      spots of dust on the sky ..... but this is a good thing .. congratulations. Some people say, if a picture is compelling enough you wont notice the flaws .... and until you say that this was shot at f22 I didn't notice the dust!

    5. jezebel001 55 months ago | reply

      Michael love the way you make our art look so incredible. This is a beautiful shot! We would love for you to add it to the Temple of Flux's group:

    6. mr. nightshade 55 months ago | reply

      Hahaha -- I saw this and went "hey wait, is that Siberfi?" I am correct. Nice shot.

    7. Michael Holden 55 months ago | reply

      @Jezebel001 -- I'm honored. I've added the ones I've processed so far will add others as I post them. @Nightshade -- could you zap me Siberfi's contact info? I shot this for him and I'd like to get him a high rez shot (with dust specs removed)

    8. mr. nightshade 55 months ago | reply

      I don't have any more information than you do, my good sir -- but he did respond in the comments just up above, so send him an email through Flickr.

    9. EspressoBuzz 55 months ago | reply

      That is fantastic!

    10. erika eve 55 months ago | reply

      Go go go Mr. Head Dress! So awesome. Just killer shot!!!

    11. travelphotographer2003 48 months ago | reply

      Perfect Composition
      Perfect Composition!
      This is the way to Great Photography.
      Thank you for Submitting your Remarkable Image in Perfect Composition Group

    12. Hira Salam [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous tone.

    13. nuframe 48 months ago | reply

      Brilliant !!!!!

    14. Mr Deak [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

    15. hotonpictures 48 months ago | reply

      lots of dirt spots but it has a canny feel of 3D

    16. A do outro lado da xanela 45 months ago | reply

      Wow! Absolutely breathtaking!

    17. sherlizz 43 months ago | reply

      you cheated a bit didn't you? the same sun flare is being used over and over again.
      it looks cool, but it's still a bit artificial because of it.

    18. Michael Holden 40 months ago | reply

      Glad y'all like the photo. Sherlizz, that's real lens flare off of the sunrise, and the head dress was...really on his head. I didn't add anything that wasn't in the original photos in photoshop, tho I removed a ton of dust specs, boosted saturation and ran some noise reduction on the right side of the image.

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