Thank you, thank you, thank you,... all the comments and favorites have been so nice, puts a huge smile on my face!
I figure now that this recieved a daly deviantion I should talk about how this photo came about.
Burning Man 2008 was my first year and I was having allot of fun in a very strange world. I took my camera out but didn't find time to pull it out until Friday. My first evening out with the camera I stumble out to the Esplanade and see what looks like the most perfect picture, except I have to run to the right spot to capture the sunset. Well, I tore my achilles running!
The next day after a night of sole searching I decided to go out again. Except this time there was a dust storm, visibility was as low as a couple feet at times. I was on crutches and in loads of pain. But I wasn't going to miss the day of he burn for anything. As I was crutching allong I watched scene after scene come and then fade away into the dust. They were like little mirages passing.
At one point the dust parted and I saw the pirate ship sitting, waiting out the storm. I thought for a bit, wondered how much damage my camera would take in the storm (like it wasn't plastered in dust). Then I said, to hell with it, I don't own a camera to keep it pretty.
I took the camera out, dropped my crutches, balanced on 1 leg and snapped this photo. To tell the truth I was always a bit dissapointed as I thought it missed a little part of the moment I couldn't seem to capture.
But it did capture the surrealism and isolation of the moment. It was sheer madness and Im glad I was able to share it with other people.
Ohh, the lens is fine (24-70 f2.8L), just needed a little cleaning. The camera is surpisingly fine, excluding the fact that the dust ate all the plastic coating off the camera (the camera grip is gone, just smooth plastic)!