Burning Man 2017
2017 was my 12th consecutive year attending Burning Man. And even after 12 years it still gets me excited. The people, the art, the music – the entire experience is so immersive. In fact, at the 2013 Burning Man was where I got the idea for K-Pak. GoPro’s are an ideal camera for this event, as they are compact, durable, dust & waterproof, and have a wide-angle lens for capturing the immersive surroundings. Ideal, that is, until night time. As you know, GoPro’s do not have flash support, so this is where the idea germinated. A few years later I was able to test the prototypes (saved for an other blog post).
Fast forward to 2017, and I was able to test the production version of K-Pak. What you see in this post are still photos, that were taken at sunset or in the evening (conditions with low, or sub-optimal light). Some of the images are of friends and camp mates, a few others were taken at our neighbor’s camp, where they had daily servings of cheese and chocolate fondue. As you can see, many of the shots were taken directly into the sunset, and in them, you can also see that the subjects are well lit, and not silhouetted as is common with ordinary cameras. Some of the nighttime images look likes it’s snowing. These are actually tiny little dust particles that are always in the air. They are not visible to the naked eye, and only appear when a bright light illuminates them!