Early mornings on the playa are some of the best memories I have of Burning Man. The chaos of night has subsided, and the endless schedule of activities continues on as the sun comes up. it’s amazing how fast the sun rises when it’s finally up, as this photo was taken less than a half hour after the sun’s first appearance. The smoke from distant wildfires settled in the valley to create an ethereal experience. The art car Boogaloo, a giant beetle, was bouncing past and the sight was something so common that I just smiled and snapped a pic before jumping on it myself.