Early morning is, without a doubt, the best time of day on the playa. The chaos of night has subsided. The sky flirts with a kaleidoscope of colour before the heat sends people back into the city. It’s amazing how fast the sun rises when its finally up. I took this photo 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.