burning man – lost cameras department

With 53,000 participants at this year's Burning Man event in Nevada, a lot of things are going to be dropped and lost. The volunteers have a creative way of trying to reunite camera owners with their lost devices. They download and post some sample pictures from the cameras to see if anyone recognizes them.

Most of the pictures are technically unremarkable, after all, many people like myself are not professional photographers. I carry a camera sometimes just to have a record of things and to assist and entertain my memory later. I leave the art and science of photography to others.

My favorite thing is pictures with people in them. I most like pictures where people are just being themselves. For this reason, I enjoyed surfing the lost cameras gallery on flickr from the Burning Man Lost and Found department. It also strikes me as fun to see pictures that people may have never intended to post. I assume the Lost and Found department doesn't post anything sensitive.

Following are some favorites from the gallery. At some point the pictures will vanish from flicker, either when the owner is found, or when tickets go on sale in the spring for next year's event.

Image #1: he looks good sitting the the cockpit of a Dodge Ram.

An image from camera # 11-202 G: If you've lost this camera, click on the photo for instructions on how to get it back!

Image #2: nice face.

An image from camera # 11-305 G: If you've lost this camera, click on the photo for instructions on how to get it back!

Image #3: as we say in the South, "haaaayyyy!" Both cute and sweet.

An image from camera # 11-163 G (there are 2 163s): If you've lost this camera, click on the photo for instructions on how to get it back!

Image #4: cool and natural.

An image from camera # 11-163 G (there are 2 163s): If you've lost this camera, click on the photo for instructions on how to get it back!

Image #5: fun and free.

An image from camera # 11-226 G: If you've lost this camera, click on the photo for instructions on how to get it back!

Image #6: classic "people pic".

An image from camera # 11-279 G: If you've lost this camera, click on the photo for instructions on how to get it back!

Image #7: dear friends:

An image from camera # 11-252 G: If you've lost this camera, click on the photo for instructions on how to get it back!

Image #8: classy and distinguished.

An image from camera # 11-243 G: If you've lost this camera, click on the photo for instructions on how to get it back!

Image #9: awww, fun!

An image from camera # 11-264 G: If you've lost this camera, click on the photo for instructions on how to get it back!

4 responses to “burning man – lost cameras department

  1. Nope…still can't see anything from my camera! :jester:

  2. An original solution :up:And don't you hate censorship?

  3. Originally posted by daxonmacs:

    And don't you hate censorship?

    Yes, of course. Where is the censorship? I don't see the connection on this one. Do you mean my opera, or flickr?Just curious.

  4. I assume the Lost and Found department doesn't post anything sensitive.

    :devil:

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