Things to notice in my animation of the burn: a) The
man's arms are raised before the burn (otherwise they're down); b)
As fireworks fly, neon on the man's right arm (left to us) goes out pretty
early; c) That arm starts to drop first, followed by
the other as the flames proceed; d) The dome begins to
collapse with a shower of embers at the man's feet (Frame #11); and e)
The collapse is complete.
From first flames to collapse seemed to take longer than you'd think.
I don't know how much time passed in reality, but it was a thrill to watch,
and it was a thrill to be in the crowd.
Where are these photos from?: These
are photos I took at Burning
Man 2004 in Nevada (some photos were taken by Kevin too).