Professional photographer Mike Herron managed to be in the right place
at the right time to capture this nice "golden hour" shot of Drew Sainte Marie on Lake Tahoe.
To me, WaterFire is an exercise in sensory perception:
the smell and taste of the smoke, peering through the low lighting and the dancing of the flames, as well as the haze of smoke, the crackling of the wood and the music arching over the entire thing, the feel of the changing warmer and cooler air on your face and arms, and the constant buzz of and interaction with the crowd, it all unites to create an experience that one knows must be reality, but still does not quite feel like it is, actually, real; it is something more born out of a dream, when I can escape the dock and just go out there and row around for a while.
Did you see that? I asked for one sentence!
With the next answer, he gave me a full-blown outline.
I could go on criticizing Marcello's long answers,
but his perspectives are clever and right on the money.
After reading his and the other guy's descriptions,
I realize that it's about more than just seeing.
photo by Jen Bonin