Big Blue Bus Burrowing Bottomward (International Car Forest of the Last Church)

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How this bus stays up, I’m not sure. I came up here Thursday evening. There were two photographers, Matt and Justin, already here, but they left shortly afterwards for Bodie ghost town in California. I immediately began shooting, a bit dissatisfied with the shots I had taken the previous night, as the moon was blotted out by huge thunder clouds, and everything was very dark, not so conducive for this sort of light painting photography. Tonight was much better!

Outside the historic mining town of Goldfield, NV, in a desert dotted by Joshua Trees, you can see a field of old cars that are wildly painted and jammed into the ground at unlikely angles. This is the International Car Forest of the Last Church, created by Michael “Mark” Rippie and painted by Chad Sorg. In July 2014, I stayed in Goldfield and created night photos with light painting to enhance the bold colors of the painted cars even more. Light painting photos of this nature are often best done near a full moon, and during this evening, the clouds mostly cooperated!

With a nod of gratitude to Troy Paiva and Lance Keimig, who largely pioneered this sort of light painting photography. I don’t do this sort of light painting often, but their two books definitely had an influence on this photo.

Title: Big Blue Bus Burrowing Bottomward (3163)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 146 seconds, f/8, ISO 400. 2014-07-11 00:20. Light painted with LED flashlight and SB-600 with gels. All colored light work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.
Location: International Car Forest of the Last Church, Goldfield, NV, USA

Título: Big Blue Bus Burrowing Bottomward
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info:. Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm, 146 segundos, f / 8, ISO 400 11/07/2014 a 00:20. Luz pintada con la linterna del LED y el SB-600 con geles. Todo el trabajo ligero de color se hizo durante la exposición, y no es una creación de Photoshop.
Ubicación: International Car Forest of the Last Church (Bosques de Coches Internacional de la última Iglesia), Goldfield, NV, EE.UU.

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Equipment:  Nikon D610, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod.

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Stargate – Milky Way Over Delicate Arch, Utah

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A man from the Gujurat region of India by way of the Bay Area contemplates Delicate Arch underneath the amazing Milky Way, rising from the southeast and drifting right toward the south. If you stay still enough, I swear you can actually perceive the stars drifting, a special stillness that we don’t often have opportunity to experience. The glow beneath the arch is a light dome, but from where, I’m not certain, but I believe the camera is facing more or less southeast.
Title: Stargate to Gujurat
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 20 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 4000, 2014-06-24 11:26 pm. Light painted with Streamlight LED flashlight.
Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USATítulo: Stargate a Gujurat
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14 mm, de 20 segundos, f/2.8, ISO 4000, 24/06/2014 23:26. Luz pintada con Streamlight linterna LED.
Lugar: Arches National Park, Utah, EE.UU.

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Equipment:  Nikon D610, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod.

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Night Road To Double Arch – Milky Way, Arches National Park

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The enormous – and rather unusual – Double Arch made a brief apperance in an Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade movie. The larger opening has a span of 148 feet (45 m) and a height of 104 feet (32 m). This is a wide angle view looking over and through the larger of the two spans toward the Milky Way to the south. You can see the headlight trail of a car leaving the nearby Windows Arch area. I light painted the giant Double Arch with a Dorcy LED flashlight.
Title: Night Road to Double Arch
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 20 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 4000, 2014-06-25 11:26 pm. Light painted with Dorcy LED flashlight.
Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA
Título: Night Road to Double Arch (Camino de la noche a Double Arch)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14 mm, de 20 segundos, f/2.8, ISO 4000, 25/06/2014 23:26. Luz pintada con Dorcy linterna LED.
Lugar: Parque Nacional Arches, Utah, EE.UU.
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Equipment:  Nikon D610, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod.

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Balanced Rock Milky Way – Arches National Park, Utah

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Depending on what angle, Balanced Rock may appear as a ball on an bottle or the open lid of a garbage can, opening underneath the Milky Way as we are facing more or less south on a moonless night. What we’ll all agree upon is that it is amazing, as some estimate that the 55 foot tall sandstone boulder topping the stone pedestal weighs about 3500 tons…meaning you don’t want to stand under it during a stiff wind.
Title: Balanced Rock Milky Way
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 20 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 4000, 2014-06-24 1:25 am. Light painted with Dorcy LED flashlight.
Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA
Título: Balanced Rock Milky Way
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14 mm, de 20 segundos, f/2.8, ISO 4000, 24.06.2014 1:25 am. Luz pintada con Dorcy linterna LED.
Lugar: Arches National Park, Utah, EE.UU.
#archesnationalpark #milkyway #stars #night #nature  #astrophotography  #arches #nikon  #d610  #lightpainting #14-24mm #longexposure  #kenlee  #nationalgeographic  #smithsonian  #balancedrock

Equipment:  Nikon D610, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod.

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Our New World – Milky Way Through Double Arch, Utah

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Feeling like an explorer on a new world in Arches National Park, Utah, watching the Milky Way drift toward the south as night progresses. The odd rocky formations in the distance are the rocks near the Windows Arches and Turret Arch. You can see the headlight trail of a car leaving this area. As you can see, the archway is enormous, extending up approximately 104 feet (31 m), with a span of 148 feet (45 m).

Title: Our New World
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 20 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 4000, 2014-06-23 11:48 pm; blended with an earlier photo with me standing in the front 13 seconds, ISO 400, f/4, taken 9:26 pm that same day. Light painted with Dorcy LED flashlight and Energizer head lamp.
Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA

Título: Our New World
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14 mm, de 20 segundos, f/2.8, ISO 4000,23/06/2014 23:48; mezclado con una foto con conmigo de pie en la parte delantera, 13 segundos, ISO 400, f / 4, tomada a 21:26 del mismo día.. Luz pintada con Dorcy linterna y lámpara de cabeza Energizer LED.
Lugar: Arches National Park, Utah, EE.UU.

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Equipment:  Nikon D610, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod.

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Door to Infinity: Milky Way Over Delicate Arch (Arches National Park)

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Gazing up at Delicate Arch feels like peering into the infinite beyond, the magnificent arch acting as a portal for the center of our galaxy and beyond. For this photo, I waited a bit for the Milky Way to drift farther south, then lined it up underneath the arch for this image. I light painted the arch with a small Streamlight LED flashlight to keep the arch from going to silhouette. The Milky Way is easy to see on a moonless night such as this one. Thanks!!!!!!
I hiked up just before sunset, then hiked back in the dark. Everyone asks how hiking back in the dark for 1.5 miles was. It wasn’t bad. And it didn’t feel dangerous because the ledge is wide enough. What was confusing was the slickrock portion. 2 or 3 times, I momentarily lost the trail, lost sight of where the cairns were, and after walking 20 steps or so, would double back and get back on track. If you take your time, don’t panic, and keep your wits about you, hiking back in the dark is not bad. I had been prepared to stay up there all night if necessary, but all went well.Title: Door to Infinity
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 20 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 4000, 2014-06-25 12:37 am. Light painted with Streamlight LED flashlight.
Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA

Título: Door to Infinity
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14 mm, de 20 segundos, f/2.8, ISO 4000, 25/06/2014 12:37a.m.. Luz pintada con Streamlight linterna LED.
Lugar: Arches National Park, Utah, EE.UU.

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Equipment:  Nikon D610, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod.

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Photo: Battle of the Galactic Dinosaurs (Milky Way Over Borrego Springs)

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A Carnosaurus and Allosaurus locked in a combat that shakes the stars above. These sculptures, among my favorite in Borrego Springs, are created by Ricardo Breceda. This photo is blended from two photos. The Milky Way is visible, as the camera is facing south.

I photographed this while teaching a 2-day Star Trails, Milky Way, and Light Painting Workshop in Borrego Springs. Great group of people. It was quite late at night, as you can see from the information below, and I finally got around to creating this shot that I’ve been wanting to do for a while: two enormous dinosaurs battling beneath the stars, the Milky way floating between them, above. I was happy with the way I got detail and depth through light painting, so much so that I blended that light painting with another photo of the Milky Way to create this.

Title: Battle of the Galactic Dinosaurs
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm. Two photos are blended. One is for the light painting: 380 seconds, f/5.6, ISO 800. The second is exposed for the Milky Way: 20 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 4000. 2014-07-07 2:34 am. Light painted with LED flashlight.
Location: Borrego Springs, CA, USA

Título: La batalla de los Galácticos Dinosaurios
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm. Dos fotos en sí mezclan. Uno es para la pintura de luz:. 380 Segundos, f/5.6, ISO 800. La segunda foto expone durante la vía láctea:. 20 Segundos, f/2.8, ISO 4000 07/07/2014 02:34 am. Luz Pintada Con La linterna LED.
Ubicación: Borrego Springs, CA, EE.UU.

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Equipment:  Nikon D610, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod.

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Photo: African Elephant Surveys the Stars (The Amazing Sculptures of Ricardo Breceda in Borrego Springs)

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African Elephant Surveys The Milky Way”
Astronomer Dennis Mammana and I shot some night sky photos of Ricardo Breceda’s amazing metal dinosaur sculptures on 16 June 2014. The following night, I went out again, this time, picking an area that was not so windy, probably something we should have done the night before. The African elephant sculptures are located in the northern part of Borrego Springs, and I have not photographed these particular ones before.

I hit this with a bit of light painting from my head lamp, just to make the image pop, although I did take some silhouettes as well. But I think I like this light painted one better.

Title: African Elephant Surveys the Milky Way
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 20 seconds, f/2.8i, ISO 4000, 2014-06-18 12:35 am.
Location: Borrego Springs, CA USA

Título: Elefante africano Encuestas de la Vía Láctea
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14 mm, La escultura del elefante fue creado por Ricardo Breceda. 20 segundos, f/2.8, ISO 4000, 2014-06-18 12:35 a.m.

Equipment:  Nikon D610, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod.

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Photo: Atomic Breath (Night Sky Photo of Dinosaurs in Borrego Springs!)

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“Atomic Breath”
Astronomer Dennis Mammana and I shot some night sky photos of Ricardo Breceda’s amazing metal dinosaur sculptures on a rather windy evening. After Dennis went home, I decided to take a few more night sky dinosaur photos before packing it in. I noticed some unusual cloud formations. That and seeing the new Godzilla movie inspired me to have a little fun with this image! :D

By this time, the 88% moon was fairly high in the sky, and much of the desert was well lit. Nonetheless, a wee bit of light painting from my head lamp seemed to help the dinosaur come alive, so to speak.

Title: Atomic Breath
Photo: Ken Lee
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm
Location: Borrego Springs, CA USA

Equipment:  Nikon D610, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod.

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Photo: Almost Heaven, West Virginia: Cathedral Falls

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I love waterfalls. And I love long exposure photography. So it’s only natural that they come together. This is from my latest trip to West Virginia this summer. There was quite a lot of rainfall, so this has quite a bit more water than my previous photos of Cathedral Falls. Also, I was trying out my new camera, a Nikon D610, as well as a new lens, the Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8. I didn’t have an ND filter over this, but it was relatively low light, so I just stopped down to f/22. This is a one-second exposure, but since there was so much water flowing, one second was more than fine to create this silky quality in the water that most of us love so much.

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Equipment:  Nikon D610, Nikkor 12-14mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod.

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