Super Sabre Star Tail Star Trails: Light Painting Military Aircraft

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F-100 Super Sabre BuNo. 54-2299:
Built by North American Aviation. This is the first USAF operational aircraft capable of flying faster than 760 mph in level flight, which meant it was the first USAF fighter to go supersonic. Cruising speed was 600mph with a range of 1,3500 miles and a ceiling of 51,000 feet. This aircraft was a fighter/bomber and served the USAF from 1954 to 1971. Former Thunderbird during the Far East Tour in 1959. On loan from United States Air Force’s National Museum. This was the first plane in Joe Davies Heritage Airpark. A/C SN: 54-2299

Title: Super Sabre Star Tail Star Trails
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
50 minutes long exposure in total. I stacked 100 photos of 30 seconds each at f/5.6, ISO 400 3850K using Photoshop CS6 2015-05-02 started before midnight. Light painting with a Protomachine LED2. All illumination and color work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.
Location: Joe Davies Heritage Airpark, Palmdale, CA USA

The Joe Davies Heritage Airpark in Palmdale, CA showcases a collection of aircraft flown, tested, designed, produced or modified at U.S. Air Force Plant 42, a source of pride and prestige for the city. The airpark was rededicated in Joe’s name in February 2008 in recognition of his tenure as commander of Plant 42, his service as a Palmdale City Councilman, and his role as commissioner on Palmdale’s Aviation and Aerospace Commission. The airpark displays aerospace, military, and civilian aircraft. I feel grateful and honored to have been granted access at night to photograph these magnificent planes.
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Este es el primer avión de US Air Force para viajar a velocidades supersónicas.

Título: Super Sabre Star Tail Star Trails (F-100 Super Sabre BuNo. 54-2299)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lente a 14 mm, larga exposición 50 minutos en total. Apilé 100 fotos de 30 segundos cada uno en f/5.6, ISO 400 usando Photoshop CS6 3850K. 2015-05-02. Pintura de luz con un Protomachine LED2. Toda la iluminación y el color se trabajó durante la exposición, y no es una creación de Photoshop.
Ubicación: Joe Davies Heritage Airpark, Palmdale, CA, EE.UU.

El Joe Davies Heritage Airpark en Palmdale, CA presenta una colección de aviones volando, probado, diseñado, producido o modificado en la planta de la U.S. Air Force Plant 42, una fuente de orgullo y prestigio para la ciudad. La muestra airpark aeroespacial, militar y aviones civiles. Me siento agradecido y honrado de haber sido concedido el acceso en la noche para fotografiar estos magníficos planos.

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

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Los Borregos Milky Way, Borrego Springs – Ricardo Breceda Sculptures

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 My first Milky Way photo since summer 2014. Due to various life challenges, I haven’t been able to get out to the desert and take photos of the Milky Way…until now!! Felt so great!
This is a Milky Way photo facing more or less south, and features the silhouettes of two of Ricardo Breceda’s amazing metal sculptures, these of bighorn sheep, or borregos.Title: Los Borregos Milky Way (5856)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 24mm, 15 second exposure, f/2.8, ISO 4000.  2015-03-19 20:37. Some processing in Photoshop CS4 with Nik Viveza.
Location: Borrego Springs, CA USA
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Mi primera Vía Láctea foto desde el verano de 2014. Debido a diversos desafíos de la vida, no he sido capaz de salir al desierto y tomar fotos de la Vía Láctea … hasta ahora!!Esta es una foto de la Vía Láctea frente más o menos al sur, y cuenta con las siluetas de dos de esculturas de metal increíbles de Ricardo Breceda (borregos aqui).

Título: Los Borregos Vía Láctea (5856)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lente a 24 mm, 15 segundos de exposición, f/2.8, ISO 4000. 2015-03-19 20:37. Procesamiento en Photoshop CS4 con Nik Viveza.
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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Please help me out if you can by voting for my photo to be in National Geographic Magazine, but it must be tonight!

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lease help me out! My photo made the Daily Dozen for National Geographic, a great honor.

However, there is a vote to be included in a print issue of National Geographic Magazine. If you know anything about photography, you will know that this is truly the ultimate nod to a photographer, a childhood dream come true for me and almost anyone who has ever picked up a camera. Will you help me realize this dream? I have a good chance of it…but I need your help. Everyone’s effort counts, and it is greatly appreciated.
You can log in with your Facebook account if you are having issues with the other method, They do require you to fill out a few fields so people cannot use spambots to pummel the voting process. I realize that I’m asking you to spend a minute or two filling this out (unless you have a Facebook account, in which it goes really quickly, although you still have to fill out some fields). But I am hoping that you will help me to realize the ultimate dream of any photographer — to appear in an actual print magazine of National Geographic. And who knows what that will bring? It would be the ultimate honor, and a tremendous achievement.
This is the link:
iMi foto fue seleccionada para el National Geographic Daily Dozen, y es para su posible inclusión en la revista si mi foto tiene suficientes votos! iiGuauu!!!! Por favor vote si usted está tan inclinado! iiGracias!! Hay un “login” de Facebook alla. Por favor vote esta noche. Hay una fecha límite.
I should also share this factoid. This photo is featured on the front page of Reddit. If you know anything about Reddit, you’ll know that’s almost like appearing on the first page of the internet! :D
Thank you very much for your help in having me reach this amazing goal. You know I wouldn’t ask unless it was really important to me.
Ken

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

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My photo on Reddit’s front page! / Please vote for my photo to be in National Geographic Magazine!

File under “MIND BLOWING”: this photo is featured on the front page of Reddit!
https://www.reddit.com/r/EarthPorn/comments/3d4bqx/the_forever_tree_located_in_the_oldest_forest_in/

Anyway, if you would be willing to help me out, I’d appreciate it immensely. Please vote for my photo for it to be in National Geographic Magazine!!
http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/daily-dozen/2015-07-13/

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Photo: Ken Lee Photography / Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, CA USA

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

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Requesting your help! Please vote for “The Forever Tree” on the National Geographic Daily Dozen page!

Please help me out! My photo made the Daily Dozen for National Geographic, a great honor. If I win the vote, the editors may consider my photo for possible publication in a future issue of National Geographic Magazine!!!!! Please vote as soon as possible, as there is a deadline! Thanks!

http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/daily-dozen/2015-07-13/
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iMi foto fue seleccionada para el National Geographic Daily Dozen, y es para su posible inclusión en la revista si mi foto tiene suficientes votos! iiGuauu!!!! Por favor vote si usted está tan inclinado! iiGracias!!

http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/daily-dozen/2015-07-13/

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

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Rainbow Village of the Pacific – Chumash Traditional Village with Light Painting and Star Trails

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 April 4 was a full moon, the perfect natural light for some “light painting” photography. And I wanted to light paint something with the Chumash, a Native American people living in Southern California. Thankfully, Mati Waiya and Luhui Isha Waiya of Wishtoyo Foundation answered the call, letting me photograph their beautiful village in Malibu on some bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean throughout the evening.  But this isn’t just a re-creation; it’s a living Chumash cultural village. This cultural village is the only one of its kind in Southern California. They teach about native plants, sustainability, and more through the lens of traditional Chumash cultural values and practices. The village is on land that is the historic home of the Chumash, with eight Chumash prehistoric sites existing within a half mile of the present village, existing as early as 4000-6000 BC. Everything came together during this magical night: the beauty of the location, the kindness of the people in the village, the clean ocean air, the magic and cultural significance of the Chumash village, and the act of “light painting” photography, something I love to do.
I illuminated the ‘ap, the name for the round, traditional Chumash thatched home, with a ProtoMachine LED2 flashlight, a flashlight that can change different colors with the press of a button and is designed for “light painting” such as this. The home was illuminated during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation. I illuminated the interior with a red light to make it look as if people were keeping warm by the flames. You can see stars trailing in the sky, a result of the 402 second long exposure. The camera is facing more or less west.

Title: Rainbow Village of the Pacific (6014)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 402 second exposure, f/8, ISO 200 3850K. 2015-04-04 21:21. Light painting with a Protomachine LED2.
Location: Malibu, CA USA
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Una casa tradicional nativo americano de Chumash. La foto fue tomada durante una luna llena. PIntura de luz con un Protomachine LED2. Todo el trabajo de color se hizo durante la exposición, y no es una creación de Photoshop.

Título: Rainbow Village of the Pacific (6014)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lente a 14 mm, 402 segundos de exposición, f/8, ISO 200 3850K. 2015-04-04 21:21. PIntura de luz con un Protomachine LED2.
Lugar: Malibu, CA, EE.UU.

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

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Selected for Daily Dozen Photos – National Geographic!!!! Please vote!!!

Please help me out! I made the Daily Dozen for National Geographic, a great honor. If I win the vote, the editors may consider my photo for possible publication in a future issue of National Geographic Magazine!!!!! Please vote as soon as possible, as there is a quick deadline! Thanks!

Link: http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/daily-dozen/2015-07-13/

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The Forever Tree by Ken Lee Photography / Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California USA.

Battle Triumphant Star Trails: Borrego Springs Long Exposure Photo With Amazing Sculptures by Ricardo Breceda

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This is a star trails photo facing more or less east, showing the perceived movements of the stars over 76 minutes, and features two of Breceda’s battling dinosaur sculptures. I illuminated the dinosaurs with a ProtoMachine LED2 during the exposure or they would have appeared as silhouettes. The dinosaur on the right appears to be emitting some sort of laser blast from its mouth. This is actually the light trail from an airplane. It’s unusual that I leave these in, as I almost always clone them out. But the placement of this airplane trail struck me as funny, and I couldn’t resist keeping it in! The glow in the distance is light pollution, probably from the houses and resorts about a mile or so beyond. I had only small issues with bending to adjust and view the camera, not bad considering I had surgery for a torn meniscus last month.

Title: The Battle Triumphant Star Trails (5920)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 76 minutes total exposure. I stacked 19 photos of 4 minutes each at f/4, ISO 640 using Photoshop CS4. Some minor image processing in Photoshop CS4 with Nik Viveza. 2015-03-20 23:13. Light painted with a ProtoMachine LED2. All color work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation. I shot the “stacked” photos with Triggertrap from my smartphone.
Location: Borrego Springs, CA USA

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

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Elephant Star Trails – Borrego Springs – Amazing Sculptures of Ricardo Breceda

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The amazing sculptures of Ricardo Breceda in this long exposure star trails photo taken in the desert of California.

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

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Babar Begins His Lonely Luna Trek: Elephant Star Trails, Borrego Springs – Amazing Sculptures by Ricardo Breceda

The sculpture of the elephant was created by Ricardo Breceda. The camera is facing more or less to the east. This 37 minute long exposure star trails photo shows the perceived movement of the stars in the night sky. And it also shows the trail of the moon! Title: Babar Begins His Lonely Luna Trek (1595) Photo: Ken Lee Photography Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens. Location: Borrego Springs, CA USA

The sculpture of the elephant was created by Ricardo Breceda. The camera is facing more or less to the east. This 37 minute long exposure star trails photo shows the perceived movement of the stars in the night sky. And it also shows the trail of the moon!
Title: Babar Begins His Lonely Luna Trek (1595)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens.
Location: Borrego Springs, CA USA

Please click on the photo to view it larger and more clearly!  Thanks!

The sculpture of the elephant was created by Ricardo Breceda. The camera is facing more or less to the east. This 37 minute long exposure star trails photo shows the perceived movement of the stars in the night sky. And it also shows the trail of the moon!

Title: Babar Begins His Lonely Luna Trek (1595)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens.
Location: Borrego Springs, CA USAElephant

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

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