Photo: Cosmic Ranch (Milky Way Photography)

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Ken Lee Photography
Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens-14mm. 2015-07-07 22:26. 20s f/2.8 ISO 4000 4000k. Light painting/pintura de luz-ProtoMachines LED2.
Joshua Tree National Park, CA USA/EE UU.

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Photo: Great Western Headframe Star Trails (ghost town star trails photo)

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I stacked 10 photos to create this star trails image. I used Triggertrap on my smartphone to control my camera. This is one of the headframes in Gold Point ghost town, a former mining town in Nevada.

Title: Great Western Headframe Star Trails (8330)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm lens at 16mm, Triggertrap. I stacked 10 photos to create this image. Each individual image was 4 minutes, f/8, ISO 200. The total exposure was 40 minutes. Begun 2014-07-12 21:59. I used an LED flashlight for light painting.
Location: Gold Point Ghost Town, NV, USA
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Apilé 10 fotos para crear esta imagen. Utilicé Triggertrap para controlar la cámara usando mi smartphone. Equipos de minero en Gold Point, un antiguo pueblo minero en Nevada, y ahora un pueblo fantasma.

Título: Great Western Headframe Star Trails (8330)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina lente 11-16mm a 16mm, Triggertrap. Apilé 10 fotos para crear esta imagen. Cada imagen individual fue de 4 minutos, f / 8, ISO 200. La exposición total fue de 40 minutos. Begun 07/12/2014 21:59. Utilicé una linterna LED para la pintura de luz.
Ubicación: Gold Point Ghost Town, NV, EE.UU.

#night #nikon #kenlee #goldpoint #lightpainting #nightskyphotography #desert #nevada #ghosttown #miningtown #headframe #startrails #longexposure #triggertrap #largaexposicion #fotografianocturna #esteledeestrellas #estrellas #nature

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Photo: Royal Rock Milky Way

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Royal Rock Milky Way (7468)
Ken Lee Photography
Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens-14mm. 2015-07-08 00:12. 20s f/2.8 ISO 4000 4000k.
Joshua Tree National Park, CA USA/EE UU.

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Irix 15mm f/2.4 full frame lens

I just came across some press releases for the Irix 15mm f/2.4 full frame lens. If the image quality is good, this really looks like a winner, and at a good price. This would be great for long exposure, night, and landscape photographers in particular, with it’s fantastic feature set.

This yummy looking ultra wide lens is f/2.4 is a rectilinear manual-focus lens that’s designed for Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K full-frame DSLR cameras.

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My photo above was not taken with the Irix. It is here just to look pretty.

There will be two models:

Irix Blackstone (€699 – around $780):
durable Al-Mg body
engraved fluorescent markings
653g (Nikon), 685g (Canon)
“Classic design meets maximum functionality, achieving the perfect match of innovative technology. The durable aluminium and magnesium body ensures foolproof protection of your lens, even in extreme conditions. Engraved fluorescent markings enable easy operation in all lighting conditions to facilitate the perfect photo.”

Irix Firefly (€549 – around $600):
ultra lightweight construction
ergonomic focusing ring
581g (Nikon), 608g (Canon)

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Check out this feature set. It looks like the Swiss and Koreans really put their heads together to figure out a good feature set, just tailor made for night and long exposure photographers. There’s a noticeable click at infinity. How cool is that? Has a focus lock so you don’t mistakenly bump it out of focus. The lens hood screws off to accommodate 95mm filters (many ultra wide angles do not accept screw-on filters because of their bulbous front element). There is a gel filter slot in the back for additional filters. And there are engraved fluorescent markings which glow under low light situations. Not bad.

The optics are apparently rectilinear lens, which minimizes barrel or pincushion distortion, so that straight lines, such as those from buildings, will appear straight rather than curved.

If the optics of this lens is really great, I have a feeling a lot of night photographers and long exposure landscape photographers will be all over this. Including me.

Disclaimer: I know nothing about this company. I have nothing to gain by this. I am not sleeping with anyone from the company or their daughters.😀

http://irixlens.com/15mm.php

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My photo above was not taken with the Irix. It is here just to look pretty.

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Photo: Back to the Garden (Saguaros Under The Night Sky)

7064kenlee-2015-07-06-0333_arizona-tucsonmountainpark-saguaro-niceclouds-266g63iso200-3570k-1000pxI love saguaros.

Back to the Garden (7064)
Ken Lee Photography
Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens-14mm. 2015-07-06 03:33. 266s f/6.3 ISO 200 3750k. Light painting/pintura de luz-ProtoMachines LED2.
Tucson Mountain Park, Arizona USA/EE UU.

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Photo: The Pillars of Eternity (Milky Way Over Trona Pinnacles)

7706kenlee-2015-07_14-2247-tronapinnacles-20sf28iso4000-3700k-lightpainting-1000pxThe space alien planetscape of the Mojave Desert with the Milky Way overhead/planetscape extranjero del desierto de Mojave con la Vía Láctea.

The Pillars of Eternity (7706)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 2015-07-14 22:47 20s f/2.8 ISO 4000. Light painting/pintura de luz-ProtoMachines LED2.
Location/Ubicación: Trona Pinnacles, CA USA/EE UU

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PHoto: McGill Star Trails (Long Exposure Photography)

9514kenlee-2015-07-17-2228begun_mtpinos-startrails-2minf32iso400-63total-2hrs6mintotal_starstax-1000pxI was never sure about this. I don’t do hyper-saturated star trails or really use saturation much at all, but I thought I’d try something different here.

This is a two hour 6 minute star trails photo, showing the perceived movement of the stars due to the rotation fo the earth. I almost never saturate star trails, but thought I would experiment with it here, just to try something different. The stars are appearing to circle around Polaris, the North Star, as we are looking north while in the Northern Hemisphere. The trees were light painted with a ProtoMachines LED2.

Mount Pinos is probably the best place near Los Angeles for viewing the stars because it has relatively low light pollution, clear skies, and is 8,847 feet (2,697 m) in elevation. Mt. Pinos is the highest point in Ventura County, and one of the most popular spots near Los Angeles for star gazing. As a bonus, if you are in a hurry, you can easily drive up to near the summit, just about 1.4 miles away. This, however, was taken at the McGill Campground, just walking around our campsite.

Mt. Pinos, called “Iwihinmu” by the Chumash, was considered to be the center of the world (“Liyikshup”), an area where everything was in balance, and was the center of their ancestral home.

Title: McGill Star Trails (9514)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm. The total exposure was 2 hours and six minutes, stacking images in StarStax. Each photo was 2 min f/3.2, ISO 400, 2015-07-17 22:29. I used a Protomachines LED2 for light painting.
Location: Mt. Pinos, California, USA
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Mount Pinos es probablemente el mejor lugar cerca de Los Angeles para ver las estrellas ya que tiene relativamente poca polucion de luz, cielos claros, y es 8,847 feet (2,697 m) de altura. Mt. Pinos es el punto más alto en el condado de Ventura, y uno de los lugares más populares cerca de Los Angeles para observar las estrellas. Y tambien, si usted está en un apuro, puede conducir fácilmente hasta cerca de la cumbre, a tan sólo unos 1,4 kilómetros de distancia.

Monte Pinos, llamados “Iwihinmu” por el Chumash, fue considerado como el centro del mundo (“Liyikshup”), una zona donde todo estaba en equilibrio, y fue el centro de hogar ancestral para ellos.

Usted está mirando la estela de estrellas (a partir de una larga exposición total de 2 horas 6 minutos mientras la tierra se estába moviendo).

Título: McGill Star Trails (9514)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14 mm. La exposición total fue de 2 horas y 6 min usando StarStax por “stacking”. Cada foto fue 2 min f/3.2, ISO 400, 2015-07-17 22:29. Yo utilizado una Protomachines LED2 para pintura de luz.
Ubicación: Monte. Pinos, California, EE.UU.

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Photo: Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, Long Exposure Photography

7903kenlee-laketahoe_emeraldbay_2015-07-27-2202-560sf8iso400_d610-1000pxBlue hour, Emerald Bay. Long single exposure of a boat returning to shore/Hora azul, Emerald Bay. Unica larga exposición de un barco de regresar a la orilla.

The Journey Home
Ken Lee Photography
Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 248s f/2.8 ISO 200. 2015-07-27 21:27.
Emerald Bay near Lake Tahoe, California, USA/EE UU

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Photo: Riding Pine (Milky Way Near Los Angeles, CA)

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Riding Pine

Mount Pinos is probably the best place near Los Angeles for viewing the stars because it has relatively low light pollution, clear skies, and is 8,847 feet (2,697 m) in elevation. Mt. Pinos is the highest point in Ventura County, and one of the most popular spots near Los Angeles for star gazing. As a bonus, if you are in a hurry, you can easily drive up to near the summit, just about 1.4 miles away. My girlfriend and I did just that. There were many people in the parking lot near the summit, many with RVs, telescopes, lawn chairs, cameras, and an occasional acoustic guitar. We walked along the trail to a couple of meadows near Chula Vista Campground and took these photos. That night was a new moon, and so many people wanted to see the Milky Way, as it is more prominent in the Northern Hemisphere during the summer.

In this photo, we are looking just about straight up at the sky, so this is not the densest part of the Milky Way.

Mt. Pinos, called “Iwihinmu” by the Chumash, was considered to be the center of the world (“Liyikshup”), an area where everything was in balance, and was the center of their ancestral home.

Title: Riding Pine (7845)
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. 2015-07-17 22:45. Light painting with Protomachines LED2 flashlight.
Location: Mt. Pinos, California, USA
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Riding Pine.

Mount Pinos es probablemente el mejor lugar cerca de Los Angeles para ver las estrellas ya que tiene relativamente poca polucion de luz, cielos claros, y es 8,847 feet (2,697 m) de altura. Mt. Pinos es el punto más alto en el condado de Ventura, y uno de los lugares más populares cerca de Los Angeles para observar las estrellas. Y tambien, si usted está en un apuro, puede conducir fácilmente hasta cerca de la cumbre, a tan sólo unos 1,4 kilómetros de distancia. Mi novia y yo hicimos precisamente eso. Había mucha gente en la playa de estacionamiento cerca de la cumbre, muchos con RVs, telescopios, sillas de jardín, cámaras y una guitarra acústica ocasional. Caminamos por el sendero a un par de prados y tomamos estas fotos. Esa noche era luna nueva, y entonces mucha gente quería ver la Vía Láctea, ya que es más prominente en el hemisferio norte durante el verano.

Monte Pinos, llamados “Iwihinmu” por el Chumash, fue considerado como el centro del mundo (“Liyikshup”), una zona donde todo estaba en equilibrio, y fue el centro de hogar ancestral para ellos.

Título: Riding Pine (7845)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14 mm, 20 segundos, f/2.8, ISO 4000 2015-07-17 22:45. Pintura de luz con Protomachines LED2 flashlight.
Ubicación: Mt. Pinos, California, EE.UU.

#stars #astrophotography #mtpinos #pinos #astronomy #milkyway #nature #night #pinetrees #venturacounty #mountain #nightsky #kenlee #stargazing #vialactea #lightpainting #nightskyphotography #longexposure #nikon #lospadres #nationalforest

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Photo: Fallen Leaf Star Trails – Long Exposure Photography

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Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 50 min total (stacking/apilamiento PS CS6), each/cada 30s f/2.8 ISO 640. 2015-07-28 00:22. Light painting of the dock/pintura de luz de la dársena-ProtoMachines LED2.
Location/Ubicación: Fallen Leaf Lake, CA USA/EE UU

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