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.

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Photo: Fallen Leaf Star Trails – Long Exposure Photography

7916kenlee-laketahoe_fallenleaflake_2015-07-28-0022-30SF28ISO640-50mintotal-startrails_d610-1000pxFallen Leaf Lake Star Trails/estela de estrellas (7916)

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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Photo: Home Sweet Home – Bedrock City Night Photo with Light Painting

6555kenlee-2015-06-30-0439_arizona-bedrockcity-flintstonehouseinterior-105sf8iso200-3850k-1000pxThe living room of Fred Flintstone’s house. All light was supplied by illumination with an LED flashlight.

“Flintstones, meet the Flintstones!” Bedrock City is a roadside attraction on the way to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Roadside attractions were built as “tourist traps” with gift shops and things to do for kids, a place where a family could rest after a long drive on the way to somewhere. Built in 1972, Bedrock City was modeled after “The Flintstones” cartoon from the 1960s. And Bedrock City still survives. For now. Owner Linda Speckels is selling it for $2 million to someone who will keep Bedrock City operating. Bedrock City has a Fredmobile train ride looping through Mt. St. Wilma (a volcano). The Bedrock Theater plays Flintstones cartoons with the audio broadcast over loudspeakers. There’s a campsite, diner, convenience store, and a large gift shop. And of course, there is Bedrock City, built to resemble the stone age town of Bedrock from the cartoon “The Flintstones”. Will it be here in a year? Who knows.

With a nod of gratitude to Troy Paiva, pioneer of this sort of light painting photography.

Title: Home Sweet Home (6555)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 153 second exposure, f/8, ISO 200 3850K. 2015-06-30 04:39. Light painting with a Protomachines LED2. All illumination and color work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.
Location: Bedrock City, Arizona USA
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“Flintstones, meet the Flintstones!” Bedrock City es una atracción en carretera en el camino hacia el Gran Cañón en Arizona. Atracciónes en carretera fueron construidos como “trampas para turistas”, con tiendas de regalos y cosas que hacer para los niños, un lugar donde una familia podría descansar después de un largo viaje en el camino a algún lugar. Construido en 1972, Bedrock City fue modelado después el dibujos animados “The Flintstones” (1960s). Y Bedrock City aún sobrevive. Por ahora. Propietario Linda Speckels está vendiendo Bedrock City por $2 millones a alguien que va a mantener a Bedrock City operativo. Bedrock City dispone de un viaje en tren Fredmobile recorriendo Mt. St.Wilma (un volcán). El Teatro Bedrock juega dibujos animados de Flintstones con la transmisión de audio por los altavoces. Hay un camping, restaurante, tienda de conveniencia, y una gran tienda de regalos. Y, por supuesto, hay Bedrock City, construido para parecerse a la edad de piedra de la ciudad de Bedrock de los dibujos animados “The Flintstones”.

Con un gesto de gratitud a Troy Paiva, pionero de este tipo de fotografía con pintura de luz.

Título: Home Sweet Home (6555)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lente a 14 mm, 153 segundos de exposición, f/8, ISO 200 3850K. 2015-06-30 04:39. Pintura de luz con un Protomachines LED2. Toda la iluminación y el color se trabajó durante la exposición, y no es una creación de Photoshop.
Ubicación: Bedrock City, Arizona, EE.UU.

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Photos: Pinos Envy (Milky Way)

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This photo shows why so many stargazers and astronomers come up when there’s no moon out, especially during the summer when it’s not super cold. This is a photo from our campsite in McGill Campground that I took Friday night (2015-07-17) at Mt. Pinos, near Frazier Park in California, and is a photo from our two day camping trip at Mt. Pinos.

Make that ONE day. The thread of thunder and rain made us retreat to our friends’ home in nearby Frazier Park.

Later, Frazier Park was pummeled with really heavy rain, causing a mudslide that blocked the road, hemming us in for the evening. I took Milky Way shots after the others had gone to sleep. We stayed at our friends’ house overnight, so it was all good.

Friday was gorgeous, and we had fun hanging out amongst the towering pines. Friday night was beautiful and clear. Saturday, the clouds began rolling in from the coast, and by mid-morning, we had decided to pack it up and head down the hill.

Lots of fun, and always a pleasure hanging out with our friends among the beautiful pines and fresh mountain air.

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 inspired by Elson Trinidad’s pun!

Title: Pinos Envy (7856)
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 23:02.
Location: Mt. Pinos, California, USA
~~~~~
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 inspirado en un juego de palabras de Elson Trinidad!😀

Título: Pinos Envy (7856)
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 23:02.
Ubicación: Mt. Pinos, California, EE.UU.

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Photo: Stone Age Spooky Tree (light painting)

6770kenlee-2015-07-01-0304_arizona-bedrockcity-palmtree-lightpainting-155sf8iso200-1000pxThis tree took on a whole spooky resonance at night. I accentuated that by sort of back-lighting it.

Flintstones, meet the Flintstones! Bedrock City is a roadside attraction on the way to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Roadside attractions were built as “tourist traps” with gift shops and things to do for kids, a place where a family could rest after a long drive on the way to somewhere. Built in 1972, Bedrock City was modeled after “The Flintstones” cartoon from the 1960s. And Bedrock City still survives. For now. Owner Linda Speckels is selling it for $2 million to someone who will keep Bedrock City operating. Bedrock City has a Fredmobile train ride looping through Mt. St. Wilma (a volcano). The Bedrock Theater plays Flintstones cartoons with the audio broadcast over loudspeakers. There’s a campsite, diner, convenience store, and a large gift shop. And of course, there is Bedrock City, built to resemble the stone age town of Bedrock from the cartoon “The Flintstones”. Will it be here in a year? Who knows.

Title: Stone Age Spooky Tree (6778)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 195 second exposure, f/8, ISO 200 3850K. 2015-07-01 03:49. Light painting with a Protomachines LED2. All illumination and color work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.
Location: Bedrock City, Arizona USA
~~~
Flintstones, meet the Flintstones! Bedrock City es una atracción en carretera en el camino hacia el Gran Cañón en Arizona. Atracciónes en carretera fueron construidos como “trampas para turistas”, con tiendas de regalos y cosas que hacer para los niños, un lugar donde una familia podría descansar después de un largo viaje en el camino a algún lugar. Construido en 1972, Bedrock City fue modelado después el dibujos animados “The Flintstones” (1960s). Y Bedrock City aún sobrevive. Por ahora. Propietario Linda Speckels está vendiendo Bedrock City por $2 millones a alguien que va a mantener a Bedrock City operativo. Bedrock City dispone de un viaje en tren Fredmobile recorriendo Mt. St.Wilma (un volcán). El Teatro Bedrock juega dibujos animados de Flintstones con la transmisión de audio por los altavoces. Hay un camping, restaurante, tienda de conveniencia, y una gran tienda de regalos. Y, por supuesto, hay Bedrock City, construido para parecerse a la edad de piedra de la ciudad de Bedrock de los dibujos animados “The Flintstones”.

Título: Stone Age Spooky Tree (6778)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lente a 14 mm, 195 segundos de exposición, f/8, ISO 200 3850K. 2015-07-01 03:49. Pintura de luz con un Protomachines LED2. Toda la iluminación y el color se trabajó durante la exposición, y no es una creación de Photoshop.
Ubicación: Bedrock City, Arizona, EE.UU.

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The Glow of Mission San Xavier Del Bac, Arizona

6972kenlee-2015-07-05-1930_arizona-sunset-sanxavierdelbac-HDR-keystonecorrection-1000px2A gorgeous fiery desert sunset at Mission San Xavier Del Bac near Tucson, Arizona. Construction began for the Mission in 1783, when Southern Arizona was part of New Spain, and is made of low-fire clay brick, stone and lime mortar. The Mission is situated in the center of a centuries-old Indian settlement of the Tohono O’odham (formerly known as Papago), located along the banks of the Santa Cruz River.

The original builders never finished the east bell tower. It has no dome, and for about 120 years many of its bricks lacked a protective plaster. One is that to this day, the east tower of the Mission has never been completed. Several records exist to explain about why it was left unfinished. When the original loan was determined not to be enough, the priests decided not to finish it so that no taxes would have to be paid under the King of Spain’s Royal Decree that unfinished buildings paid no taxes.However, some old records also reveal that a popular Pima Indian worker was killed during construction in 1784 when he fell down off a ladder and was impaled through his head with an iron bar, with no other Indian wanting to work on the tower.

Title: The Glow of Mission San Xavier Del Bac (6972)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S at 28mm. Two images (1/30 and 1/20s at f/8 ISO 200) blended via Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 and in Photoshop CS6. 2015-07-05 19:30.
Location: Tucson, Arizona USA
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Esta es Misión San Xavier del Bac al atardecer, y cerca de Tucson, Arizona EE UU. La construcción comenzó en 1783, cuando el sur de Arizona era parte de la Nueva España, y está hecho de ladrillos, piedra y mortero de cal.

Título: The Glow of Mission San Xavier Del Bac (6972)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S lente a 28mm. Dos imágenes (1/30 y 1/20s a f/8 ISO 200) mezcladas de Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 y en Photoshop CS6. 2015-07-05 19:30.
Ubicación: Tucson, Arizona, EE.UU.

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