The Storm Of Lights

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I arrived at the Grand Canyon hoping to take some night sky photos, star trails, who knows. But there were only clouds, no stars.. At first, I was disappointed.

But with the clouds came the storms. Wow.

Title: The Storm of Lights (6460)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm. Foreground: 52 second exposure, f/3.5, ISO 200 3850K. 2015-06-29 21:36. Sky: 30 second exposure f/4 ISO 500 3850K. The Canyon was illuminated by an almost full moon.
Location: Grand Canyon, Arizona USA

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Llegué en el Grand Canyon con la esperanza de tomar algunas fotos del cielo nocturno, la estrella de esteles, quién sabe. Pero sólo había nubes, no hay estrellas. Al principio, me decepcionó.

Pero con las nubes vinieron las tormentas. Guauu.

Título: The Storm of Lights (La Tormenta de las Luces) – 6460
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lente a 14 mm. El primer plano: 52 segundos de exposición, f/3.5, ISO 200 3850K. 2015-06-29 21:36. La atmósfera: 30 segundos de exposición f/4 ISO 500 3850K. El cañón estaba iluminada por una luna casi llena.
Ubicación: Grand Canyon, Arizona USA, EE.UU.

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Photo: Brush Creek Falls (long exposure photo)

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Title: Brush Creek Falls
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. f/8, 2.5 second exposure, ISO 100. B+W 6-stop ND filter. 18 June 2015.
Location: Brush Creek Falls, West Virginia, USA

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The Loneliest Roar: Night Sky Photo With Dinosaur Silhouette, Borrego Springs, CA – Amazing Sculptures of Ricardo Breceda

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Sometimes I do not want to have light painting on the main foreground element in a composition because I want it to have a certain emotion. The dinosaur sculpture was created by Ricardo Breceda. The camera is facing northwest.

Title: The Loneliest Roar (5940)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 20 second exposure, f/2.8, ISO 4000. 2015-03-21 00:33. Processing in Photoshop CS4 with Nik Viveza.
Location: Borrego Springs, CA USA
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A veces no quiero tener pintura de luz en el principal elemento de primer plano en una composición porque yo quiero que tenga una cierta emoción. La escultura dinosaurio fue creado por Ricardo Breceda. La cámara se enfrenta al noroeste.

Título: The Loneliest Roar (5940)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens de 14mm, 20 segundos de exposición, f/2.8, ISO 4000. 2015-03-21 00:33. Procesamiento en Photoshop CS4 con Nik Viveza.
Ubicación: Borrego Springs, CA, EE.UU.

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

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Flashback: Big Blue Bus Burrowing Bottomward (light painting at night!)

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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.

#night #carforest #nikon #kenlee #goldfield #lightpainting #nightskyphotography #desert #nevada #bigbluebus #artinstallation

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

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Flashback: Battle of the Galactic Dinosaurs (Milky Way with Light Painting, Borrego Springs – Amazing Sculptures of Ricardo Breceda)

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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.

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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And The Stars Look Very Different Today

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And The Stars Look Very Different Today

Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 2015-11-23 22:43. 30s f/8 ISO 800 4000K.   (8968)
Alabama Hills, CA USA/EE UU.
Check ignition and may God’s love be with you.
Thank you, David Bowie.
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I blended this with another photo so I could “light paint” the arch with a Protomachines LED2 flashlight. 2 minutes f/8 ISO 200 2 4000k.
 
Me mezclé esto con otra foto, así que podría “pintura de luz” el arco con una Protomachines LED2 linterna. 2 minutos f/8 ISO 200 2 4000k.

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Flashback: Ghost In the Machine: Gold Point Iron Workshop (Light Painting In a Ghost Town!)

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Are ghosts still working the late night shift in the iron workshop? An evocative ghost town from yesteryear in the Nevada Desert, Gold Point, formerly Lime Point and Hornsilver before the name change to reflect mining for gold, is a well-preserved ghost town run by Herb Robbins. I believe this iron workshop was built by the Great Western Mine Company. I initially saw it, perched up on a hill, overlooking the expansive desert, and knew I had to photograph this. I lit the interior with a speedlight with a red gel to give the feeling of someone still working long nights. It took quite a number of tries to get this just the way I wanted it to feel. All colored light work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation. I stayed here for two nights, photographing the town, enjoying the beauty, and eating delicious food that Herb and Sandy serve. I loved this experience, and hope to return someday. These ghost towns and mines are a part of our rich history, and I am fascinated by the stories they still have left to tell. And these voices seem to whisper a bit more at night.

Title: Ghost In the Machine: Gold Point Iron Workshop
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 202 seconds, f/8, ISO 250. 2014-07-12 23:15. I used an LED flashlight and SB-600 with gels to light paint. All colored light work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.
Location: Gold Point, NV, USA
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¿Son los fantasmas que siguen trabajando el turno de noche en el taller de hierro? Creo que este taller de hierro fue construida por el Great Western Mine Company en lo que hoy es el pueblo fantasma Gold Point.

Título: Ghost in the Machine: Gold Point Iron Workshop (Gold Point Hierro Taller)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info:. Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm, 202 segundos, f/8, ISO 250 12/07/2014 23:15. He utilizado un flash LED y el SB-600 con geles para pintura de luz. Todo el trabajo ligero de color se hizo durante la exposición, y no es una creación de Photoshop.
Ubicación: Gold Point, NV, EE.UU.

#night   #nikon  #kenlee  #goldpoint  #lightpainting  #nightskyphotography  #desert  #nevada  #ghosttown  #miningtown #greatwesternminecompany #minecompany

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

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Photo: Balanced Rock – The Fire Below (Long Exposure Photo with Milky Way and Light Painting, Joshua Tree National Park, CA)

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Fantastic balancing rock formation in the California desert. I light painted the rocks to make it appear as if there were a campfire below. All color light work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.

Title: Balanced Rock – The Fire Below (4911)
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. 2014-08-30 23:18. Light painted with Protomachine LED2.
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, CA USA
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Formación de roca de equilibrio fantástico en el desierto de California. Pintura de luz las rocas para que parezca como si no hubiera una fogata debajo.

Título: Balanced Rock – The Fire Below (4911)
Foto: Ken Lee Fotografía
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lente a 14 mm, 20 segundos, f/2.8, ISO 4000. 2014-08-30 23:04. PIntura de luz con Protomachine LED2.
Lugar: Joshua Tree National Park, CA, EE.UU.

#lightpainting    #longexposure   #milkyway   #balancingrock   #joshuatree   #joshuatreenationalpark   #astrophotography   #nightsky   #nightskyphotography   #nightskywonders   #kenleephotography   #kenlee   #campfire     #desert   #stars   #night   #nightphotography     #nightscapes

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

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The 101 Best Night Sky Photos of 2015 – space.com

 

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My photo is featured on “The 101 Best Night Sky Photos of 2015” on space.com!

Mi foto es en “Las 101 Mejores Cielo Nocturno Fotos de 2015” en space.com!

Link to space.com

One of the most ambitious “selfies” I’ve ever done as well. :D

May you have a beautiful, creative, happy, healthy 2016.

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Flashback: Ghost Car (Light Painting in a Ghost Town At Night)

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An antique, rusting automobile in the ghost town of Gold Point in Nevada. I had a lot of fun light painting this one, including illuminating the interior with a blue light during this long exposure night photo.

Title: Ghost Car (3342)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 133 seconds, f/8, ISO 200. 2014-07-13 01:15. Light painted with a Protomachines LED2. All colored light work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.
Location: Gold Point, NV, USA
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Una antigüedad del automóvil, la oxidación en el pueblo fantasma de Gold Point en Nevada.

Título: Ghost Car (3342)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info:. Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm, 133 segundos, f / 8, ISO 200 07/13/2014 01:15. Pintura de luz con Protomachines LED2. Todo el trabajo ligero de color se hizo durante la exposición, y no es una creación de Photoshop.
Lugar: Gold Point, NV, EE.UU.

#night   #nikon  #kenlee  #goldpoint  #lightpainting  #nightskyphotography  #desert  #nevada  #ghosttown  #miningtown  #car

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

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