Devil Car: International Car Forest of the Last Church, Goldfield, NV

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The Devil wears no Prada here in this painting.
 
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 although occasionally plagued with cloudy skies, I managed to get some photos I was happy with here at this strange art installation.
Title: Devil Car (3187)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 246 seconds, f/8, ISO 200. 2014-07-11 02:33. 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: International Car Forest of the Last Church, Goldfield, NV, USA
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Fotografía nocturna con pintura de luz en el desierto de Nevada, EE.UU. fuera el pueblo fantasma de Goldfield. Se trata de una instalación artística en el medio de la nada. Asimismo, el artista no era dueño de la tierra. :D
Título: Devil Car (3187)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info:. Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm, 246 segundos, f / 8, ISO 200 11/07/2014 02:33. He utilizado un flash LED y el SB-600 con geles a la pintura de luz. 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

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

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Valentine’s Day: Sally’s Bordello, Gold Point, Nevada

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day… :D

One of the old mining cabins of Gold Point in Nevada. 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: Sally’s Bordello (3326)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 236 seconds, f/8, ISO 250. 2014-07-13 00:37. 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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Una cabina minera de edad en el pueblo fantasma de Gold Point en Nevada.
Título: Sally’s Bordello (3326)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info:. Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm, 236 segundos, f / 8, ISO 250 07/13/2014 00:37. He utilizado un flash LED y el SB-600 con geles a la pintura de luz. 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  #cabin

 

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

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Ghost Towns of Nevada: Great Western Mine House (light painting photography)

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One of the mining houses in the ghost town of Gold Point, NV, with an eerie glow from light painting the interior.

Title: Great Western Mine House (3288)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 236 seconds, f/8, ISO 250. 2014-07-12 22:25. 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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Una de las empresas mineras en el pueblo fantasma de Gold Point, NV, con un resplandor misterioso en el interior.
Título: Great Western mina Casa (3288)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info:. Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm, 236 segundos, f / 8, ISO 250 12/07/2014 22:25. He utilizado un flash LED y el SB-600 con geles a la pintura de luz. 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

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

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One of the old mining cabins of the ghost town of Gold Point in Nevada.
Title: Midnight Cabin (3486)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 283 seconds, f/8, ISO 200. 2014-07-14 00:00. I used an LED flashlight to light paint.
Location: Gold Point, NV, USA
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Una de las viejas cabinas de minería en el pueblo fantasma de Punto de oro en Nevada.
Título: Midnight Cabin (3486)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info:. Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm, 283 segundos, f / 8, ISO 200 14/07/2014 00:00. Utilicé una linterna LED para pintura de luz.
Lugar: Gold Point, NV, EE.UU.
#night   #nikon  #kenlee  #goldpoint  #lightpainting  #nightskyphotography  #desert  #nevada  #ghosttown  #miningtown  #cabin

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

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Ghost Towns of the Nevada Desert: Lone Outhouse

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A lone outhouse in the ghost town of Gold Point in Nevada. This is a long exposure night sky photo of a hundred year old outhouse.

Title: Lone Outhouse (3493)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 260 seconds, f/8, ISO 200. 2014-07-14 00:33. I used an LED flashlight for light painting.
Location: Gold Point, NV, USA
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Una letrina solitario en la ciudad fantasma de Punto de oro en Nevada.
Título: Lone Outhouse (3493)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info:. Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm, 260 segundos, f / 8, ISO 200 14/07/2014 00:33. Utilicé una linterna LED para la pintura de luz.
Lugar: Gold Point, NV, EE.UU.
#night   #nikon  #kenlee  #goldpoint  #lightpainting  #nightskyphotography  #desert  #nevada  #ghosttown  #miningtown  #outhouse

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

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Inside the post office in the ghost town of Gold Point, NV, where Ora Mae Wiley worked for many years. Much of the equipment she used is still here. I light painted the interior. It was very very hot inside. I drank a lot of Gatorade for these interior shots. :D
Title: Gold Point Post Office (3467)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 161 seconds, f/8, ISO 200. 2014-07-13 22:11. 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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Dentro de la oficina de correos en la ciudad fantasma de Gold Point, NV, donde Ora Mae Wiley trabajó durante muchos años. Gran parte del equipo que utiliza está todavía aquí. Yo la luz pintada del interior. Estaba muy, muy caliente en el interior. Bebí un montón de Gatorade para estas tomas interiores. : D
Título: Gold Point Post Office (3467)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info:. Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm, 161 segundos, f / 8, ISO 200 07/13/2014 22:11. He utilizado un flash LED y el SB-600 con geles a la pintura de luz. Todo el trabajo ligero de color se hizo durante la exposición, y no es una creación de Photoshop.
Lugar: Punto de Oro, NV, EE.UU.
#night   #nikon  #kenlee  #goldpoint  #lightpainting  #nightskyphotography  #desert  #nevada  #ghosttown  #miningtown  #postoffice

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

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Ice Cream Truck Star Trails: International Car Forest of the Last Church, Goldfield, NV

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I stacked this image, creating star trails just shy of four hours. I used Triggertrap to control my D7000. I forgot to put it on airplane mode or I would have gotten more than four hours. Oh well.
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 on this particular night, I got fairly clear skies. A gifted light painting photographer named Ron PInkerton was also there for the entire evening, and we had a fun evening photographing this surreal location.
With a nod of gratitude to Troy Paiva and Lance Keimig, two photographers who largely pioneered this sort of light painting approach.. I don’t do this sort of light painting often, but their two books definitely had an influence on this photo.
 
Title: Ice Tream Truck Star Trails (8319)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm lens at 16mm, Triggertrap. I stacked 58 photos to create this image. Each individual image was 4 minutes, f/8, ISO 200. The total exposure was 3 hours and 52 minutes. Begun 2014-07-11 22:24. 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: International Car Forest of the Last Church, Goldfield, NV, USA
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Apilé 58 fotos para crear esta imagen. Utilicé mi D7000 Triggertrap para controlar la cámara usando mi smartphone. Se me olvidó ponerlo en modo de avión o me habría conseguido más de cuatro horas.
Título: Ice Cream Truck Star Trails (8319)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina lente 11-16mm a 16mm, Triggertrap. Apilé 58 fotos para crear esta imagen. Cada imagen individual fue de 4 minutos, f / 8, ISO 200. La exposición total fue de 3 horas y 52 minutos. 2014-07-11 22:24 He utilizado un flash LED y el SB-600 con geles a la pintura de luz. 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, Goldfield, NV, EE.UU.
#night  #carforest  #nikon  #kenlee  #goldfield  #lightpainting #nightskyphotography  #desert  #nevada

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

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Ghost Towns of the Nevada Desert: Great Western Headframe Star Trails

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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: International Car Forest of the Last Church, Goldfield, 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: International Car Forest of the Last Church, Goldfield, NV, EE.UU.
#night   #nikon  #kenlee  #goldpoint  #lightpainting  #nightskyphotography  #desert  #nevada  #ghosttown  #miningtown  #headframe #startrails #longexposure #triggertrap

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Dark Skies: Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, CA

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3555-kenlee_bristleconepine-2014-07-14-2233-195sf56iso800-1000pxThe Bristlecone Pine Forest. Some trees can live for around 5000 years. And even after they die, the tree trunks can stay for another five thousand years. So it’s possible that some of the trunks that one walks amongst are approaching 10,000 years old. These trees are the oldest living things on the planet, and it really blows the mind to think that you are walking in a forest of trees that may have been around when Buddha was walking the earth, some around even before George Burns was born.

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

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Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

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The Bristlecone Pine Forest. Some trees can live for around 5000 years. And even after they die, the tree trunks can stay for another five thousand years. So it’s possible that some of the trunks that one walks amongst are approaching 10,000 years old. These trees are the oldest living things on the planet, and it really blows the mind to think that you are walking in a forest of trees that may have been around when Buddha was walking the earth, some around even before George Burns was born.

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

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