Joshua Tree: They Raised Their Arms To Heaven (night sky light painting long exposure photography)

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Title: They Raised Their Arms To Heaven
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod. Exposure time 20 seconds at f/2.8, ISO 500. “Light painted” with a Dorcy flashlight.
Photographer: Ken Lee
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA.

Mormons passing through the desert thought these yuccas looked like Joshua raising his arms to heaven, and so the name “Joshua Tree” was coined.

After over five hours in Joshua Tree National Park taking night sky photos, I was driving back slowly, listening to Hendrix, and feeling pretty good about the photos.  I stopped off to, uh, answer the call of nature, and saw these trees and thought I should photograph them stretching their arms to heaven.

Equipment:  Nikon D7000, Tokina AT-X 116, Feisol tripod.

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And you can go to the Ken Lee Photography website, which has more photos from Ken Lee.  Thank you very much for visiting!




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