Casting Down Great Stones From Heaven – Hemispheres (night sky star trails photo)

Another week has passed…and that means it’s another week for a night sky photo!  This one is a star trails photo, one with that new “comet look” that I’ve become so captivated with lately.

Please click on the photo to view it larger and more clearly!  Thanks!


Title: Casting Down Great Stones From Heaven – Hemispheres
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod. This consists of 35 stacked photos, all with an exposure time of 30 seconds at f/2.8, ISO 200, for a total exposure time of 17 and a half minutes. “Light painted” with a Dorcy flashlight and a wee bit of red from an Energizer headlamp.
Photographer: Ken Lee
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA.

With so many of these night sky photos, especially star trails photos, it’s a bit difficult to see what it looks like when it’s so dark, and unpredictable as to its outcome, but a bit of pre-visualization and experience does help. But nonetheless, it’s always a surprise to see how the photo comes out, a sort of gift from the ether.


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

You can see more of these photos here  on my Ken Lee Photography Facebook Page (poke your head in, say hi, and “like” the page if you would, uh, like). We discuss long exposure, night sky, star trails, and coastal long exposure photography, as well as lots of other things, so I hope you can join us!

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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