Temple Tree Star Trails in Amazing Zion National Park, Utah

Mystical Temple Tree Star Trails in Zion National Park, a 50-minute exposure in total.


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Title: Temple Tree Star Trails
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm lens at 11mm. This is a combination of 100 individual photos, with each one 30 seconds, f/4.5 ISO 400, all stacked together for a total of 50 minutes. Tree illuminated by the infernally bright moon and headlights of a car. Taken around 11:00 pm 22 March 2013.
Photographer: Ken Lee
Location: Zion National Park, Utah U.S.A.

I had this really great idea for this photo, I really did.  I was aimed the other way, attempting to shoot the the large rock cradled in the cathedral of rocks here at the Temple of Sinawava.  But the super bright moon seemed determined to have its way with my wide angle lens, appearing wherever I seemed to aim it.  I looked up at the stars in the other direction, and saw how beautiful the moonlight shone on this tree.  Sometimes it’s good to look the other way.  A good photo may be lurking in that direction.

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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