Star Trails Over Quail Springs, Joshua Tree – Long Exposure Time Lapse Photography

When I’m shooting north-facing photos, I really love to place Polaris as interestingly as I can in the frame. Here, I’ve managed to place it at the pinnacle of the cliff to accentuate the trails and draw the eye to the pinnacle more.


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

This whole scene was lit by a full moon, with no light painting of any kind.  The light of the full moon was so bright that I think I may have been able to read a book!!

I hope you enjoy the photo, and thank you for stopping in!

Title: Quail Springs Rocks Star Trails
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina f/2.8 11-16mm. Stacked photo consisting of 99 individual photos of 30 second exposure f/2.8 ISO 250 each, taken 11:20 am 25 May 2013. 49 and a half minutes total exposure. Lit by moonlight only.
Photographer: Ken Lee
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, CA
USAThank you so much for your love and encouragement! -Ken

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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