Alien Piano in the Valley of Fire – Night Sky Light Painting Photo

One of the fascinating strange rock formations of the Valley of Fire, light painted at night.


Please click on the photo to view it larger and more clearly!  There’s a lot more detail here!  Thanks!

Title: Alien Piano
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm lens, 95 second exposure at f/8 ISO 100, around 8:30 pm 20 March 2013.
Photographer: Ken Lee
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, NV U

Half moon, seemed really bright with a mind of its own. Red sandstone rocks “light painted”.  I “light painted” The Piano in Valley of Fire State Park with a really bright flashlight, diffusing it with whatever I had available.  But the reddish hue?  That’s the natural sandstone, as the light I was using was a “regular” white light.  I like the texture that the light painting picks up, a texture that might be hard to achieve during the day.

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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