“Light painting” in Vasquez Rocks. This is a combination of a bright moon – it was 60% illuminated on this evening – and a very bright flashlight called a Dorcy spotlight, and a quick flash of red light from the Energizer headlamp.
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Digital cameras are often sensitive to red, and even just a quick wave of the red light from my not-so-bright headlamp produced this incredibly rich red color in the foreground.
The rock formations here are fascinating, as Spock might say. After all, Vasquez Rocks, where I shot this, was where Captain Kirk battled the Gorn in “Star Trek” in an episode called “Arena”. The title is a quote from Captain Kirk as he is speaking about the Gorn.
Title: The Agility, And, I Hope, The Cleverness Is Mine
Info: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens, 15 second exposure, ISO 640 f/2.8. Light painted with Dorcy spotlight. 11:02 pm on 19 April 2013.
Photographer: Ken Lee
Location: Vasquez Rocks, California, USA
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Tokina AT-X 116, Feisol tripod.
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