The Agility, and, I Hope, The Cleverness Is Mine – Vasquez Rocks Night Sky Photography

“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.

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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