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This is the front entrance to Leh Palace, with the beautiful Milky Way on the left, taken a little after 3 in the morning.
Leh Palace is a forbidding place, and particularly at night, spooky. But the renovation of the interior has done away with some of the eeriness, while keeping to the 17th Century architecture. Here, I light painted the front entrance.
Light painting is a photographic technique in which one moves a light source while keeping the shutter open for longer periods of time, and is really a performance of sorts. The light can be used to selectively illuminate parts of the subject, or to “paint” a picture by shining it into the camera lens. I’ve usually light painted subjects, as this is more of my interest.
Title: Leh Palace Milky Way
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens. Leh Palace was light painted with a bright flashlight. ISO 3200, 20 second exposure, f/2.8 20 June 2013, 3:03 am.
Photographer: Ken Lee
Location: Leh, Ladakh, Indian Himalayas.
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Tokina AT-X 116, Feisol tripod.
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