Shanti Mountain Buddha: Long Exposure Night Sky Photo, Himalayas


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Climbing up the mountain to Shanti Stupa at 11,000 ft./3350 meters, one can see many beautiful Buddhist touches.  I light painted this with my trusty flashlight while keeping the shutter open for 25 seconds, the fluttering prayer flags blurring from the movement.  The clouds took on these gorgeous streaks, being pushed over the Himalayas by the cool breeze.

Title:  Shanti Mountain Buddha
Info:  Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens. Light painted the two stupas. ISO 400, 25 second exposure, f/3.5, 18 June 2013, 11:47 pm.
Photographer: Ken Lee
Location: Leh, Ladakh, Indian Himalayas on the way up to Shanti Stupa.

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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