Milky Way Meditation: Natural High in the Himalayas (Long Exposure Night Sky Photos in India)


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After ten days of clouds and seemingly constant rain, the sky was finally clear. Clear, I say!I was so happy. High above Leh near Leh Palace, I watched the moon set and smiled as the Milky Way slowly emerged, one of the first times I’ve seen the Milky Way in the Northern Hemisphere. And I had the photographic equipment to capture it in all its Himalayan glory at approximately 3657/12,000 ft. in elevation.


Title:  Milky Way Meditation
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens. Light painted the stupa. ISO 1600, 30 second exposure, f/2.8 20 June 2013, 2:24 am.
Photographer:  Ken Lee
Location:  Leh, Ladakh, Indian Himalayas.

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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