Hot Lips – M*A*S*H TV Site Light Painting Night Sky Photo


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I had gone on a hike a short while before in Malibu Creek State Park, and I thought it would be a fun idea to come back here and photograph – to experiment, trying my hand at “light painting” with surreal colors, something I had done very little of before, and certainly not with vehicles, only creating mist with El Wire.

Although warm during the day, it got down to around freezing. I wore thermals and wool sock and cap, but still was a bit cold, so during some of the star trails photos, I ran back and forth to keep warm.

The older ambulance, left at the M*A*S*H filming site after the TV show was over. I stayed up all night taking photos, light painting the M*A*S*H TV show jeeps, finally getting in about 5 am. You know you are getting home late if the morning paper is already delivered!

Usually when I light paint, it’s in a more “naturalistic” manner, often mimicking how moonlight falls on the subject. Not so much this time! The whole process was a lot of fun, and the hours flew by in a flash despite the cold weather!!!!

Despite the close proximity to Los Angeles, the light pollution wasn’t too bad, and I could still see a fair amount of stars in the sky.

Title: Where did Hot Lips Go?
Photography: Ken Lee
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod. 136 second exposure at f/8 ISO 200 at 12:08 am 21 December 2013. Light painted with LED flashlights, a speedlight, and gels.
Location: Agoura Hills, 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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