Balanced Rock Milky Way – Arches National Park, Utah

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Depending on what angle, Balanced Rock may appear as a ball on an bottle or the open lid of a garbage can, opening underneath the Milky Way as we are facing more or less south on a moonless night. What we’ll all agree upon is that it is amazing, as some estimate that the 55 foot tall sandstone boulder topping the stone pedestal weighs about 3500 tons…meaning you don’t want to stand under it during a stiff wind.
Title: Balanced Rock Milky Way
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 20 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 4000, 2014-06-24 1:25 am. Light painted with Dorcy LED flashlight.
Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA
Título: Balanced Rock Milky Way
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14 mm, de 20 segundos, f/2.8, ISO 4000, 24.06.2014 1:25 am. Luz pintada con Dorcy linterna LED.
Lugar: Arches National Park, Utah, EE.UU.
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Equipment:  Nikon D610, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod.

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Our New World – Milky Way Through Double Arch, Utah

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Feeling like an explorer on a new world in Arches National Park, Utah, watching the Milky Way drift toward the south as night progresses. The odd rocky formations in the distance are the rocks near the Windows Arches and Turret Arch. You can see the headlight trail of a car leaving this area. As you can see, the archway is enormous, extending up approximately 104 feet (31 m), with a span of 148 feet (45 m).

Title: Our New World
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 20 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 4000, 2014-06-23 11:48 pm; blended with an earlier photo with me standing in the front 13 seconds, ISO 400, f/4, taken 9:26 pm that same day. Light painted with Dorcy LED flashlight and Energizer head lamp.
Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA

Título: Our New World
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14 mm, de 20 segundos, f/2.8, ISO 4000,23/06/2014 23:48; mezclado con una foto con conmigo de pie en la parte delantera, 13 segundos, ISO 400, f / 4, tomada a 21:26 del mismo día.. Luz pintada con Dorcy linterna y lámpara de cabeza Energizer LED.
Lugar: Arches National Park, Utah, EE.UU.

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Equipment:  Nikon D610, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod.

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Door to Infinity: Milky Way Over Delicate Arch (Arches National Park)

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Gazing up at Delicate Arch feels like peering into the infinite beyond, the magnificent arch acting as a portal for the center of our galaxy and beyond. For this photo, I waited a bit for the Milky Way to drift farther south, then lined it up underneath the arch for this image. I light painted the arch with a small Streamlight LED flashlight to keep the arch from going to silhouette. The Milky Way is easy to see on a moonless night such as this one. Thanks!!!!!!
I hiked up just before sunset, then hiked back in the dark. Everyone asks how hiking back in the dark for 1.5 miles was. It wasn’t bad. And it didn’t feel dangerous because the ledge is wide enough. What was confusing was the slickrock portion. 2 or 3 times, I momentarily lost the trail, lost sight of where the cairns were, and after walking 20 steps or so, would double back and get back on track. If you take your time, don’t panic, and keep your wits about you, hiking back in the dark is not bad. I had been prepared to stay up there all night if necessary, but all went well.Title: Door to Infinity
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 20 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 4000, 2014-06-25 12:37 am. Light painted with Streamlight LED flashlight.
Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA

Título: Door to Infinity
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14 mm, de 20 segundos, f/2.8, ISO 4000, 25/06/2014 12:37a.m.. Luz pintada con Streamlight linterna LED.
Lugar: Arches National Park, Utah, EE.UU.

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Equipment:  Nikon D610, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod.

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Photo: Battle of the Galactic Dinosaurs (Milky Way Over Borrego Springs)

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A Carnosaurus and Allosaurus locked in a combat that shakes the stars above. These sculptures, among my favorite in Borrego Springs, are created by Ricardo Breceda. This photo is blended from two photos. The Milky Way is visible, as the camera is facing south.

I photographed this while teaching a 2-day Star Trails, Milky Way, and Light Painting Workshop in Borrego Springs. Great group of people. It was quite late at night, as you can see from the information below, and I finally got around to creating this shot that I’ve been wanting to do for a while: two enormous dinosaurs battling beneath the stars, the Milky way floating between them, above. I was happy with the way I got detail and depth through light painting, so much so that I blended that light painting with another photo of the Milky Way to create this.

Title: Battle of the Galactic Dinosaurs
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm. Two photos are blended. One is for the light painting: 380 seconds, f/5.6, ISO 800. The second is exposed for the Milky Way: 20 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 4000. 2014-07-07 2:34 am. Light painted with LED flashlight.
Location: Borrego Springs, CA, USA

Título: La batalla de los Galácticos Dinosaurios
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm. Dos fotos en sí mezclan. Uno es para la pintura de luz:. 380 Segundos, f/5.6, ISO 800. La segunda foto expone durante la vía láctea:. 20 Segundos, f/2.8, ISO 4000 07/07/2014 02:34 am. Luz Pintada Con La linterna LED.
Ubicación: Borrego Springs, CA, EE.UU.

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Equipment:  Nikon D610, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod.

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