Alien Blue (International Car Forest of the Last Church, Goldfield, NV light painting photography)

3209-2014-07-11-2354-128sf8iso250-kenlee_carforest-1000pxPlease click on the photo to view it larger and more clearly!  Thanks!

This alien car seems to have took a wrong turn.

Outside the historic mining town of Goldfield, NV, in a desert dotted by Joshua Trees, you can see a field of old cars that are wildly painted and jammed into the ground at unlikely angles. This is the International Car Forest of the Last Church, created by Michael “Mark” Rippie and painted by Chad Sorg. In July 2014, I stayed in Goldfield and created night photos with light painting to enhance the bold colors of the painted cars even more. Light painting photos of this nature are often best done near a full moon, and on this particular night, I got fairly clear skies. A gifted light painting photographer named Ron PInkerton was also there for the entire evening, and we had a fun evening photographing this surreal location.

With a nod of gratitude to Troy Paiva and Lance Keimig, two photographers who largely pioneered this sort of light painting approach.. I don’t do this sort of light painting often, but their two books definitely had an influence on this photo.

Title: Alien Blue (3209)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 128 seconds, f/8, ISO 250. 2014-07-11 22:54. I used an LED flashlight and SB-600 with gels to light paint. All colored light work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.
Location: International Car Forest of the Last Church, Goldfield, NV, USA
Fotografía nocturna con pintura de luz en el desierto de Nevada, EE.UU. fuera el pueblo fantasma de Goldfield.Se trata de una instalación artística en el medio de la nada. Asimismo, el artista no era dueño de la tierra. 😀

Título: Extraterrestre Azul (3209)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info:. Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm, 128 segundos, f / 8, ISO 250 11/07/2014 22:54. He utilizado un flash LED y el SB-600 con geles a la pintura de luz. Todo el trabajo ligero de color se hizo durante la exposición, y no es una creación de Photoshop.
Ubicación:  International Car Forest of the Last Church (Bosques de Coches Internacional de la última Iglesia), Goldfield, NV, EE.UU.

#night  #carforest  #nikon  #kenlee  #goldfield  #lightpainting#nightskyphotography  #desert  #nevada

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

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