Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

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The Bristlecone Pine Forest. Some trees can live for around 5000 years. And even after they die, the tree trunks can stay for another five thousand years. So it’s possible that some of the trunks that one walks amongst are approaching 10,000 years old. These trees are the oldest living things on the planet, and it really blows the mind to think that you are walking in a forest of trees that may have been around when Buddha was walking the earth, some around even before George Burns was born.

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

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Merry Christmas! (Grinch Ride: International Car Forest of the Last Church, Goldfield, NV)

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Fun with lights. Light painting utilizes a number of “brushes” — lights of varying sorts serve as our brushes. This car was hit with a lime gel from an LED, and a red gel from a speedlight. And mother earth.
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: If A Grinch Had A Ride, It Might Look Like This (3235)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 129 seconds, f/8, ISO 200. 2014-07-12 01:58. 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
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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: La Coche de La Grinch? (3235)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info:. Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm, 129 segundos, f / 8, ISO 200 12/07/2014 01:58. 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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Ghost Towns of the Nevada Desert: Night Train (night photography with light painting)

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In the early 1900s, Goldfield was the largest city in Nevada, a boom town fueled by the lust for gold. Early transportation to Goldfield involved walking, riding burros or horses, or stagecoaches and wagon through the Nevada desert. That changed in 1905 when the first train, operated by the Goldfield Railroad Company, arrived. Light painting photos of this nature are often best done near a full moon, and although occasionally plagued with cloudy skies, I managed to get some photos I was happy with in this historic almost-ghost town, with less than 500 inhabitants. All colored light work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation. However, I liked the heightened drama of this when it was almost black and white, and decided to go with this instead of full-on color.
Title: Night Train (3134)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 170  seconds, f/8, ISO 640. 2014-07-10 21:19. Light painted with LED flashlight and electroluminescent wire. All colored light work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.
Location: Goldfield, NV, USA
Fotografía nocturna con la pintura de luz en el desierto de Nevada, EE.UU. en el pueblo fantasma de Goldfield.
Título: Night Train (3134)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info:. Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm, 170 segundos, f / 8, ISO 640 10/07/2014 21:19. Luz pintada con la linterna del LED y el cable electroluminiscente. Todo el trabajo ligero de color se hizo durante la exposición, y no es una creación de Photoshop.
Ubicación: Goldfield, NV, EE.UU.
#night   #nikon  #kenlee  #goldfield  #lightpainting  #nightskyphotography  #desert  #nevada  #ghosttown  #miningtown

 

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

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Crawling With Ants: International Car Forest of the Last Church, Goldfield Nevada (light painting photography)

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The steering wheel may be on the wrong side of the window.
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: Crawling With Ants (3247)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 280 seconds, f/8, ISO 200. 2014-07-12 02:53. 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
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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: Repleto de Hormigas (3247)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info:. Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm, 280 segundos, f / 8, ISO 200 12/07/2014 02:53. 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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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), on 500px, or my Ken Lee Google+ Page. 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!

 

Space Truckin’: International Car Forest of the Last Church, light painting photography

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Well we had a lot of luck on Venus
We always had a ball on Mars
We meeting all the groovey people
We’ve rocked the Milky Way so far

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 although occasionally plagued with cloudy skies, I managed to get some photos I was happy with here at this strange art installation.
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: Space Truckin’ (3191)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 231 seconds, f/8, ISO 200. 2014-07-11 02:52. 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
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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: Space Truckin ‘(3191)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info:. Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm, 231 segundos, f / 8, ISO 200 11/07/2014 02:52. 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.

VISIT ME, VISIT ME!
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), on 500px, or my Ken Lee Google+ Page. 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!