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

3191-2014-07-11-0252-231sf8iso200-whitetruck-MAIN-kenlee_carforest-flatPlease click on the photo to view it larger and more clearly!  Thanks!

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
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.

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