Ice Cream Truck Star Trails: International Car Forest of the Last Church, Goldfield, NV

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I stacked this image, creating star trails just shy of four hours. I used Triggertrap to control my D7000. I forgot to put it on airplane mode or I would have gotten more than four hours. Oh well.
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: Ice Tream Truck Star Trails (8319)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm lens at 16mm, Triggertrap. I stacked 58 photos to create this image. Each individual image was 4 minutes, f/8, ISO 200. The total exposure was 3 hours and 52 minutes. Begun 2014-07-11 22:24. 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
Apilé 58 fotos para crear esta imagen. Utilicé mi D7000 Triggertrap para controlar la cámara usando mi smartphone. Se me olvidó ponerlo en modo de avión o me habría conseguido más de cuatro horas.
Título: Ice Cream Truck Star Trails (8319)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina lente 11-16mm a 16mm, Triggertrap. Apilé 58 fotos para crear esta imagen. Cada imagen individual fue de 4 minutos, f / 8, ISO 200. La exposición total fue de 3 horas y 52 minutos. 2014-07-11 22:24 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, 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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