Super Sabre Star Tail Star Trails: Light Painting Military Aircraft

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F-100 Super Sabre BuNo. 54-2299:
Built by North American Aviation. This is the first USAF operational aircraft capable of flying faster than 760 mph in level flight, which meant it was the first USAF fighter to go supersonic. Cruising speed was 600mph with a range of 1,3500 miles and a ceiling of 51,000 feet. This aircraft was a fighter/bomber and served the USAF from 1954 to 1971. Former Thunderbird during the Far East Tour in 1959. On loan from United States Air Force’s National Museum. This was the first plane in Joe Davies Heritage Airpark. A/C SN: 54-2299

Title: Super Sabre Star Tail Star Trails
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
50 minutes long exposure in total. I stacked 100 photos of 30 seconds each at f/5.6, ISO 400 3850K using Photoshop CS6 2015-05-02 started before midnight. Light painting with a Protomachine LED2. All illumination and color work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.
Location: Joe Davies Heritage Airpark, Palmdale, CA USA

The Joe Davies Heritage Airpark in Palmdale, CA showcases a collection of aircraft flown, tested, designed, produced or modified at U.S. Air Force Plant 42, a source of pride and prestige for the city. The airpark was rededicated in Joe’s name in February 2008 in recognition of his tenure as commander of Plant 42, his service as a Palmdale City Councilman, and his role as commissioner on Palmdale’s Aviation and Aerospace Commission. The airpark displays aerospace, military, and civilian aircraft. I feel grateful and honored to have been granted access at night to photograph these magnificent planes.
Este es el primer avión de US Air Force para viajar a velocidades supersónicas.

Título: Super Sabre Star Tail Star Trails (F-100 Super Sabre BuNo. 54-2299)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lente a 14 mm, larga exposición 50 minutos en total. Apilé 100 fotos de 30 segundos cada uno en f/5.6, ISO 400 usando Photoshop CS6 3850K. 2015-05-02. Pintura de luz con un Protomachine LED2. Toda la iluminación y el color se trabajó durante la exposición, y no es una creación de Photoshop.
Ubicación: Joe Davies Heritage Airpark, Palmdale, CA, EE.UU.

El Joe Davies Heritage Airpark en Palmdale, CA presenta una colección de aviones volando, probado, diseñado, producido o modificado en la planta de la U.S. Air Force Plant 42, una fuente de orgullo y prestigio para la ciudad. La muestra airpark aeroespacial, militar y aviones civiles. Me siento agradecido y honrado de haber sido concedido el acceso en la noche para fotografiar estos magníficos planos.

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

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!



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