Sun Stick Star Trails – 2 Hour Long Exposure Photo of the Movement of the Stars!

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You are looking at star trails from a 2 hour long exposure in total while the earth was moving, behind a sun stick from Wishtoyo Chumash Village in Malibu, CA, a living Chumash cultural village. This cultural village is the only one of its kind in Southern California. This village is the vision of Mati Waiya, who wanted to create a living Chumash cultural village, one in which people stay, eat, live, and people come to learn about native plants, sustainability, ecology, and more through the lens of traditional Chumash cultural values and practices. The village is on land that is the historic home of the Chumash, with eight Chumash prehistoric sites existing within a half mile of the present village, existing as early as 4000-6000 BC. Everything came together during this magical night: the beauty of the location, the kindness of the people in the village, the clean ocean air, the magic and cultural significance of the Chumash village, and the act of “light painting” photography, something I love to do. The sun stick is for tracking the sun and other astronomical uses, particularly during the winter solstice.

Oh, and what is the white light on the Pacific horizon, you ask? A UFO (Unidentified Floating Object), passing in the night. 馃榾

Title: Sun Stick Star Trails (8535)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 at 16mm, 2 hour long exposure in total, f/8. I stacked 30 photos of 4 minutes each at f/8, ISO 200 using Photoshop CS4. Some minor image processing in Photoshop CS4 with Nik Viveza. 2015-04-04 22:03. Light painted with a ProtoMachine LED2. I shot the “stacked” photos with Triggertrap from my smartphone.
Location: Malibu, CA USA
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Usted est谩 mirando la estela de estrellas (a partir de una larga exposici贸n total de 2 horas mientras la tierra se est谩ba moviendo) encima de un palo de sol en Wishtoyo Chumash pueblo en Malibu, CA, una aldea cultural Chumash real. Esta aldea cultural es el 煤nico de su tipo en el sur de California. Este pueblo es la visi贸n de Mati Waiya, que quer铆a crear una aldea cultural Chumash real, una en la que la gente se queda, comer, vivir, y la gente viene para aprender sobre las plantas nativas, la sostenibilidad, la ecolog铆a, y m谩s a trav茅s de la lente de la tradicional de Chumash valores y pr谩cticas culturales. El pueblo se encuentra en un terreno que es la antigua residencia de los Chumash, con ocho yacimientos prehist贸ricos Chumash existente dentro de una media milla de la actual poblaci贸n, existente ya en 4000-6000 antes de Cristo. Todo se reunieron durante esta noche m谩gica: la belleza de la ubicaci贸n, la amabilidad de la gente de la aldea, el aire limpio del oc茅ano, la magia, la importancia cultural de la aldea Chumash, y el acto de la fotograf铆a “pintura de luz”, algo que encantar铆a hacer. El “sun stick”, or palo de sol, es para seguir el sol y otros usos astron贸micos, particularmente durante el solsticio de invierno.

T铆tulo: Sun Stick Star Trails (8535)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 a 16 mm, largo exposici贸n 2 horas en total. Apil茅 30 fotos de 4 minutos cada uno en f/8, ISO 200 usando Photoshop CS4. Procesamiento de im谩genes en Photoshop CS4 con Nik Viveza. 2015-04-04 22:03. Pintura de luz con un ProtoMachine LED2. He utilizado Triggertrap en mi smartphone.
Lugar: Malibu, CA, EE.UU.

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

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Milky Way at Mount Pinos, CA

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Mount Pinos is probably the best place near Los Angeles for viewing the stars because it has relatively low light pollution, clear skies, and is 8,847 feet (2,697 m) in elevation. Mt. Pinos is the highest point in Ventura County, and one of the most popular spots near Los Angeles for star gazing. As a bonus, if you are in a hurry, you can easily drive up to near the summit, just about 1.4 miles away. My girlfriend and I did just that. There were many people in the parking lot near the summit, many with RVs, telescopes, lawn chairs, cameras, and an occasional acoustic guitar. We walked along the trail to a couple of meadows near Chula Vista Campground and took these photos. That night was a new moon, and so many people wanted to see the Milky Way, as it is more prominent in the Northern Hemisphere during the summer.

In this photo, we are looking just about straight up at the sky, so this is not the densest part of the Milky Way.

Mt. Pinos, called “Iwihinmu” by the Chumash, was considered to be the center of the world (“Liyikshup”), an area where everything was in balance, and was the center of their ancestral home.

Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 20 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 4000. 2014-07-26. I used a Protomachines LED2 for light painting.
Location: Mt. Pinos, California, USA

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

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NASA Space Shuttle Carrier Tail Star Trails (111 Minute Long Exposure Showing Movement of the Stars!)

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Boeing 747 Tail #N911NA:
Built by The Boeing Company, this shuttle vehicle transport carrier is one of two that ferried the Space Shuttles to and from destinations, and is on loan from NASA Armstrong.聽 The aircraft was extensively modified by Boeing in 1976. This shuttle carrier was retired on February 8, 2012 after its final mission to the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, California, and will be used as a source of parts for NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). It is currently on loan for display to Joe Davies Heritage Airpark.

Title: NASA Space Shuttle Carrier Tail Star Trails
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info:聽Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 at 11mm, 111 minutes long exposure in total. I stacked 37 photos of 3 minutes each at f/8, ISO 200 3700K using Photoshop聽CS6. 聽2015-05-02. Light painting with a Protomachine LED2.
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鈥檚 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.
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El Space Shuttle Carrier NASA, un Boeing 747 modificado en esta larga exposici贸n de fotos con pintura de luz. El trabajo de iluminaci贸n y el color se hizo durante la exposici贸n, y no es una creaci贸n de Photoshop.
Boeing 747 Tail # N911NA:
Construido por la compa帽铆a Boeing, este avi贸n transportaba los聽Space Shuttles聽hacia y desde destinos. Es actualmente en pr茅stamo para su visualizaci贸n a Joe Davies Heritage Airpark.
T铆tulo:聽NASA Space Shuttle Carrier Tail Star Trails
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D7000,聽Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8聽lente a 11mm, larga exposici贸n 111 minutos en total. Apil茅 37 fotos de 3 minutos cada uno en f/8, ISO 200 usando Photoshop CS4, f/8, ISO聽200 3700K. 2015-05-02. Pintura de luz con un Protomachine LED2. Toda la iluminaci贸n y el color se trabaj贸 durante la exposici贸n, y no es una creaci贸n de Photoshop.
Ubicaci贸n: Joe Davies Heritage Airpark, Palmdale, CA, EE.UU.
El Joe Davies Heritage Airpark en Palmdale, CA presenta una colecci贸n de aviones volando, probado, dise帽ado, producido o modificado en la planta de la聽U.S. Air Force Plant 42, una fuente de orgullo y prestigio para la ciudad. La muestra airpark aeroespacial, militar y aviones civiles.聽Me siento agradecido y honrado de haber sido concedido el acceso en la noche para fotografiar estos magn铆ficos planos.
#longexposure 聽 #lightpainting 聽 #joedaviesheritagepark 聽 #palmdale 聽 #kenleephotography 聽 #nikon 聽 #pinturadeluz 聽 #largaexposicion 聽 #airplane 聽 #aerospace 聽 #airforceplant42 聽 #palmdaleairport 聽#NASA 聽 #spaceshuttle 聽#boeing

 

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

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Joshua Tree – South Desert Sky Milky Way (with light painting)

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I took this photo in Joshua Tree with photographer Laura Lee. Although we could see a little of the Milky Way banding across the sky while the moon was out, after it set a little after 10 pm, the Milky Way became much more vibrant and visible. This photo was taken with the camera facing more or less south, showing some of the gaseous clouds that are more visible during the summer months. The evening was quite warm, but I luckily still didn’t get too much noise in the image even while shooting at 4000 ISO. Nonetheless, I did clean up the sky a bit using Nik DFine in Photoshop CS4.

Title: South Desert Sky Milky Way (4892)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 20 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 4000. 2014-08-30 22:31. Light painted with Protomachine LED2.
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, CA USA
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Tom茅 esta foto en Joshua Tree con el fot贸grafo Laura Lee. 聽Esta foto fue tomada con la c谩mara frente a m谩s o menos al sur, que muestra algunas de las nubes gaseosas que son m谩s visibles durante los meses de verano.

T铆tulo: Desierto Sur Sky Milky Way (4892)
Foto: Ken Lee Fotograf铆a
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24 mm f / 2,8 G ED lente a 14 mm, 20 segundos, f/2.8, ISO 4000 2014-08-30 22:31. Pintura de luz con Protomachine LED2.
Lugar: Parque Nacional Joshua Tree, CA, EE.UU.

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

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Danger Jet Ontake: Corsair (Night Photo with Light Painting of Military Aircraft)

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A-7 Corsair II BuNo. 15-4449:
This aircraft was in operation from 1968 until 1987. In 969 the plane served on both the USS Roosevelt and Oriskany.聽 The aircraft’s final time was spent as an Experimental A/C at China Lake Naval Weapons Station in Ridgecrest, CA, after which it was brought to Joe Davies Airpark and restored. Speed from 685 mph, a range of 3,224 miles and a ceiling of 45,000 feet. Built by Ling-Temco-Vought Aerospace Corporation, which is now Northrup Grumman. On loan to Joe Davies Heritage Airpark from United States Navy鈥檚 National Museum.

Title: Danger Jet Intake
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 104 second exposure, f/8, ISO 200 3850K. 2015-05-02. Light painting with a Protomachine LED2.聽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鈥檚 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.
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A-7 Corsair II BuNo. 15-4449:
T铆tulo:聽Danger Jet Intake
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lente a 14 mm, 104 segundos de exposici贸n, f/8, ISO 200 3850K. 02/05/2015. Pintura de luz con un Protomachine LED2. Toda la iluminaci贸n y el color se trabaj贸 durante la exposici贸n, y no es una creaci贸n de Photoshop.
Ubicaci贸n: Joe Davies Heritage Airpark, Palmdale, CA, EE.UU.
El Joe Davies Heritage Airpark en Palmdale, CA presenta una colecci贸n de aviones volando, probado, dise帽ado, producido o modificado en la planta de la聽U.S. Air Force Plant 42, una fuente de orgullo y prestigio para la ciudad. La muestra airpark aeroespacial, militar y aviones civiles.聽Me siento agradecido y honrado de haber sido concedido el acceso en la noche para fotografiar estos magn铆ficos planos.
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#longexposure 聽 #lightpainting 聽 #joedaviesheritagepark 聽 #palmdale 聽 #kenleephotography 聽 #nikon 聽 #pinturadeluz 聽 #largaexposicion 聽 #airplane 聽 #aerospace 聽 #airforceplant42 聽 #palmdaleairport 聽 聽#a-7 聽 #corsair

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

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And you can go to the聽Ken Lee Photography website, which has more photos from Ken Lee. 聽Thank you very much for visiting!

The Forever Tree: Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Night Sky Light Painting Photo

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The Forever Tree, located in the oldest forest in the world. Many of these trees live for 5000 years, and even after dying, can remain for 5000 more years, remaining. In other words, it’s quite possible that some trees have been standing for as long as 10000 years, long long before Lucille Ball roamed the earth. 馃榾 I don’t actually know if this tree has a name. I just like the name.

Title: The Forever Tree (3600)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 128 seconds, f/7.12, ISO 640. 2014-07-15 00:54. I used a Protomachines LED2 for light painting.
Location: Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, CA, USA
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“The Forever Tree” (El 脕rbol de Siempre), ubicado en el bosque m谩s antiguo del mundo. Muchos de estos 谩rboles viven desde hace 5000 a帽os, y permanecen de pie durante 10.000 a帽os, hace mucho tiempo, antes de que Lucille Ball vagaban por la tierra. No s茅 si este 谩rbol tiene un nombre. A m铆 me gusta el nombre.

T铆tulo: The Forever Tree (3600)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info:. Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm, 128 segundos, f/7.1, ISO 640 07/15/2014 00:54. Pintura de luz con Protomachines LED2.
Ubicaci贸n: Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, CA, EE.UU.

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

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And you can go to the聽Ken Lee Photography website, which has more photos from Ken Lee. 聽Thank you very much for visiting!