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

4892kenlee_joshuatree2014-08-30-2231-20sf28iso4000-1000pxPlease click on the photo to view it larger and more clearly!  Thanks!

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
Tomé esta foto en Joshua Tree con el fotógrafo Laura Lee.  Esta foto fue tomada con la cámara frente a más o menos al sur, que muestra algunas de las nubes gaseosas que son más visibles durante los meses de verano.

Título: Desierto Sur Sky Milky Way (4892)
Foto: Ken Lee Fotografía
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:  Nikon D610, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod.

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