The Twisted Trunk of the Almighty Bristlecone: Night Sky Photo with Light Painting In the Mountains of California

3610-kenlee_bristleconepineschulmangrove-2014-07-15-0217-117sf71iso800-flatPlease click on the photo to view it larger and more clearly!  Thanks!

Up, up, up in the White Mountains of California exist a forest of trees that have flourished in the face of high, arid conditions at 11000 feet/3350 m in altitude. 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 Mick Jagger roamed the earth.😀 All light/color work was done by illuminating the tree and foreground with an LED flashlight during the exposure, and is not a post-processing creation. -Photo: Ken Lee Photography

I love this tree.

But another thing I remember about photographing this tree is the slippery shale-like rock underneath it, which occasionally made footing, traipsing around in the dark, and balancing the tripod a little more challenging.

Title: The Twisted Trunk of the Almighty Bristlecone (3610)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 117 seconds, f/7.1, ISO 800. 2014-07-15 02:17. I used an LED flashlight for light painting. All light/color work was done by illuminating the tree and foreground with an LED flashlight during the exposure, and is not a post-processing creation.
Location: Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, CA, USA
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Título: The Twisted Trunk of the Almighty Bristlecone (3610)
Foto: Ken Lee Fotografía
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lente a 14 mm, 117 segundos, f/7.1, ISO 800. 2014-07-15 02:17. Utilicé una linterna LED para pintura de luz.
Ubicación: Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, CA, EE.UU.

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

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