The Glow of Mission San Xavier Del Bac, Arizona

6972kenlee-2015-07-05-1930_arizona-sunset-sanxavierdelbac-HDR-keystonecorrection-1000px2A gorgeous fiery desert sunset at Mission San Xavier Del Bac near Tucson, Arizona. Construction began for the Mission in 1783, when Southern Arizona was part of New Spain, and is made of low-fire clay brick, stone and lime mortar. The Mission is situated in the center of a centuries-old Indian settlement of the Tohono O’odham (formerly known as Papago), located along the banks of the Santa Cruz River.

The original builders never finished the east bell tower. It has no dome, and for about 120 years many of its bricks lacked a protective plaster. One is that to this day, the east tower of the Mission has never been completed. Several records exist to explain about why it was left unfinished. When the original loan was determined not to be enough, the priests decided not to finish it so that no taxes would have to be paid under the King of Spain’s Royal Decree that unfinished buildings paid no taxes.However, some old records also reveal that a popular Pima Indian worker was killed during construction in 1784 when he fell down off a ladder and was impaled through his head with an iron bar, with no other Indian wanting to work on the tower.

Title: The Glow of Mission San Xavier Del Bac (6972)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S at 28mm. Two images (1/30 and 1/20s at f/8 ISO 200) blended via Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 and in Photoshop CS6. 2015-07-05 19:30.
Location: Tucson, Arizona USA
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Esta es Misión San Xavier del Bac al atardecer, y cerca de Tucson, Arizona EE UU. La construcción comenzó en 1783, cuando el sur de Arizona era parte de la Nueva España, y está hecho de ladrillos, piedra y mortero de cal.

Título: The Glow of Mission San Xavier Del Bac (6972)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S lente a 28mm. Dos imágenes (1/30 y 1/20s a f/8 ISO 200) mezcladas de Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 y en Photoshop CS6. 2015-07-05 19:30.
Ubicación: Tucson, Arizona, EE.UU.

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Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona, Arizona – Night Photo

6841kenlee-2015-07-02-2344_arizona-sedona-chapelofholycross-lightpainting-30sf28iso400-3850k-1000pxChapel of the Holy Cross at night, Sedona, AZ USA.

Title: Chapel of the Holy Cross (6841)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S at 28mm. 30s f/2.8 ISO 400. 2015-07-02 23:44. Light painting with a Protomachines LED2. All illumination and color work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.
Location: Sedona, Arizona USA
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Chapel of the Holy Cross en Sedona en la noche, AZ EE. UU.

Título: Chapel of the Holy Cross (6841)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S lente a 28mm. 30s f/2.8 ISO 400. 2015-07-02 23:44. Pintura de luz con un Protomachines LED2. Toda la iluminación y el color se trabajó durante la exposición, y no es una creación de Photoshop.
Ubicación: Sedona, Arizona, EE.UU.

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Riders On The Storm (Grand Canyon)

 

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I actually take photos during the bright light of day! No long exposure, no light painting here!

These are seemingly the only three people at the Grand Canyon to not be busting out selfie sticks. 😀 The incredible incoming storm was sufficiently enthralling.

Title: Riders on the Storm
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens. F/4.5, 1/320s, ISO 800. 2015-06-29 19:38.

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Wilmaaaaaaa!!!!! Light Painting in Bedrock City!!!!!

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Willllllllmaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!

Flintstones, meet the Flintstones! Bedrock City is a roadside attraction on the way to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Roadside attractions were built as “tourist traps” with gift shops and things to do for kids, a place where a family could rest after a long drive on the way to somewhere. Built in 1972, Bedrock City was modeled after “The Flintstones” cartoon from the 1960s. And Bedrock City still survives. For now. Owner Linda Speckels is selling it for $2 million to someone who will keep Bedrock City operating. Bedrock City has a Fredmobile train ride looping through Mt. St. Wilma (a volcano). The Bedrock Theater plays Flintstones cartoons with the audio broadcast over loudspeakers. There’s a campsite, diner, convenience store, and a large gift shop. And of course, there is Bedrock City, built to resemble the stone age town of Bedrock from the cartoon “The Flintstones”. Will it be here in a year? Who knows.

With a nod of gratitude to Troy Paiva and Lance Keimig, pioneers of this sort of light painting photography.

Title: Wilmaaaaaaa!!!!! (6739)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 225 second exposure, f/8, ISO 200 3850K. 2015-07-01 00:57. Light painting with a Protomachines LED2. All illumination and color work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.
Location: Bedrock City, Arizona USA
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Flintstones, meet the Flintstones! Bedrock City es una atracción en carretera en el camino hacia el Gran Cañón en Arizona. Atracciónes en carretera fueron construidos como “trampas para turistas”, con tiendas de regalos y cosas que hacer para los niños, un lugar donde una familia podría descansar después de un largo viaje en el camino a algún lugar. Construido en 1972, Bedrock City fue modelado después el dibujos animados “The Flintstones” (1960s). Y Bedrock City aún sobrevive. Por ahora. Propietario Linda Speckels está vendiendo Bedrock City por $2 millones a alguien que va a mantener a Bedrock City operativo. Bedrock City dispone de un viaje en tren Fredmobile recorriendo Mt. St.Wilma (un volcán). El Teatro Bedrock juega dibujos animados de Flintstones con la transmisión de audio por los altavoces. Hay un camping, restaurante, tienda de conveniencia, y una gran tienda de regalos. Y, por supuesto, hay Bedrock City, construido para parecerse a la edad de piedra de la ciudad de Bedrock de los dibujos animados “The Flintstones”.

Con un gesto de gratitud a Troy Paiva y Lance Keimig, pioneros de este tipo de fotografía con pintura de luz.

Título: Wilmaaaaaaa!!!!! (6739)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lente a 14 mm, 225 segundos de exposición, f/8, ISO 200 3850K. 2015-07-01 00:57. Pintura de luz con un Protomachines LED2. Toda la iluminación y el color se trabajó durante la exposición, y no es una creación de Photoshop.
Ubicación: Bedrock City, Arizona, EE.UU.

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The Storm Of Lights

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I arrived at the Grand Canyon hoping to take some night sky photos, star trails, who knows. But there were only clouds, no stars.. At first, I was disappointed.

But with the clouds came the storms. Wow.

Title: The Storm of Lights (6460)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm. Foreground: 52 second exposure, f/3.5, ISO 200 3850K. 2015-06-29 21:36. Sky: 30 second exposure f/4 ISO 500 3850K. The Canyon was illuminated by an almost full moon.
Location: Grand Canyon, Arizona USA

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Llegué en el Grand Canyon con la esperanza de tomar algunas fotos del cielo nocturno, la estrella de esteles, quién sabe. Pero sólo había nubes, no hay estrellas. Al principio, me decepcionó.

Pero con las nubes vinieron las tormentas. Guauu.

Título: The Storm of Lights (La Tormenta de las Luces) – 6460
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lente a 14 mm. El primer plano: 52 segundos de exposición, f/3.5, ISO 200 3850K. 2015-06-29 21:36. La atmósfera: 30 segundos de exposición f/4 ISO 500 3850K. El cañón estaba iluminada por una luna casi llena.
Ubicación: Grand Canyon, Arizona USA, EE.UU.

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