Photo: Samuelson’s Rocks (long exposure night photo with light painting, Joshua Tree National Park)

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Another fun mile-long walk in the dark of night across the desert to photograph this area, with some fascinating carved rocks left by a former miner and rancher in the 1920s. I am grateful to my handy GPS, and not so grateful for the cactus that nailed me on the return trip. ūüėÄ

John Samuelson was a miner and rancher for the Keys Ranch. In the 1920s, he built a cabin and began carving messages into the rocks nearby in what is now Joshua Tree National Park. He eventually moved to Los Angeles with his wife, where he then killed two people in Compton. He was declared insane, but later escaped from the hospital. Illuminated by a ProtoMachines LED2 flashlight and a full moon. 251 second exposure. The photo shows the movement of the stars over a long period of time, created by the movement of the earth. This is not a post-processing creation. No pixels were harmed during the creation of this photo. ūüėÄ

There are eight rocks with carvings on this hill. Yes, I found all eight.

~~~and now, my horrible Spanish!~~~

Otra diversi√≥n a pie por 2 km de largo en la oscuridad de la noche a trav√©s del desierto para fotografiar esta √°rea, con algunas rocas talladas fascinantes dejados por un antiguo minero y ganadero en la d√©cada de 1920s. Agradezco a mi GPS, y no tan agradecido por los cactus que me clav√≥ en el viaje de regreso. ūüėÄ

John Samuelson era un minero y ganadero para el Keys Ranch. En el 1920s, el construy√≥ una cabina y comenz√≥ a tallar los mensajes en las rocas cercanas. Con el tiempo se traslad√≥ a Los √Āngeles con su esposa, en la que luego mat√≥ a dos personas en Compton. Fue declarado loco, pero m√°s tarde se escap√≥ del hospital. Iluminado por una linterna LED 2 ProtoMachines y una luna llena. 251 segundos de exposici√≥n. Esta foto muestra el movimiento de las estrellas durante un largo per√≠odo de tiempo, y se crea por el movimiento de la tierra. No es una creaci√≥n de post-procesamiento. No hay p√≠xeles fueron perjudicados en la creaci√≥n de esta foto. ūüėÄ

Hay ocho rocas que tienen tallas en esta colina. Sí, he encontrado todo.

Ken Lee Photography
Joshua Tree National Park, CA, USA/EE.UU.

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