Singing Beneath The Stars: Long Exposure Night Photo with Light Painting

4504_kenlee_2016-09-02_2320_joshuatree_20sf28iso4000-1000pxPlease click on the photo to view it larger and more clearly!  Thanks!

 Singing Beneath The Stars (4504)

“I caught the happy virus last night
When I was out singing beneath the stars.
It is remarkably contagious –
So kiss me.”
~ Hafiz

The summer Milky Way in Joshua Tree National Park, CA USA.

This is a real photo taken at night. I set my tripod-mounted camera to a long exposure, making the camera much more sensitive to light than our eyes. This is why this photo seems brighter than what we might see at night. It is not due to post-processing. When the photo is a long exposure photo, the sky will appear brighter, making the blue more apparent. I illuminated the Joshua Trees with a hand-held ProtoMachines LED2 flashlight. This is not a post-processing creation. No pixels were harmed during the creation of this photo. 😀

I am fascinated with how a single long exposure photo can show cumulative effects of light in a single image. Thank you for reading this and looking at the image. -Ken

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Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod, Really Right Stuff BH-55 ballhead. 2016-09-02 23:20, 20 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 4000.

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Long Exposure Night Photo with Light Painting

You can see more of these photos here  on my Ken Lee Photography Facebook Page (poke your head in, say hi, and “like” the page if you would, uh, like), on 500px, or my Ken Lee Google+ Page. We discuss long exposure, night sky, star trails, and coastal long exposure photography, as well as lots of other things, so I hope you can join us!

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



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