About Ken Lee Photography

I love photography, particularly long exposure, star trails, travel, and concert/band photography.

Dos Goats Star Trails – 3 Hour Star Trails in the Desert!

Dos Goats Farm Star Trails (6181)

Dos Goats Farm Star Trails (6181)

We stayed at a farm in Pioneertown, CA, a short walk from Pappy and Harriet’s Saloon in the Mojave Desert, where we saw the Mojave Lords and other bands. On Sunday night, after returning to the farm, I set up my camera on a tripod and basically set it to run until the camera battery ran out of juice while I went inside and went to sleep! ūüėÄ The camera battery lasted for 3 hours (I could have used a fresh battery, but 3 hours is long enough!). This is a long exposure night photo facing north. I illuminated the farm feed shed on the inside and outside with a handheld flashlight. The circular star trails shows the movement of the stars circling around the North Star, caused by the rotation of the earth over 3 hours’ time. All the illumination was done during the exposure as usual, and is not a post-processing creation.

Geek stuff: Nikon D610 camera with 14-24mm f/2.8 wide angle lens. 62 photos, all 3 minutes f/8 ISO 500 (for a total exposure of 3 hours 6 minutes), were shot in succession and then stacked using StarStax. Feisol CT-3372 tripod with RRS BH-55 ballhead. Camera controlled with Pinout app and camera controller. Light painting with ProtoMachines LED2 handheld flashlight.

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Long Exposure Night Photo with Light Painting

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Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park: Long Exposure Night Photo with Light Painting

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 The magical northern part of the Milky Way over Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA. I light painted the arch, illuminating this with a ProtoMachines LLC LED2 flashlight. But there were other flashlights illuminating the arch as well. The one on the side and the red light were actually done by other people exploring the arch. This was originally a test shot, but I decided I liked the exploratory lights on the arch and went with this. I hope you like it as well.
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Info: Nikon D610, Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod. 2016-09-02 21:45, 20 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 4000.

La mágica Vía Láctea sobre Arch Rock, Parque Nacional Joshua Tree, California, EE.UU.

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Long Exposure Night Photo with Light Painting

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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!

 

The Garden of Pompeii: Long Exposure Night Photo with Light Painting, Abandoned Movie Set

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 The Garden of Pompeii (4135)

A mysterious abandoned movie lot deep in the Mojave Desert. Everything here was very consistently Roman or Greek looking, and the old set location was littered with columns, some standing, some fallen, as well as busts, statues, reliefs, and stands as well as plaster molds. I illuminated the columns while the camera shutter was open with a hand-held Protomachines LED2 flashlight. Thank you to David Dasinger for taking me here. Nikon D610/14-24mm f/2.8. 300s exposure f/8 ISO 200.

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Long Exposure Night Photo with Light Painting

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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!

 

Lo Gas Eat: Long Exposure Night Photo with Light Painting

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 Lo Gas Eat (4759)
Signs at an abandoned highway stop, Halloran Springs, CA, backlit by a bright moon. Illuminated by a handheld ProtoMachines LED2 flashlight and a full moon.

This is a real photo taken at night. This evening, everything was illuminated by a big bright moon, an almost full moon, almost bright enough to read a book. And setting the camera to a long exposure made the camera much more sensitive to light than our eyes on this already bright evening. This is why this photo seems brighter than what we might see at night. It is not due to post-processing. The moon, which reflects light from the sun, also makes the sky bluer, and when the photo is a long exposure photo, the sky will appear brighter, making the blue more apparent. I also illuminated the sign with a handheld LED flashlight while the camera shutter was open. In a rare move, I did remove a distracting telephone pole that just licked into the lower part of the photo, but otherwise, did not alter this photo.

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

Nikon D610/14-24mm f/2.8, 94s @ f/8 ISO 200 Oct 2016.

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Long Exposure Night Photo with Light Painting

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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!

 

I Slept Like A Rock: Long Exposure Night Photo with Light Painting

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I Slept Like A Rock (4207)
I thought this rock looked a bit like a baby who was sleeping under the stars and turned to stone. Or if you look the other way, it looks like a head with a face looking up. Or….who knows? The desert has many mysteries. What do you see? 2016-07-18 30s f/8 ISO 1600 with a Nikon D610/14-24mm f/2.8 lens.

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Long Exposure Night Photo with Light Painting

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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!

 

Pandora’s Trunk: Long Exposure Night Photo with Light Painting

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¬†Pandora’s Trunk (4829)
This evening, the sky was filled with unusual, beautiful cloud formations. I decided to make this composition look as if the clouds and stars were streaming from the open trunk of the car, almost as if spirits or the very stars were being unleashed. Pearsonville Auto Salvage Yard, Mojave Desert, California. I used a handheld LED flashlight to illuminate the interior/exterior of the truck. We had these amazing clouds most of the evening, creating fantastic shapes with or without long exposures.

This is a real photo taken at night. Everything was illuminated by a big bright moon, an almost full moon, almost bright enough to read a book. And setting my tripod-mounted camera to a long exposure made the camera much more sensitive to light than our eyes on this already bright evening. This is why this photo seems brighter than what we might see at night. It is not due to post-processing. The moon, which reflects light from the sun, also makes the sky bluer, and when the photo is a long exposure photo, the sky will appear brighter, making the blue more apparent. I also illuminated the junkyard car with a handheld ProtoMachines LED2 flashlight while the camera shutter was open. This is not a post-processing creation. No pixels were harmed during the creation of this photo. ūüėÄ

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

Nikon D610/14-24mm f/2.8, 160s total @ f/8 ISO 200. Oct 2016. I photographed this with Tim Little, Steve McIntyre, and Troy Paiva near a full moon. Troy is an enormous pioneer in light painting night photography.

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Long Exposure Night Photo with Light Painting

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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!

 

Eat Eat Eat: Long Exposure Night Photo with Light Painting

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 Eat Eat Eat (4752)
Abandoned building with chicken and face graffiti, Halloran Springs, CA. lluminated by a ProtoMachines LED2 flashlight and a full moon. This is not a post-processing creation. No pixels were harmed during the creation of this photo. ūüėÄ

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Nikon D610/14-24mm f/2.8, 168s f/8 ISO 200 Oct 2016

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Long Exposure Night Photo with Light Painting

VISIT ME, VISIT ME!
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!