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

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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. ūüėÄ 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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The Forever Tree: Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Night Sky Light Painting Photo

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The Forever Tree, located in the oldest forest in the world. 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 Lucille Ball roamed the earth. ūüėÄ I don’t actually know if this tree has a name. I just like the name.

Title: The Forever Tree (3600)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 128 seconds, f/7.12, ISO 640. 2014-07-15 00:54. I used a Protomachines LED2 for light painting.
Location: Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, CA, USA
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“The Forever Tree” (El √Ārbol de Siempre), ubicado en el bosque m√°s antiguo del mundo. Muchos de estos √°rboles viven desde hace 5000 a√Īos, y permanecen de pie durante 10.000 a√Īos, hace mucho tiempo, antes de que Lucille Ball vagaban por la tierra. No s√© si este √°rbol tiene un nombre. A m√≠ me gusta el nombre.

Título: The Forever Tree (3600)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info:. Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm, 128 segundos, f/7.1, ISO 640 07/15/2014 00:54. Pintura de luz con Protomachines LED2.
Ubicación: Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, CA, EE.UU.

#night   #nikon  #kenlee  #goldpoint  #lightpainting  #nightskyphotography  #desert  #ancientbristleconepineforest #bristleconepine #california #whitemountains

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

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Please help me out if you can by voting for my photo to be in National Geographic Magazine, but it must be tonight!

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lease help me out! My photo made the Daily Dozen for National Geographic, a great honor.

However, there is a vote to be included in a print issue of National Geographic Magazine. If you know anything about photography, you will know that this is truly the ultimate nod to a photographer, a childhood dream come true for me and almost anyone who has ever picked up a camera. Will you help me realize this dream? I have a good chance of it…but I need your help. Everyone’s effort counts, and it is greatly appreciated.
You can log in with your Facebook account if you are having issues with the other method, They do require you to fill out a few fields so people cannot use spambots to pummel the voting process. I realize that I’m asking you to spend a minute or two filling this out (unless you have a Facebook account, in which it goes really quickly, although you still have to fill out some fields). But I am hoping that you will help me to realize the ultimate dream of any photographer — to appear in an actual print magazine of National Geographic. And who knows what that will bring? It would be the ultimate honor, and a tremendous achievement.
This is the link:
iMi foto fue seleccionada para el National Geographic Daily Dozen, y es para su posible inclusi√≥n en la revista si mi foto tiene suficientes votos! iiGuauu!!!! Por favor vote si usted est√° tan inclinado! iiGracias!! Hay un “login” de Facebook alla. Por favor vote esta noche. Hay una fecha l√≠mite.
I should also share this factoid. This photo is featured on the front page of Reddit. If you know anything about Reddit, you’ll know that’s almost like appearing on the first page of the internet! ūüėÄ
Thank you very much for your help in having me reach this amazing goal. You know I wouldn’t ask unless it was really important to me.
Ken

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

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

 

My photo on Reddit’s front page! / Please vote for my photo to be in National Geographic Magazine!

File under “MIND BLOWING”: this photo is featured on the front page of Reddit!
https://www.reddit.com/r/EarthPorn/comments/3d4bqx/the_forever_tree_located_in_the_oldest_forest_in/

Anyway, if you would be willing to help me out, I’d appreciate it immensely. Please vote for my photo for it to be in National Geographic Magazine!!
http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/daily-dozen/2015-07-13/

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Photo: Ken Lee Photography / Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, CA USA

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

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Requesting your help! Please vote for “The Forever Tree” on the National Geographic Daily Dozen page!

Please help me out! My photo made the Daily Dozen for National Geographic, a great honor. If I win the vote, the editors may consider my photo for possible publication in a future issue of National Geographic Magazine!!!!! Please vote as soon as possible, as there is a deadline! Thanks!

http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/daily-dozen/2015-07-13/
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iMi foto fue seleccionada para el National Geographic Daily Dozen, y es para su posible inclusión en la revista si mi foto tiene suficientes votos! iiGuauu!!!! Por favor vote si usted está tan inclinado! iiGracias!!

http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/daily-dozen/2015-07-13/

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

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!

 

Selected for Daily Dozen Photos – National Geographic!!!! Please vote!!!

Please help me out! I made the Daily Dozen for National Geographic, a great honor. If I win the vote, the editors may consider my photo for possible publication in a future issue of National Geographic Magazine!!!!! Please vote as soon as possible, as there is a quick deadline! Thanks!

Link: http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/daily-dozen/2015-07-13/

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The Forever Tree by Ken Lee Photography / Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California USA.

Dark Skies: Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, CA

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3555-kenlee_bristleconepine-2014-07-14-2233-195sf56iso800-1000pxThe Bristlecone Pine Forest. Some trees can live for around 5000 years. And even after they die, the tree trunks can stay for another five thousand years. So it’s possible that some of the trunks that one walks amongst are approaching 10,000 years old. These trees are the oldest living things on the planet, and it really blows the mind to think that you are walking in a forest of trees that may have been around when Buddha was walking the earth, some around even before George Burns was born.

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

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!