Photo: Balanced Rock – The Fire Below (Long Exposure Photo with Milky Way and Light Painting, Joshua Tree National Park, CA)

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Fantastic balancing rock formation in the California desert. I light painted the rocks to make it appear as if there were a campfire below. All color light work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.

Title: Balanced Rock – The Fire Below (4911)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 20 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 4000. 2014-08-30 23:18. Light painted with Protomachine LED2.
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, CA USA
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Formación de roca de equilibrio fantástico en el desierto de California. Pintura de luz las rocas para que parezca como si no hubiera una fogata debajo.

Título: Balanced Rock – The Fire Below (4911)
Foto: Ken Lee Fotografía
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lente a 14 mm, 20 segundos, f/2.8, ISO 4000. 2014-08-30 23:04. PIntura de luz con Protomachine LED2.
Lugar: Joshua Tree National Park, CA, EE.UU.

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

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Balanced Rock Milky Way – Arches National Park, Utah

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Depending on what angle, Balanced Rock may appear as a ball on an bottle or the open lid of a garbage can, opening underneath the Milky Way as we are facing more or less south on a moonless night. What we’ll all agree upon is that it is amazing, as some estimate that the 55 foot tall sandstone boulder topping the stone pedestal weighs about 3500 tons…meaning you don’t want to stand under it during a stiff wind.
Title: Balanced Rock Milky Way
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 20 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 4000, 2014-06-24 1:25 am. Light painted with Dorcy LED flashlight.
Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA
Título: Balanced Rock Milky Way
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14 mm, de 20 segundos, f/2.8, ISO 4000, 24.06.2014 1:25 am. Luz pintada con Dorcy linterna LED.
Lugar: Arches National Park, Utah, EE.UU.
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Equipment:  Nikon D610, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod.

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Joshua Tree: Sisyphus Has Left The Park (light painting long exposure night sky photography)

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Title: Sisyphus Has Left The Park
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod. Exposure time 25 seconds at f/2.8, ISO 200. “Light painted” with a Dorcy flashlight and a wee bit of red from an Energizer headlamp.
Photographer: Ken Lee
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA.
Light painting this was definitely a challenge.  I wanted to get as much texture on the rock as possible.
The other challenge was that I wanted to do it quickly to get the stars as pinpoints.  The fastest I could light paint the whole rock seemed to be 25 seconds, so I opened up the aperture, hoping that the rocks in the foreground and the stars in the background would remain in focus.  Somehow, I’m not sure how, I managed to get that!!!
I love how the rock is balanced up high, another one of nature’s astonishing things.

Equipment:  Nikon D7000, Tokina AT-X 116, Feisol tripod.

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