Abandoned Southern California book and book signing-CANCELED!

BOOK EVENT CANCELED:

Well, this is very frustrating. Like the NBA and Disneyland, we too need to close the doors to events. This is the second time my book event has been canceled. Puhhhhh.

There is currently no date for a future event. We live in strange, strange times right now, and most anything that has a decent crowd has been canceled. Thank you so much for your patience.
Since everyone is hoarding toilet paper in preparation for the impending virus, I would encourage all involved to also hoard copies of “Abandoned Southern California: The Slowing of Time”. If people feel they will spend that much time on the throne, they deserve good reading material. I’m here to help. www.kenleephotography.com will get that done.

Please let other people know that it is canceled. I really try my best to let everyone know, but it is so hard to do.

Thanks!
“Abandoned Southern California: The Slowing of Time” @ Valley Relics (Sunday March 22nd is canceled).

 

NEW BOOK: I’m going to start this blog again after taking a hiatus. And what better way than to announce my first book? I have a new book entitled “Abandoned Southern California: The Slowing of Time”. The book features night photography photos of abandoned locations, some of them well known, others rather secret and obscure. The book is published by Fonthill Media/Arcadia Publishing. I am also working on two more books featuring night photography photos of abandoned locations.

BOOK SIGNING EVENT – CANCELED: I will be having a book signing on March 22 2020 at 5 pm at Valley Relics Museum in Los Angeles, CA at 7900 Balboa Blvd. Lake Balboa CA 91406 Hangar C 3 and 4. The entrance is on Stagg Street. Although it begins at 5 pm, I would encourage people to show up early to check out the fascinating museum. Admission is $10. I will also be giving a half hour slide show presentation on some of the locations in the book.

Facebook Event sign-up and tickets

 

BLOG: I am going to begin writing blog posts. However, it’s going to be different this time. I had problems trying to post so many times before, so I am going to slow it down to approximately one time a month. I will write more about night photography in general, including occasionally answering more commonly asked questions about night photography, including star trails, Milky Way, abandoned locations, gear, and other topics, keeping it loose and informal and fun and interesting.

NEW WEBSITE: I have a fresh new look for my website. Check it out! I am super happy with how beautifully it displays the photos and how it seamlessly integrates purchasing prints and various other items. www.kenleephotography.com

VISIT ME, VISIT ME!

MY WEBSITE:
Head on over to the Ken Lee Photography website to purchase books or look at night photography and long exposure photos.  My latest book, “Abandoned Southern California: The Slowing of Time” is available there and Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Booktopia, Books A Million, IBS, and Aladin. If you enjoy the book, please leave a nice review.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Ken Lee Photography Facebook Page (poke your head in, say hi, and “like” the page if you would, uh, like)
Instagram

PODCAST:
Behind the Shot video podcast – interview February 2020

ARTICLES:
A Photographer Captures Haunting Nighttime Images of Abandoned Buildings, Planes, and Cars in the American Southwest – Business Insider by Erin McDowell
A Photographer Explores Southern Caoifornia’s Desert Ruins – Los Angeles Magazine article by Chris Nichols

 

Thank you!

-Ken

Eat Eat Eat: Long Exposure Night Photo with Light Painting

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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. 😀

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

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#halloransprings #mojavedesert

Long Exposure Night Photo with Light Painting

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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!

 

One-Eyed Truck: Long Exposure Night Photo with Light Painting

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 One-Eyed Truck (4769)
Pearsonville Auto Salvage Yard, Mojave Desert, California. 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 used a handheld LED flashlight to illuminate the automobile, and then used it with a homemade snoot to hit the front headlights to make them glow a bit more while the camera shutter was open for a long time. 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 movements and the cumulative effects of light in a single image. Thank you for reading this and looking at the image. -Ken

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Photographed with Tim Little, Steve McIntyre, and Troy Paiva.

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!

 

Photo: North Arch Rising (long exposure star trails night photo, Joshua Tree National Park)

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I front-lit and back-lit the famous Arch Rock in Joshua Tree. Illuminated by a ProtoMachines LED2 flashlight and a full moon. 19.5 minute second exposure in total (“stacked”). 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. 😀

Iluminé Arch Rock desde el frente y la parte posterior. Iluminado por una linterna LED 2 ProtoMachines y una luna llena. 19.5 minutos de exposición en total (“stacked”). Esta foto muestra el movimiento de las estrellas durante un largo período de tiempo, y se crea por el movimiento de la tierra. No es una creación de post-procesamiento. No hay píxeles fueron perjudicados en la creación de esta foto. 😀

North Arch Rising (9821)
Nikon D610, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14mm, 19.5m total, each/cada 30s f/4.5 ISO 1000 2016-03-24 22:45
Ken Lee Photography
Joshua Tree National Park, CA, USA/EE.UU.

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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!

Photo: The Red Mobius (light painting long exposure night photo)

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Mobius Arch and the beautiful moon during a cold winter night. Getting creative with red lights! 😀
Mobius Arch y la luna bonita durante una fría noche de invierno.  Convirtiéndose creativa con las luces rojas. 😀
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Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 2015-11-23 22:43. 115s f/8 ISO 400 4000K.
Alabama Hills, CA USA/EE UU
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Mobius Arch y la luna bonita durante una fría noche de invierno. Convirtiéndose creativa con las luces rojas. 😀
 
The Red Mobius (8964)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Alabama Hills, CA USA/EE UU

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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!

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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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.