Rattledragon Star Trails, Borrego Springs – Ricardo Breceda’s Amazing Sculptures


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I wanted to create this vortex around the dragon’s head with the stars. I left the camera clicking away for 50 minutes to create this effect with the stars. All color work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.

The dragon sculpture was created by Ricardo Breceda. The dragon is 350 feet (106 meters) in length. I shot photos with noted astronomer Dennis Mammana the night before. There was some wind in the south part of Borrego Springs. The next day, after having dinner with him, I decided to try the north part, which seems to be often less windy.

Title: Rattledragon Portal
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 50 minutes total exposure. I stacked 100 photos of 30 seconds each at f/3.5, ISO 1000 using StarStax. Processing in Photoshop CS4 with Nik Viveza. 2014-06-18 02:10. Light painted with an LED flashlight with a red gel. All color work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.
Location: Borrego Springs, CA USA
Quería crear este vórtice alrededor de la cabeza del dragón con las estrellas. Salí de la cámara al hacer clic de distancia durante 50 minutos para crear este efecto con las estrellas. Todo el trabajo de color se hizo durante la exposición, y no es una creación de Photoshop.

La escultura del dragón fue creado por Ricardo Breceda. Está a 350 feet (106 m) de largo. Me tiro fotos con el astrónomo señaló Dennis Mammana la noche anterior. Había un poco de viento en la parte sur de Borrego Springs. Al día siguiente, después de cenar con él, me decidí a probar la parte norte, que parece ser a menudo menos viento.

Título: Rattledragon Portal
Foto: Ken Lee Fotografía
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f / 2.8G ED lente a 14 mm, 50 minutos de exposición total. Apilé 100 fotos de 30 segundos cada uno en f/3.5, ISO 1000 usando StarStaX. Procesamiento en Photoshop CS4 con Nik Viveza. 18/06/2014 02:10. Pintura de luz con una linterna LED con un gel rojo. Todo el trabajo de color se hizo durante la exposición, y no es una creación de Photoshop.
Ubicación: Borrego Springs, CA, EE.UU.

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

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Dragons and Stars

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Title: Red Rattledragon
Info: Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens, Energizer headlamp for “light painting” the dragon. Composite of 12 individual photos totaling six minutes. Each individual photo was f/7.1 and ISO 200 (due to an almost full moon) for 30 seconds. Sculpture by Ricardo Breceda.
Photography: Ken Lee
Location: Borrego Springs, California, USAThis photo was taken along with my friend and photographer Mike Shelton during an extremely fun day.
More photos from this Borrego Springs shoot on my Facebook page!