Saluting The Night Sky – Surrealistic Art in the Nevada Night Sky

Saluting The Night Sky (6871)


The Car Forest is an art installation outside Goldfield, Nevada. I drove up from Beatty to photograph here on a gorgeous evening, surrounded by braying and sometimes galloping burros. Many of these cars were repainted since my last visit, some for the better, and some by idiots.
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This is a real night photo. I illuminated the exterior and interior with a hand-held ProtoMachines LED2 flashlight while the shutter was open on my tripod-mounted camera. This is not a post-processing creation. No pixels were harmed during the creation of this photo. 馃榾
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Nikon D610/14-24mm f/2.8 lens. The long exposure photo is 21 minutes total “stacking” three photos, each 7 minutes f/8 ISO 200 on 2017-06-11 00:03.
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Long Exposure Night Photo with Light Painting

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Ice Cream Truck Star Trails: International Car Forest of the Last Church, Goldfield, NV

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I stacked this image, creating star trails just shy of four hours. I used Triggertrap to control my D7000. I forgot to put it on airplane mode or I would have gotten more than four hours. Oh well.
Outside the historic mining town of Goldfield, NV, in a desert dotted by Joshua Trees, you can see a field of old cars that are wildly painted and jammed into the ground at unlikely angles. This is the International Car Forest of the Last Church, created by Michael “Mark” Rippie and painted by Chad Sorg.聽In July 2014, I stayed in Goldfield and created night photos with light painting to enhance the bold colors of the painted cars even more. Light painting photos of this nature are often best done near a full moon, and on this particular night, I got fairly clear skies. A gifted light painting photographer named Ron PInkerton was also there for the entire evening, and we had a fun evening photographing this surreal location.
With a nod of gratitude to Troy Paiva and Lance Keimig, two photographers who largely pioneered this sort of light painting approach.. I don’t do this sort of light painting often, but their two books definitely had an influence on this photo.
Title: Ice Tream Truck Star Trails (8319)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm lens at 16mm, Triggertrap. I stacked 58 photos to create this image. Each individual image was 4 minutes, f/8, ISO 200. The total exposure was 3 hours and 52 minutes. Begun 2014-07-11 22:24. I used an LED flashlight and SB-600 with gels to light paint. All colored light work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.
Location: International Car Forest of the Last Church, Goldfield, NV, USA
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Apil茅 58 fotos para crear esta imagen. Utilic茅 mi D7000 Triggertrap para controlar la c谩mara usando mi smartphone. Se me olvid贸 ponerlo en modo de avi贸n o me habr铆a conseguido m谩s de cuatro horas.
T铆tulo: Ice Cream Truck Star Trails (8319)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina lente 11-16mm a 16mm, Triggertrap. Apil茅 58 fotos para crear esta imagen. Cada imagen individual fue de 4 minutos, f / 8, ISO 200. La exposici贸n total fue de 3 horas y 52 minutos. 2014-07-11 22:24 He utilizado un flash LED y el SB-600 con geles a la pintura de luz. Todo el trabajo ligero de color se hizo durante la exposici贸n, y no es una creaci贸n de Photoshop.
Ubicaci贸n:聽International Car Forest of the Last Church, Goldfield, NV, EE.UU.
#night 聽#carforest 聽#nikon 聽#kenlee 聽#goldfield 聽#lightpainting #nightskyphotography 聽#desert 聽#nevada

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

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You can see more of these photos here 聽on my聽Ken Lee Photography Facebook Page聽(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聽Ken Lee Photography website, which has more photos from Ken Lee. 聽Thank you very much for visiting!

Merry Christmas! (Grinch Ride: International Car Forest of the Last Church, Goldfield, NV)

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Fun with lights. Light painting utilizes a number of “brushes” — lights of varying sorts serve as our brushes. This car was hit with a lime gel from an LED, and a red gel from a speedlight. And mother earth.
Outside the historic mining town of Goldfield, NV, in a desert dotted by Joshua Trees, you can see a field of old cars that are wildly painted and jammed into the ground at unlikely angles. This is the International Car Forest of the Last Church, created by Michael “Mark” Rippie and painted by Chad Sorg.聽In July 2014, I stayed in Goldfield and created night photos with light painting to enhance the bold colors of the painted cars even more. Light painting photos of this nature are often best done near a full moon, and on this particular night, I got fairly clear skies. A gifted light painting photographer named Ron PInkerton was also there for the entire evening, and we had a fun evening photographing this surreal location.
With a nod of gratitude to Troy Paiva and Lance Keimig, two photographers who largely pioneered this sort of light painting approach.. I don’t do this sort of light painting often, but their two books definitely had an influence on this photo.
Title: If A Grinch Had A Ride, It Might Look Like This (3235)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 129 seconds, f/8, ISO 200. 2014-07-12 01:58. I used an LED flashlight and SB-600 with gels to light paint. All colored light work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.
Location: International Car Forest of the Last Church, Goldfield, NV, USA
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Fotograf铆a nocturna con pintura de luz en el desierto de Nevada, EE.UU. fuera el pueblo fantasma de Goldfield.Se trata de una instalaci贸n art铆stica en el medio de la nada. Asimismo, el artista no era due帽o de la tierra. 馃榾
T铆tulo: La Coche de La Grinch? (3235)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info:. Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm, 129 segundos, f / 8, ISO 200 12/07/2014 01:58. He utilizado un flash LED y el SB-600 con geles a la pintura de luz. Todo el trabajo ligero de color se hizo durante la exposici贸n, y no es una creaci贸n de Photoshop.
Ubicaci贸n: 聽International Car Forest of the Last Church (Bosques de Coches Internacional de la 煤ltima Iglesia), Goldfield, NV, EE.UU.
#night 聽#carforest 聽#nikon 聽#kenlee 聽#goldfield 聽#lightpainting #nightskyphotography 聽#desert 聽#nevada

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

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You can see more of these photos here 聽on my聽Ken Lee Photography Facebook Page聽(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聽Ken Lee Photography website, which has more photos from Ken Lee. 聽Thank you very much for visiting!

Ghost Towns of the Nevada Desert: Night Train (night photography with light painting)

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In the early 1900s, Goldfield was the largest city in Nevada, a boom town fueled by the lust for gold. Early transportation to Goldfield involved walking, riding burros or horses, or stagecoaches and wagon through the Nevada desert. That changed in 1905 when the first train, operated by the Goldfield Railroad Company, arrived. Light painting photos of this nature are often best done near a full moon, and although occasionally plagued with cloudy skies, I managed to get some photos I was happy with in this historic almost-ghost town, with less than 500 inhabitants. All colored light work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation. However, I liked the heightened drama of this when it was almost black and white, and decided to go with this instead of full-on color.
Title: Night Train (3134)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 170 聽seconds, f/8, ISO 640. 2014-07-10 21:19. Light painted with LED flashlight and electroluminescent wire. All colored light work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.
Location: Goldfield, NV, USA
Fotograf铆a nocturna con la pintura de luz en el desierto de Nevada, EE.UU. en el pueblo fantasma de Goldfield.
T铆tulo: Night Train (3134)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info:. Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm, 170 segundos, f / 8, ISO 640 10/07/2014 21:19. Luz pintada con la linterna del LED y el cable electroluminiscente. Todo el trabajo ligero de color se hizo durante la exposici贸n, y no es una creaci贸n de Photoshop.
Ubicaci贸n: Goldfield, NV, EE.UU.
#night 聽 #nikon 聽#kenlee 聽#goldfield 聽#lightpainting 聽#nightskyphotography 聽#desert 聽#nevada 聽#ghosttown 聽#miningtown

 

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

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You can see more of these photos here 聽on my聽Ken Lee Photography Facebook Page聽(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聽Ken Lee Photography website, which has more photos from Ken Lee. 聽Thank you very much for visiting!

Crawling With Ants: International Car Forest of the Last Church, Goldfield Nevada (light painting photography)

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The steering wheel may be on the wrong side of the window.
Outside the historic mining town of Goldfield, NV, in a desert dotted by Joshua Trees, you can see a field of old cars that are wildly painted and jammed into the ground at unlikely angles. This is the International Car Forest of the Last Church, created by Michael “Mark” Rippie and painted by Chad Sorg.聽In July 2014, I stayed in Goldfield and created night photos with light painting to enhance the bold colors of the painted cars even more. Light painting photos of this nature are often best done near a full moon, and on this particular night, I got fairly clear skies. A gifted light painting photographer named Ron PInkerton was also there for the entire evening, and we had a fun evening photographing this surreal location.
With a nod of gratitude to Troy Paiva and Lance Keimig, two photographers who largely pioneered this sort of light painting approach.. I don’t do this sort of light painting often, but their two books definitely had an influence on this photo.
Title: Crawling With Ants (3247)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 280 seconds, f/8, ISO 200. 2014-07-12 02:53. I used an LED flashlight and SB-600 with gels to light paint. All colored light work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.
Location: International Car Forest of the Last Church, Goldfield, NV, USA
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Fotograf铆a nocturna con pintura de luz en el desierto de Nevada, EE.UU. fuera el pueblo fantasma de Goldfield. Se trata de una instalaci贸n art铆stica en el medio de la nada. Asimismo, el artista no era due帽o de la tierra. 馃榾
T铆tulo: Repleto de Hormigas (3247)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info:. Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm, 280 segundos, f / 8, ISO 200 12/07/2014 02:53. He utilizado un flash LED y el SB-600 con geles a la pintura de luz. Todo el trabajo ligero de color se hizo durante la exposici贸n, y no es una creaci贸n de Photoshop.
Ubicaci贸n: 聽International Car Forest of the Last Church (Bosques de Coches Internacional de la 煤ltima Iglesia), Goldfield, NV, EE.UU.
#night 聽#carforest 聽#nikon 聽#kenlee 聽#goldfield 聽#lightpainting #nightskyphotography 聽#desert 聽#nevada

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

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You can see more of these photos here 聽on my聽Ken Lee Photography Facebook Page聽(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聽Ken Lee Photography website, which has more photos from Ken Lee. 聽Thank you very much for visiting!

Space Truckin’: International Car Forest of the Last Church, light painting photography

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Well we had a lot of luck on Venus
We always had a ball on Mars
We meeting all the groovey people
We’ve rocked the Milky Way so far

Outside the historic mining town of Goldfield, NV, in a desert dotted by Joshua Trees, you can see a field of old cars that are wildly painted and jammed into the ground at unlikely angles. This is the International Car Forest of the Last Church, created by Michael “Mark” Rippie and painted by Chad Sorg.聽In July 2014, I stayed in Goldfield and created night photos with light painting to enhance the bold colors of the painted cars even more. Light painting photos of this nature are often best done near a full moon, and although occasionally plagued with cloudy skies, I managed to get some photos I was happy with here at this strange art installation.
With a nod of gratitude to Troy Paiva and Lance Keimig, two photographers who largely pioneered this sort of light painting approach.. I don’t do this sort of light painting often, but their two books definitely had an influence on this photo.
Title: Space Truckin’ (3191)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 231 seconds, f/8, ISO 200. 2014-07-11 02:52. I used an LED flashlight and SB-600 with gels to light paint. All colored light work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.
Location: International Car Forest of the Last Church, Goldfield, NV, USA
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Fotograf铆a nocturna con pintura de luz en el desierto de Nevada, EE.UU. fuera el pueblo fantasma de Goldfield. Se trata de una instalaci贸n art铆stica en el medio de la nada. Asimismo, el artista no era due帽o de la tierra. 馃榾
T铆tulo: Space Truckin ‘(3191)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info:. Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm, 231 segundos, f / 8, ISO 200 11/07/2014 02:52. He utilizado un flash LED y el SB-600 con geles a la pintura de luz. Todo el trabajo ligero de color se hizo durante la exposici贸n, y no es una creaci贸n de Photoshop.
Ubicaci贸n: 聽International Car Forest of the Last Church (Bosques de Coches Internacional de la 煤ltima Iglesia), Goldfield, NV, EE.UU.
#night 聽#carforest 聽#nikon 聽#kenlee 聽#goldfield 聽#lightpainting #nightskyphotography 聽#desert 聽#nevada

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

VISIT ME, VISIT ME!
You can see more of these photos here 聽on my聽Ken Lee Photography Facebook Page聽(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聽Ken Lee Photography website, which has more photos from Ken Lee. 聽Thank you very much for visiting!

Ghost Towns of the Nevada Desert: Bar Food (light painting photography)

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A distorted wide angle shot of the Columbia Bar, a frame house which was formerly an early residence in Goldfield. In 1996 it was remodeled into the Cactus Club and later renamed the Columbia Bar. It no longer appears to be open. But you can say that about a lot of things in Goldfield, NV, a tiny town that was formerly the largest city in Nevada during the early 1900s, when gold was found in them thar hills. Now less than 500 people remain. And apparently none of them drink or eat here. I’ve seen photos that appear to have gravesites to the left, but I don’t remember seeing them there. Then again, it was dark, and I can’t see everything all the time. I’m off the hook. 馃榾
Title: Bar Food (3158)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 132 seconds, f/8, ISO 320. 2014-07-10 23:44. I used an LED flashlight and SB-600 with gels to light paint. All colored light work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.
Location: Goldfield, NV, USA
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Fotograf铆a nocturna con la pintura de luz en el desierto de Nevada, EE.UU. en el pueblo fantasma de Goldfield.
T铆tulo: Bar Food (3158)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info:. Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm, 132 segundos, f / 8, ISO 320 10/07/2014 23:44. He utilizado un flash LED y el SB-600 con geles a la pintura de luz. Todo el trabajo ligero de color se hizo durante la exposici贸n, y no es una creaci贸n de Photoshop.
Ubicaci贸n: Goldfield, NV, EE.UU.
#night 聽 #nikon 聽#kenlee 聽#goldfield 聽#lightpainting 聽#nightskyphotography 聽#desert 聽#nevada 聽#ghosttown 聽#miningtown

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

VISIT ME, VISIT ME!
You can see more of these photos here 聽on my聽Ken Lee Photography Facebook Page聽(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聽Ken Lee Photography website, which has more photos from Ken Lee. 聽Thank you very much for visiting!