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

3600-kenlee_bristleconepine-2014-07-15-0054-128sf71iso640-1000px-bestschulmanPlease click on the photo to view it larger and more clearly!  Thanks!

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.

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!