Photo: Samuelson’s Rocks (long exposure night photo with light painting, Joshua Tree National Park)

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Another fun mile-long walk in the dark of night across the desert to photograph this area, with some fascinating carved rocks left by a former miner and rancher in the 1920s. I am grateful to my handy GPS, and not so grateful for the cactus that nailed me on the return trip. 馃榾

John Samuelson was a miner and rancher for the Keys Ranch. In the 1920s, he built a cabin and began carving messages into the rocks nearby in what is now Joshua Tree National Park. He eventually moved to Los Angeles with his wife, where he then killed two people in Compton. He was declared insane, but later escaped from the hospital. Illuminated by a ProtoMachines LED2 flashlight and a full moon. 251 second exposure. 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. 馃榾

There are eight rocks with carvings on this hill. Yes, I found all eight.

~~~and now, my horrible Spanish!~~~

Otra diversi贸n a pie por 2 km de largo en la oscuridad de la noche a trav茅s del desierto para fotografiar esta 谩rea, con algunas rocas talladas fascinantes dejados por un antiguo minero y ganadero en la d茅cada de 1920s. Agradezco a mi GPS, y no tan agradecido por los cactus que me clav贸 en el viaje de regreso. 馃榾

John Samuelson era un minero y ganadero para el Keys Ranch. En el 1920s, el construy贸 una cabina y comenz贸 a tallar los mensajes en las rocas cercanas. Con el tiempo se traslad贸 a Los 脕ngeles con su esposa, en la que luego mat贸 a dos personas en Compton. Fue declarado loco, pero m谩s tarde se escap贸 del hospital. Iluminado por una linterna LED 2 ProtoMachines y una luna llena. 251 segundos de exposici贸n. Esta foto muestra el movimiento de las estrellas durante un largo per铆odo de tiempo, y se crea por el movimiento de la tierra. No es una creaci贸n de post-procesamiento. No hay p铆xeles fueron perjudicados en la creaci贸n de esta foto. 馃榾

Hay ocho rocas que tienen tallas en esta colina. S铆, he encontrado todo.

Ken Lee Photography
Joshua Tree National Park, CA, USA/EE.UU.

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