Sun Stick Star Trails – 2 Hour Long Exposure Photo of the Movement of the Stars!

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You are looking at star trails from a 2 hour long exposure in total while the earth was moving, behind a sun stick from Wishtoyo Chumash Village in Malibu, CA, a living Chumash cultural village. This cultural village is the only one of its kind in Southern California. This village is the vision of Mati Waiya, who wanted to create a living Chumash cultural village, one in which people stay, eat, live, and people come to learn about native plants, sustainability, ecology, and more through the lens of traditional Chumash cultural values and practices. The village is on land that is the historic home of the Chumash, with eight Chumash prehistoric sites existing within a half mile of the present village, existing as early as 4000-6000 BC. Everything came together during this magical night: the beauty of the location, the kindness of the people in the village, the clean ocean air, the magic and cultural significance of the Chumash village, and the act of “light painting” photography, something I love to do. The sun stick is for tracking the sun and other astronomical uses, particularly during the winter solstice.

Oh, and what is the white light on the Pacific horizon, you ask? A UFO (Unidentified Floating Object), passing in the night. ūüėÄ

Title: Sun Stick Star Trails (8535)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 at 16mm, 2 hour long exposure in total, f/8. I stacked 30 photos of 4 minutes each at f/8, ISO 200 using Photoshop CS4. Some minor image processing in Photoshop CS4 with Nik Viveza. 2015-04-04 22:03. Light painted with a ProtoMachine LED2. I shot the “stacked” photos with Triggertrap from my smartphone.
Location: Malibu, CA USA
Usted est√° mirando la estela de estrellas (a partir de una larga exposici√≥n total de 2 horas mientras la tierra se est√°ba moviendo) encima de un palo de sol en Wishtoyo Chumash pueblo en Malibu, CA, una aldea cultural Chumash real. Esta aldea cultural es el √ļnico de su tipo en el sur de California. Este pueblo es la visi√≥n de Mati Waiya, que quer√≠a crear una aldea cultural Chumash real, una en la que la gente se queda, comer, vivir, y la gente viene para aprender sobre las plantas nativas, la sostenibilidad, la ecolog√≠a, y m√°s a trav√©s de la lente de la tradicional de Chumash valores y pr√°cticas culturales. El pueblo se encuentra en un terreno que es la antigua residencia de los Chumash, con ocho yacimientos prehist√≥ricos Chumash existente dentro de una media milla de la actual poblaci√≥n, existente ya en 4000-6000 antes de Cristo. Todo se reunieron durante esta noche m√°gica: la belleza de la ubicaci√≥n, la amabilidad de la gente de la aldea, el aire limpio del oc√©ano, la magia, la importancia cultural de la aldea Chumash, y el acto de la fotograf√≠a “pintura de luz”, algo que encantar√≠a hacer. El “sun stick”, or palo de sol, es para seguir el sol y otros usos astron√≥micos, particularmente durante el solsticio de invierno.

Título: Sun Stick Star Trails (8535)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 a 16 mm, largo exposición 2 horas en total. Apilé 30 fotos de 4 minutos cada uno en f/8, ISO 200 usando Photoshop CS4. Procesamiento de imágenes en Photoshop CS4 con Nik Viveza. 2015-04-04 22:03. Pintura de luz con un ProtoMachine LED2. He utilizado Triggertrap en mi smartphone.
Lugar: Malibu, CA, EE.UU.

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

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