Here’s a beautiful musical offering for you from Eleven Shadows

Some beautiful new music. I record music as Eleven Shadows. Immerse yourself in new worlds. And yes, I created some of this video with my Pentax camera and a Lensbaby lens! Check it out! Please let me know if you like it in the comments!

This Eleven Shadows song is part of a new album, “The Seahorse in the Center of your Mind“. You may listen to the rest of the album on Bandcamp. Thanks!

P.S. The video I created features the wondrous sculptures of Ricardo Breceda as well as a church and fountain in Borrego Springs, CA.


Head on over to the Ken Lee Photography website to purchase books or look at night photography and long exposure prints and more.  My books are available there and Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Booktopia, Books A Million, IBS, and Aladin. If you enjoy the book, please leave a nice review, thanks!


Night photographers Tim Little, Mike Cooper and I all use Pentax gear. We discuss this, gear, adventures, light painting, lenses, night photography, creativity, and more in this ongoing YouTube podcast. Subscribe and watch to the Nightaxians today!

Ken Lee Photography Facebook Page (poke your head in, say hi, and “like” the page if you would, uh, like)

Behind the Shot video podcast – interview February 2020


How We Got the Shots: Five Photographers, Five Stories – Night Photo Summit 2022


Ken Lee’s Abandoned Trains Planes and Automobiles with Tim Little of Cape Nights Photography
Conversation about night photography and my book with Lance Keimig of National Park At Night

A Photographer Captures Haunting Nighttime Images of Abandoned Buildings, Planes, and Cars in the American Southwest – Business Insider by Erin McDowell
A Photographer Explores Southern California’s Desert Ruins – Los Angeles Magazine article by Chris Nichols



Temple Tree Star Trails in Amazing Zion National Park, Utah

Mystical Temple Tree Star Trails in Zion National Park, a 50-minute exposure in total.


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Title: Temple Tree Star Trails
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm lens at 11mm. This is a combination of 100 individual photos, with each one 30 seconds, f/4.5 ISO 400, all stacked together for a total of 50 minutes. Tree illuminated by the infernally bright moon and headlights of a car. Taken around 11:00 pm 22 March 2013.
Photographer: Ken Lee
Location: Zion National Park, Utah U.S.A.

I had this really great idea for this photo, I really did.  I was aimed the other way, attempting to shoot the the large rock cradled in the cathedral of rocks here at the Temple of Sinawava.  But the super bright moon seemed determined to have its way with my wide angle lens, appearing wherever I seemed to aim it.  I looked up at the stars in the other direction, and saw how beautiful the moonlight shone on this tree.  Sometimes it’s good to look the other way.  A good photo may be lurking in that direction.

Equipment:  Nikon D7000, Tokina AT-X 116, Feisol tripod.

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). 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!


Photo: Wat Thai Buddhist Temple, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

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Wat Thai Buddhist Temple monks praying.  Photo is iso 500 1.6 second exposure, f/9 to blur the monk in the back, capturing some of his motion.

As in any large city, there are fantastic things for you to explore and photograph.  We have an enormous Thai temple here in the north part of Los Angeles, and photographers and visitors are always welcome.

Equipment:  Nikon D7000, Tokina AT-X 116