Pine Mountain Star Trails – Winter Star Trails

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It is possible to create star trails with clouds. If the clouds are relatively insubstantial (thin) and are moving along, the star trails will still come out…and if the clouds are lit up by the setting sun, light pollution, or something else, they can make for some colorful night sky images.

Title: Pine Mountain Star Trails
Photographer: Ken Lee
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8, Feisol tripod. This is a long exposure night sky photo of 23 and a half minutes in total, with each individual photo exposed for 30 seconds at f/2.8 ISO 800, stacked “by hand” in CS4. I did light paint the tall pine tree with a Streamlight LED flashlight but then decided it looked better without it and got rid of that frame. Photo begun probably about 8:40 pm D.S.T. on 23 November 2013.
Location: Pine Mountain Buddhist Temple, Maricopa, Callifornia, USA

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

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And you can go to the Ken Lee Photography website, which has more photos from Ken Lee.  Thank you very much for visiting!

 

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Los Reyes Magos (The Three Wise Men) Star Trails, Joshua Tree National Park, California night sky photo

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Use your imagination, and perhaps you can see the Three Wise Men – Los Reyes Magos – in the rock formations here in this photo taken in Joshua Tree National Park on a cold winter day. And with that, I wish all of you a happy holiday.

The beautiful celestial movements around the North Star.

Title: Los Reyes Magos Star Trails
Photographer: Ken Lee
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8, 1970s metal tripod from Sears. This is a long exposure night sky photo of 18 minutes in total, with each individual photo exposed for 30 seconds at f/2.8 ISO 400. Light painted with handy-dandy flashlight. 9 November 2013, 8:57 pm D.S.T.
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA

Los Reyes Magos Star Trails photo on 500px.com!

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

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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!

 

Pine Mountain Stupa Star Trails – Night Skies Over Pine Mountain Buddhist Temple!

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I had the pleasure of staying overnight at the remote Pine Mountain Buddhist Temple, located in rural Ventura County, up in the mountains, sort of between Ojai and Frazier Park. I was able to take some night sky photos, as well as day photos, on the grounds of this beautiful retreat, and figured I’d share them with you. The people there were kind, generous, and welcoming, and made my brief stay a total joy.

Starry nights underneath the stupa at Pine Mountain Buddhist Temple and Meditation Retreat in the mountains of rural Ventura County, with this long exposure photo showing the movement of the stars around the North Star. A stupa typically contains relics of the Buddha and is used by Buddhists as a place of meditation.

Title: Pine Mountain Stupa Star Trails
Photographer: Ken Lee
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8, Feisol tripod. This is a long exposure night sky photo of 23 and a half minutes in total, with each individual photo exposed for 30 seconds at f/2.8 ISO 500, stacked “by hand” in CS4. I light painted the stupa and foreground with a Streamlight LED flashlight. Photo begun 7:40 pm D.S.T. on 23 November 2013.
Location: Pine Mountain Buddhist Temple, Maricopa, California, USA

Equipment:  Nikon D7000, Tokina AT-X 116, 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). 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!

 

Magic Rock Star Trails – long exposure night sky photo of the California Desert (higher res view available)

Magic Rock Star Trails on 500px (higher res than what can be shown here)!

http://500px.com/photo/52953848

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Equipment:  Nikon D7000, Tokina AT-X 116, and an old 1970s metal tripod from Sears.

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). 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!