Ghost Towns of the Nevada Desert: Night Train (night photography with light painting)

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In the early 1900s, Goldfield was the largest city in Nevada, a boom town fueled by the lust for gold. Early transportation to Goldfield involved walking, riding burros or horses, or stagecoaches and wagon through the Nevada desert. That changed in 1905 when the first train, operated by the Goldfield Railroad Company, arrived. Light painting photos of this nature are often best done near a full moon, and although occasionally plagued with cloudy skies, I managed to get some photos I was happy with in this historic almost-ghost town, with less than 500 inhabitants. All colored light work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation. However, I liked the heightened drama of this when it was almost black and white, and decided to go with this instead of full-on color.
Title: Night Train (3134)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 170  seconds, f/8, ISO 640. 2014-07-10 21:19. Light painted with LED flashlight and electroluminescent wire. All colored light work was done during the exposure, and is not a Photoshop creation.
Location: Goldfield, NV, USA
Fotografía nocturna con la pintura de luz en el desierto de Nevada, EE.UU. en el pueblo fantasma de Goldfield.
Título: Night Train (3134)
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info:. Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14mm, 170 segundos, f / 8, ISO 640 10/07/2014 21:19. Luz pintada con la linterna del LED y el cable electroluminiscente. Todo el trabajo ligero de color se hizo durante la exposición, y no es una creación de Photoshop.
Ubicación: Goldfield, NV, EE.UU.
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Equipment:  Nikon D610, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod.

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