Photo: As I Looked To the South (Milky Way Photography)

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As I Looked To the South (7687)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 2015-07-14 21:54 20s f/2.8 ISO 4000. Light painting/pintura de luz-ProtoMachines LED2.
Mojave Desert, CA USA

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Photo: The Pillars of Eternity (Milky Way Over Trona Pinnacles)

7706kenlee-2015-07_14-2247-tronapinnacles-20sf28iso4000-3700k-lightpainting-1000pxThe space alien planetscape of the Mojave Desert with the Milky Way overhead/planetscape extranjero del desierto de Mojave con la Vía Láctea.

The Pillars of Eternity (7706)
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 2015-07-14 22:47 20s f/2.8 ISO 4000. Light painting/pintura de luz-ProtoMachines LED2.
Location/Ubicación: Trona Pinnacles, CA USA/EE UU

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Award Winning Night Photo Featured on Lights From Dreams Blog!

Trona Glow Star Trails

I have a photo featured on the Lights From Dreams, a blog about night photography and light painting! I will also be interviewed by them in an upcoming blog! Read about the story behind this award-winning photo!

http://lightsfromdreams.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/post-a-photo-ken-lee/

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

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Milky Way in the Mojave

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15 gallons of gas for the trip? About $60. Experiencing the Milky Way in complete desert silence? Priceless.

The Trona Pinnacles were formed when the area was a lake.  Far enough away from the light pollution of Ridgecrest, Trona, San Bernardino, Victorville, and other communities, one can see the Milky Way clearly, particularly during the summer.

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Title: Milky Way in the Mojave
Photographer: Ken Lee
Info: Nikon D7000 with Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens, 20 second exposure, f/2.8, ISO 2500. 18 July 2013 at 1:32 am.
Location: Trona Pinnacles, Mojave Desert, California, USA

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

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Trona Glow Star Trails – chosen for LA Times Travel – Editor’s Choice, Summer 2013!

Well, this has been quite a weekend!!!! I won the Los Angeles Times Editor’s Choice for Summer Photos, 2013! My photo is on the front page of the LA Times Travel section. Wow!
http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-summer-vacation-photos-20130917,0,4877428.photogallery

 This is another photo that was included in the Top 50:
http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-summer-vacation-photos-20130917,0,4877428.photogallery?index=la-tr-summer-vacation-photos-20130917-009

 So far this weekend, a photo of mine has been chosen by National Geographic editors for the Daily Dozen, and also, another chosen by editors of Photoburst for their daily contest, and now this!

Title: Trona Glow Star Trails
Photographer: Ken Lee
Info: Nikon D7000 with Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens, 51 minute total long exposure that was stacked in PS4. Each individual photo was a 30 second exposure, f/2.8, ISO 400. 18 July 2013 begun at 12:28 am.
Location: Trona Pinnacles, California, USA

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Trona Glow Star Trails

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Photoburst Contest Winner – Trona Pinnacles Star Trails Long Exposure Photo!

On the heels of being chosen by the editors at National Geographic for being one of the top photos of the day, another cool thing has occurred.

Photoburst chose my photo of the Trona Pinnacles as the Photo of the Day in their ongoing contest.

http://www.photoburst.net/travel-photography/2013/09/trona-pinnacles-california-usa-moonlight-nikon-d7000-tokina-11-16mm-ken-lee/

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Title: Trona Glow Star Trails
Photographer: Ken Lee
Info: Nikon D7000 with Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens, 51 minute total exposure that was stacked in PS4. Each individual photo was a 30 second exposure, f/2.8, ISO 400. 18 July 2013 begun at 12:28 am.
Location: Trona Pinnacles, California, USA

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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!

 

Trona Glow Star Trails: Trona Pinnacles, Mojave Desert, California

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A heavenly nocturnal show of the movement of the stars, moving around the North Star, with the glow of the little town of Trona below. I had the Trona Pinnacles to myself for the entire night, the desert air silent except for the occasional train rumbling past. It was a very peaceful evening, both here and later photographing the “Kill Bill” Church in Antelope Valley, elsewhere in the vast Mojave Desert.

The glow in the distance is from the little town of Trona.  I don’t always put glows in my night sky photos from neighboring towns, often trying to avoid light pollution altogether.  But this was so beautiful looking I had to incorporate it into this 51 minute star trails long exposure photo.  The pinnacles, left from when this was a lake, were illuminated by the moonlight.

I mostly enjoyed the peacefulness, although I did at one point lay on my car watching the stars while playing Bob Marley and Brian Eno/Cluster.  I later went to photograph the “Kill Bill” Church, made famous by Quentin Tarantino.  You’ll see that next week.

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Title: Trona Glow Star Trails
Photographer: Ken Lee
Info: Nikon D7000 with Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens, 51 minute total exposure that was stacked in PS4. Each individual photo was a 30 second exposure, f/2.8, ISO 400. 18 July 2013 begun at 12:28 am. The pinnacles are illuminated with moonlight.
Location: Trona Pinnacles, California, 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!