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Ken Lee
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Long exposure, night sky, star trails, and travel photography
Long exposure, night sky, star trails, and travel photography

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Gazing Upward With My Interstellar Propeller Beanie (2126)
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This looks like some sort of alien head wearing a strange helmet or propeller beanie to me, looking at the stars streaking by. When I was planning my trip to Utah, everything revolved around Goblin Valley. Its bizarre hoodoos were the attraction to me. The night I went, it was absurdly windy during the day. I drove there anyway from Caineville, hoping for the best. I was lucky. The night was calm and peaceful, and I had the entire valley to myself for the entire evening. This was my favorite evening of the trip, and I felt focused and creative. I illuminated the odd hoodoos with a handheld flashlight from several angles while the camera shutter was open. The image shows the celestial movements of the stars over a long period of time in this long exposure photo. I love seeing how one can compress so much time into a single image.
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Nikon D750/14-24mm f/2.8 lens. 36 minutes total stacked, each photo 3 minutes total f/8 ISO 200. 2018-06-27 22:53.
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#kenlee #kenleephotography #lightpainting #longexposure #nightphotography #slowshutter #amazing_longexpo #longexphunter #longexpoelite #longexposure_shots #supreme_nightshots #ig_astrophotography #super_photolongexpo#nightscaper #protomachines #MyRRS #ReallyRightStuff #feisol #Nikon #westbysouthwest . #goblinvalley #utah #goblinvalleystatepark #hoodoos #startrails
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Drug Store Cowboy (9294)
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I photographed a sort of ghost town at a roadside attraction/museum called Golden Cactus in Pearsonville, CA, hanging out with the two brothers who own the place for several hours. Super nice people. And I did something rather silly. I had just purchased a used Nikon D750, and was excited to use it. However, I had put the fisheye lens on the other camera and was really into the fisheye for some reason that night, and never touched the new camera. Oh well!
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ProtoMachines LED2 flashlight illuminating the foreground while the tripod-mounted camera shutter was open for this long exposure photo. Nikon D610/Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 lens. 3 minutes f/8 ISO 200, early January 2018.
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#lightpainting #longexposure #nightphotography #nightsky #slowshutter #amazing_longexpo #longexphunter #longexpoelite #longexposure_shots #supreme_nightshots #ig_astrophotography #super_photolongexpo#nightscaper #Nikon #findyourpark #viewbug #space #apod #astronomypicturesdaily #Night_Shooterz #nightsky #nightimages #travel #sky #kenleephotography #lazyshutters #nightshooters #astrophotography #mojave #goldencactus
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The Cosmic Canoe (0863)
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Lake George, up in the snowy Eastern Sierras. So many people miss the amazing night sky. I am thankful for the opportunity to have a few friends who are willing to share in adventures and experience new places, escaping from some of the struggles life throws at us for a short while. Going to the Sierras and hiking, kayaking, biking, and slowing down and connecting with the night sky is a luxury. Many cannot do these things, and I never take it for granted. In our fast-paced world, we rarely have a chance to see the stars drift across the sky. This beautiful location is located in Mammoth Lakes, Eastern Sierras, California, with Crystal Crag in the distance, and the inspiring Milky Way overhead. On the previous trip, we rowed a canoe around this lake, and it felt great to return to this gorgeous lake.
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BLEND, STACK.
Nikon D750/Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens.
Earth: 7 minutes f/2.8 ISO 800 (although much of it is from the stacked image).
Sky: 20 images stacked for NR in SLS, each 15 seconds f/2.8 ISO 10000.
2018-06-13 01:25 am.
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#kenlee #kenleephotography #lightpainting #longexposure #nightphotography #slowshutter #amazing_longexpo #longexphunter #longexpoelite #longexposure_shots #supreme_nightshots #ig_astrophotography #super_photolongexpo #‎long_exposure‬ #nightscaper #protomachines #MyRRS #ReallyRightStuff #feisol #Nikon #westbysouthwest #mammothlakes #milkyway #sierras
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Zombie Island (2636)
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Some entertainment left on a turned over sofa in the living room of an abandoned 100 year old mining house. My friends Mike, Tim and I photographed two consecutive nights at Yellow Dog ghost town, two blocks of abandoned miner's homes located among green farmland, forests, and rolling green hills, built between 1912-1925. A family owns it now, painstakingly restoring the homes, and lives there with several residents. We are especially grateful to the owners for granting special permission to photograph on the property at night, particularly advisable since many in the area are armed and keep a watchful eye on the historic region.
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Night photo with handheld light added while the tripod-mounted camera shutter was open during this long exposure image. The photograph was made in almost complete darkness.
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Nikon D750, Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 fisheye lens, 101 seconds f/8 ISO 200, handheld ProtoMachines LED2 light. July 2018.
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#kenlee #kenleephotography #lightpainting #longexposure #nightphotography #slowshutter #amazing_longexpo #longexphunter #longexpoelite #longexposure_shots #supreme_nightshots #ig_astrophotography #super_photolongexpo #‎long_exposure‬ #nightscaper #nightphotography #protomachines #MyRRS #ReallyRightStuff #feisol #Nikon #urbex #ghosttown #yellowdogvillage #pennsylvania
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We Advance Masked (2677)
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Projectors await the next showing in a dark forgotten theater in an abandoned mental hospital. What sort of flicks do you suppose they showed here? The most urbex experience I've had, my friends Tim and Mike and our local "tour guide" John walked over a 1/4 mile on a humid summer Pennsylvania night through dark wet tunnels, part of a 2-mile network of underground tunnels, eventually surfacing in a long-abandoned asylum and hospital half-choked in a thick damp jungle of overgrown trees and vines.
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Much of the buildings were in an advanced state of decay, the result of water damage, rot, theft, vandalism, law enforcement target practice, age, and nature reasserting its dominance. When we shined lights in the interior, it looked almost as if it were snowing, as the buildings were in a state of advanced decay, crumbling, crawling with cockroaches, with fluttering bats everywhere. We wore breathing masks for much of the time we photographed inside.
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Night photo with handheld light added while the tripod-mounted camera shutter was open during this long exposure image, which unfortunately involved getting tangled in vines and walking through sharp brush. Photo made in total darkness.
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Nikon D750, Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 fisheye lens, 101 seconds f/8 ISO 200, handheld ProtoMachines LED2 light. July 2018.
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#kenlee #kenleephotography #lightpainting #longexposure #nightphotography #slowshutter #amazing_longexpo #longexphunter #longexpoelite #longexposure_shots #supreme_nightshots #ig_astrophotography #super_photolongexpo #‎long_exposure‬ #nightscaper #nightphotography #protomachines #MyRRS #ReallyRightStuff #feisol #Nikon #urbex #statehospital #pennsylvania
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I Don't Remember Leaving The Lights On... (2585)
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Living room, abandoned mining house. What will our homes look like in a hundred years? Will there be people living there? I always wonder what sort of stories these homes could tell, who visited there, what happened....
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My friends Mike, Tim and I photographed two consecutive nights at Yellow Dog ghost town in Pennsylvania, two blocks of abandoned miner's homes located among green farmland, forests, and rolling green hills, built between 1912-1925. A family owns it now, painstakingly restoring the homes, and lives there with several residents. We are especially grateful to the owners for granting special permission to photograph on the property at night, particularly advisable since many in the area are armed and keep a watchful eye on the historic region.
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Night photo with handheld light added while the tripod-mounted camera shutter was open during this long exposure image.
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Nikon D750, Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 fisheye lens, 204 seconds f/8 ISO 200, handheld ProtoMachines LED2 light. July 2018.
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#kenlee #kenleephotography #lightpainting #longexposure #nightphotography #slowshutter #amazing_longexpo #longexphunter #longexpoelite #longexposure_shots #supreme_nightshots #ig_astrophotography #super_photolongexpo #‎long_exposure‬ #nightscaper #nightphotography #protomachines #MyRRS #ReallyRightStuff #feisol #Nikon #urbex #ghosttown #yellowdogvillage #pennsylvania
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Space Force (9684)
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Several moons past, I spent an quiet evening on a remote starry planet, gazing up at the heavens amidst the whispers from the the abandoned craft. I thought of those that had constructed and piloted such a craft, and it filled me with awe, transporting me to another time and place. Please feel free to share.
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STACKED
Nikon D610/Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens. 12 photos "stacked", each photo 15 seconds f/2.4 ISO 5000
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#lightpainting #longexposure #nightphotography #nightsky #slowshutter #amazing_longexpo #longexphunter #longexpoelite #longexposure_shots #supreme_nightshots #ig_astrophotography #super_photolongexpo#nightscaper #Nikon #NPAN #space #apod #astronomypicturesdaily #Night_Shooterz #nightimages #travel #sky #kenleephotography #lazyshutters #nightshooters #astrophotography #aircraft #desert
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Each Night The Stars Kiss Secretly The Lovers Eternal (9574)
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Two lovers embracing, frozen in time, gazing at the desert sky. When I was planning my trip to Utah, everything revolved around Goblin Valley. Its bizarre hoodoos were the attraction to me. The night I went, it was absurdly windy during the day. I drove there anyway from Caineville, hoping for the best. I was lucky. The night was calm and peaceful, and I had the entire valley to myself for the entire evening. This was my favorite evening of the trip, and I felt focused and creative. I illuminated the odd hoodoos with a handheld flashlight from several angles while the camera shutter was open. The image shows the celestial movements of the stars over a long period of time in this long exposure photo. I love seeing how one can compress so much time into a single image.
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Nikon D610/Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 fisheye. 30 minutes total stacked, each photo 3 minutes total f/8 ISO 200. 2018-06-27 20:58.
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#kenlee #kenleephotography #lightpainting #longexposure #nightphotography #slowshutter #amazing_longexpo #longexphunter #longexpoelite #longexposure_shots #supreme_nightshots #ig_astrophotography #super_photolongexpo#nightscaper #nightphotography #protomachines #MyRRS #ReallyRightStuff #feisol #Nikon #westbysouthwest . #goblinvalley #utah #goblinvalleystatepark #hoodoos #startrails
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Thankful For The Summer's Gentle Night, We Stood Shoulder To Shoulder Watching The Stars (1828)
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Perhaps our elders, frozen in time, watching stars drift in the midnight desert sky. Strange shaped hoodoos, Staircase-Escalante, Utah. Illuminated with a handheld flashlight from several angles while the tripod-mounted camera was doing a long exposure, which also shows the celestial movements of the stars over 38 minutes. I love how a single image can show the long passage of time in a way that we cannot perceive when we are there. Devil's Garden involved a 12-mile drive down a dirt road from Escalante. A beautiful moonlit night, I had the whole night to wander in peace and create.
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Nikon D750/Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens. 38 minutes total stacked, each image 2 minutes f/8 ISO 200. 2018-06-25 00:13.
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#kenlee #kenleephotography #lightpainting #longexposure #nightphotography #slowshutter #amazing_longexpo #longexphunter #longexpoelite #longexposure_shots #supreme_nightshots #ig_astrophotography #super_photolongexpo #‎long_exposure‬ #nightscaper #nightphotography #protomachines #MyRRS #ReallyRightStuff #feisol #Nikon #westbysouthwest #escalante #devilsgarden #hoodoos
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Home on the Range (2176)
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How much has a tough but idyllic looking rural life appealed to you? This beautiful area might convince you. This is Gifford Homestead, owned by the last residents of Fruita Valley, and sold to NPS, and described by Wallace Stegner as "...a sudden, intensely green little valley among the cliffs of the Waterpocket Fold, opulent with cherries, peaches, and apples in season, inhabited by a few families who were about equally good Mormons and good frontiersmen and good farmers." You can now visit there, as it's part of Capitol Reef National Park now, and even pick apples. They'll give you a ladder and let you go for it. And to answer that first question, I am longing to move from the city to a far less populated area, and places like this inspire me to this.
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Nikon D750/28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens. 3 minutes total f/8 ISO 800. 2018-06-28 22:20.
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#kenlee #kenleephotography #lightpainting #longexposure #nightphotography #slowshutter #amazing_longexpo #longexphunter #longexpoelite #longexposure_shots #supreme_nightshots #ig_astrophotography #super_photolongexpo #‎long_exposure‬ #nightscaper #nightphotography #protomachines #MyRRS #ReallyRightStuff #feisol #Nikon #westbysouthwest #capitolreef #giffordhomestead #fruitavalley #tenbatough
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