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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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Ghosts of Coal Barons Past (7344)
Night photo looking up at the enormous coaling tower, Thurmond (almost) ghost town, West Virginia. Once a prosperous town, the nearly abandoned town now has less than twelve residents. The trains still run there, though. Mike Cooper, Tim Little, and I needed to warn each other and be extremely cautious since the ghost town lays on a sharp bend, and trains seem to suddenly appear around the curve. I illuminated the walls during the exposure.
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Nikon D610/14-24mm f/2.8 lens, 3 minute exposure f/8 ISO 200. July 2017.
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This Blood Red Room (7517)
Photographing the abandoned and apparently haunted penitentiary at night was creepy, interesting, exciting, and sometimes challenging. The penitentiary has imposing Gothic stone architecture adorned with turrets and like a castle, and has an extremely violent history, with almost a thousand deaths within these stone walls.

Photos were created with only a handheld flashlight in total or near total darkness. Tim Little and Mike Cooper also photographed here the same evening. The former West Virginia State Penitentiary, a National Historic Places Registered facility, operated by the Moundsville Economic Development Council in Moundsville, West Virginia, was built in 1866, just three years after West Virginia seceded from Virginia, and closed in 1995.

Nikon D610/14-24mm f/2.8 lens, 194 second exposure f/8 ISO 200. July 2017. I illuminated the rooms during the exposure.

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Abandoned Ferris Wheel (7458)
Lake Shawnee abandoned amusement park in West Virginia is built on an old Native American burial ground, and believed to be cursed and haunted, the sight of bloody massacres and paranormal activity. Apparently, C.T. Snidow felt that this was just the place for an amusement park.

With its creepy history, we had to take night photos there. An eerie layer of fog hung over the lake as Mike Cooper, Tim Little and I spent the evening taking night photos and trying to stop our camera lens from fogging up. I illuminated the ferris wheel during the exposure.

Nikon D610/14-24mm f/2.8 lens, 15 minute total exposure "stacked" from 6 individual photos at 3m f/8 ISO 200. July 2017.

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A Bowl of Milk (7203)
This is Owens Valley Radio Observatory in the Owens Valley, CA, listening to the Milky Way. I photographed this coming back from the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. To my surprise, I was immediately swarmed by aggressive mosquitos during the entire shoot despite wearing wearing a hat and a hoodie. I got quite a few bites on my hands and even my forehead despite wearing a knit cap.

I used a Pinout remote controller/app to set and trigger the camera.

Nikon D610/Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens @ 20 seconds f/2.4 ISO 4000 on 2017-06-23 01:23.

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The Devil Made Me Do It (6994)
The Devil's Cornfield, Death Valley, CA. The name is evocative, and the landscape eerie, so I decided to play it up a little with some red light painting during the exposure. I illuminated the foreground with a hand-held ProtoMachines LED2 flashlight while the shutter was open on my tripod-mounted camera. This is not a post-processing creation. No pixels were harmed during the creation of this photo. :D I used a Pinout remote controller/app to set and trigger the camera.

As you might guess, that ain't really corn. Arrow weed features strong, slender stems that were used to make arrow shafts by the Cahuilla and other Southern California settlers.

Nikon D610/14-24mm f/2.8 lens @ 4 minutes f/8 ISO 200 on 2017-06-13 01:28.

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Remembering (7025)
The "Soul Consoling Tower" at the Manzanar cemetery. 120,313 Japanese-Americans were forcibly removed to one of ten concentration camps during WWII. Manzanar in Owens Valley, CA, was one of these sites.

Photographed this near the new moon at night with Ron Pinkerton. I illuminated the tower with a hand-held ProtoMachines LED2 flashlight while the shutter was open on my tripod-mounted camera. I used a Pinout remote controller/app to set and trigger the camera.

Nikon D610/Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens @ 20 seconds f/2.4 ISO 4000 on 2017-06-21 22:02.

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Luxury By The Lakeside (7329)
Someone's home on the shores of Owens Lake in California, a lake that was fairly large before the DWP and the L.A. Aqueduct sucked it dry. Now it's common to have enormous dust clouds blowing from the lake. But back in the 1870s, steamer ships stopped here in Keeler, where silver mined from Cerro Gordo was loaded on to the ships to transport across the lake, part of the trip south to Los Angeles.

I illuminated interior and exterior with a hand-held ProtoMachines LED2 flashlight while the shutter was open on my tripod-mounted camera. Originally, I was going for a 15 second exposure. I never could get all the "light painting" finished. I made it 16 seconds. That I could do. I can only run so fast. I used a Pinout remote controller/app to set and trigger the camera.

Nikon D610/Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens @ 16 seconds f/2.4 ISO 5000 on 2017-06-24 00:44.

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The Final Frontier (7126)
Mobius Arch, Alabama Hills, CA, framing the awe-inspiring Milky Way.

I illuminated the arch with a hand-held ProtoMachines LED2 flashlight while the shutter was open on my tripod-mounted camera. I used a Pinout remote controller/app to set and trigger the camera.

Nikon D610/Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens @ 20 seconds f/2.4 ISO 4000 on 2017-06-22 02:50.

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Footprints In The Sand (6954)
I love the desert at night. And I really love Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes in Death Valley, CA at night, nature's beautiful sandbox. These footprints going up the sand dune appear to lead to the stars.

So yeah, this is a real night photo. I illuminated the foreground with a hand-held ProtoMachines LED2 flashlight while the shutter was open on my tripod-mounted camera. This is not a post-processing creation. No pixels were harmed during the creation of this photo. :D I used a Pinout remote controller/app to set and trigger the camera.

Nikon D610/14-24mm f/2.8 lens @ 4 minutes f/8 ISO 200 on 2017-06-12 23:37.

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Two Lines Of Light (7289)
Cleaning House, gazing out at the Milky Way and Hwy. 395, is one of Jael Hoffman's creations and is in the Olancha Sculpture Garden in California. The sculptures are outdoors, and are often humorous.

Nikon D610/Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens @ 15 seconds f/2.4 ISO 5000 on 2017-06-23 23:03. I used a Pinout remote controller/app to set and trigger the camera.

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