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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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Bisei-cho - Beautiful Star (7038)
A falling star over 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 22:43.

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Madness (6887)
Carrara, Nevada, named after Carrara in Italy, where snow-white marble was once mined & where the Carrara Portland Cement Company Plant, built in 1936 to produce cement, sits in decay, waiting for someone like me to photograph it at night. And so I obliged as the nearly full moon was rising. As you can see, it's been spray-painted because people can never leave anything to decay by itself. The streak of lights in the back right side are cars and trucks whizzing past on Route 95. And the streaks of light in the sky are stars moving during the seven minute long exposure, movements created by the rotation of our earth. For we are forever moving, moving, moving.

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 @ 7 minutes f/8 ISO 200 on 2017-06-11 22:35.

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Hearth Is The Home (6472)
Grafton ghost town, Utah, first settled in 1859, and also the site of several movies, including the bicycle scene in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". While photographing here, a car pulled up, and some young people got out and began exploring the area for ghosts. They said that they will record on their iPhones, and sometimes, voices that they didn't hear initially would show up there.

So yeah, this is a real night photo. I illuminated the exterior and interior with a hand-held ProtoMachines LED2 flashlight while the shutter was open on my tripod-mounted camera. I wanted to make it look like the family was still home, perhaps relaxing by the fireplace. 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 D610/28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 lens @ 21 minutes total, with seven images stacked, each 3 minutes f/8 ISO 200 on 2017-06-06 21:38.

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The Cottage And the Tree (6485)
Grafton ghost town, Utah, first settled in 1859, and also the site of several movies, including the bicycle scene in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". While photographing here, a car pulled up, and some young people got out and began exploring the area for ghosts. They said that they will record on their iPhones, and sometimes, voices that they didn't hear initially would show up there. This is the house that they said has the most activity with ghosts, as they have recorded a small girl's voice in here several times.

So yeah, this is a real night photo. I illuminated the exterior and interior with a hand-held ProtoMachines LED2 flashlight while the shutter was open on my tripod-mounted camera. I wanted to make it look like the family was still home, perhaps relaxing by the fireplace. 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 D610/28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 lens @ 21 minutes total, with seven images stacked, each 3 minutes f/8 ISO 200 on 2017-06-06 21:38.

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Grafton Church (6462)
Grafton ghost town, Utah, first settled in 1859, and also the site of several movies, including the bicycle scene in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". While photographing here, a car pulled up, and some young people got out and began exploring the area for ghosts. They said that they will record on their iPhones, and sometimes, voices that they didn't hear initially would show up there.

Anyway, this is a real night photo. I illuminated the exterior and interior 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 D610/28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 lens @ 9 minutes total, with three images stacked, each 3 minutes f/8 ISO 200 on 2017-06-06 21:10.

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The Devil's Cornfield (6996)
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 @ 12 minute total exposure, with each individual photo 4 minutes long f/8 ISO 200 on 2017-06-13 01:28.

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Dos Goats Farm Star Trails (6181)
We stayed at a farm in Pioneertown, CA, a short walk from Pappy and Harriet's Saloon in the Mojave Desert, where we saw the Mojave Lords and other bands. On Sunday night, after returning to the farm, I set up my camera on a tripod and shot this 3 hour long exposure night photo facing north while illuminating the farm feed shed on the inside and outside with a handheld flashlight. The circular star trails shows the movement of the stars circling around the North Star, caused by the rotation of the earth over 3 hours' time. All the illumination was done during the exposure as usual, and is not a post-processing creation.

Geek stuff: Nikon D610 camera with 14-24mm f/2.8 wide angle lens. 62 photos, all 3 minutes f/8 ISO 500 (for a total exposure of 3 hours 6 minutes), were shot in succession and then stacked using StarStax. Feisol CT-3372 tripod with RRS BH-55 ballhead. Camera controlled with Pinout app and camera controller. Light painting with ProtoMachines LED2 handheld flashlight.

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"Little Pink Houses For You And Me" (9860)
Night photo of a ranch built by the Ohlson family when they were mining for gold in the early 1900s. Illuminated by a ProtoMachines LED2 flashlight (pink) and a full moon. 139 second exposure. The photo shows the movement of the stars over a long period of time, created by the movement of the earth. This is not a post-processing creation. No pixels were harmed during the creation of this photo. :D

While we were there, we felt these strange areas of cold air. We felt like the temperature sometimes changed noticeably if we simply walked 20 or 30 feet.

Foto de la noche de un rancho construido por la familia Ohlson cuando fueron la minería de oro a principios del 1900s. Iluminado por una linterna LED 2 ProtoMachines (rosado) y una luna llena. 139 segundos de exposición. Esta foto muestra el movimiento de las estrellas durante un largo período de tiempo, y se crea por el movimiento de la tierra. No es una creación de post-procesamiento. No hay píxeles fueron perjudicados en la creación de esta foto. :D

Mientras estábamos allí, nos sentimos estas extrañas areas de aire frío. Nos sentimos como la temperatura a veces cambiado notablemente si simplemente caminamos 20 o 30 metros.

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Nikon D610/14-24mm 139s f/2.8, f/8 ISO 200 00:16
Lugar: Joshua Tree National Park, CA, EE.UU.

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Alien Face Star Trails (9607)
We had to be really quiet for this one, photographing this in a campsite. I had to stop the exposure and move the camera when a car came by, but it was still almost 20 minutes long.

We thought this rock looked like an alien face. Illuminated by a ProtoMachines LED2 flashlight and a full moon. 19.5 minute exposure in total ("stacked"). The photo shows the movement of the stars over a long period of time, created by the movement of the earth. This is not a post-processing creation. No pixels were harmed during the creation of this photo. :D

Pensamos que esta roca parecía una cara extranjera. Iluminado por una linterna LED 2 ProtoMachines y una luna llena. 19.5 minutos de exposición en total ("stacked"). Esta foto muestra el movimiento de las estrellas durante un largo período de tiempo, y se crea por el movimiento de la tierra. No es una creación de post-procesamiento. No hay píxeles fueron perjudicados en la creación de esta foto. :D

Nikon D610, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14mm, 19.5m total, each/cada 30s f/4.5 ISO 1000 2016-03-22 00:48
Ken Lee Photography
Joshua Tree National Park, CA, USA/EE.UU.

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Lord, this must be my destination (9863)
This was a cold March night. The evening was around freezing, but we walked around here photographing, we encountered these odd pockets that seemed absurdly cold. But we were here to photograph the ruins of an old mining home with pink walls. I decided to accentuate those pink walls with a colored handheld flashlight, illuminating the structure while my tripod-mounted camera's shutter was open for 257 seconds. I framed the Joshua Tree through the window, thinking how beautiful it must have been to look out the window to see this amazing desertscape. Joshua Tree National Park, CA/14-24mm f/2.8 f/8 ISO 200. March 2016.

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