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Any comps you wanna reshoot?…

Any comps you wanna reshoot? This is one of mine! #TBT #ThrowbackThursday - @tracyleephotos ・・・ Is there a specific comp that has eluded you this season and what is it? For me, this is that comp... I originally found and shot it in April when on the #RoadtoNAB with @bhphoto... but then my hard drive crashed and I lost every photo from this particular night (and I’m sure more that I haven’t discovered as of yet) so I’ve been trying to make it back here to shoot it again. I had friends flake a multitude of times, and scheduling conflicts in my own life made it hard. I went as far as to be in Lone Pine with a friend one night, and then he had to get back in a slight emergency so grudgingly, I drove back to Vegas 4+ hrs after getting skunked the night before on the way TO lone pine.. I finally made it out here with my girl @evmr during #thegreatmilkywaychase2 to shoot and I got about 6 or 7 diff comps that night, and shot this until the battery I had on me ran out which meant I actually didn’t get all of the shots I really wanted to make this image... therefore my focus stack is weak at best and I’m going to have to try this one again next year!! — This is 6 images stacked for the cactus with a long exposure and no foreground light... the middle area/mountains are 10 images stacked with foreground light from a lumecube (bit.ly/tracyleelumecube for 10% off and free US shipping)... and then the sky, we waited exhausted in the cold (yes it was cold there at 330 am in july) trying to sleep on the rocks until alignment, was 20 images stacked... it was a rough part of the evening.. thank you Evelyn for sticking it out with me!! — This was shot on my 11-20 2.8 by @tokinausa because I had left my 16-28 in the car... — Cactus 6 images stacked ISO 10000 F2.8 30 seconds - Foreground 10 images stacked ISO 10000 F2.8 30 seconds - Sky 20 images stacked ISO 10000 F2.8 10 seconds - @tokinausa 11-20 @ 16mm @slikusa 734-CF @canonusa 5DMK4 - Processed in LR & PS - #tracylee #tracyleephotos #canon #mycanonstory #teamcanon #tokinausa #slikusa #lumecube #lonepine #thegreatmilkywaychase #alabamahills #milkyway #milkywaychasers #longexpo #longexposure #longexpoelite #adventuretime

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How many of you are…

How many of you are sitting on photos that you know you shot wrong? This is one of those photos for me... I had wrongly anticipated the milky way’s location this night and by the time the sun had set, I shot my foreground photos and car light photos, and then it was dark enough to shoot, the Milky Way had moved out of my frame at 22mm... I also was having some focus issues for some reason and I switched to my 24-70.. I rotated my camera slightly to the right to pick up the milkyway and shot it at 27mm as part of a pano... when I got home I thought I had just totally messed up and it was insalvageable... - till, last night when I decided to composite the sky from that night into the foreground and create this image.. so this image is fully possible at this location with the correct planning.. Milky Way would be slightly smaller if the entire thing was shot at 22mm.. I’m starting to check some of my mess ups to see what i can get from them.. - Sky 20 images stacked ISO 10000 F2.8 10 seconds - Foreground 1 image ISO 100 F7.1 30 seconds - Car trails ISO 100 F4.0 30 seconds - Processed in PS LR & SLS - @tokinausa 16-28 & 24-70 @slikusa 734-CF @canonusa 5DMK4 - #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #canonusa #teamcanon #canon5dmarkiv #mycanonstory #tokinausa #slikusa #utah #utahisrad #utahrocks #iloveutah #hanksville #milkyway #astrophotography #longexposure #longexpo #natgeoadventure #natgeo #stars #starphotography #astrophoto #milkywaychasers #cartrails #capitalreef #templeofthesun

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How many of you have…

How many of you have ran into other photographers out at night shooting and become friends with them after? Tag that new friend below! I’ve met a lot of photographers this way! - This was a third comp I got that night out in Alabama hills this past summer ( I love how the core is right against the base of the arch.. ) when I was out there with @evmr.. we ran into a few people out there including @scottawr. I hope he doesn’t hate me for taking over and putting lights up that night! One #LUME CUBE on the foreground and one behind the arch pointing up. (Use code TRACYLEE10 for 10% off and free us shipping!) - #tracylee #tracyleephotos #canon #mycanonstory #teamcanon #tokinausa #slikusa #lumecube #lonepine #thegreatmilkywaychase #alabamahills #milkyway #milkywaychasers #longexpo #longexposure #longexpoelite #adventuretime #adventurers #adventurenthusiasts #nationalparkgeek #landscape_love #landscapelove #longexposhots #capture4cubes #lonepine #mammothmountain

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Have you ever had a…

Have you ever had a location you were just “wrong” about? One that you were sure wasn’t going to have a good comp, because you scoped it out, but then someone came up with an incredible one? What location is that? - This is that comp for me in the eastern sierras.. I was thinking that the Milky Way would never line up well THROUGH the arch (although it does if done right, ask @wayne_pinkston) but then @j.snow_photo did an amazing comp here similar to this and I was proven wrong.. so I went back and took this... — I messed up on my focus stack for this but luckily I was able to make it still look pretty good... the cactus is 3 images focus stacked, the rocks 12 images, and the sky 25 images... these were taken at blue hour and then just after. I used a @LumeCube Panel in the rocks (use code TRACYLEE10 for 10% off and free US Shipping). I don’t recall all my settings off the top of my head so will update later! - Sky 25 images stacked ISO 10000 F2.8 10 seconds - Rocks 12 images stacked ISO 100 F11 30 seconds - Cactus ISO 100 - Processed in LR PS & SLS - @tokinausa @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 5dmk4 - - #tracylee #tracyleephotos #canon #mycanonstory #teamcanon #tokinausa #slikusa #lumecube #lonepine #thegreatmilkywaychase #alabamahills #milkyway #milkywaychasers #longexpo #longexposure #longexpoelite #adventuretime #adventurers #adventurenthusiasts #nationalparkgeek #landscape_love #landscapelove #longexposhots #alabamahills #lonepine

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In an effort to start…

In an effort to start off the year along my resolutions, I dug into my archives of unedited photos and edited this one this evening... this was from July when I took off to Alabama Hills with my girl @evmr... after shooting about 6 different comps that night, we went back to our campsite and although exhausted, I couldn’t help but shoot this comp.. I lit my tent with a single Lume Cube 2 (use TRACYLEE10 at LumeCube.com to get 10% off and free shipping) and immediately after shooting this crashed out for the night. — Sky- 30 images stacked ISO 10000 F2.8 10 seconds - Foreground- 12 images stacked ISO 10000 F2.8 30 seconds - @tokinausa 24-70 @ 28mm @slikusa 734-CF @canonusa 5dmk4 - Processed in LR & PS - #tracylee #tracyleephotos #canon #mycanonstory #teamcanon #tokinausa #slikusa #lumecube #lonepine #thegreatmilkywaychase #alabamahills #milkyway #milkywaychasers #longexpo #longexposure #longexpoelite #adventuretime #adventurers #adventurenthusiasts #nationalparkgeek #landscape_love #landscapelove #longexposhots

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#FBF #FlashbackFriday to the 1st…

#FBF #FlashbackFriday to the 1st time I visited here last summer; 2nd time I still need to edit!!! —- Repost @tracyleephotos ・・・ On Night 7 of #TheGreatMilkyWayChase, we made our way up to The Crystal Mill... it was quite a trip up a narrow 4x4 road and when we arrived a very intoxicated photographer was up there hanging out to shoot the stars as well... I shot some blue hour foregrounds before settling in for a nap... when my alarm went off a little after 10, startled, I stumbled out of the car to check on my comp and get my star shots going and at some point ended up falling so bad that I still have a bump on my arm 3.5 week’s later... —- This shot is 25 images stacked in Starry Landscape Stacker for NR... the lighting is a combination of LumeCube.com/160.html (use code TRACYLEE for free US Shipping) and a Mag light that the drunk guy had to cover the distance across the water... I had shot all kinds of shots to blend foreground and sky, ended up changing my comp, and ended up with this stacked instead... (which makes my life easier in post of course!) —— ISO 10000 F2.8 13 seconds @canonusa 24-70 @ 24 @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 6DMK1 Processed in LR —— . . . . . #tracylee #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #litbylume #lumecube #capture4cubes #longexposure_shots  #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography  #crystalmill #marbleco #marblecolorado #coloradooutdoors #outtherecolorado #coloradorockies #colorado_photographers #colorado_creative #coloradogram #coloradotography

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I need to go back…

I need to go back here soon!! This was shot on a crop sensor! #throwbackthursday #tbt —- Repost @tracyleephotos ・・・ Part of my El Paso trip to meet my family I had never met before, also included a couple side adventures. Including this one to White Sands national Monument. --- My brother, Rick took me and my niece to shoot photos on the dunes in her sweet 16 dress. We were rushed for time, so we got out there late, and we were battling cloudy skies. The park closes at sunset so to be able to stay after you have to get a back country camp spot and backpack in a mile through the dunes to your camp spot. Thanks to @Jaxsonpohlmanphotography for the info on this one!! Your photos there inspired me for sure on this trip. --- I have to admit I'm pretty thrilled about how this photo turned out in spite of all the set backs. In her hand she is holding a lumecube which both lit her and the sands up, as well as gave the entire image a mystical feel. ______ This is 4 images stacked in starry landscape stacker for noise reduction as well as a single image for my niece in the foreground. Sky: ISO1250 F2.8 25 seconds Foreground: ISO2000 F2.8 10 seconds (because I didn't want her holding her arm up forever in the shots) I used the wifi app on the Lume cube to have the cube go off at 1/4 power for 1/4 of a second. @tokinausa 11-20 @canonusa 70d @slikusa 634-cfl _________ #milkyway #milkywaychasers #NatGeospace #nightphotography #night_excl #nightphoto #nightimages #globalcapture #supreme_nightshots #tokinausa #slikusa #ig_shotz #ig_shotz_le #igpodium_night #rsa_night #insta_worldz #long_exposure #waycoolshots #longexpo_addiction #amazing_longexpo #nse_dusk #westcoast_exposures #amazingphotohunter #fs_longexpo #nightscaper #tracyleephotos #lumecube

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Who saw bio luminescence this…

Who saw bio luminescence this season? Who’s ever seen it? I was lucky and saw it on the sand on the beach in Oregon this year; last time I saw that was when I was 16 years old.. every step you take lights up like a disco floor and it’s pretty amazing to see! - Repost @tracyleephotos ・・・ I hope we see bioluminescence the season! —- Repost @tracyleephotos: Here’s a happy photo from last September when I made a lot of new friends —— Repost @tracyleephotos ・・・ I just realized I never posted this image that I edited.. This was from the week I was down in LA for work and hit the beach and ran into @StevenJMagner & @Cecphotos there. I spent 2 more nights on the beaches of Cali chasing #BioLuminescence and was thrilled with the outcome of all the shots. Believe it or not, I still have more that I haven't edited yet!! I was scoping out that week for places to hold the @TokinaUSA/ @slikUSA / @HoyaFilterUSA meet up. This night on the beach was like a IG meet up unplanned though.. I met tons I had only seen on Instagram prior to that night... Great meeting everyone!!! --- 10 Images stacked in SLS for NR ISO 6400 f2.8 15 seconds @SlikUSA 634-CFL @CanonUSA 6dmk1 @CanonUSA 24-70 @ 25mm Processed in LR & PS ___ #tracylee #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #sliktripods #mycanonstory #malibu #longexposure_shots #nightimages #nightshooterz #nightshooters #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #astrophoto #astro_photography_ #astro_photography #longexposure #longexpohunter

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What are your thoughts on…

What are your thoughts on caves?? Have you ever explored In one that heads under the surface? The worlds largest cave in on my bucket list in the next year or two.. - Repost @tracyleephotos ・・・ #TBT #ThrowbackThursday to this Selfie from September a couple years ago when I met up with @stevenjmagner and headed to Malibu to catch up with @cecphotos & @jackfusco.. This cave is accessible depending on the tide which we researched before even heading down to the beach. I say this because the next time we came to this cave a couple weeks later, the level of the sand was a different by at LEAST a couple feet so the dangers of this cave and being in it at high tide are absolutely real!!! ---- I managed to convince them to let me light the cave with a single lumecube.com/160.html (use this link and code TRACYLEE for free US shipping!) in some of the last frames of the evening and I stood still through 7 images to make this stack; this is not a blend for the foreground and the sky because I lit the cave. --- ISO 6400 F2.8 15 seconds 7 images stacked in SLS for NR Processed in LR @tokinausa 11-20 2.8 @ 17mm @slikusa 634-CFL @canonusa 6d mk1 . . . . . #tracylee #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #sliktripods #mycanonstory #malibu #longexposure_shots #nightimages #nightshooterz #nightshooters #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #astrophoto #astro_photography_ #astro_photography #litbylume #capture4cubes #LumeOneUp #selfie

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Share a memory of a…

Share a memory of a location you shot where you had the entire place to yourself? I want to get back here and do this again! #fbf #flashbackfriday —- Repost @tracyleephotos ・・・ So the other night we took off to the Grand Canyon in search of this viewpoint we had been obsessed w/ for some time. I didn’t know what it was called, so I pored over maps until I figured it out; we took off to pick up permits from the Navajo Office in Cameron, Az.. — We walked into the offices at 3:45 pm, but I guess we were wrong and it was actually 4:45; the Navajo nation is on Mtn time. The gentleman opened the door for us and when we asked for a permit, he issued it as well as gave us a map with very difficult directions on how to access the edge of the canyon. we didn’t know that other than us, the canyon had been closed to visitors since May... (we found this out after the fact and even called the office to verify..) — We very happily took off to our destination and although made many stops along the way for photos, arrived to the edge of the canyon in plenty of time before the sun went down; we couldn’t see it because of storms but it hadn’t set yet. — We backed the vehicle up to the center edge of the canyon where we could sit in the back of the vehicle & still adjust our cameras.. we could see clouds rolling in but we’re hoping they would clear by the time the milkyway rose.. I let a timelapse run while I waited for the next few hours and we fell asleep in the back. About 330 am, I checked my shots for a slight glimpse of the MW... I got nothing good, but as blue hour arrived, so did clear skies! I had this very short opp to shoot the Milky Way perfectly aligned almost west at the center of the canyon as the light was starting to brighten the sky. I LOVE how prominent Mars is on this image because of the clouds! Lower pano I shot at am Blue Hour. — I shot a 2 frame horizontal orientation vertical pano with 20 stacked images in each. — SKY: 20 images stacked ISO 10000 F2.8 10 seconds - Foreground: 20 images stacked ISO 100 F11 1/13 second — @tokinausa 11-20 2.8 @ 16mm @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 6DMK1 - #milkyway #milkywaychasers #grandcanyon #arizona #arizonaphotographer

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