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#FBF #FlashbackFriday- is it still…

#FBF #FlashbackFriday- is it still closed off from vandalism- does anyone know? - Repost @tracyleephotos: I’ve been wanting to shoot here for quite some time now; even went as far as hiking here in April of last year to scope it out for Milky Way... well, a couple things: 1, it’s not easy to find & 2, once inside even GPS signal seems to not work well.. so this time around I was assuming it would line up like I wanted; thankfully I was right.. —— I had met up with @Ryantoswald on the morning of the 11th day of #TheGreatMilkyWayChase.. he originally was going to head to monument valley but I convinced him otherwise and he joined us on our trek into Canyonlands... We got there around 6 in the evening when it was SLIGHTLY starting to cool off... Even though I knew where to get on trail, I took a short cut following well worn paths, well marked with cairns throughout.. I couldn’t believe how many there were when we cliffed out way too high above the Kiva... when I realized what a disaster the trails were, I made my way towards where I knew the drop in point was, having to back track a ton because of the cliff that we were stuff on top of. —— I have to make a side note; I have no idea where all those cairns came from & am mad at how dangerous it is for people wandering around lost in the hot desert.. can’t believe people put those up as if that’s a real trail... so warning to those who go to visit; make sure to do your research because there is ONE true trail to this sacred place.. —- We shot a beautiful sunset here and then shot some blue hour images before hanging around almost 4 more hours for the MW to line up; this was somewhere around 230am.. we hiked out as blue hour was just starting to lighten up the sky. We walked out NO PROBLEM on the correct trail back. —— I used 3 lumecube.com/160.html (use TRACYLEE for free US Shipping) to light this stacked image and blended in a blue hour image for the background mountains. —— Sky & foreground: 20 images stacked in SLS for NR ISO 6400 F2.8 20 seconds - Background mountains: 5 images stacked in PS ISO 100 F2.8 60 seconds —— @tokinausa 11-20 @ 16 @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 6DM

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#TBT #ThrowbackThursday — Repost @tracyleephotos…

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday — Repost @tracyleephotos ・・・ I’ve been on this 2 week road trip all over the Southwest on a night photo mission with @missjessbess and various others along the way... it hasn’t been all rainbows and sunshine; but there’s been some very incredible, WOW moments a lot of the times and for that I feel so fortunate... I feel very bad for all the people in all the fires right now losing their homes. I just got word yesterday one of my childhood friends homes was saved in the Carr Fire while her 3 neighbors were not. 😢😢 so happy for her but sad for the people around her.. the smoke everywhere we have gone except Colorado has been insane... —— I took this selfie on Thursday night at Rocky Mountain National Park when I headed there with @missjessbess, @xlj_photography, @megavai & Joe.. Apparently we barely missed @michaelsimmonsphotography1 that night! I kept having to do this shot over because this wasn’t right or that wasn’t right... in the end, my analness about getting my shots made my photo come out much better than I imagined and I feel like I’m walking away with what I would deem is a memorable and EPIC shot in spite of how hard I was being on myself about it prior to getting it on my computer... On location, executing a shot like this is more than just setting up a tripod and a timer. —— Thank you to @tenbabags; I love being a part of the team! This Solstice 24L was exactly the bag I needed to compliment my travel gear! 2 bodies, 4 lenses, 2 tripods, my star tracked and all of my accessories and lights! —- This image is a total of 49 Stacked and Blended photos; 22 for the sky, 15 for me, and 12 for the water... All stacked in Starry Landscape Stacker. I was running out of time so I didn’t set up my lights, instead I took my iPhone with it’s flashlight on and placed it facedown on the rocks. The light bouncing off the rocks was perfect! —— SKY ISO 10000 F2.8 13 seconds - WATER ISO 10000 F2.8 30 seconds - ME ISO 6400 F2.8 13 seconds —- @tokinausa 11-20mm @ 20 @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 6DMK1

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#TBT #ThrowbackThursday to a beautiful…

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday to a beautiful day in Yellowstone National Park shooting with good friends. I was super excited to come here and although I’ve edited very few images from this trip, I have some excellent memories from it! This is a behind the scenes shot of my set up from one of the gorgeous thermal pools in the park. Let’s see if I can motivate to produce this one today! Who else takes shots of their set up like this? I’m kind of obsessed with doing it, lol...

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Well, some of you may…

Well, some of you may know that my gear went swimming in the Eastern Sierras a few months back and my dumb ass didn’t put the waterproof caps on my Lume Cubes; you can assume they’re paper weights on my desk now. Christmas came early this year and Lume Cube sent a super awesome care package to me (sorry, been trying to get this video up for a while) and now I’m completely set for on the go portable lighting; To any who I go shoot with in the near future, lucky you!! 😜😜 —- I can’t WAIT to test out the #LumeCubeAir which is their newest set of lights. Stay tuned for my thoughts on them! —- Pick up your own Set of cubes for the holidays and be set for next MW Season at Lume cube.com/160.html and use code TRACYLEE for free US shipping! — Thank you @lumecube SOOOOOO MUCH for the new gear, and thank you everyone else for the support and for watching!! Oh yeah and go give them a follow because they throw contests ALL THE TIME to give these babys out!!

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Being here felt like being…

Being here felt like being on another planet... the moon dust we had to mob through to avoid getting stuck through the valley had a lot to do with it... I’m sad today, it’s been a rough few days but I think I’ve made some decisions that aren’t necessarily going to make me happy, but needed to be made for my sanity and well being... ignore my emotional rant lol; I’m strong and will come out ahead... —- @virusintl compression gear- can’t live without it!

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I chose to #optoutside on…

I chose to #optoutside on #BlackFriday in a secret corner of the world that’s close yet oh so far away.. a place where special people come to gather to give thanks from places more far than near, clothes are mostly an afterthought, and money is not the currency... it was a special experience that I hope I never forget..

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Yesterday morning we chose to…

Yesterday morning we chose to #optoutside on my Annual Thanks-Caving adventure before gorging ourselves silly; this was taken just outside the cave looking towards #RedRock.. today we chose to #optoutside as well and are heading off on a quick adventure till tomorrow... get us away from the craziness of Vegas right now! What are you doing instead of going Black Friday shopping? —- @virusintl compression gear

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I’ve been super busy and….

I’ve been super busy and. It keeping up on posting from my adventures! This was from Utah a couple weeks ago when I went with @missjessbess & @whiskeybowen.. I don’t like cold (that’s why I live in the desert) and camping in 20 degree weather isn’t really for me.. so the camping adventures are probably done for this season although I am gonna do one last hoorah this weekend in Death Valley where it’s still warm!! I’m gonna transition into snow season and dust off my snowboard!! Who’s ready for some winter sports?

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Another one of these photos…

Another one of these photos I’ve been sitting on all summer to edit.. This was from a trip I had headed up to the area near Zion and Bryce with some non-photographer friends.. Lucky for me one of them was interested enough to tag along with so I didn’t have to shoot alone; we took naps each evening and then rolled out of bed at 1am. We had been hiking and exploring earlier in the day and I spotted this composition and knew I wanted to shoot it so we hiked a little ways in to get there by 2:30 am when the moon was just setting. I was new to shooting at much longer focal lengths and 20 seconds for the sky At 28mm didn’t seem bad (I love shooting at 28 now). It still doesn’t as I don’t see any trailing of the stars but I don’t understand why I don’t! The foreground was 2.5 minutes each image but stacking helped clean it up pretty nicely! - Even in April I was chilly and wearing my snowboard jacket to keep warm and gloves on my hands.. thankful that my friend joined me because doing this shot wouldn’t have been nearly as fun. Do you prefer to shoot with friends or alone? —- 10 stacked image - foreground ISO 6400 F2.8 2.5 minutes - 20 stacked image - sky ISO 10000 F2.8 20 seconds —- @tokinausa 16-28 @28mm @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 6DMK1 Processed in LR & PS Stacked in Starry Landscape Stacker

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