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#TBT #ThrowbackThursday — This adventure…

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday — This adventure starts over a decade ago here in Las Vegas... I made friends w/ @MichaelPernula as he bartended at one of my favorite clubs in Vegas. We would see each other around, and hung out a time or two even; we had since lost contact. Fast forward to recent times. We reconnected & on a whim, took off to Escalante w/ no notice. I planned out a few spots to explore & decided I wanted to shoot this cottonwood composition I had seen from other photographers although try as I might, couldn't find this exact tree with the Milky Way over it. --- Now, this exact tree; that's another story in itself. We arrived to the area of Escalante that we knew it was in, but it was already dusk & getting darker by the minute & I had never been there before! We didn't realize that the rock formation it was on top of extended for at least a couple miles when we started exploring potholes, some over 50ft deep! I was obsessed because I knew this one had the right depth, as well as was the right composition (I love the leading lines in the photos @dustinlefevre has taken here!) to line up with the Milky Way. I pored over the details of Dustin's photos vs Google Maps & found what I thought must be the tree a good distance from where we started. In the dark with potholes everywhere, we finally found it!! --- Michael was gracious enough to go place my lumecube.com (Use TRACYLEE10 for free US Shipping at this link!!) in the pothole facing the wall directly in front of me.. He slid into the hole, but when it was time to climb out, his shoes were covered in sand & got no purchase on the walls. He was stuck!! I kept him in there a few moments longer as I sent up my camera's focus, and tested it's settings then ran over with my 2nd @SlikUSA tripod extended fully and used it to give him a hand up. We actually ended up doing this dance 2 more times to adjust the light and then retrieve it at the end of the night. --- It was an amazing adventure with great memories, and one that should cement our friendship forever! --- ISO 6400 F2.8 15 seconds 10 images stacked in SLS Processed in LR & PS @tokinausa 16-28 @slikusa 634-CF

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Here’s my top 9 photos…

Here’s my top 9 photos as liked by all of you... 2018 was a year full of new ideas, lots of great adventures and tons of new friends.. looking forward to an exciting 2019; can’t wait to see what’s up next!! Thank you to everyone for being so amazing and supportive; next up is our MWC of the year contest so please go click the link in my profile to nominate your friends and then vote!!! —- Thank you to @tokinausa @slikusa @tenbabags @lumecube & @hoyafilterusa for making this year so much easier on getting out there and shooting!! It’s a blessing to be involved with such great companies! @canonusa, I’m coming for you next!!😜 —- . . . . . #slikusa #tokinausa #canonusa #nationalparkgeek #tracyleephotos #findyourpark #yourshotphotographer #naturephotography #adventurephotography #landscapephotography #keepitwild #wanderout #allaboutadventures #takemoreadventures #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #earth_shotz #big_shotz #depthsofearth #optoutside #gramslayers #exploreourearth #exploremore #northwestisbest #westbysouthwest #teamcanon #shootslik #roorsrated #longexposure #longexpo_addiction

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Hope to make the eastern…

Hope to make the eastern Sierra’s in the next few days... #FBF —- Repost @tracyleephotos ・・・ After my stop in Vegas to work a couple days, I continued on my 2nd part of #TheGreatMilkyWayChase.. I headed to California with @ryantoswald to meet up with a crew of friends to shoot and started at Racetrack Playa, the Ancient Bristlecone Forest, and then continued to Mammoth Lakes... We were going back and forth from blistering heat to super cold temps each night but having such an awesome time shooting. This was the 19th night of the chase and we got here mid afternoon with @The_gingers_adventures & @redheadkatrina and I sat in my hammock relaxing until the sun went down... --- I shot blue hour images for my foreground but I really wanted shots once it was full dark of the moonlit landscape.. I've really spent a lot of time on this trip planning and utilizing the light of the moon because we have so many days at the beginning and end of the chase that the moon is so prominent. --- After I shot my moonlit landscape images around 10pm, I went to sleep until 2am and then we all woke up to get our perfectly aligned Milky Way images... The minute I got my shots to stack, we all packed up and left to another location for a late night comp... More on that soon!!! --- 5 images Stacked for foreground ISO 400 F2.8 210 seconds - 20 images stacked for sky ISO 10000 F2.8 10 seconds ---- @canonusa 24-70 @ 35mm @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 6DMK1 ---- #tracylee #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #slikusa #longexposure_shots #nightimages #nightshooterz #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #astrophoto #astro_photography_ #astro_photography #longexposure #easternsierra #easternsierras #mammothlakes #mammothstories

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#TBT #ThrowbackThursday —- Repost @tracyleephotos…

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday —- Repost @tracyleephotos ・・・ I have been sitting on this image for a year and a half and finally got around to editing it. I feel like that year and a half was vital to the outcome of this image. I had taken off to the eastern sierras on a double trip; 1st was with @mattcookii and then followed by another with @danielbrittonphoto.. On the 2nd one, Daniel, Me, @prevailz and @MatthewSavillePhoto met up to head into the Ancient Bristlecone Forest.. We spent the afternoon in this photographers playground searching for comps and then started shooting in the evening as we waited for the moon to duck below the horizon. This was one of many comps I got that night at a lower ISO than I usually shoot nowadays.. I lit the foreground with a @luxproflashlights.. ---- ISO 2500 F 2.8 25 seconds @TokinaUSA 11-20 2.8 @SlikUSA 634-CFL @CanonUSA 70d Processed in LR 8 Images stacked in SLS for NR ----- #tracylee #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #sliktripods #easternsierras #californialiving #californialove #longexposure_shots #nightshooterz #nightshooters #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #natgeo #itsamazingoutthere #nightphotography_exclusive #longexpo_addiction

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Calling all @NightSkyChasers!!! – We…

Calling all @NightSkyChasers!!! - We officially hit 500k followers on @MilkyWayChasers last week and we figure it's time to find out who the top @NightSkyChasers are out there; not based on just a single photo, but based on their body of work. You nominate, the sponsors pick the finalists from all the nominations and then YOU all vote to pick one winner from each category. Each will win Title and Award for 2018 and prizes from our sponsors; There will also be Grand prizes for Best Male and Female MWC. All sponsored by @SlikUSA, @HoyaFilterUSA, @TenbaBags, and @LumeCube! - Thank you to everyone for their following, involvement, and wonderful passion for this sport we love so much and for helping us achieve this amazing milestone! -Tracy Lee - How to Participate: - Head to FB.com/milkywaychasers from a computer or milkywaychasers.com/nsa/ from your phone and click on CONTEST on the left side tab. - Nominate Your Favorite @NightSkyChasers in each of the following categories till midnight PST 1/6/19. You can nominate once for each category every 24 hrs. - Start Voting for your favorite @NightSkyChasers once a day as of 1/7/19 - Share your favorite @NightSkyChasers to help them gain votes. Voting ends Midnight PST 1/14/19. - The more you tag the sponsors as you campaign for nominations and votes, the better as they are the ones deciding the final nominees in each category.. @slikusa @hoyafilterusa @lumecube @tenbabags #slikusa #hoyafilterusa #lumecube #tenbabags - Also, make sure to check out and tag @NightSkyChasers #NightSkyChasers where we will be featuring a bunch of the submissions every day. — Good luck to all of you, I’m excited to who will be awarded “Best Of” in each category! —- . . . . . #nationalparkgeek#findyourpark #yourshotphotographer #naturephotography #adventurephotography #landscapephotography #keepitwild #wanderout #allaboutadventures #takemoreadventures #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #earth_shotz #big_shotz #depthsofearth #optoutside #gramslayers #milkyway #milkywaychasers #astrophotography #astrophoto #longexpo #nightphotography #nightphotoshoot #longexposure_shots

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#FBF #FlashBackFriday I didn’t go…

#FBF #FlashBackFriday I didn’t go here this year because I’ve been on tons of other adventures.. who’s made it down this season? —- Repost @tracyleephotos ・・・ This was from my April trip to Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon.. The waterfalls are such a popular destination that I have been 5 times now... I don't know if I will be going again this year but seeing as I never edited a photo from last years trip that didn't have me in it, I decided to do so today... This was lit by a single lumecube.com (use code TRACYLEE10 for 10% off & free US Shipping) from the right. I was with a group of 20 friends I had organized and i ended up hiking about 55 miles in 2.5 days trying to explore and shoot the Milky Way around all the falls there... Who has been here??? ---- ISO 6400 F2.8 15 seconds 10 images stacked in SLS for NR @TokinaUSA 11-20 2.8 @SlikUSA 634-CFL @CanonUSA 70d ---- . . . . . #tokinausa #slikusa #rsa_night #landscape_captures #beautifuldestinations #amazingearth #earthdeluxe #earthpics #earthpix #fantasticearth #earthcapture #wonderfulplaces #havasufalls #havasu #havaupai #natgeo #natgeotravel #canon #canonusa #canonbringit #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #litbylume #lumecube #capture4cubes #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik

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I finally made it out…

I finally made it out to see the infamous frozen bubbles up in the Canadian Rockies during last weeks #LadiesRetreat sponsored by @bhphoto and hosted by @rachel_jones_ross... crazy thing is we thought the lake was going to be under snow and it wasn’t till we were passing the general area that we saw next to no snow on the ground; Rachel said, what do you guys think and without hesitation we said, “let’s go!”.. Can’t say that the timing or the skies were in our favor, but I’m happy I at least got to make it to a place I’ve been wanting to see for a very long time! —- This is a 2 image focus stack; one for the foreground and one for the mountains and sky... I also lit the bubbles from the right to give a little depth and shadow using my new #LumeCube Air! (Use code TRACYLEE10 for 10% off and free US Shipping) — ISO 100 F22 20 seconds @tokinausa 24-70 @ 40mm @slikusa pro 500 DXS mini tripod (use code LEE20 for 20% off!) @canonusa 5DMK4 Processed in LR &PS..

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It’s still #FBF somewhere 😂and…

It’s still #FBF somewhere 😂and I’m missing the New Mexico Badlands a ton... hope I Getta go there soon! —— Repost @tracyleephotos ・・・ I always admire all of the images I see @Wayne_Pinkston produce out of the Bisti Badlands and he motivated me to go my 1st time; My 2nd trip here definitely outdid the 1st because I had more time to explore it with @kaydenphan @SMPetersonPhotography & @SafatajPhoto.. We had so much fun coming up with tons of comps.. --- This particular shot was taken on Monday night although I had scoped it out and we got clouded out on Sunday night... This amazing hoodoo formation can be shot from almost every single direction although a South West direction seems to be better if you want other significant hoodoos in the background. I think these are my final shots of the Milky Way from this trip for this season; I wasn't willing to accept that it was over last month and i'm glad I didn't!! Thank you to my adventure partners for humoring me!! --- This is 15 images stacked for NR in SLS.. I lit the scene with 2 lume cubes (LumeCube.com/160.html and use TRACYLEE for free US Shipping) for the front using CTO filters and a Lighthouse (all available from Lume Cube), and Morteza had his flash firing as a rim light.. I could have used another cube from the back to do the same, but we had the flashes up for other images we did in the evening. --- ISO 6400 F2.8 10 seconds Processed in LR Tokina USA 16-28 @ 22mm Slik USA 634-CF Canon 6dmk1

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We only got one single…

We only got one single clear night while up in the Canadian Rockies for the @BHPhoto Sponsored #LadiesRetreat hosted by @rachel_jones_ross... thanks to Rachel, I got to meet and hang with some amazing women in the photography industry: @dreamingandwandering @themandagies @charlottelittlewolf @kelly_mena @brook_asaurus and of course my girl @missjessbess! —- If you want a chance to be on @rachel_jones_ross’s next all female photo workshop, Rachel, in partnership with @bhphoto, will be offering a learning grant available to one woman on my her ladies photography workshop! The grant will cover $500 toward airfare, workshop tuition, transportation, and accommodations at @emeraldlakelodge. To apply, visit astralisphotography.com, and using the contact form write me a short paragraph about how the workshop will help you accomplish your goals in photography. Thank you so much to @bhphoto for supporting women in photography and for making events like this one possible! —- This image was taken after dinner in Banff and half the group was tired and we all had been dealing with overcast/snowy weather so they went back to the hotel. @missjessbess and I were motivated by a clearing forecast for the evening so Rachel brought us here and within minutes Orion showed his handsome face, bloated due to intermittent clouds... We were there less than 30 minutes before capturing our 20 shots to stack..no lighting was needed due to nearby light pollution from Banff.. —- 20 images stacked in SLS for NR ISO 6400 F2.8 5 seconds Processed in LR @tokinausa 24-70 @ 30mm @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 5dMK4

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Yesterday was such an amazing…

Yesterday was such an amazing experience on the @bhphoto sponsored #GirlsWeekOut!! @rachel_jones_ross took us to @northernlightswolfcentre where we took off on a hike with the wolves running free through a canyon.. before anyone gets upset, understand these wolves have been raised with humans since they were babies... they get to run free all the time and when at the sanctuary, they have large enclosures they live in. In canada it is illegal to release them out into the wild, and even if it was legal, these wolves have never had to fend for themselves. Don’t mistake them for dogs though, they are still fierce animals and live off recently killed meat.. the @northernlightswolfcentre had very specific rules on how to handle each wolf to keep us safe from injury.. —- Flora here is extremely friendly and liked to play with all of us.. Murphy who also came along was more aloof.. Time flew so quickly and 1000 photos later, our time with the wolves had come to an end but not before getting personal photos with Flora.. then it was back to the sanctuary where we had a talk about the history of the wolves and the sanctuary.. all and all it was so awesome to experience and I would suggest it to anyone who comes up for one of Rachel’s workshops... head to AstralisPhotography.com for more info about her upcoming all-female workshop! —- ISO 100 F2.8 1/1250 second @canonusa 70-200 @canonusa 6DMK1

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