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The entire weekend we were…

The entire weekend we were...

The entire weekend we were out in the Moab area 2 weeks ago when I met up with a bunch of Milky Way Chasers, we were fighting against the clouds every night. I got a bunch of us together for dinner at Moab Brewery including @Keith_Burke_Photography, @xlj_photography, and @the_gingers_adventures, and we needed a location that we could get to easily in case the clouds never cleared. Someone came up with the idea of Fisher Towers because we could drive right up to it. So after dinner was finished, we all drove the 30 miles to the Fisher Towers parking lot and fell asleep in our individual cars. --- We set alarms for 1am when the MW was to rise but when I looked out the window, the sky was still completely overcast... Not sure how, but I woke up again without an alarm at 2am and when I looked outside it was almost clear (in spite of my foggy contacts). I fumbled blindly for the door and escaped the car only to set off my car alarm which woke everyone else up. --- I was hoping to use my lume cubes to somehow light up the towers but in spite of walking quite a ways closer to them they were making no difference. So I chose to shoot my milky way shots for stacking and then I shot 5 images at 5 minutes each for the foreground. ________ Sky ISO 6400 F2.8 15 seconds Foreground ISO 3200 F2.8 330 Seconds @TokinaUSA 11-20mm 2.8 @ 13mm @SlikUSA 634-CFL @CanonUSA 70d ________ #longexposure_shots #nightshooterz #nightshooters #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #natgeo #itsamazingoutthere #nightphotography #desertstarscapes #tracylee #tracyleephotos #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #sliktripods #hoyafilter #werutah #utahisrad #utahunique #utahrocks #moabutah #fishertowers

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I was on a mission……

I was on a mission......

I was on a mission... (i'm always on a mission).. I want to go places that are a bit more off the beaten path (case and point my trip to Joshua Tree last week) and get less common photo comps... I had seen photos of this place hidden in the San Rafael Swell for quite some time, and it's been on my list of places to go. I just had no idea how well it would like up with the Milky Way.. And then a couple weeks ago, @blindsight_photography posted a picture from there and I knew it lined up perfect! Thanks to him for the extra motivation to get out that way.. Now, I was headed to Moab to meet up with @the_gingers_adventures on his birthday trip.. We were at a gas station in Green River and someone says, are you Tracy?? Turns out it was @xlj_photography who I have featured a number of times on @MilkyWayChasers... So without further adieu, he joined the chasing party and off we went.. --- We hiked in from the parking area with our backpacks.. I wanted to find a rock formation that got us to the arch after sunset. I feel bad because the lighting on the canyon was amazing... I wish I hadn't taken the side detour first!! --- That being said, the photos I had seen from this place were amazing, but did not do it justice.. The view into Canyonlands and of the Green River was absolutely ridiculous.. I was thrilled we didn't back out on coming there because we were afraid the roads might not be passable (HCV needed, no 4x4). --- I set up a star trail and lit the arch using multiple lumecube.com/160.html (use code TRACYLEE for free shipping), we had dinner, and then we crashed out for a couple hours before the MW made her appearance.. Once she did, the area was big enough that we all had room to shoot and not interrupt each other.. We all got very different comps too! You should have seen my tripod on the wall of the cave to get this wide of an angle!! --- Fun trip guys- let's do it again soon! ______ ISO 6400 F2.8 15 seconds 10 images stacked in SLS for NR Processed in LR @tokinausa 11-20 2.8 @slikusa 634-cfl @canonusa 70d _______ --- #tracylee #tracyleephotos #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #sliktripods #litbylume #capture4cubes

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I made the trek out…

I made the trek out...

I made the trek out again.. I keep saying for my last time, and I keep finding myself in front of those mystical blue waters.. I shot Havasu Falls twice on this trip; the 2nd night I had a group of 7 and we did selfies in front of the falls. The 1st night just @saolybensonphoto and I made it down and a little bit too late tell you the truth.. @mb.stark, @parkcitydesignbuild, and I got our shots before inviting everyone in the group to step in front of the camera. @JessGrambau was the 1st one out and as she lit up the area looking for a rock to stand on, I saw it light up the water as I had wanted to last year, and I made everyone point their headlamp down into the water as they stood there. This is a selfie of me, with my headlamp on the lowest setting. I would have liked to have stacked images for this but by the time I thought about it, the Milky Way had moved out of optimal position. In fact, this is a blend of the Milky Way from around the time when Jess was out there a few minutes before myself... --- I lit the falls using a single lumecube.com/160.html (go to this link and use TRACYLEE for free shipping) bounced off the wall of the canyon facing the falls... This needed a way higher power than last years but it was a better diffused light than the direct one I used previously.. --- Because I wasn't able to stack (I had changed compositions a few times), I don't think this is a print worthy shot, but it's perfect for social media... ______ ISO 6400 F2.8 20 Seconds Processed in LR & PS @TokinaUSA 11-20 2.8 @SlikUSA 634-Cfl @canonusa 70d ______ . . . . . #tokinausa #slikusa #landscapelover #rsa_night #landscape_captures #landscapephotography #landscapehunter #beautifuldestinations #amazingearth #earthdeluxe #earthpics #earthpix #fantasticearth #earthmagic #earthcapture #wonderfulplaces #havasufalls #havasu #havaupai #natgeo #natgeotravel #canon #canonusa #natgeohub #tracylee #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #litbylume #lumecube #capture4cubes

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I had never been to…

I had never been to...

I had never been to Grand Falls, and I wanted to see it before it dried up completely.. So I took off on an adventure with @KaydenPhan​ last week and unfortunately, due to how many places we crammed into the trip, I didn't see the falls with my own eyes. In fact, it was so dark out there, the only way I was able to set up my cameras correctly was by taking photos and light painting the area. Through my research of it, I knew i would be able to get a Star trail shot. The MW shot would have needed to been taking in end of February from below the falls down stream to be able to get it any where near the falls. Even that would be questionable. And Cold. Very cold. I set up my camera on the most precarious of fingers over the canyon. Kayden was definitely freaking out about it.. I shot Nine 2.5 minute long exposure images for the foreground before leaving my camera to itself to shoot the stars.. We went to sleep in the car while my camera did its thing.. Somewhere around midnight, we got back on the road back to Las Vegas. I'm not the biggest fan of this image but I did go to great effort for it so I have to post it! Lol ______ Stars: ISO 1000 F2.8 25 seconds Foreground: ISO 6400 F3.2 (accidentally not 2.8) 2min 30 seconds Processed in LR, PS, and SLS for Noise Reduction @TokinaUSA​ 11-20 2.8 @SlikUSA​ 634-CFL @CanonUSA​ 70d ________ . . . . . #tokinausa #slikusa #werutah #landscapelover #rsa_nature #rsa_light #landscape_captures #landscapephotography #landscapehunter #beautifuldestinations #amazingearth #earthdeluxe #earthpics #earthpix #fantasticearth #earthmagic #earthcapture #wonderfulplaces #earthfocus #earthofficial #natgeo #natgeotravel #canon #canonusa #natgeohub

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On Thursday, I had a…

On Thursday, I had a...

On Thursday, I had a location all picked out that required a 4x4 and a couple mile hike... the clouds thought otherwise though. We went as far as the base of the trail and decided to turn back as the composition was very time specific so even if it cleared up later, the shot would no longer be good... this was actually the theme of the weekend kind of; getting skunked on all of the shots we originally wanted (except Friday night, you'll see those pics soon!)... fast forward to 3am and the sky had cleared!! We didn't have a location picked out so we just headed up 313 and pulled over on the side of the road... shot this as the moon was rising behind the lower peak on the left... we lit the foreground from 100 ft off to my left with a single lumecube.com/160.html (use code TRACYLEE for free shipping) at like 1000 ft away (guesstimating!) This is 10 images stacked for the foreground and 10 for the sky.. ---- ISO 6400 F2.8 Foreground 30 seconds Sky 13 seconds Stacked in SLS for NR Processed in LR & PS @tokinausa 11-20 2.8 @slikusa 634-CFL @canonusa 70d --- #longexposure_shots #nightshooterz #nightshooters #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #natgeo #itsamazingoutthere #nightphotography #desertstarscapes #tracylee #tracyleephotos #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #sliktripods #hoyafilter #werutah #utahisrad #utahunique #utahrocks #moabutah

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I’ve been so busy shooting…

I've been so busy shooting...

I've been so busy shooting and admining, I've had no time to edit and post.. don't worry, I have tons of stuff heading your way.. I love this photo of me on a natural bridge me and @the_gingers_adventures found yesterday so I thought I would share it. Can't wait to head back and shoot the MW here!!!! --- Thanks to Kevin for the photo and the adventure!! Rockin' my @canonUSA 70d and my @tokinausa 11-20 2.8! --- . . . . . #tracylee #tracyleephotos #mstracylee #artofvisuals #agameoftones #illgrammers #travelphoto #naturephoto #naturephotography #ig_clouds #awesomeearth #awesomeglobe #awesome_earthpix #awesome_shots #awesome_globepix #awesomeshot #awesome_captures #awesome_photographers #awesome_naturepix #awesome_earth #awesomepix #earth_expo #earth_shotz #earthcapture

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Here’s another image from the…

Here's another image from the...

Here's another image from the Borrego Springs trip with @Ambiec28 a couple weeks ago.. We had wandered all over the area looking for comps that lined up in the way we wanted them to.. I was trying to shoot my 10 shots for stacking and there were all kinds of cars driving around at like 430 or 5 am.. so I gave up and just went with it.. The horses were lit by the taillights of a passing car. Make sure you check out the image she got in this same exact location.. it's pretty damn sweet! ________ ISO 6400 F2.0 15 seconds 10 images stacked in SLS for NR Processed in LR @TokinaUSA 14-20 2.0 at 14mm @SlikUSA 634-CFL @CanonUSA 70d @hoyafilterusa red intensifier light pollution filter ________ #longexposure_shots #nightshooterz #nightshooters #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #natgeo #itsamazingoutthere #nightphotography #desertstarscapes #tracylee #tracyleephotos #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #sliktripods #hoyafilter #anzaborrego #borregosprings

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I’m going through old photos…

I'm going through old photos...

I'm going through old photos for a client today and came across this gem I took in maybe 2007??? Look at this all star line up!! Talk about #TBT! --- #tracylee #mstracylee #tracyleephotos #donaldtrump #oscardelahoya #fedoremelianenko #affliction #afflictionclothing #mma #mixedmartialarts #arlovski #andreiarlovski #mmaphotography #mmaphotography #mmaphoto #mmaevent #mmalife #combatlifestyle

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So i’m still editing photos…

So i'm still editing photos...

So i'm still editing photos from my whirlwind Borrego Springs trip with @Ambiec28.. My goal that night was to get about 4-5 compositions and this is #3 I believe.. After leaving my camera at the big horn sheep for 3 hrs, I recovered it and then went hunting for a new composition that would line up.. I had searched for the elephants and it wasn't facing the direction I wanted.. These statues were on the south end of town and I had never seen them in person but went looking for them and it lined up perfect! Add to that I haven't seen very many people shoot this one at night.. This eagle was right next to a bunch of Ocotillo Cactus that we got busy shooting at the same time. I didn't have anything to bounce the light of the lumecube.com/160.html (that URL and my code TRACYLEE gets you free US Shipping!) so I ended up moving the rental car and using it as a bounce!!! lol I can't recall what I had the lume cube set at but i'm assuming 5%.. We were finished shooting the cactus so left my camera here and took off in search of another composition. I hate the crop so if you want to see the star trails in all of their glory head to fb.com/tracyleephotos.. _______ ISO 6400 10 images stacked in Starry Landscape Stacker for Noise Reduction F2.8 13 seconds ISO 640 120 images stacked in PS for star trails F2.8 30 seconds @tokinausa 11-20 2.8 @SlikUSA CF-522 @Canonusa 70d ________ #longexposure_shots #nightshooterz #nightshooters #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #natgeo #itsamazingoutthere #nightphotography #desertstarscapes #tracylee #tracyleephotos #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #sliktripods #borregosprings #anzaborrego #litbylume #capture4cubes

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Owachomo Bridge located in Natural…

Owachomo Bridge located in Natural...

Owachomo Bridge located in Natural Bridges Bational Monument was a secondary composition in this particular night. The first location got shut down by two pairs of beady little eyes that glowed in the wake of our headlamps. They weren't scared off by loud noises were yelling so we decided to detour and had a different place. That location is a story for another day! We arrived here earlier than originally planned so after hiking in to the bridge, we set up and lit the bridge, bouncing the light of a single lumecube.com/160.html (go to this URL and use code TRACYLEE for free shipping!) and then it was a little bit of a waiting game as we watched for the core to show her pretty little face.. It wasn't long, but I was cold, layered up in snowboard gear and a bunch of sweats. So we quickly got our shots and got out of here. --- ISO 6400 F2.8 8 seconds 10 Images stacked in SLS for NR @tokinausa 11-20 2.8 @slikusa 634-CFL @canonusa 70d --- #longexposure_shots #nightshooterz #nightshooters #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #natgeo #itsamazingoutthere #nightphotography #tracylee #tracyleephotos #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #sliktripods #owachomobridge #naturalbridges #litbylume #capture4cubes

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