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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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I did it for the…

I did it for the...

I did it for the SuperBloom.. --- I found myself traveling not once, but twice to see the lovely flowers blooming all over the desert in California.. I headed to Lake Elsinore on a whim (and turned it into a full adventure all over SoCal) and got there just in time before sunset... Can't say there was a glorious sunset or anything, and the poppies had closed their buds, and it looked like it would rain at any second, but I still got some cool shots.. I spotted these sunflowers (they grow in these large bushes) and the stark contrast of the highway behind them and thought that this would make for a cool composition. So I hiked to the top of this hill, and set up my shot! ______ ISO 100 F8.0 30 seconds @tokinausa 14-20mm at 20mm @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 #superbloom #lakeelsinore

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I wasn’t sure about posting…

I wasn't sure about posting...

I wasn't sure about posting this because this is the 2nd photo this week I had to composite items into and normally I don't.. I had been wanting to shoot the @neversummerindustries #Proto2 with the Milky Way in the background because the graphics on it are of the night sky. Many of you don't know that I'm a passionate snowboarder in MW off season lol... I couch surfed in Conifer, CO at my friend @joeyherman's house and knew that I wanted this shot so drove around the area for 3 hrs trying to choose a location. --- In the end, would you believe the MW lined up through the trees in his yard? In this particular composition, you can't tell how much of the MW you could actually see because I wanted to use the 14-20 from @tokinausa to shoot this.. I have to note the entire time I've been in Colorado I've been battling clouds and inclement weather. --- I set my alarm for 3am and looked outside to see that it wasn't time, so woke up again at 4am which was still too early but it took a while to set up and get my lighting right. --- I used a single Lume Cube (go to lumecube.com/160.html and use code TRACYLEE for free shipping) set on 5% power and bounced it off the wall of the house. I focused on the board although I did shoot to focus stack the MW too. I used a wireless intervalometer to take 10 images but ended up stacking 8 in starry landscape stacker. --- I ended up having to composite in a snow photo I found because their dogs had footprints through all of the snow in the yard, photographer credit UNKNOWN although I researched a while to try and discover who's photo it was to no avail.. last night after I left back to Denver, it dumped a whole foot of snow :( but the sky has been over cast. What can you do? _____ ISO 6400 F2.0 8 seconds @tokinausa 14-20 2.0 @slikusa 634-CFL @canonusa 70d Processed in LR, PS, & SLS --- #longexposure_shots #nightshooterz #nightshooters #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #natgeo #itsamazingoutthere #nightphotography #tracylee #tracyleephotos #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #litbylume #capture4cubes #denver #denverco #denvercolorado #conifer #neversmerindustries #neversummer

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Yesterday I posted my 1st…

Yesterday I posted my 1st...

Yesterday I posted my 1st image from mine and @ambiec28's 24 hr adventure to Borrego Springs and here is my last NIGHT one of the trip (we shot sunrise too).. The Verbana wild flowers were so captivating with their smell I went off-roading in search of more of them which got us stuck in sand even though I had REALLY tried not to.. thank you again, Amber for pushing the rental out... --- I took this photo in a hurry at the end of the night during blue hour.. I was super excited that I got a couple caterpillars in it that I didn't concentrate on the flowers themselves so I had to clone in some flowers on the left front foreground... this image is focus stacked and lit from above with a Lume cube (use my URL lumecube.com/160.html and code TRACYLEE for free shipping).. 10 images for the foreground and 10 for the sky stacked in starry landscape stacker. I also adjust focus between foreground and sky.. --- ISO 6400 F2.8 8seconds @tokinausa 11-20 2.8 @slikusa CF-522 @canonusa 70d Processed in LR PS & SLS --- #longexposure_shots #nightshooterz #nightshooters #nightpicsession #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #natgeo #itsamazingoutthere #nightphotography #tracylee #tracyleephotos #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #borregosprings #anzaborrego #litbylume #capture4cubes #verbana #caterpillar #bluehour

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I had barely dusted off…

I had barely dusted off...

I had barely dusted off my cameras from my Moab trip when on a whim I decided take off to Borrego Springs... I wanted to shoot the wild flowers really bad and knew that if I waited much longer that I wouldn't have a chance. So I grabbed @ambiec28 and with all the intent in the world got on the road to try and catch sunset at 7:30 down there. --- We were meeting up with @StanMoniz who is on Team @TokinaUSA and Team @SlikUSA with me and his buddy Dan.. They were running super late which demotivated us so we grabbed dinner in Indio and finally got to Borrego Springs around 10:15pm.. --- We were already off roading in my rental car looking for compositions in the dark as well as wild flowers. The purple Verbana were blooming every where and threw off the sweetest scent; I believe it was this scent that side tracked me and caused me to get the car slightly stuck in the sand. Amber helped me push it out and moments later we were continuing on. We finally met up with the guys and set up this first composition at the famed desert big horn statues. They are on the actual Galleta Meadows Estate. I left this running until my battery died and we wandered other places in the town. This ended up being close to 300 exposures; I had shot some foreground images but because of my car lights leaving to go shoot other spots,the statues were lit up nicely and made my editing 10 times easier. --- By the way, in case you're wondering, the desert big horn statues are pretty anatomically correct... ________ ISO 640 f2.8 30 seconds Processed in LR & PS @TokinaUSA 11-20 2.8 @SlikUSA CF-522 @CanonUSA 70d ________ #longexposure_shots #nightshooterz #nightshooters #nightpicsession #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #natgeo #itsamazingoutthere #nightphotography #tracylee #tracyleephotos #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #borregosprings #anzaborrego #startrails #startrail #desertbighorn

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SINGLE SHOT — I watched…

SINGLE SHOT --- I watched...

SINGLE SHOT --- I watched the weather all evening and it pretty much said I wasn't going to be able to shoot tonight in the Palm Springs/Joshua Tree area so I made my way home.. As I was coming into Lucerne Valley, I was watching this crazy storm shooting bolts of lightning straight up.. I rolled into town hoping I could find a good foreground and remembered this cafe on the corner where I had to turn.. I was lazy; i grabbed all my gear from the trunk and then sat in the drivers seat and set up everything out the window of the car.. I have behind the scenes pics of this and my excuse is that it was COLD!!! While I was taking my photos, a security guard climbed out of his camper to see what I was up to and blocked my camera through another lightning strike. And, by the time I was set up, the lightning strikes were so few and far between that this blockage was a bummer! Still stoked to get this shot, though! Bummed- looks like the skies are clear over in Palm Springs now :( I could have gone somewhere to shoot in J tree tonight!!!! Ps: check my story for the behind the scenes of this photo lol and can someone tell me why the 24/7 cafe is closed!?!! ________ ISO 400 F22 10 seconds @Canonusa 24-70 Canon 70d @Slikusa 634-CFL Single image processed in LR & PS _______ --- #longexposure_shots #stormchasing #nightshooterz #nightshooters #nightpics #stormchasers #stormchaser #stormchase #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #natgeo #stormassist #itsamazingoutthere #supercell #nightphotography #storm #nature #adventure #lightning #weather #lightningstrikes #tracylee #tracyleephotos #slikusa #canonusa

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Can anyone guess what time…

Can anyone guess what time...

Can anyone guess what time I took this? I was in Moab last week for a friends birthday and Saturday morning she wanted to see the sunrise at delicate arch. So we all made the hike out in the dark by the light of the moon. I was definitely interested in getting sun rise pictures but I'm also happy with getting star pictures when I didn't expect to. The foreground is lit by the setting moon... I know that delicate arch is in an insane amount of pictures, (probably more than Miley Cyrus) but I can't help but add mine to the mix. ---- ISO 1600 F2.0 5 seconds @tokinausa 14-20 2.0 @slikusa 634-cfl @canonusa 70d 4 images stacked in SLS for NR Processed in LR, PS ---- . . . . . #longexposure_shots #nightimages #nightshooterz #nightshooters #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #astrophoto #astro_photography_ #astro_photography #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #natgeospace #milkyway #nightphotography #night_excl #amazingphotohunter #fantasticuniverse #tracyleephotos #tracylee #utahrocks #utahisrad #iloveutah #werutah #visitutah #utahdotcom

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Remember how I said I…

Remember how I said I...

Remember how I said I set up 3 cameras out at Goblin Valley last week when I was out there by myself? Well this was camera #2 set to shoot star trails... I shot a bunch of foreground images before the moon set and it made for some very fiery looking Goblins!! Then I left my camera shooting on timelapse while I went and shot the pano I posted a couple days ago... I didn't have as much time in the star trails as I would have liked, but I'm still pretty happy with the result. If you see the bottom right hand part of the image is somewhat bright, that's because of the sky lightening up with the rising of the sun. I stacked 10 foreground images in Starry Landscape Stacker for Noise Reduction.. _______ Foreground: ISO 2500 F2.8 15 seconds Stacked in SLS for NR @tokinausa 11-16 2.8 @slikusa AL-420 @canonusa 70d - Sky: 225 images ISO 640 F2.8 30 seconds Processed in LR & PS ________ . . . . . #longexposure_shots #nightimages #nightshooterz #nightshooters #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #astrophoto #astro_photography_ #astro_photography #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #natgeospace #milkyway #nightphotography #night_excl #amazingphotohunter #fantasticuniverse #tracyleephotos #tracylee #utahrocks #utahisrad #iloveutah #werutah #visitutah #utahdotcom

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The time change really messed…

The time change really messed...

The time change really messed me up on this particular morning lol.. Because my android phone refuses to automatically change time zones and then we had to spring forward at 2am, so on my phone it was 1am, but wouldnt actually do it till 2am and I needed to wake up early to try and get work done before heading out on this hike.. Somehow through my food coma, and exhaustion from the day, I was able to figure out what time to set my alarm and we made it out to Corona Arch for some early morning photos and fun.. --- My girl @JessGrambau, her boyfriend @parkcitydesignbuild (Happy Birthday Chris!!!) and golden doodle, Moose got in a day later than the rest of the group so didn't get to hit sunrise at Delicate Arch the day before. Guess who's the lucky one who did both? lol.. I really am ok with that tell you the truth, especially when I end up with cool images like this! --- I love these adventure portraits I have been doing lately and have a few actual shoots scheduled for this season. I have been doing them of myself, as well as of people I am with. Sunday morning I set up LumeCubes.com/160.html to light the arch in 2 places as well as one in Jess's hand. The sky in the actual photo I shot of them wasn't the color I wanted so I shot some separate images and merged them together from the exact same tripod location..I love how this portrait turned out! ---- PS: did you see i'm giving away a @slikusa tripod? Check my previous post!! _______ People: ISO 640 F9.0 1.3 seconds Background ISO 2500 F2.8 .8 seconds @TokinaUSA 11-16mm 2.8 @SlikUSA 634-CFL @Canonusa 70d ________ . . . . . #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 #wonderful_places #awesomeglobe #awesomepix #fantastic_earth

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This week, at my adventure…

This week, at my adventure...

This week, at my adventure friend, @JessGrambau's behest, we stayed at @undercanvasmoab on Sunday night... I was complaining about hating camping in the cold, and this was the solution!! It's glamping at it's finest and you can't BEAT the view we had of the La Sal Mountains out our door... --- Thank you to @TGClark08 for the Suite upgrade! Queen size bed, couch fold out bed, private bathroom & shower, stove, and more. --- This is 300 images for the star trails.. There were some clouds throughout that night and a full moon as well, so I really wasn't sure how this star trail portrait was going to turn out.. I also set up a LumeCube.com/160.html for the foreground and shot 10 images of me, Jess, and Chris on the porch of our suite which I stacked using Starry Landscape Stacker for noise reduction. I edited the entire thing in LR and PS.. Pretty stoked with the result! I did a f8 for the foreground to get starry lights. Thank you @virusintl for my gear i'm wearing! ________ Foreground 10 images ISO 6400 F8 1 second @tokinausa 11-16 2.8 @slikusa 634-CFL @canonusa 70d ---- StarTrails 300 images ISO 100 F2.8 30 seconds @TokinaUSA 11-16 2.8 @SlikUSA 634-CFL @CanonUSA 70d _________ . . . . . #utahrocks #utahisrad #iloveutah #visitutah #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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