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I had always admired Milky…

I had always admired Milky...

I had always admired Milky Way/Lighthouse images I had seen online so this past weekend when we came across the beautiful Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, I knew I had to shoot it.. We had a few obstacles to overcome so @mattcookii and I headed there Saturday afternoon after a stop at Glass Beach to check it out. We lucked out; they allow tours of the tower of the light house 8 times a year and that afternoon happened to be one of them. In taking the tour we learned that every lighthouse has a unique signature, or light pattern that allows them to be recognizable at sea; this lighthouse's signature info would come in handy later. We took some photos, explored around and then went to set up camp at Russian Gulch nearby. --- We came back to the lighthouse at sunset; we made sure to park along the street and not within the parking lot because the area closed at sunset. We knew the MW would be up soon after sunset so we figured we would try and stick around until we got kicked out. I wandered down on the rocks about 1/4 mile away from the lighthouse and shot until after the sun went down then waited a little bit longer for dusk to start settling in before heading to the spot I wanted to shoot the lighthouse from. --- It was then I learned that this was going to be harder than originally thought. The lighthouse signature was 10 seconds. My normal MW shot at 2500 ISO is 25-30 seconds. Every time the light came around and hit my lens, it completely blew out the photo. I had to quickly adapt to shoot at 10,000 ISO and time my shots perfectly to be 4 seconds on, 6 seconds off. I shot my foreground .6 seconds at 6400 iso, f2.8 across the board. I tried shooting closer to the lighthouse after I took these shots but there was no hope even with that timing- shots were totally blown out. --- I took off to the car using the 10 second sweep to light my way. Like in a horror movie, I kept seeing a figure in the grass to my right and had to wait each 10 seconds to try and catch a glimpse of it. It was a deer standing vigilantly in the grasses not moving. Creepy! _______ ISO 10000 F2.8 4seconds 9 images stacked for sky, 4 for foreground for NR in SLS Processed in LR, PS, SLS _______

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Love this photo @maynorchrome took…

Love this photo @maynorchrome took...

Love this photo @maynorchrome took of me & my love, Miss MW on Sunday when i was in sac.. She's about to go on vacay a few months and I'll be at a loss but I'll see her again very soon.. Thanks Mario!!! ... #Repost @maynorchrome ・・・ Light pollution silhouettes ✔️ . . . . . . #UpRiseCollective #NeverStopExploring #OurPlanetDaily #LifeofAdventure #USAPrimeShot #theIMAGED #Main_Vision #GlobalCapture #ItsAmazingOutThere #Superhubs #ExploretoCreate #Master_Shots #RoyalSnappingArtists #IGPodium_Mag #CreateCommune #ShotzDelight #IG_Color #Vissify #TheCreative #Click_N_Share #AGameofTones #MobileMag #Eclectic_Shotz #ChasingEmotions #WatchThisInstagood #Special_Shots #Transfer_Visions #Artofvisuals

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Sunset and the Milky Way…

Sunset and the Milky Way...

Sunset and the Milky Way --- As a photographer, you always hope for clouds at sunrise and sunset, and a clear night so you can shoot the Milky Way. Friday night in the bay of all places, we lucked out and it was one of those nights! --- One of my favorite times to shoot is when you can't see the Milky Way, but you know it's there. While we were waiting for the tide to go down, and the rocks to appear at Bowling Ball Beach, I just started shooting. It was definitely after sunset but the sun was still reflecting on the clouds from way below the horizon.. --- I wish I had shot for stacking or at a lower ISO because this photo is pretty grainy but I love the aspect of the sunset and the MW in a single image so I decided to see what I could do with it. ________ ISO 2500 F2.8 10 seconds Processed in LR ________ #nightscape #nightscaper #nightphotography #night_excl #tracylee #tracyleephotography #tracyleephotos #milkyway #milkywaychasers #moodygrams #artofvisuals #westcoast_exposures #rsa_night #globalcapture #supreme_nightshots #nightpixels #tokinausa #capture4cubes #slikusa #bowlingballbeach #californiacoast #phototravel #photoadventure #sunsetlover #ig_shotz_le #usinterior

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When you’re taking a selfie…

When you're taking a selfie...

When you're taking a selfie and @baybeepanda123 photo bombs you while on rappel... --- Such an awesome time in water canyon yesterday! --- #watercanyon #tracylee #adventuretracy #tracyleephotos #peoplewhodofunstuff #outdoorwomen #radgirlcollective #andshesdopetoo #adventuretime #adventureisoutthere #adventurers #adventurer #adventureiscalling #canyoneering #canyoneer #blackdiamond #ospreypacks #luxproflashlights

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When you’re halfway down a…

When you're halfway down a...

When you're halfway down a rappel and think, "let me take a selfie!" So happy to get back in a canyon today- thanks to @baybeepanda123 @jd_lv & bryan for such an awesome day! Tons of pics to come! --- #canyoneer #tracylee #adventuretracy #adventureismydrug #livealifeworthliving #mstracylee #canyoneering #canonusa #canon #slotcanyon #watercanyon #utahisrad #utahrocks #iloveutah

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Note: this photo is taken…

Note: this photo is taken...

Note: this photo is taken by @mattcookii!! --- Here's me holding the Lume Cube lumecube.com/160.html to light the bowling balls for the photo in the previous post. I held that sucker above my head for 15 minutes straight!! Thank you @mattcookii for the wonderful behind the scenes pano of me trying to light my shot! --- #Repost @mattcookii ・・・ This is @tracyleephotos holding up a lumecube for 15 minutes at Bowling Ball Beach. She was taking a series of exposures and the whole time she was getting swarmed by bugs with the occasional bat fly by. I, of course, kept a healthy distance from the bugs with my light off and I snapped a few pics. ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ #capture4cubes #lumecube #moodygrams #amazing_longexpo #longexposureoftheday #lazyshutters --- #californiacoast #mattcook #tracylee #californialoving #litbylume #createcommune #milkywaychasers #milkyway #astrophotography #astro_photography_ #tracyleephotos #artofvisuals #lightpainting #nightphotography #night_excl #nightscaper #nightpixels #rsa_night #westcoast_exposures

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Great to see my girl…

Great to see my girl...

Great to see my girl @beesaboutintegrity yesterday-known this one since we were kids! Thanks for having me over for dinner, Bianca; come see me soon! --- #oldschoolfriends #memorylane #tracylee #mstracylee #dinnerwithfriends #virusintl

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I took off to the…

I took off to the...

I took off to the California coast for the weekend to explore with @mattcookii ... One of our destinations for the weekend was Bowling Ball Beach... We had to do some tide research because these large rocks sit beneath the surface of the water during high tide. Luckily for us, high tide was at 7pm with the water retracting to the lowest tide of the day at 11pm. The "bowling balls" made their full appearance around 9:30pm or so. Unfortunately way too late to catch a blue hour exposure of the foreground; I used a Lume cube (lumecube.com/160.html) to light paint the rocks... --- That's where it gets a little interesting. I stood on top of one of the rocks to the right side with a Lume Cube pointing south. As you know, lights attract bugs and bugs attract bats so I stood there still for 15 minutes as my camera fired off about 30 shots. I was completely in a cloud of insects while bats dive bombed around me. Anything for the shot, right?? --- I added no color to this image, nor did I increase the saturation. The purple in on the rocks and water is from the color of the Lume Cube light itself.. ________ ISO 2500 F2.8 25 seconds 7 images stacked for NR in SLS Processed in LR Lit by lumecube.com/160.html ________ #milkyway #milkywaychasers #astrophotography #astro_photography_ #nightscaper #nightscape #agameoftones #moodygrams #westcoastexposures #compositionkillerz #nightpixels #amazing_longexpo #longexpohunter #globalcapture #supreme_nightshots #nightphotography #night_excl #artofvisuals #weownthenight_ca #createcommune #californiacoast #tokinausa #slikusa #lumecube #litbylume #capture4cubes

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Last night’s photo destination was…

Last night's photo destination was...

Last night's photo destination was Bowling Ball Beach in Nor Cal.. We made sure to get down there before dark so we could scope out the location and plan our shots as well as shoot the sunset. I took this shot at the end of the beach closest to where we parked. Since I'm not proficient at shooting the ocean being a Vegas resident and all, this is 2 shots taken from the same place. One for the foreground and one for the sky. ________ ISO 100 F22 Processed in LR & PS _________ #tracyleephotos #tracylee #tracyleephotography #bowlingballbeach #sunsetlover #sunset_ig #sunsettime #sunsethunter #sunburst #sunstar #amazing_longexpo #longexpohunter #agameoftones #agameof10k #theimaged #compositionkillerz #rsa_light #adventurephotos #moodygrams #tokinausa #slikusa

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Great morning @progunclublasvegas w/ @bogeytriggersin…

Great morning @progunclublasvegas w/ @bogeytriggersin...

Great morning @progunclublasvegas w/ @bogeytriggersin & @supervel ammo! --- #girlswithguns #girlsthatshoot #gunsdaily #bogeytriggersin #tracyguns #tracylee #progunclub #thingstodoinvegas #Vegaslocal #vegaslocals #shootingguns #extremeadventure #adventureismydrug #livealifeworthliving #mstracylee #beardguy #beardlover #beardsandbabes #beardsandtattoos #beardsofinstagram #beardgangtakeover #beardgang

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