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Took a 16 hour RT…

Took a 16 hour RT...

Took a 16 hour RT to Cathedral Gorge with @EagerExplorer & @KGoujon... For Saoly and I, it was a picture mission, and for Kevin it was all about sleep. We stopped in the town of Caliente for dinner at the Knotty Pine, one of two restaurants in the small town along the way.. Because of our stop, we got to the Cathedral Gorge campground in the dark... We were hoping there were enough trees for us to hang out hammocks from and this was no issue and we quickly got camp set up. With Kevin asleep, Saoly and I took off to take photos of the Milky Way.. --- I wanted to catch some of the light from the sliver of the moon still above the horizon, and then blend it with a sky background.. The clouds weren't quite working in our favor because as soon as we had a composition set up (it took a while to pick one out in the dark and the location we were in would have been better a couple months earlier in the season) then the clouds moved over the moon which was about to set. I went to do some longer foreground exposures in the mean time with the hopes that the clouds would clear and the minute they were no longer in front of the moon, i was shooting new foregrounds. Because the MW had moved too far west, and I wanted a vertical shot, I decided a 2 frame stacked vertical pano was the way to go.. 10 shots pano'd and stacked for the foreground, and 5 pano'd and stacked for the sky. --- Why 5? I couldn't get the cloud/mw placement correct in the 10 shots so had to reduce down to 5. --- Shooting the MW sometimes requires some quick thinking and there was NO WAY I was leaving Cathedral Gorge this time without a MW shot like my previous visit. Thank you Kevin for driving! --- ISO 6400 F2.8 20 seconds all 15 frames stacked in Starry Landscape Stacker for NR @TokinaUSA 11-20 2.8 @SlikUSA 634-CFL @CanonUSA 70d --- #tracylee #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #sliktripods #easternsierras #californialiving #californialove #longexposure_shots #nightshooterz #nightshooters #longexposure #longexpohunter #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #itsamazingoutthere #nightphotography #mycanonstory

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I know everyone thinks I…

I know everyone thinks I...

I know everyone thinks I only shoot night photos, but I actually shoot all kinds of photos and then they sit on my computer and I never edit or post them... I can't help that I'm captivated and enthralled by the night sky! I'm also fortunate that I'm captivated by sun stars such as this... --- This photo was a matter of right place, right time. I sat down in the shade in the center of Water Canyon as we took a break from the heat.. Leaning back I happened to look up and spot this comp with a sunstar, so I pulled out my camera, snapped a few and thne we continued on our hike.. I hope you like it too! --- ISO 100 F22 1/25 second Tokina USA 11-20 2.8 Canon 70d ---- . . . . . #utahrocks #utahisrad #iloveutah #visitutah #tokinausa #werutah #landscapelover #rsa_nature #rsa_light #landscape_captures #landscapephotography #landscapehunter #beautifuldestinations #amazingearth #earthdeluxe #earthpics #earthpix #fantasticearth #natgeo #natgeotravel #canon #canonusa #natgeohub #amazingearth #itsamazingoutthere #tracylee #tracyleephotos #canonusa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina

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Since most of June was…

Since most of June was...

Since most of June was spent on a shooting range, instead of shooting photos, this session I have been a little desperate to get some good shots... On my way home from LA Wednesday afternoon, I decided to find a good spot to shoot the Milky Way and wait out her appearance a few hours.. I drove around on dirt roads just last Barstow and then decided I would like to be closer to Vegas so I kept going more towards Baker.. I had this house pinned on my maps for over a year now but had never gotten close enough to explore it.. Well that day was the day and with my gun close at hand, I spent the sunset exploring the house and the surrounding ones as well.. The house has a dark basement below it which was part of the reason for my carrying my weapon. That and being a female in the middle of the desert alone... --- My friend @mb.stark was also driving home from LA so he came and joined up with me just as it was getting dark to enough to shoot.. I shot a couple different compositions before calling it a night at 11:00pm.. I used 2 Lumecube.com/160.html (use code TRACYLEE at that URL for free US shipping); one to light inside and 1 to light outside.. I ALWAYS try to bounce the light if I can and I did that with both lights in this instance.. pretty stoked with how this one came out! --- ISO 6400 F2.8 10seconds 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 #desertstarscapes #tracylee #tracyleephotos #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #sliktripods #lumecube #capture4cubes #litbylume #californialove

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Last night I made a…

Last night I made a...

Last night I made a quick jaunt to Malibu from a friends house in Reseda.. We headed up to an overlook that Sean Pierce showed me last year and has shot epic shots from in the past... I wanted my own epic shot and it was close to where I was so we headed up around 930... There was another photographer there, but at the time we arrived, a very thick fog started rolling in and they took off.. I decided to be patient and wait it out and sure enough, in about 30 minutes the fog cleared enough to see the Milky Way in all her glory.. It's been quite a while since I have made it out to shoot consistently so I was so thrilled to get an hour in last night... I used the Red Intensifier filter from Hoya to reduce light pollution and it helped a ton! ______ ISO 3200 F2.8 10 seconds 10 images Stacked in SLS for NR @TokinaUSA 11-20 2.8 @SlikUSA 634-CFL @hoyafilterusa Red intensifier @CanonUSA 70d _______ #tracylee #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #sliktripods #easternsierras #californialiving #californialove #longexposure_shots #nightshooterz #nightshooters #longexposure #longexpohunter #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #itsamazingoutthere #nightphotography #malibucanyon #malibucalifornia #malibu

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One of the most beautiful…

One of the most beautiful...

One of the most beautiful drives in Utah in my opinion is the one from I15 along I70 heading to Moab... I've been through there in all kinds of weather situations and times of day. This particular trip in March, I headed through the pass just around sunset and knew I had to stop at the overlook.. I waited around an extra hour because I wanted to get blue hour photos and car trails so in spite of how cold I was, I wrapped myself in a blanket and shot photos overlooking the road. This is 4 images stacked for noise reduction.. --- ISO 100 F16 60 seconds Canon 24-70 at 40mm Canon 70d Slik USA 634-CFL 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 #tokinausa #teamtokina #shootslik #slikusa #canonusa #canonbringit

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Since this is #throwbackthursday, I…

Since this is #throwbackthursday, I...

Since this is #throwbackthursday, I thought i would share a new image I took back in April or May.. I took off to Joshua Tree on a whim to meet up with my buddy @dreadhead_derek and on the way I ended up with a flat. In my head, the gas station was just up the road so tried to drive on flat and ended up bending my rim lol... So Derek had to stop at Walmart to get me a car jack as my jack was too tall to get under my car (wrong jack in it when I bought it.) Got the spare tire on finally and then it went flat on the way to the gas station. I put air in it and it held so we continued into J tree.. It was way later than I wanted to shoot, and the sky was filled with clouds so I wasn't sure if the trip was futile.. We set up and I shot my foreground with no lighting, then left my camera and then went to sleep for an hr or two hoping the clouds would clear up.. I woke up and was able to shoot the sky with almost no clouds but TONS of light pollution.. Thank you to Derek for saving me that night!!! ---- Foreground ISO 6400 F2.8 30 seconds 10 images stacked in SLS for NR - Sky ISO 6400 F2.8 10 seconds for sky.. 10 images stacked in SLS for NR - processed in LR & PS - @TokinaUSA 11-20 2.8 @SlikUSA 634-CFL @CanonUSA ---- --- #tracylee #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #sliktripods #easternsierras #californialiving #californialove #longexposure_shots #nightshooterz #nightshooters #longexposure #longexpohunter #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #itsamazingoutthere #nightphotography #desertstarscapes #jtree #joshuatree #jtnp #joshuatreenationalpark

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I really didn’t shoot much…

I really didn't shoot much...

I really didn't shoot much in the month of June and it wasn't because of not wanting to, it was more because I was traveling for work and didn't have much to shoot in regards to astrophotography... The last night I was in the Chicago Area, my girl @biancastribe picked me up and took me up to her farm in Benton Harbor MI.... We got a bit of Milky Way shooting in but the light pollution was pretty bad and kept us from getting anything spectacular... The good thing about star trails is that in spite of light pollution, you still have a chance of getting a pretty good shot.. --- So I set up my camera, and used the @TetherTools Case Relay external battery so that I could leave it running all night and not worry about it running out of battery. Somewhere around 4 am I decided that morning dew (and ticks and poison ivy btw) was real and I went out and rescued my equipment.. This is the image i got out of it that night. 10 images stacked for noise reduction in Starry Landscape Stacker and lit with a lumecube.com/160.html (use this URL and code: TRACYLEE at checkout for FREE US Shipping) and 200 images for the sky... Thank you for bringing me out, Bianca and Tad! --- PS I can't really explain the horse ass hanging on the fence. there were a number of them around the property though lol... ---- Foreground ISO 6400 F2.8 15 seconds - Sky ISO2000 F2.8 15 seconds - Processed in LR & PS ---- @TokinaUSA 11-20 2.8 @SlikUSA 634-cfl @canonusa 70d --- #longexposure_shots #longexposure #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #natgeo #itsamazingoutthere #nightphotography #desertstarscapes #tracylee #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #litbylume #lumecube #capture4cubes

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This was from my trip…

This was from my trip...

This was from my trip at the beginning of the month to the Eastern Sierras. This was taken the same night I met up with @SeanParkerPhotography and shot the Tufas in Mono Lake.. I still can't get over the fact that in JUNE there is so much snow left and am thrilled that I didn't have to head to the PNW in the early season to get a snow shot like this (always jealous of @Strigle_Images and @K.D.S.Photography and a few others in regards to that!!)... I think the moon was just setting at this time, but it may have already set as well.. I can't recall!! --- This was taken around 2am I think and was my 4th or 5th comp for the night; I always feel fortunate when I can get that many images in a single night.. Especially since I haven't gone out shooting at all in June after this!! What the heck??? lol --- ISO 6400 F2.8 20 seconds 10 images stacked in Starry Landscape Stacker for NR 20mm @tokinausa 11-20 2.8 @slikusa 634-CFL @canonusa 70d --- #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 #desertstarscapes

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Haven’t been able to edit…

Haven't been able to edit...

Haven't been able to edit much, so here's a #TBT pic... damn, I need to get back to White Sands asap!! #throwbackthursday --- I was holding on to this for some reason.. Not sure why but now that i'm up in Vancouver and no access to most of my files, I realized it was a Happy Birthday Milky Way Selfie for me! lol.. I took this back in October when I went to White Sands National Monument with my niece, Crystal for HER birthday... While out there, I made sure that I got some photos in the infamous red dress with a little help from her!! I am holding a lume cube- using the wifi app i had my niece set it off for 1/4 of a second at 1/4 power. Wanna know more about Lume Cube? check them out at my link, lumecube.com/160.html I used @SLIKusa Tripods to keep my camera steady. I have been using them for YEARS! This is a stack of multiple images, 4 images stacked for noise reduction in Starry Landscape Stacker and then a single shot for the foreground with me in it. ______ Sky: ISO1250 F2.8 25 seconds Foreground: ISO2000 F2.8 10 seconds ______ #longexposure_shots #longexposure #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #natgeo #itsamazingoutthere #nightphotography #desertstarscapes #tracylee #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #sliktripods #whitesandsnationalmonument #whitesands #newmexico #litbylume #lumecube #capture4cubes

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I took off on a…

I took off on a...

I took off on a 2 day adventure w/ @tommymacfoto to the eastern sierras with the hopes of catching up with @seanparkerphotography who I've been internet friends with for a while now; It was so great to finally meet him and truly see his enthusiasm for his work! We met Sean and Ryan for a quick bite before heading in search of these Tufas which we had all seen in photos by @ShainblumPhotography and more recently @cecphotos and @prevailz.. it really took a lot of searching to find the features we had seen but finally found them just after sunset... It was after 8 by this time and Sean and Ryan took off to nap.. tommy and I just napped in the truck and woke up around 10pm.. --- The moon was pretty close to full and wasn't setting until 1:30am but we just started shooting anyways.. The photos I shot at 10:30 I might deem unusable but the ones as the moon started getting lower in the sky came out quite nice.. Tommy and I didn't stay very long because we wanted to get on the road towards home and also had a second location along the way we wanted to shoot... --- ISO 2000 F2.8 13 seconds 10 images 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 #tracyleephotography #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #sliktripods #monolake #tufas #southtufaarea #californialiving #californialove

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