Apart

A night to remember in Mallorca, Spain. I was driving around the beautiful mountain roads Mallorca has to offer. It was a rainy evening, but I decided to go out anyway. As the clouds started to disappear behind the mountains I stopped the car and wanted to capture this view of road reflections of the water and Milky Way barely visible in behind the mountains in the horizon. This photograph was captured somewhere between Andratx and Lluc. I also included a before photo for you to view. 

Equipment & Exif

Nikon D800, Samyang 14 mm f/2.8, Sirui R-4203L tripod & K-40X
ISO 6400, f/2.8, 30 sec. @ 14 mm

Post-Processing

Samyang Lens Profile for Nikon D700 found with Adobe Lens Profile Downloader (here)

I edited the image in Lightroom with Phase Presets Collection for the color and overall clarity and detail. If you have the Phase Presets Collection you can follow these steps:

  1. Lens profile correction
  2. Temperature: 3200 & Tint +22 (might vary depending on your image)
  3. Phase Preset: Night Subtle Detail
  4. Phase Overall Settings: Stars Contrasty
  5. Phase Effects: Vignette - Light
  6. Phase Graduated Filters: Stars - Foreground Noise Reduction & Clarity
  7. Final Adjustment: Noise Reduction - High ISO Med
  8. Export: Check my Night Photography Tutorial for more information about my export settings.

If you are interested in the Phase Collection, now on sale for limited time. You can find more information about the presets here

Apart - Mikko Lagerstedt, 2015, Mallorca

Apart - Before Lightroom Edit - See above

Apart - Before Lightroom Edit - See above

Visions of Depth

I created new series of photographs, Visions of Depth on Behance. It was just released and featured in Behance. As you may have noticed, I have updated the website and will be adding all of these works to my print shop as well. 

I'm currently working on my Masterclass Night Tutorial, and it should be ready to release in about a month. If you wish to be one of the first to review it, please leave a comment on this post and you may have a chance to get it before it's released.

Featured on Instagram

I feel honored that my work on Instagram was selected in April for a feature by Instagram. You can see the interview and my work here: Instagram Feature - Mikko Lagerstedt

After the feature on Instagram I was also featured on multiple sites, you can see the list below. Thank you, everyone, for the support! 

A Plus - It's Difficult To Believe These Photographs...

Demilked - Finnish Photographer Captures The Most...

Earth Porm - While You Sleep This Finnish Photographer...

Fubiz - Incredible Night Skies Landscapes

Bored Panda - Self-Taught Finnish Photographer...

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MY INSTAGRAM FEED

Fine Art Print Shop

We have received numerous print inquiries, so we have worked long for an option to purchase my work directly from this website. The shop is now live! You can choose three different HahnemΓΌhle fine art papers and various sizes for your preferred artwork. You can learn more about the printing materials here: Print Information.

If you didn't find a photograph, you would love to have a fine art print. You can contact us by emailing: mikko.lagerstedt@gmail.com and we will add it to the shop. 

So what happens when you order a print? Here are the steps we make to provide our quality products:

  1. We receive the order information and review the picture, size, and paper choice
  2. Image sent to Dialab a Finnish fine art printing lab
  3. The print is delivered to be reviewed and signed by Mikko Lagerstedt
  4. Artwork packed
  5. Buyer receives delivery notification with a tracking code

And this all happens in a couple of days. The art buyer will receive the print within ten business days after the delivery notification.