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The Whole Universe Surrenders

Finally new work from just couple of days ago. I used two exposures to create this surreal effect. Remember to visit my exhibition Atmosphere open through 14th January to 8th of February 2015 in Pohjanmaan valokuvakeskus, Lapua. 

I was inspired to title my image by this quote "To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders." - Lao Tzu. 

Equipment & Exif

Nikon D800, Nikon 16-35 mm f/4.0 VR & Sirui Tripod R-4203L and Sirui Ball Head K-40X

For the sky: 30 sec, f/4.0 ISO 3200 @ 16 mm
For the foreground: 445 seconds, f/9.0, ISO 100 @ 16 mm

Post-Processing

Edited with my new Phase preset collection "Hazy Night" using Lightroom. After the images were edited they were blended together in Photoshop.

Hope you like it! 

Mikko Lagerstedt - The Whole Universe Surrenders, Emäsalo, 2015

Frozen Echo

Quiet, cold and blue. It has been quite a change in the weather for the past two weeks. Cold and clear skies, now we just need this to continue so we can all enjoy it as much as possible! Here is a dual exposure vertorama taken at the coast of Finland merged together in Photoshop. Hope you like it. 

Nikon D800, Nikon 16 - 35 f/4.0, Sirui Tripod R-4203L & Sirui Ball Head K-40X
(Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 for the stars) 

Sea: f/4.0, 120 sec, 16 mm, ISO 200
Stars: f/2.8, 30 sec, 14 mm, ISO 3200