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Path

I had this vision for a blurry photograph before I went out at last night. This is how it turned out. Hope you like it!

Equipment & Exif

Nikon D800, Sigma 50 mm f/1.4,  Sirui R-4203L tripod with K-40X ball head.
ISO 100, 50 mm, f/1.4, 5.0 sec. 

Path - Mikko lagerstedt - 2014

Essential Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts for Photographers

Here is a essential shortcut set for photographers using Photoshop to make your processing faster.

 

Work space:

F  Switch Between Screen Mode

CTRL+0  Fit Image In The Screen or Window

CTRL/CMD +  Zoom In

CTRL/CMD -  Zoom Out

CTRL/CMD+TAB Flip through Open Documents

SPACE = Move Through Image with Hand Tool

Toggle between Screen Modes with F key

Tools:

B  Brush Tool

F5 Open Brush Settings Panel

0 - 9 Set the Opacity of your current tool

SHIFT + 0 - 9 Set the flow of your current tool

X  Switch Between Foreground And Background Color

D  Reset Foreground And Background Colors to Black & White

V  Move Tool

C  Crop Tool

G  Gradient Tool

M  Selection Tool

SHIFT+L  Toggle Lasso Tools

I  Eyedropper Tool

 Pen Tool

 Zoom Tool

S  Clone Stamp Tool

SHIFT+J  Toggle Patch Tool, Spot Healing Brush etc.

SHIFT+O  Toggle Between Dodge & Burne Tools

CTRL/CMD+ALT+ Right Mouse Button  Adjust Brush, Small or Big (Moving mouse to left or right) / Soft or Hard (Moving mouse down or up)

Adjust the Brush Size with CTRL/CMD+ALT and right mouse button moving it up and down and from side to side.

Layers & Saving

CTRL/CMD+I  Invert (Selection and Mask for example)

CTRL/CMD+ALT+I  Image Size Adjustments

CTRL/CMD+ALT+SHIFT+E  Make A Stamp Visible Layer

CTRL+ALT+S  Save As

CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+S  Save For Web

 

I have added these to the Shortcut Setup ease my work:

CTRL/CMD+ALT+SHIFT+K  Shortcut Setup

CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+M  Add Mask (Layer - Reveal All)

CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+G  Gaussian Blur ( Filter - Gaussian Blur)

CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+U  Unsharp Mask (Filter - Unsharp Mask)

CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+F  Flatten Image (Layer - Flatten Image)

Add more keyboard shortcuts through CTRL/CMD+ALT+SHIFT+K (Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus)

Silent Elegance

It was freezing cold in Emäsalo, Finland yesterday evening. Just when the sun had set I saw this beautiful frost covered rock in the sea. I had the 10 stop B&W ND -filter on and set the exposure to 90 sec. Hope you like it.

Nikon D800, Nikon 16 - 35 mm f/4.0 & Sirui Tripod R-4203L, Sirui Ball Head K-40X
35 mm, 90 sec, ISO 100, f/8,0 

2013 in Pictures

Hey everyone, here are my favorite photos published on 2013. 

Thanks for the amazing year! Happy Holidays! :)

Mikko Lagerstedt - Endless Depths - 2013 - Rusutjärvi, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - Dawn - 2013 - Tuusulanjärvi, Finland - Created Using Fog Preset for Lightroom

Mikko Lagerstedt - The End - 2013 - Meri-Pori, Finland - Edge

Mikko Lagerstedt - Night Tracks - Nurmijärvi, Finland - 2013

Mikko Lagerstedt - Night Flight - 2013

Mikko Lagerstedt - On My Way - 2013

Mikko Lagerstedt - Luminescence - 2013 - Meri-Pori, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - Cold Night - 2013 - Meri-Pori, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - Dark Times - 2013 - Kerava, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - Foal - 2013 - Porvoo, Finland - Night Animals

Mikko Lagerstedt - Peacock - 2013 - Porvoo, Finland - Night Animals

Mikko Lagerstedt - Shipwreck - 2013 - Emäsalo, Finland.

Mikko Lagerstedt - Dark Times II - 2013 - Kerava, Finland 

Mikko Lagerstedt - Infinity - 2013

Mikko Lagerstedt - Between Two Worlds - 2013 - Nokia, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - In The Spotlight - 2013 - Järvenpää, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - Blizzard - 2013 - Kerava, Finland - Created Using Atmosphere Preset for Lightroom

Mikko Lagerstedt - Between Two Worlds II - Nokia, Finland - 2013

If you have any suggestions on tutorials, I would be glad to make some tutorials for you. :)

Couple of days to go on the Preset Christmas Sale.

Dark Times II

It has been dark, rainy and we even had couple of foggy days. Here is a dreamy image from couple of my images. I included some detail shots on what lies in the image when you view it closely. I hope you like the image. Hope to have some light soon to this darkness.