The Lost World

New work created using my Lightroom Presets (Phase Collection) and a couple of my photographs. I had this work sitting on my computer for a long time, somehow I felt that now was the perfect time to share it. I hope you enjoy my new work! 

Exif & Equipment:

Nikon D800, Nikon 14 - 24 mm f/2.8 & Sirui Tripod R-4203L and K-40X
The Sky: 30 sec, ISO 6400, f/2.8
The Shipwreck: 30 sec, ISO 800, f/4.0
The Foreground: 30 sec, ISO 6400, f/2.8


First I imported all of the files in Lightroom and applied a Phase Preset (Balanced - Base). After I had adjusted the colors, I opened the photographs in Photoshop. I masked the pictures to create the final peace. Once ready I applied another Phase Preset (Hazy Night) in Lightroom to give the image atmospheric final look. 

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Mikko Lagerstedt - The Lost World - 2015

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Award - International Photography Awards (IPA)

Hello everyone, I'm really honored to announce that my series Alone won the 3rd place in International Photography Awards (link).

I also got three Honorable Mentions from two of my series and one image. I'm really excited to have been chosen from the numerous entries they had this year. 


In addition below you can see two detail pictures from my series Night Animals.


The series was quite successful and spread all around the internet (this is colossal, fubiz etc.). I'm really happy to see this happen, it was fun and different project for me. :)