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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

Illuminated Night

We were fortunate to capture the Northern Lights couple of weeks ago when they hit the South of Finland.  Here is another view of those beautiful lights dancing in the sky. For this photograph, I was there standing on a rock captured in Porvoo, Finland.

Equipment and Exif

Nikon D800, Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 Sirui Tripod & Ball Head
ISO 4000, 14 mm, f/2.8, 20 sec.
Edited with Phase Presets Collection Basic Adjustments

Mikko Lagerstedt - Illuminated Night - 2015 - Porvoo, Finland

PHASE - Adobe Camera Raw Presets

I'm happy to announce that the new Phase presets available now in Adobe Camera Raw. The Fine Art Presets work best with Photoshop CS 5 and newer. I have now added a 5 Inspiration Exercises to Create Inspiring Photography -guide included in the Lightroom and Camera Raw Phase presets collection for free! If you purchased the Collection before the update, you should receive a link to the new guide!

First Row

I'm thrilled to show you another photo from the same night as my previous photograph: Divided. I had some fun in Yyteri, Finland walking down the beach alone, just mesmerized by the beauty of life. I tried to capture the beautiful sight I witnessed while sitting on the bench from a spectators perspective. Hope you enjoy it!

Equipment & Exif

Nikon D800, Samyang 14 mm f/2.8, Sirui R-4203L tripod with K-40X ball head
ISO 5000, 14 mm, f/2.8, 30 sec. 

Post-processing 

For base edit I used my Fine Art Lightroom Preset: Landscape - Stars II. I also used Photoshop for the Milky Way with my upcoming Photoshop Action: Stars Enhance. Hopefully the Action pack will be ready in the next couple of weeks, still working on it to make it as good as possible.

First Row - Mikko Lagerstedt, 2014

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