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Lost In The Mist

For the last couple of weeks I have been super busy working on my Exhibition Atmosphere. If you are in Helsinki, please go and check it out! More info can be found on my previous blog post and from Caisa Gallery. Even though I have been super busy, I have managed to photograph every day for the past few weeks. However the weather has not been great where I live. Here are two self-portraits from the time. Hope you enjoy my photos!

Please leave me a message here if you want to meet me in Caisa Gallery! Meet the artist day is on 13th, December. 

Equipment & Exif

Nikon D800, Nikon 16 - 35 mm f/4.0 VR & Sirui Tripod R-4203L and Sirui Ball Head K-40X
ISO 100, 30 secs. f/4.0 @ 20 mm

Both of these were edited with my upcoming Lightroom Presets. I have been developing the set for a while now and will do some more work on the new preset collection and hopefully it will be released in the next couple of weeks!

Mikko Lagerstedt - Lost in the Mist, 2014

Mikko Lagerstedt - Lost in the Mist II, 2014

From The Darkness

I have been photographing now every day for the past week and a half - it feels great. I have always thought, that my photography inspiration comes only time to time, but creating an old habit is far more inspiring to me. I have always loved to take long walks and enjoy fresh air and by taking my camera with me every day, it gives me inspiration to continue to do that. What are your old habits that you would want to start again?

A couple of days ago we had some beautiful morning fog. This was photographed just couple of kilometers from where I live. Hope you like it! The dark mood was created using one of my upcoming Lightroom presets. 

Equipment & Exif

Nikon D800, Nikkor 70-300 mm f/4.5 - 5.6 VR
140 mm, f/5.0, ISO 100 & 1/200 sec. 

From the Darkness - Mikko Lagerstedt, 2014

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

Alone In The Light

While going through some of my photographs from last year, I came across with this one. A shot on a beautiful misty Summer morning, taken about a year ago. As the sun was rising I had my camera on my tripod and used my remote controller to trigger the camera. 

Equipment 

Nikon D800, Nikon 16 - 35 mm f/4.0 VR, Sirui R4203-L tripod & Hähnel Giga T Pro II remote controller.

Exif
ISO 100, f/5.6, 35 mm, 1/1600 sec.

Post-processing

Lightroom for color temperature, contrast and saturation. I also used one of my presets to base edit the photo: Morning Blues. 

More info about the tools I use, can be found in the FAQ-page.

Want a print of this photo? You can find it here: Alone in the Light

Alone in the Light - Mikko Lagerstedt - 2014

Red Dawn

A beautiful foggy morning from last summer. I shot this after a really long night photographing trip to Hanko. I remember I was really freezing here, because of the humidity and after a long night out. 

Equipment

Nikon D800, Nikon 16 - 35 mm f/4.0 VR and Sirui Tripod R-4203L & Sirui Ball Head K-40X
ISO 50, 23 mm, f/6.3 and 1/10 sec. 

I used my Lightroom Presets to edit the colors here.

Red Dawn - August, 2013