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Glow

Capturing Perseid Meteor Shower is one of the things I try to shoot each year. This year we had luck with the weather and we headed to the coast with Konsta and Juuso. I set my time-lapse rail to a place I thought might work and set it to shoot for four hours. While my other camera was capturing the time-lapse, I took a bunch of different still images of the location. We were amazed at how bright some of the meteors were. 

For this photograph, I ended up using three horizontal images.

Equipment & Exif

Nikon D810, Nikkor 14 - 24 mm f/2.8, Manfrotto Tripod
Three Exposures ISO 4000, 14 mm, f/2.8, 30 sec. 

Post-processing

I used Lightroom CC to stitch the panorama together. First I edited the basic settings and added light to the detail with one of my Saga Presets: FG & Stars - Smooth. For colors, I used a Phase Preset: Color - Oldie. 

Glow - Emäsalo, Finland - 2016

Everlasting Moment

A long night at the coast of Finland. For this photograph, I wanted to capture that everlasting and eternal feeling of movement and constancy. I captured this photograph on the same night as my previously published photograph Divided. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed to spend the whole night there. 

Equipment & Exif

Nikon D800, Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 & Sirui Tripod R-4203L, and Sirui Ball Head K-40X
ISO 1600, 30 secs. f/2.8

Processing

I edited this photograph with my upcoming Lightroom Collection called Phase. The Collection should be available for the public to purchase by next week. I will be still making some changes to it and will be sending it for preview for three lucky owners of my previous Fine Art Preset Collection

Everlasting Moment, 2014 - Mikko Lagerstedt

Fine Art Actions

Finally after many hours of testing and working on my Action Collection, I'm happy to announce my new and shiny Fine Art Action Collection is ready! You can purchase yours through the Action page or click here.

There are four types of different actions in the Fine Art Action Collection. Styling actions are meant for editing the colors, contrast and atmosphere of the photograph. Graduated actions are for balancing the image and adding drama to the sky. Adjustment actions are for getting the fine detail of stars and milky way in your photographs and also to sharpen images. 

Here are couple of my favorite photographs edited with the Actions. For more info check out the Actions page. The Action Collection & Fine Art Presets are on sale for limited time!

Mikko Lagerstedt - One Step Closer 2014

Mikko Lagerstedt - One Step Closer 2014

Mikko Lagerstedt - Night at the Countryside in Finland 2014

Mikko Lagerstedt - Night at the Countryside in Finland 2014

Print Giveaway Winner & Luminous Night

Finally I have an internet connection to share the winner of the latest print giveaway! But before announcing the winner here is another shot from the same night as my previous photo. 

Luminous Night II - Mikko Lagerstedt

And the winner is..

Lauren Denise Rogers

Congratulations to the winner and thanks for the wild amount of entries to the giveaway! I hope you have enjoyed the summer. I will be sending message to the winner via facebook. 

Luminous Night - Mikko Lagerstedt