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Winners of the Fine Art Preset Collection Phase

I'm happy to announce the Lightroom Preset giveaway winners, who have bought my previous Fine Art Lightroom Preset Collection. And the winners are...

Bruno Melim
Ari Pelkonen
Julie Velky

Congratulations to the winners! I will be sending the new Lightroom Phase Collection to the winners next week! Thanks to everyone who participated in this giveaway! Good luck next time! :)

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Lost at Night

Meanwhile here is a view from another beautiful night at the countryside of Finland. This one was edited with the new Presets Collection Phase. 

Equipment & Exif

Nikon D800, Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 & Sirui Tripod R-4203L and Sirui Ball Head K-40X
ISO 6400, 30 secs. f/2.8

Lost at Night, 2014 - Mikko Lagerstedt

Lost at Night, 2014 - Mikko Lagerstedt

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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Moment of Elegance

A view of a beautiful night from last autumn. I was really enjoying this quiet moment. It is me in the picture - I had to adjust the perspective quite a bit to get it straight like this, but it was worth it.
 

Equipment & Exif

Nikon D800, Samyang 14 mm f/2.8, Sirui R-4203L Tripod and Hähnel Giga Pro II Remote
ISO 3200, 14 mm, f/3.2, 30 sec. 
 

Post-processing

For the base edit I used one of my Star & Milky Way Lightroom Presets: Landscape - Stars. 
In Photoshop I straightened the subject using Puppet Warp -tool. I also added some detail to the stars using one of my techniques seen here: Night Photography Tutorial.

Print of this photo is available here.

Mikko Lagerstedt - Moment of Elegance, 2014