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Moonlit Road

I had the pleasure to witness this beautiful night view near Loviisa, Finland. The moonlight and fog created this unique atmosphere. This road is by far one of my favorite roads in Finland! 

Exif & Equipment

Nikon D810, Nikkor 14–24 mm f/2.8 G ED, Sirui Tripod
30 sec. ISO 1000, f/2.8 @ 24 mm

Post-Processing

Minor edit with my Phase Presets Basic Settings: Balanced - Smooth 

Moonlit Road - Mikko Lagerstedt - Loviisa, Finland 2015

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

Highway

I went out for a shoot last week and as it was predicted, the sky was clear. After a long drive and couple of photos I started to pack my gear and head back to home.

After glancing from my rear view mirror I saw this spot where the sky and the road merged. I stopped my car and put my camera on my tripod and ran to the spot I wanted and used a timer to release the camera shutter. I had to stand still and wait for the camera. Once I saw a light from the camera I had to ran back to it and quickly move it to the side of the road since there was car coming from my back.. Hope you enjoy the photo! 

Equipment 

Nikon D800, Samyang 14mm f/2.8
ISO 6400, 14mm, f/2.8, 30 sec.

Post-Processing

I used one of my Star & Milky Way Presets (Enhance) as a base edit to this photo.

Highway

2013 in Pictures

Hey everyone, here are my favorite photos published on 2013. 

Thanks for the amazing year! Happy Holidays! :)

Mikko Lagerstedt - Endless Depths - 2013 - Rusutjärvi, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - Dawn - 2013 - Tuusulanjärvi, Finland - Created Using Fog Preset for Lightroom

Mikko Lagerstedt - The End - 2013 - Meri-Pori, Finland - Edge

Mikko Lagerstedt - Night Tracks - Nurmijärvi, Finland - 2013

Mikko Lagerstedt - Night Flight - 2013

Mikko Lagerstedt - On My Way - 2013

Mikko Lagerstedt - Luminescence - 2013 - Meri-Pori, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - Cold Night - 2013 - Meri-Pori, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - Dark Times - 2013 - Kerava, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - Foal - 2013 - Porvoo, Finland - Night Animals

Mikko Lagerstedt - Peacock - 2013 - Porvoo, Finland - Night Animals

Mikko Lagerstedt - Shipwreck - 2013 - Emäsalo, Finland.

Mikko Lagerstedt - Dark Times II - 2013 - Kerava, Finland 

Mikko Lagerstedt - Infinity - 2013

Mikko Lagerstedt - Between Two Worlds - 2013 - Nokia, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - In The Spotlight - 2013 - Järvenpää, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - Blizzard - 2013 - Kerava, Finland - Created Using Atmosphere Preset for Lightroom

Mikko Lagerstedt - Between Two Worlds II - Nokia, Finland - 2013

If you have any suggestions on tutorials, I would be glad to make some tutorials for you. :)

Couple of days to go on the Preset Christmas Sale.