Summer Morning Dream

Even though I love to capture the stars and the Milky Way, I love summer mornings. In Finland, summer is so bright that you can't see the Milky Way. I have been photographing mostly on summer mornings and nights recently, and I found that they are full of mystery and beauty. Mist crawling to a field to create a beautiful isolated feeling. I captured this picture a few days ago after photographing the whole night. After a couple of rainy days, the sun made an appearance on this beautiful sunrise. This image was captured in Kerava, Finland. I placed my camera on the tripod and used the camera's self-timer and ran to the scenery. 

Equipment & Exif

Nikon D810, Nikkor 14-24 mm f/2.8 G ED
ISO 100, 1/100, 14 mm @ f/2.8 

Color edited with my Lightroom Phase Preset Collection: Hazy - Surreal

Mikko Lagerstedt – Summer Morning Dream – Kerava, Finland 2016

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. 


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


Sometimes when you go out and try to take pictures of something that you had in mind, you will end up with a completely different photo. I managed to be here for the perfect sunrise on this beautiful summer dawn.   

This was shot at Tuusulanjärvi, Finland shot with the Nikon D800 and 16-35 mm f/4 VR - lens. 

I used one of my favorite fog presets (Vivid Sunrise) to edit this photo. See below before & after photos:


Before - Dawn by Mikko Lagerstedt

Before - Dawn by Mikko Lagerstedt

After Lightroom Preset, Vivid Sunrise - Dawn by Mikko Lagerstedt