Tranquil Night

I have always loved to photograph water. There is something magical about the planet we live in, and I have always enjoyed being around water, in fact, Earth surface is 75% water. I have plans to enjoy more places like this in the Summer. I captured this seascape in Cyprus. 

Do you have travel plans for this Summer? 

Exif and equipment

Nikon D800, Nikon 16 - 35 mm f/4.0 VR
Dual exposure ISO 3200, 30 sec. f/4.5, 16 mm 


Panorama using the new Lightroom Panorama function. I made a tutorial on how to use it, check here. Color editing with the Phase Presets (Balanced & Blue) and star enhance with Fine Art Actions.

Last chance to get Fine Art Presets on sale! 

Tranquil Night - Cyprus, 2015

The Lost World

New work created using my Lightroom Presets (Phase Collection) and a couple of my photographs. I had this work sitting on my computer for a long time, somehow I felt that now was the perfect time to share it. I hope you enjoy my new work! 

Exif & Equipment:

Nikon D800, Nikon 14 - 24 mm f/2.8 & Sirui Tripod R-4203L and K-40X
The Sky: 30 sec, ISO 6400, f/2.8
The Shipwreck: 30 sec, ISO 800, f/4.0
The Foreground: 30 sec, ISO 6400, f/2.8


First I imported all of the files in Lightroom and applied a Phase Preset (Balanced - Base). After I had adjusted the colors, I opened the photographs in Photoshop. I masked the pictures to create the final peace. Once ready I applied another Phase Preset (Hazy Night) in Lightroom to give the image atmospheric final look. 

Click to view full size on a dark background!

Mikko Lagerstedt - The Lost World - 2015

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Print Giveaway XII

Thank you everyone for following me!

I truly appreciate the feedback I get and this is a great opportunity to give something back to you. A gift to one lucky winner! This is also a great opportunity to celebrate my 2nd Solo Exhibition start in Järvenpää-talo. :)

I don't like when people make giveaways so hard and almost impossible to participate, so I just made it as simple as possible:

The print giveaway will be valid through 5th to 28th of February, 2014.


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Exhibition in Järvenpää-talo

I'm happy to announce that my upcoming solo exhibition will be held in Järvenpää-talo, Finland through 5th February to 28th February. Here is a link to the website of the place: (finnish only)