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Lonely Tree

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Lonely Tree

 

I took this photo really early in the morning i was there almost all night photographing the city with a friend of mine , after photographing the city i was getting some gear out of my backpack (which was near the tree ) and i saw the amazing tree there and the sun was making it’s first sign in the sky and instantly i had an idea .The idea was to photograph the tree overlooking the city giving that lonely feeling , it is like a natures guarding of the city .The idea was to get 2-3 long exposures for the sunrise and mix a little flash with the tree , i was behind the camera getting the settings right while my friend was running across the frame flashing the tree which was hilarious to watch  because i told him not to stop so he wont ruin the photo and he took it comically serious ran like a gazelle.

Camera settings :

Nikon d800 + 14-24mm F11 , iso:100 sutterS:10-15 secs

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Star Gazers

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Star Gazers

I did this shot in the Kozjak mountains near the Kozjak dam on the night of the super moon and meteor shower .Since the moon was so bright and i could not see the meteor showers i decided to play with my flash ,some friends and HDR technique to get the photo i envisioned in my mind and i came out 100% as i imagined it would be .The moon was just amazing and the stars so many stars  that you don’t see in the city because of the light pollution but here since it’s 35 minutes drive from the city the sky is clear as it can ever be plus there is a huge lake landscape which is breathtaking .

The technique i used here was a sb910 nikon flash to the camera right pointed to my friends the “Star Gazers”  because they were just silhouettes without the flash  but it worked out really well mixed in with the huge amounts of moon light.I mixed the flash exposure with the 4 exposures of the moon/stary skies to accomplish an even blend of light  so you can’t tell there was a flash present in this photo.It was just pure fun to see my friend holding the flash  used as a living human tripod along with the people who also came to see the meteor showers looking at us like we were clinically insane doing that photo shoot but  all in all it was a great vision to reality process which shows that if you adapt to the natures conditions as a photographer you can take great images even if the first plan did not work out .

Camera info :

Nikon D3100+18-55 kit lens  F8  1-10 sec exposures

nikon sb910 flash

tripod used :yes

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The Last Light of day

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The Last light of day

I took this photograph last summer at a near mountain side by the main road , people rarely go to this ridge but the view of the city and the flower fields are just stunning to look at .I had to come to this place like 10 times A.K.A 10 days in a row because the weather was just not cooperating either there were clouds ,dust ,mist ,tons of bugs i almost lost all hope for my vision of this place  but all of a sudden a day came that was perfect : perfect sun,color , no bugs or dust or mist and finally i could capture this place in all it’s glory. I did wait till the last minute of the sunset so the sun can be a tiny bit bellow the mountain horizon so it can have that starry effect and also it will give some shadows to the fields bellow .

Also there is behind the scenes VIDEO of this photo that you can see here :

Behind the scenes The Last Light of Day

Postprocesing : 9 bracketed shots in photomatis + manual blend in photoshop 🙂