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St Peter Port at night



I took 2 photos as you all can guess, the bottom one if i remember correctly had around a minute and a half exposure, the stars, 25 seconds at iso 1600 and f 2....
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I took 2 photos as you all can guess, the bottom one if i remember correctly had around a minute and a half exposure, the stars, 25 seconds at iso 1600 and f 2.8, the rest was just a matter of erasing the cloudy sky and replacing it with stars to show people on what they miss out on because of light pollution in built up areas. Both shot with Rokinon 14mm f 2.8 FE lens (manual aperture which i quite like) Also I have sold this photo on my biggest canvas so far 100x70 cm and it has been projected on a skyscraper in NYC as a part of an exhibition organized by see.me
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16 Comments | Report
Miroslav
 
Miroslav September 25, 2013
good job
Tim_Haynes
 
Tim_Haynes September 25, 2013
Very nice work!
toxictabasco
 
toxictabasco November 01, 2013
Great work. Very nice.
jekabssilacerps
 
jekabssilacerps November 02, 2013
Thank you all :)
Zeattle PRO+
 
Zeattle November 17, 2013
Great shot of the Milky Way!
renesphotography
 
renesphotography January 23, 2014
great shot!

how long did it take you to take this picture?
lito
 
lito March 20, 2014
Outstanding work!
GordonD PRO
 
GordonD March 20, 2014
Excellent, Congratulations !!
jekabssilacerps
 
jekabssilacerps March 20, 2014
thank you all
carlotaandrade
 
carlotaandrade March 21, 2014
Amazing concept! Love it ;)
jekabssilacerps
 
jekabssilacerps March 21, 2014
wow! I really did not expect for so many people to like it, thanks :)
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi July 18, 2014
awesome, love it !
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita August 05, 2014
awesome work!
TheFstopsHere
 
TheFstopsHere August 20, 2014
Yeah before reading the description I was like "That sort of sky can't be seen with all that light pollution!"

Where did you take the shot of the Milky Way? Looks great!!
jekabssilacerps
jekabssilacerps October 24, 2014
sorry for the late reply, missed the notification, took the shot of milky way not far from the town it being a small island, same place Guernsey, only location was in Torteval
georgekoncz PRO
 
georgekoncz January 19, 2015
Very clever, the effect is amazing.
jdmdk
 
jdmdk June 12, 2016
This is just great
jekabssilacerps
jekabssilacerps June 13, 2016
thank you, try it yourself, a bit timeconsuming but fun

Behind The Lens

Location
They are two images actually, one with the monument was shot near Albert Pier in Guernsey Channel islands and the other with stars in Torteval also Guernsey but a place with the least light pollution I could find
Time
monument picture was shot in the evening and Milky Way was shot at around midnight
Lighting
I just used what the environment offered, if I remember correctly then the monument part had an exposure just over a minute and the sky was 24 second exposure
Equipment
I used Canon 600D with Rokinon 14mm f2.8 lens (happy with the lens but the focus ring is out of alignment, so live view is required to focus at night time) I also used a Manfrotto 190 tripod, and a Hahnel Giga T Pro II wireless remote.
Inspiration
I was talking with another photographer about how hard it is sometimes to find a dark sky for star photos because of the light pollution, and then I had an idea to show people on what they miss out on being in built up areas.
Editing
Yes a bit of work went into post processing with Lightroom and Photoshop. Firstly color correction on both images to get more natural colours, then I turned to Photoshop for help, since the sky in the photo with the monument was just dark blue with no stars it was easy to delete itand replace it with the Milky Way photo,after that just little tweaks with burnn tool and light adjustments and it was ready.
In my camera bag
I normally keep my tripod attatched to the bag, and in the bag goes a spare memmory card, a few batteries for the wireless remote and reciever, a small screwdriver, Canon 50mm lens that I hardly ever use, 18-55mm basic lens, for which I have a polarized filtre, UV filter, an ND 10 filter that I use quite often for long daytime exposures and shots where I want to get rid of tourists, also a few other filters that are just there for unknown reasons, I also have Rokinon 14mm f 2.8 manual focus lens that is attatched to the camera most o the times, a battery gri with 2 spare batteries, a lens cleaning cloth and a rain cover and trigger trap, that does not seem to work with my phone that well, I also equipped my car with a cannon charger for those long nights taking photos of stars.
Feedback
Use your imagination, It cann even be a daytime photo of a city with added stars, although more lighting adjustment would be needed, as for star photos: get out of built up areas with little or no lights around, the darker, the better I have my camera at Iso 1600, f2.8 and an exposure of 24 seconds so the stars would not start making startrails with the 14mm lens, obviously you need to place the camera on a tripod or on the ground where it would stay without moving, also there is no need for the remote as you can use the self timer on the camera and set the exposure anywhere from 24-30 seconds depending on the lens, experiment, and see what brings the best results, and if you have any questions feel free to ask.

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