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stellar-eye cave



this is a true famous location in north Sardinia. Never saw a picture of startrail in this location so I've decided to try and discover, with surprise, whi...
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this is a true famous location in north Sardinia. Never saw a picture of startrail in this location so I've decided to try and discover, with surprise, which the frame of the cave shows the sky as a giant eye!
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Behind The Lens

Location
During the mini trip in North Sardinia, I was exploring the well knowed spots near Alghero trying to represent the territory using my photographic expression but, believe me, I've totally not planned this photo. Was 100% unexpected.
Time
I was waiting one friend which wants to snap the sunset in front of the Island "Foradada" (a nice little island very close to the panoramic road of Capo Caccia). I've told him "hey, you know, this is a classic... I've never saw that other one classic here, the "Grotta dei vasi rotti" or "brocche rotte" (means "the cave of broken vases", probably because found some of that inside.. ) you know that? So we just walk upon this hill which is more or less an easy-trekking walk level. A bit dangerous if at dark, because of moisture too.
Lighting
as told before, it's an unplanned image. We was there just for a "blue hour" snap.. for a nice sky, maybe. The fact is that I've saw the north polar star in the middle of the cave and so I've dedicated 4h for this 8 snaps composed photography, 240 minutes. In this snaps I've used a low artificial light for light paint a bit the first plan, is a very small cave so this needs a lot of attention. My goal was to represent from the inside to the outside but at the same time was to represent the outside as a GIANT eye because of the cave frame and the polar north star. That town and the road? "A tear of light in the dark".
Equipment
I've used: Nikon D750 Samyang 12mm ƒ/2.8 diagonal fisheye 180° Sirui 5c Travel Tripod Topaz Labs plugins.
Inspiration
I've this madness for rocks and stars, if framed? My brain simply blow up, I have to take a picture as that. No way.
Editing
I've to fuse that 8 snaps, I've for sure realized a lot of postproduction to handle the hotpixels but have a nice sharpness in all the frame.... more or less, using the clouds (was a glazed night) in long exposure the result is much more natural as "hazy sky". If have you fear of your sensor temperature and your hardware is not good in that... well, think about that! Then I've used the Topaz plugins to have much more enhanced details or reduce the noise... but I got my personal flow to reduce the hotpixels and is not (only) by "dust & scatches" of photoshop.
In my camera bag
Depends on... I'm Nikon D750 user but Fuji X-T1 user too. For sure H&Y filters cannot stay at home, the rest? Various lens brands, various battery brands and sometimes my MCOPlus microphone for particular projects.
Feedback
... be raped by passion. Imagine your idea and try the best way to put that in the photo. Don't waste your time trying to do the same thing of others.

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