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Es Pontàs and The Cave



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Night photography of the natural arch called Es Pontas, of The Milky Way and of a cave that is located next to the sea

Night photography of the natural arch called Es Pontas, of The Milky Way and of a cave that is located next to the sea
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Contest Finalist in Epic Exposures Photo Contest
Honorable Mention in Star Gazing Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Awesome Landscapes Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Nature Addict Project
Contest Finalist in Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol11
Contest Finalist in Night Time Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Mother Nature Photo Contest 2021
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The Sky Is The Limit Photo ContestTop 20 rank
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Earth Day Photo Contest 2023Top 10 rank
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Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol13Top 20 rank
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Star Gazing Photo ContestTop 30 rank
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16 Comments |
Jdean80 Platinum
 
Jdean80 January 24, 2022
Congratulations on winning the explorer photo contest! Amazing shot!! Nicely done!
DanaCarruthers Platinum
 
DanaCarruthers January 25, 2022
Congratulations on the contest win.
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole January 27, 2022
Gorgeous!! Congrats on your explorer contest win!!
terrymccollum Ultimate
 
terrymccollum January 29, 2022
WOW! Awesome photo!
adimugal
 
adimugal January 30, 2022
Congratulations!!!
DanaCarruthers Platinum
 
DanaCarruthers March 22, 2022
Congratulations on being featured. Well deserved.
Rmay1
 
Rmay1 October 11, 2022
Congratulations on a smashing win.
Jolleypics PRO+
 
Jolleypics November 04, 2022
Congratulations, your photo’s are fenominal!
marcmarcoripoll PRO+
 
marcmarcoripoll November 08, 2022
Thank you very much!!
Rmay1
 
Rmay1 March 13, 2023
Congratulations on receiving an honorary mention in starry night contest.
Tati13
 
Tati13 March 21, 2023
Awesome image
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Alfre_Xat April 10, 2023
Awesome
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CanadianGardenJoy April 12, 2023
This is one of the most stunning photos I have ever seen.
BEATIFUL !
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Eddieuuu071 April 17, 2023
Totally amazing!
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kalenarandall May 21, 2023
Stunning!
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ronelinfocus July 28, 2023
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Behind The Lens

Location

The photo was taken in Cala Santany (Mallorca), where you can find this natural arch called Es Pontàs. I'm a landscape photographer and I explored the area to find the best location to compose with this natural arch and the arch of the Milky Way

Time

That night I didn't sleep... the photograph was taken around 3 o'clock at night. But I was there all night looking for different frames and compositions. To access this place you have to walk by the sea and you have to get your feet wet, it is only possible to access if the sea is calm. That night was perfect, so I made the most of it.

Lighting

The light pollution in the area helped illuminate the landscape and I decided to take advantage of it. This is a panoramic photograph and right where the model is is a huge cave. We decided to illuminate that cave with a warm flashlight that the subject held with his hand so that it would not be totally dark and thus be able to give prominence to the model as well.

Equipment

This was shot on Sony A73, with a Sigma 14-24 f.2.8, and a tripod Leofoto 324C. Using a warm lantern for the illumination

Inspiration

I had known this location for a long time, and usually all the photos I had seen were from a small viewpoint above. I was inspired by the immense arch and the landscape. I explored the area and decided to go down to sea level to take a panoramic photograph and thus be able to capture a double arch

Editing

This time I had to first join the panoramic photo to create a single file. Once I did this, I did a noise reduction and processed the photo adding more contrast. I also adjusted the color a bit and gave the photograph a more nocturnal atmosphere.

In my camera bag

The equipment that I always carry in my backpack is the Sony A73 with te Sigma 14-24 f.2.8. For my is the most important to make my night pictures. I also have a Sigma 35mm 1.4 in case I want to capture the galactic center with a bigger size. Important thing for me is also the illumination...For this I have 3 Fenix lanterns...2 cold and one warm and one headlight. Sometimes I also have the Sony 24-105, but normally I never use it during the night.

Feedback

Mallorca is an island that has a very good sky for night photography. I advise you to explore the island well during the day and to plan what photograph you can take at night of that location you have explored. I also advise you to be creative and to look for a different point of view, that you do not box yourselves in what the rest of the people do. For me that is the way to improve and evolve.

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