Third Eye





Runner Up in The Digital Age Photo Contest
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Curator's Selection
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The Digital Age Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Light In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Light In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Creative Moments Photo ContestTop 30 rank


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Rmay1 Sep 17
Congratulations on runner up in Digital Age contest. Fantastic capture. 😊
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Behind The Lens

I took this picture at the Sardinia Radio Telescope in San Basilio, Sardinia.
It was evening at sunset, I was taking a drive with a friend, and I had my photographic equipment with me. We passed by the radio telescope, and there was a truly spectacular light.
I took the photo in natural light; there was a fantastic red sunset, and the radio telescope was illuminated by the lights from the facility.
I had only a little gear with me, I had gone out for a casual stroll and some occasional shots. I used a Canon EOS 6D with a 28mm F/2.8 lens, and I didn't even have a tripod.
The inspiration came immediately from many science fiction movies I've seen and adore! I immediately imagined that the antenna could send signals to an alien civilization or to an Earth space base, who knows. The red light of the sunset then did the rest.
I did a lot of post-production work, as you can see!!! I reconfigured the lights on the structure that were illuminating the antenna, and I artificially added the celestial glow that appears to emanate from the antenna and rise into space, like a signal to communicate with an alien civilization. I chose the celestial color both for its contrast with the red sunset and because it inherently had something alien, unnatural about it.
In my camera bag
I'm a professional photographer, so equipment depends on what I'm shooting for, I mean, it may be for fun or for job. As for job I usually have with me Canon EOS 6D and 5D mkIV, Canon EF 24-70 F/2.8, 50mm F/1.4, 70-200 F/2.8 IS + flash, tripod, and other lenses I rarely use. As for fun I carry with me something lighter as like Canon EOS 550D with 18-200mm, Canon EOS 6D with 50mm 1.8 or 28mm 2.8.
Use your imagination! Turn your dreams into images! Have a lot of patience and perseverance to achieve the result you desire! Study post-production, because if you don't know how to do it well, your photos will always be incomplete!

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