Visions of Depth: Images Showing That Our Planet is Amazing

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All images by Mikko Lagerstedt. Used with permission.

“The series was created from photographs I had taken in the past year. I realized that most of my favorite photos from that time included two elements that were, water and stars.” says photographer Mikko Lagerstedt when asked about what inspired the series Visions of Depth. “I feel that these photographs convey the feeling of depth from our planet to all the way to the Universe.”

Mikko Lagerstedt is a self-taught fine art photographer from Finland who loves night photography, atmospheric images and simplistic landscapes. He tells us that he aims to create images that convey emotions to the viewers. Mikko first got into photography on driving to a relative’s cabin. “After a rainy day, the sun started shining, and the fog was rising in the fields. I just had to stop and watch this beautiful moment and then I realized that I want to start capturing these kinds of moments.”

Mikko says that the loves taking landscape images, but especially at night.

“Darkness is just something I feel drawn to.”

Mikko’s aim is to get people to realize how amazing our planet is at night how small we are in the universe. With his Nikon D800, Nikon 16 – 35mm f/4.0 VR and Samyang 14 mm f2.8 along with a Sirui Tripod, he treks out at night to capture more scenes. At home he uses Lightroom and some of the images are multiple exposures blended together in Photoshop.

The rest of the series is after the jump.

 

Mikko-Lagerstedt-Approaching-Night

Mikko-Lagerstedt-Dreamy-Night

Mikko-Lagerstedt-Illuminated-Night

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Mikko-Lagerstedt-Quiet-Night

Mikko-Lagerstedt-Tranquil-Night

Mikko-Lagerstedt-Whole-Universe