Photographer Name: Ivan Pedretti
Image Description: It's a stitched panorama of 12 horizontal shots, 2 rows, each shot is a long exposure with tripod at 30 seconds shutter speed, f2.8 aperture and iso 3200 on canon 50D and tokina 11-16 2.8. I was about 4 am in the night of April 2013 for capturing the milky way arch form south to north in the lighthouse in Capo Spartivento, south Sardinia.
The main difficulty was the right to overlap the shots, also another problem was the bright rays of the lighthouse, I was about 20m away, and I had to cover the lens at the time of the passage of the beam to avoid excessive overexposure, so I timed rotation times of the light beam consists offour rays and this process was repeated at least 6 times within 30 seconds of exposure and for 12shots. I was fascinated by the landscape I saw in south coast of my island, the lighthouse made everything special.
Copyright: © Ivan Pedretti_Italy_Winner_Open_Panoramic_2014 Sony World Photography Awards
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