Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Fine Art / Landscape

Under The Milky Way Arc

  • Photographer
    Jan Smid
  • Agency / Studio

This photo was created in my favorite location in Šumava (Bohemian Forest National Park), well-known for dark sky. Usually, fog is a dear friend for every landscape photographer. In this case, it became our enemy. Despite dry weather conditions, a thick fog appeared from nowhere and reached our positions. Nevertheless we got bit of luck and captured this wide-angle panorama. Panorama compiled from total of 36 frames (21 averaged exposures of stars in one row, 15 averaged exposures of landscape in the second row, 2-level focus bracketing).

Jan Šmíd is exclusively a landscape photographer with a special focus on panoramic photography, For his work, he uses modern photography methods like exposure bracketing, antireflex, focus bracketing, parallactic mount, etc. He has been organizing photography workshops for seven years; he organizes photo expeditions and runs an Individual Photography School.