Mitja Kobal is an independent professional photographer working in several fields of photography. Among others very humble and happy to continuously work on assignments for the Greenpeace. Born in Slovenia , now based in Vienna, Austria.
About “The Island” project Mitja says: “Mostly rough, dry and on first appearance unfriendly terrain, but whatever you touch, see and feel is absolutely beautiful.
Most of shots are taken with Canon TS-E 24mm II lens and 1.4x or 2x extender. Long exposures made with high density ND filters like Formatt’s Firecrest (16stops) or Lee Big Stopper (10stops), Lee polarizer and grad ND. Most of long exposure shots were made in broad daylight with heavy sun and besides that I was shifting lens to get panoramic exposures..Because of pretty delicate setup and despite heavy duty camera protection agains the sun, light still sometimes broke in onto sensor and damaged many shots that are for no use at all.But these and few more survived!”