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I've seen this composition while hiking from the Col du Grand Saint Bernard area toward the Lac de Fenetres (Switzerland). I began to evalutate some aspects for a possible picture at night, to realize the next day, on my way back... since photography means freezing the decisive moment and also attentively evaluating potential.
Besides, what I wish to capture most in my photographs is the intangible bridge which joins our little known world with the immense vastness of the unknown... that's why I'm increasingly perceiving the night as more and more interesting, bearing itself mystery par excellence.

So the day after I was there, into the dark, on the same spot, on the same less slippery rock carefully chosen the day before (a strategic view point allowing a central capture of the river's waves), trying to accomplish my so longed dialogue between all surrounding elements, into an organic mystic structure: the flowing water, the particular conical shape of the mountain, the universe above.

As usual in night/astro photographic technique, this photo is obtained by combining two exposures: a very long one at low ISO for the landscape, in order to preserve details and best high definition print quality, plus a second one of about thirty seconds at high ISO, any longer exposure would have resulted in beginning star trails.
(Obviously it's all manual focusing, tripod, mirror lock up, remote shutter release).
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-07-22
Suggester said; "The harmonious blend of sky and earth is impressively expressed here; the magnificence of the constellations is captured whilst not neglecting the beauty of the landscape itself."

Cosmic Dialogue by ~RobertoBertero ( Suggested by GraphiteColours and Featured by Anoya )
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glassocean Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
There's an interesting feeling I get when I look out at the band of the Milky way. It makes me realize we're just puny mortals hitching a ride on a spec we call earth which is a far flung particle on one of the long stretching arms of the untouchable vastness of the milky way. Even small fractions of our universe are astronomically huge.
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Maciej-Koniuszy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012   Photographer
:+fav:
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KingStephenArthur Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Photographer
such a good idea with the two exposures. i was in the middle of typing "i have no idea how you managed to expose this" then i decided id read the description, amazing picture! :D
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jon-rista Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
While this is a great photo, I think it should be pointed out that it is not original, and neither is the technique...it was done by Marc Adamus a number of years go, practically the same exact composition of a nearly identical scene of the Tetons: [link]

I commend your work, as I understand the effort necessary to blend the two exposures properly...but it does look like it was directly based on Adamus' work. It would have been intriguing to see the technique put to a different kind of scene in an original context. While I do think Adamus is a bit of an egotist, there is something to be said for originality.
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RlySrh Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Photographer
Holy crap, the sky looks amazing here.
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bp2007 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Featured here: [link]

Thanks for being part of the :iconphotographyuniverse:
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vireeni Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Just wonderful shot! big time fave.
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Anoya Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011   Photographer
Hi!

I wanted to let you know I've featured your deviation in the APN Daily Deviations - July 2011 News Article. :aww:
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Trashins Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!
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tednugentlover1256 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
oooohhh i like the sky in this one!
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LeashaAHooker Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011   Photographer
Fantastic work! :heart:
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ukwreckdiver Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb work!
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xCraggyx Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Student
Awesome.
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TimberClipse Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Hello!

Just wanted to let you know that you were featured in the latest deviantART BirthdAy Countdown article!

Have a wonderful day!

=TimberClipse
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RobertoBertero Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Artist
Thank you so much, I am truly honored and privileged.
Best wishes :-)
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chasingsunbeams77 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is...amazing...i love it:)
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MPdesignING Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG soooo Inspirational!!!!!

did you use any filters???
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RobertoBertero Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Artist
Thank you very much!
no, in this photo I did not use any filter
best wishes :-)
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Oh wow.... it's absolutely beautiful. Monumental. Powerful.

Looking at it just puts these words in my head.... :heart:
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RobertDwight Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011   Photographer
Wonderful!
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goldenpandar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
The stars! Where I live, you can't see any, it's so ........... magical? I don't even know if that's a good enough word for it, congrats on the DD!
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Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is gorgeous. Two things I really love in one photo: Waterfalls and Astronomy. Beautiful shot.
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INTOtheRFD Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Photographer
WOW! I have no idea how you exposed/ stacked this all correctly but it is INCREDIBLE great shot!
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RobertoBertero Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Artist
Thank you :-)
I wrote more extensively here [link]
but obviously not exhaustive
it's about an other shot of mine, but, you know, it'all about stars/nigh photography
best wishes
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chocokoneko Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness! That is so amazing! I wish i could do that! I'm an amateur when it comes to photography...but man, this is phenomenal!
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webbphotos Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love that you captured the Milky Way in this. It shows all things terrestrial and astronomical.
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RobertoBertero Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Artist
Yes! That was the purpose of this shot
Thank you so much
best wishes :-)
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BellaU Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Beautiful!! :clap: :love:
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xdraftingtablex Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
The near-symmetry of river and galactic arm sets my hairs on end.
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pqphotography Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Pls join :icondd-elite: great image
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kplo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Photographer
fantastic work!
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DashMcCool Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
This is really marvelous.
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bp2007 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Very nice. Congratulations on DD.
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GuadianAngel Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
haven't seen something like this in ages! extremely well done! :) i'm impressed that 30 secs managed to result in such an amazing photo of the sky
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RobertoBertero Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Artist
are the high ISO that make the difference, 6400 is really a very high sensibility
thank you and best wishes! :-)
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Hal-2012 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Beautiful!
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fractalinda Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011   Digital Artist
:jawdrop: Amazing photographic art.
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Ahhhhh see, I told you it was a great photo. Great job, well deserved DD :)
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RobertoBertero Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Artist
Yeah, wow... much traffic here yesterday!!
I'm very happy :-)
bye
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Jenova-89 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG i'm speechless! :O
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:iconperfectlyimperfect17:
This is absolutely stunning! (:
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Free2Fall Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
actually amazing. I see some people get DD for work that is really nothing special. This is amazing work. If I was talking to you now I would ask you soooo many things about this photo. The tilting slowly up is a different approach to night time shooting.
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Syrjusz Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Magic!
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Wingsofreedom695372 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing
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SilentHuntress95 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
This is absolutely beautiful!
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poppywaters Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Touchingly beautiful :heart:
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:iconliisia:
Liisia Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Photographer
This is truly amazing!
i cant stop looking at it, its that great! ♥
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AntonioGouveia Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Stunning :)
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Naturklang Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Great Photo, but it's seems a too synthetic for me.
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RaisloverSakura Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a gorgeous shot!
There was a large rock formation that looked like this one where I used to live, gives me good memories.
A spectacular photograph! Congratulations on your Daily Deviation! :heart:
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