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Light of Earendil by RobertoBertero Light of Earendil by RobertoBertero

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"I give you the light of Eärendil, our most beloved star. May it be a light for you in dark places, when all other lights go out".

LOTR / Tolkien.

Long exposure taken at Lac Blanchet supérieur (2.810 m), Queyras, France, during a very foggy and cloudy night.
I sat on a rock for over an hour and only a few openings allowed me to see and capture a glimpse of the Milky Way and the constellation Sagittarius, also with its Lagoon Nebula (M8 - NGC 6523), aligned with the pointed north face of the Tête des Toillies (3.177 m). This mountain is located right on the border between Italy and France so it is also known as Roc della Niera.
Thanks to bad weather the entire landscape was transfigured by magic and mystery.
These brief openings in the sky were providing the only light during this time of the night otherwise of pure pitch darkness.
In a muffled atmosphere every single element looked as impalpable, immaterial, as transfigured into a dream... a quality that I've deeply appreciated, which allowed me to get a night shot a bit different from the many I already have :-)
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JanuarysDaughter Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   General Artist
The photo merits its title perfectly.
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bhalstead Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013   Photographer
Amazing how the distant mountain emerges from the mist!
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Rae777 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your wonderful work has been featured here: fav.me/d6v2xjr :rose:
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Camel51 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the reflection. It really gives the sense of never ending Space and all the possibilities out there
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Snowleopard59 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
There are no words to express the beauty and mystery. A remarkable photo! :)
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panna-phi Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, truly amazing capture.
I love the light. the reflection of stars in water looks splendid!
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ludic7 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
amazing...
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KissOfDarkness13 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Your works just chill me to the bone; they're so wonderful and striking! I aspire to take images of this quality one day.
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