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Milky Way Above a Sea of Clouds by RobertoBertero Milky Way Above a Sea of Clouds by RobertoBertero
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Shot taken on June 28th 2012, after moonset, from the summit of Mount Rocciamelone (3,538 m), Italy.
Yes, a remote location indeed.

The infinite is my favorite subject, since I can't go into deep space, I am constantly searching it here, on Earth...

The point of view of landscape photography is often from the plain toward an higher subject (like a mountain), this happens most frequently for obvious practical issues.
That's why I've always dreamed of pictures taken from most rarest view points.

This is definitely among my favourite night shots I've taken so far, just for one simple reason: the encounter of several natural spectacles!
Here we have the Milky Way cutting the night sky in direction south, so it is perfectly aligned with the distant pyramidal summit of Monviso (3.841 m).
This alignment, Milky Way -> Monviso, occurs at the beginning of every summer night, then gradually the Earth moves eastward, and the starry sky obviously to the west.
However, the particularity of this wonderful night was the presence of an infinite bank of clouds, approximately 800 meters below the summit where I was spending the night... the lights of the valley below turned this mass in motion in a sort of "primordial ocean".

As usual in night photography, the camera was able to capture far more details than I could see with my eyes, anyway this has been one of the most spectacular scenery I have ever seen :-)
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Given 2013-06-08
Milky Way Above a Sea of Clouds by ~RobertoBertero is unique, beautiful and absolutely breath-taking. ( Suggested by TwiliYoshi and Featured by Kaz-D )
Albanos Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Hey Roberto, 
Do you also sell 300-dpi versions of this? I can't order a print from that website. I would rather pay you directly :)
RobertoBertero Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Professional Artist

thank you for your appreciation!

I have a new site now

where you can find (and buy, if you wish) everything you need

best regards!

Ibanessi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
This is really A-M-A-Z-I-N-G
Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Very cool  :)
taroboba Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
That is so beautiful... it doesn't even look like it's of this world
ecxlv Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Leeveye Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mind blowing - great justaposition. I have some shots of the mily way in my gallery too. Thanks!
zenstep Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Roberto this image is really breathtaking, I know photographers are very protective of their work but i desperately want to promote some of your images on my youtube promotional channel featuring music and visual art. The only problem is the aspect ratio for this image is to small :( is there ANY way you would possibly release a larger copy of this that (at the very least) would support youtubes 1920x1080 aspect ratio?

Kind of on my knees here..


LukeMunnell Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
Holy hell is this spectacular. VERY well done, through and through. 
MrArchyR Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
ryanallen55 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
RueTris Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Photographer
Wish my camera could do that.  :thumbsup:
RedNosE2 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Blossom-Lullabies Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013   Photographer
You have been added to my "Breath feature" blossom-lullabies.deviantart.c…
Thank you so much for your wonderful work. It let me speechless.
minecraft-lady Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The clouds look like snow with a different dimension under it :D
Rubengda Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
What a picture! 10/10
galaxywriter Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Absolutely beautiful!
SynCallio Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness, this is lovely.

I'm told that the naked eye can't make out the variations (plumes and dark veins) in the Milky Way, but I swear to you, I've seen it. Years ago, while we were travelling at night through Wyoming, my dad pulled the car over so that we could get out and look at the stars. Wyoming is quite desolate, dry, and high in altitude, with no artificial light to spoil the view. I looked up and when my eyes had adjusted, I could see the Milky Way, and I could see how it was broken up like veins of marble.

This picture gives the same sort of feeling, the immensity and loneliness and beauty.
RobertoBertero Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Artist
You're absolutely right! All the details of the Milky Way are perfectly visible to the naked eye, including the Great Rift, the cosmic clouds ... we must simply be in a place remote and isolated, in a moonless night with clear sky :-)
qstarz305 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
MidnightSunWolf Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Absolutely stunning, there are no words... :heart:
WhereTheSunSets Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
superb work!
ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
It's so beautiful :)
missoptimism Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It is indeed spectacular!
Aktuell Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Photographer
That is so beautiful!
YoursTrulyAurora Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This deserved exactly A DAILY DEVIAATION!!!
Metoo15 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow o: when I look into the stars, it's like looking into a hole other dimension. Breathtaking...
OverlyPedro Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing. Love the sunlight beneath the clouds!
DmitryGrebenkov Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow! epic photo!
RogueofAsgard Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Photographer
amazing how beautiful the world is... when we just take a minute to look at it.
segura2112 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
*STANDING OVATION* BRAVO!! BRAVO!!! Thank You and congrats on the DD.
revande Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic image!!! Congratulations on your Daily Deviation!!
Roses-to-Ashes Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist


Your beautiful piece of art has been featured!!
:star: [link] :star:
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Zinjo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Stunning Shot congratulations!
ChrystasRose Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
So amazing!
shadowyzman Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
IAstartov Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
hyky Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Troppo bella. Sono incantata. :love:
clyzm Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
beautiful bro. The infinite is my favorite subject too, it's all i think about
RuneWoof Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow....I'm so speechless!!!!
TuesdayNightCompany Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
It's beautiful.
sneha07 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
so beautiful... love it! :D
ActuallyMoriarty Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Artist
An incredible picture - you feel like you're floating away into space.
SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Amazingly mystical! :heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
FieryDreamer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So gorgeous!
XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
I love it, it's amazing. Good job taking this one :D. You say you can't go into deep space. Well I hope that I can one day haha.
FlowerFreak Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning and mind-blowing. Worth the freezing to get that shot, I'd say. Congrats on a well-deserved Daily Deviation. May you sell many prints. :wave: :deviation::buymyprints:
BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, this is beautiful. :love: It's almost like a fantasy world, I love the milky way and the clouds below! Such an impressive shot, thank you for sharing it! :heart:
blackstar707 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking! It's so dreamy!
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   Photographer
Beautiful shot! Since it's not wide enough for a landscape view, try it as a square crop. I think it would be even stronger then.
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