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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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Milky Way Above a Sea of Clouds by ~RobertoBertero is unique, beautiful and absolutely breath-taking. ( Suggested by TwiliYoshi and Featured by Kaz-D )
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
EstudiosIdeaSoez Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Photographer
What a picture! 10/10
galaxywriter Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Absolutely beautiful!
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