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Milky Way over Grand Combin by RobertoBertero Milky Way over Grand Combin by RobertoBertero
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In my opinion there is something really astonishing in looking at a dark night sky: proportions.


For instance, this area is huge. Insanely huge. As you'll see in other pictures I'll post later of the Grand Combin hanging glaciers there are still 1,700 meters in altitude from where I took this photo till to the summit... the Corbassière glacier has an average width of slightly more than 1 km and its covering an area of 17.4 km²... nevertheless all this looks ridiculously small if compared to the immensity of the cosmos!

But, what really means cosmos... what is it?

We know it's an infinitely violent place, paradoxically of indescribable beauty...

We are accustomed of using what we know as a sort of yardstick for measuring the unknown... well, very humbly I think that there are no "solutions", no "answers", in this case, only temporary interpretations leading to other temporary interpretations... perhaps the constant search is the goal... and that's fine :-) as I find the unknown far more interesting.
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zenstep Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Id love to feature your picture on my youtube channel. do you have a larger copy though?
Katyma Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
wow. if that's not one of the most beautiful things one will ever see...
Emmpunct Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
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LaRoseDePetitPrince Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Your work has been featured in my journal [link] ! :rose: :)
DANZIEG Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Photographer
fantastic shot, i ve tried in a multitude of ways to photograph the milky way but the quality of my photographies are lower and my maximum iso is 3200 do you think that thist thing influences the qualiti or aspecialy the focus ?
RobertoBertero Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Artist
For any camera sensor with not great high ISO performance, the only solution is to use bright lenses of high quality... the only problem is that they are very expensive!

For example, I would really love to get a f2, f1.4 lens... but really I should sell a kidney to buy such equipment... so I use my f4, taking advantage of the excellent high ISO performance of the 5D mark II

good luck :-)
DANZIEG Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks !
the-nika Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
so awesome!..
nahnia Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student General Artist
so beautiful *sighs* im in love :)
BIGredsARTWORLD Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student Interface Designer
How did you do this shot? I would really like to take alot more shots like this
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