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Mont Blanc in the Mirror by RobertoBertero Mont Blanc in the Mirror by RobertoBertero
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This is the French side of the Mont Blanc massif mirroring in the still waters of lake Cheserys (2.211 m), high up in the Aiguilles Rouges above the Chamonix valley.
Night shot, taken on September 13th 2012, at 10:07 p.m.

Waters of alpine lakes are not always still as well as not always in motion. Let's say that in ordinary weather conditions they are just alternating phases in accordance with the winds.

Sometimes, even in this Cheserys area, I've seen photographers observing the waters a bit rippled... and then moving on, looking for other places... rather odd, I would say, since the patience to wait is definitely an essential component in this field.

Patience is basic also while we pay attention in reading the phases of the wind, somehow predicting the moments of quiet, having everything already setup to take the shot.
Usually, during the moments of wind I just define perfectly the composition and the camera setting, in order to be totally ready when everything will start to calm down.

This kind of photography with starry sky rarely exceeds the 30sec of exposure (because of Earth's rotation), therefore the fact to be operating in such a relatively "short" time increases considerably the chances to get water totally still during that specific time window.
Sometimes it's possible, sometimes not. In any case it's always worth trying :-)
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Marianne95 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
What a wonderful scenery, wow. Beautifully captured.
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KarmensPhotos Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :w00t:
Your beautiful picture is featured here: [link]
Have a nice day! :sun:
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KristenSpork Featured By Owner May 6, 2013   General Artist
Gorgeous reflection. ♥
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Krislinx Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnificent!
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NorbertKocsis Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo! :)
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little-spacey Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
featured in my latest journal :)
please :+favlove: the article to get your work more exposure
:peace:
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DorotejaC Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello!
You have been featured as a part of my Club's Best of January 2013 Feature. If you enjoyed it, please :+fav: it :aww:. Thank you.
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theycome Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
wow. absolutely amazing.
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AXItheImmortal Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   Photographer
soooo beautiful <3
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velindro Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Nice Photo!
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