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Pale di San Martino by RobertoBertero Pale di San Martino by RobertoBertero
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This is the pretty famous area of the Baita Segantini, above Passo Rolle, Italy, where it's possible to admire the lovely Pale di San Martino (Dolomites).

Photo taken during a very quick visit to this place on September 2011.
Apparently the hut was empty, but the light was still on, I do not know why.

Technically, this picture is obtained by stitching 2 horizontal shots taken immediately one after the other.
The first at ISO 3200 for the upper part and the second at 6400 ISO (with shorter exposure) for the lake, because, even if the water is perfectly still, in order to get a neat reflection of the stars it's better to act as quickly as possible.
Obviously the starry sky slightly "moved" during the two exposures, due to Earth rotation.

On the top left you can see Andromeda, the nearest spiral galaxy... that, according to recent studies, in a few billion years will collide (or merge) with "our" Milky Way galaxy... in any case don't panic :-)
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ssive Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
beautiful
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shaneydarko Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so good it is unreal...
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A2Matos Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Photographer
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WNaturalism Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Perfect capture! Love it!
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Lhianne Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
:heart: :iconwater-dreams: featured your wonderful work here [link] :heart:
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fotottiv Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
amazing!
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NML-Photography Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot. :D
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Libertades Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful.... beautiful.
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BklynGirl Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Wow, this is amazing...I would love to be there to see the stars.
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zviad1i Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
nice
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012   General Artist
Absolutely beautiful shot
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Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it.
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Puuronen Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful!
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xxConniexx Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work! It looks beautiful!
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Kanuka76 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ci sono stata ad Agosto a San Martino di Castrozza e ho fotografato proprio questi monti... la tua foto però è ovviamente molto più bella! Complimenti
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RobertoBertero Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Artist
mi sa che ci sono stati proprio tutti in questo luogo, eheh... io l'ho ritratto di notte perché arrivavo dalle Torri del Vajolet e poi dovevo andare a Torino
ma è stata una fortuna, perché la fotografia notturna mi appassiona molto
ciao!
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Kanuka76 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh io son stata sulle dolomiti solo 3 gg e abbiamo fatto un bel giro in scooter passando appunto di lì. E poi anche io son dovuta tornare a Torino. Cmq la foto è splendida ;)
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Snapplemunk Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow o.o Perfection! The reflection is beyond words!
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DavidRosario Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012   Photographer
Fantastical!
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Meema Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot.
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visualize7636 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
the reflection is stunning
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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work. Stunning!
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sasmile Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
it is magic! *-*
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: So so beautiful and that reflection :faint: ...perfect!
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NML-Photography Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing, great reflection. :D
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bhalstead Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012   Photographer
Beautiful combination of elements!
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful work
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
beautifiul;)
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Merhlin Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Bravo!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great capture and great technique with the faster exposure for the reflection. :thumbsup:
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Johnmckenna Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning! Great shot!
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Kaato66 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot!! you can really see all your hard work!
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SaBi88 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
fantastica!! come sempre!
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Your pictures never disappoint. :)

I love how the picture still has some clouds but not to many just the right amount to make the long exposure effect apparent and even the half half composition works out really nicely. :)
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RobertoBertero Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Artist
thank you very much again for your always keen observations!
Yes, it's actually hard to find the right balance, while out there, on the spot, between faintest night lights, clouds, visible starry sky, composition, etc...
and also, I wish to point out that in this kind of photography it's even more difficult not to get lost in transforming what we have captured on the spot in something just... insanely flashy...
in my opinion it's much more difficult to return a true image, faithful in every way to what we have seen
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Indeed; I would certainly say that your editing really remains true to the original image. I love your down to earth editing style. :)
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palmbook Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing :)
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Preettisen Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
very beautiful!
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