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Rivers of Clouds at Moonlight by RobertoBertero Rivers of Clouds at Moonlight by RobertoBertero
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A sea of clouds, exposed to the south-east, is lit by the moon (63%) rising in the east.
Yes, a huge mass of clouds slipping down steep rocky ridges from a height of about 2.900 meters.

Shot taken at night on September 6th 2012, from the summit of Mount Rocciamelone (3.538 m), Italy.

This is one of the most otherworldly photograph I've taken so far. Thanks to the intrinsic magic of the night and to the privilege of being there, silently admiring this amazing moment.

This 195 seconds exposure, at 115mm on full frame, turned the slow passage of the clouds in a sort of "silky waterfall".
A few star trails are already visible, despite the exposure wasn't particularly long. I guess we all know as the consequences of Earth's rotation are more obvious when using a telephoto lens.
Intensity of colors, contrast and white balance are strongly faithful to the scene.

Main mountains here visible are the Uia Ciamarella (3.676), P.ta d'Arnas (3.560) and, at the horizon, the south-west face of Gran Paradiso (4.061), companion of many adventures :-)
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notneb82 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
What an incredible shot of an awesome phenomenon!
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Quantosauro Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Great shot! prefect moment
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swaeli Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Photographer
Beautiful! congrats
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ElECTRlCP0TAT0ES Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Its just..cdkgeftc rew aotrwro7fr
(That was me dying in amazement- things like this I just can't explain how, like, worlds away it is!)
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ConH Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
I have never seen a shot like this before... splendid :)
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Marazul45 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastica!!
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whoskipbob Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
brilliant!!
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wesoly-romek Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
On revisiting the shot I'm still amazed...
Certainly, among the best works I've seen on dA.
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augenweide Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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arualcat Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
wow, it's wonderful!
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