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Shot taken on March 14th 2012 from the summit of Mont Brévent (2.525 m), France. During one evening-night-morning spent up there freezing my tail off, and, also, contemplating the immense beauty of the Mont Blanc massif north face! :-)

A bit on the right of the summit you can see the brilliant star Sirius.

I've decided to capture the huge area of the Mont Blanc summit (4.810 m) during the late evening transition time right after the blue hour, when the camera through long exposure is still able to perceive some sort of "atmospheric light", when the light pollution from Chamonix is still non too invading, and before moonrise that would have spoiled the sight of the first stars in the sky.
So: insanely great subject, right place and absolutely precise time window.

Unfortunately at this resolution it's not possible to see the Refuge Vallot, located at 4.362 meters above sea level. It's placed on the iced crest on the right... in the original hi-res file is perfectly visible the entire metal structure!
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r-maric Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015   Photographer
this is probably the best close up capture of mont blanc I've seen yet...Really amazing detail and atmosphere...I am wondering what lens was this shot with? Looks far closer then what you would be able to capture with 70-200...
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blackWidowchick97 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
such a gorgeous shot.
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SchattenLotus Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
So full of Win, RobertoBertero, :clap: :pat:

it looks like some kind of "beautiful Fantasy-Moonlandscape" or the like.
One of the most pretty Pictures i have ever seen in ma Life, that make me dream ^.^
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Zak05 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful shot!:thumbsup:
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Ekahuei Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
wow :D just just just too amazing :D !
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acoresjo88 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful work is featured here
Please have a look at the feature and comment on or fave it. Wish you a very happy new year!
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Sofiwick Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi! This photograph was chosen to be featured in the monthly news article by our group #Passion-for-Photos and it’ll be also moved to our “Feature” folder! Your art is awesome!
Here is the link: [link]
Please :+favlove: it to spread the love! :love:
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Schroe03 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Featured in [link]
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panna-phi Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
mindblowing capture.
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grimjfoot Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Stunning shot.
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Veeshanee Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
I think I'm in love with this picture.
It's magical, bellissima.

And I don't understand why you don't have more :+fav: on this.
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palmbook Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Super cool :D
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Meema Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Unbelievable! Excellent work.
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akcattykit Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Absolutely breathtaking!
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Puuronen Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very impressive image!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   General Artist
fantastic scene :)
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OntheEdgeofWorlds Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
amazing and wonderful! there s so much stillness and magnificence of night and mountains in this photo.. ty for sharing!
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bhalstead Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   Photographer
So impressive!
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acoresjo88 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lucky you, what a sight!
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RobertoBertero Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Artist
yes, lucky me, but the temperature was about -20 degrees Centigrade!
:-)
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acoresjo88 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I know that can be quite hard as a photographer :D
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Gleypa Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW!
This is....... so beautiful.
I love it.
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Speck2 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW!!! This is an amazing capture!! :clap: :clap:
Cindy
:hug:
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Merhlin Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I'm just jealous of all the beautiful mountain places you set foot on and grateful for your photography which takes me with you. ;)
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RobertoBertero Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Artist
thanks so much for your nice words, I am happy to take you on a visual journey :-)
somehow I think this is the purpose of landscape photography...
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Wolf-Ninja001 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
magical.
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