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Star Trails above Mont Blanc by RobertoBertero Star Trails above Mont Blanc by RobertoBertero
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Star trails, single-shot, exposure: 34 minutes, taken by the shores of Lake Cheserys, Aiguilles Rouges, France.

From here you can see the north face of the Mont Blanc massif.
On the right is perfectly visible the Aiguille du Midi lit up for the night.

Like all nights the beautiful alpine lake was alternating phases of complete water stillness with other rippled moments.
So, the reflection in the lake is just the average resultant of this long period of time... a sort of ghost :-)

I've also taken a much shorter shot, just 30 seconds, in a moment of complete stillness, with no wind, etc... and there the mirror reflection was just perfect.
Anyhow, in my opinion, this common urge to get "the perfect reflection" in the water is a "disease which passes in time" :-)
Landscape photography is such a wide field, thus leading to discovery infinite shades and endless different ways to see and read a landscape.
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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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dfloper Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent photo. 34 minutes with digital? I am impressed that it retains so much detail in the mountains.
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karlijnlovesart Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful
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grimjfoot Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Wonderful shot.
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Sparia Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student General Artist
wow...
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Shoayb Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome shot :)
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rdalpes Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
bravo !!
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Gorgeous! :clap:
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H8BTalways Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
great capture
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datazoid Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Beautiful photograph. :D
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11thDimensionPhoto Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Damn! :faint: Brilliant shot, bro. :clap:
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   General Artist
It's beautiful ^_^
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
beautiful:)
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NorbertKocsis Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice photo! :aww:
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acoresjo88 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic! I hope Ill have a camera someday that is able to produce these pictures...
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RobertoBertero Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Artist
Well, I don't know which camera you have, but, for sure, you just don't need to have necessarly a professional one to take a good star trail!
If the camera is professional you can do all in a single very looooong exposure (always with the risk of having to throw away the shot because of some shake due to wind or... whatever... ).
If your camera is of lower quality you can take many shots in succession, of about thirty seconds each, alternating with pauses of 30 sec to cool the sensor... and then put together alllll the shots with some free software (I just don't remember the name because I dont' use, but if you search on the internet you'll find various options).

Obviously there must be NO moon! :-)

good luck
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acoresjo88 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ive got a Lumix FZ38. The maximum shutter speed is limited to 60 seconds, so stitching the pictures together would be a possibility. I already read about that. The problem is the noise, my camera produces an awful lot of that. So my next choice will be a camera with better noise reduction of course, and a bulb mode. Its just too expensive right now...
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