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Vajolet Towers by RobertoBertero Vajolet Towers by RobertoBertero
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Here you can see the gorgeous Vajolet Towers, in their famous southern side.
Slightly long exposure taken before dawn (5:35 a.m.), at the Passo di Laurino (2.621 m), in the heart of the Catinaccio (Rosengarten), Dolomites.

The moon was heading to the west, over the Croda di Re Laurino, so behind me and my camera, freeing the towers from darkness with some sort of feeble light, veiled by an ever-changing ocean of mist that for all night had silently wrapped the entire area... in a hushed otherworldly atmosphere...
The sun had not yet risen, but a far presence of light was coming from the east, providing three-dimensionality to the swirling clouds around the towers.
Due to the transition between night and day the colors are almost absent, a sort of natural monochrome, which is something I really love. I've taken other shots a bit later, much more colorful, but honestly I believe that "bright colors" are strongly overestimated in landscape photography.

In my humble opinion the Vajolet Towers (especially this side) are among the most beautiful mountains in the world, a must see for all true lovers of nature and mountain!
In their shapes I see: strength, grace and style.
I am well aware that some people may even remain indifferent to such a spectacle, we all have different personal tastes and preferences... but I know that - for me - at least once a year I have to come here and pay a visit... even though this place is pretty far from where I live. This was my second visit and I hope that many others will follow.
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zhangzongzheng Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Fantastic shot! It looks so otherworldly! :D
Annabelle-Chabert Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Photographer
I really love all your photos, and this one is a great example of you talent. A dark atmosphere, a pefect long exposure, an interseting point of view..... hum to many things to say about ! :faint:
Mountain is a great source of inspiration :nod:
Best regards,
Mecarion Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
wouw - great shot
geanera Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Wow!!! Ci sono stata quando avevo 13-14 anni...una scalata pazzesca, ma certo non me le ricordo cosi`!
A che ora del giorno sei risucito a fare una foto cosi` bella?
RobertoBertero Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Artist
6:35 del mattino... ma trovi tutto scritto bene bene della prefazione della foto, se non sai l'inglese dimmelo che te lo traduco!

grazie mille e complimenti per la tua ascesa :-)
geanera Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Veramente l'inglese lo so bene, vivo a Manchester da 12 anni!!! La descrizione l'avevo forse non molto attentamente...devi essere partito prestissimo per arrivare lassu` a quell'ora e ne e` valsa la pena!
RobertoBertero Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Artist
ho trascorso lý la notte :-)
geanera Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
cdenisr Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Unbelievable shot. Well done
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