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Mont Blanc Massif

This is another shot showing part of the Mont Blanc massif French side.

Taken during the night between 14th and 15th March 2012, from the summit of Mount Brévent (2,525 m - 8,284 ft).


My concern was to keep colors and contrast absolutely natural, just straight out of camera.

Obviously, this is the reading of the camera sensor, which differs somewhat from the reading of our eye.

Our eyes in complete darkness begin to fail... that's why, thanks to the long exposure technique, the night vision of a good camera can be effectively more powerful in showing details and remote faintest lights than it is our vision.


Here the massif is illuminated from below by the lights of Chamonix.


From left to the right you can see:

Aiguille Verte, Aiguille de Triolet, Aiguille de Talèfre, Aiguille de Leschaux, Aiguille de l'M, Aiguille de la République, Les Grands Charmoz, Aiguille du Grépon, Bec d'Oiseau, Aiguille de Blaitière, Aiguille des Ciseaux, Aiguille du Fou, Pointe Lépiney, Dent du Caiman, Dent du Crocodile, Aiguille du Plan, Rognon du Plan, Col du Plan, Aiguille du Midi, Col du Midi, Mont Blanc du Tacul.

Glacier des Nantillons, Glacier de Blaitière, Glacier des Pèlerins, Glacier des Bossons.


Last but not least, the tiny dot just above the Aiguille de Talèfre is planet Saturn :-) ... I know, it's just a speck in the sky like so many others... but it has always been my favorite planet !!



©Roberto Bertero, All Rights Reserved. This image is not available for use on websites, blogs or other media without the explicit written permission of the photographer.

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Taken on March 14, 2012