Night Embrace

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    Shot taken at night (on July 18th, 2012) in the majestic natural amphitheater of the Gracier Blanc, in the core of the Écrins National Park (France), with the mountain range culminating in the famous Barre des Écrins (4.102 m).
    I love that mountain !!
    On the right you can see my trusted tent illuminated from inside, while on the left (toward south), is visible part of the Milky Way.
    This crest mixed rock and ice (approx. 3.200 m), located about 200 meters above the glacier level, worked out as a lovely vantage point in order to get an overall view of the immense environment and, also, to properly convey the sense of scale and height of the surrounding mountains. A very important aspect which totally vanishes at the level of the glacier, for obvious reasons of perspective.
    As usual in my night photography, stars are just an integral part of a general concept and composition.
    So, like any other genres, photography not at service of the stars, but at service of an idea... of a proper scenic representation.
    At least, all this in the best intentions :-) ... then we have to consider all the technical and logistical problems, which are definitely a very substantial aspect in this complex photographic genre.
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    1. klaus53 21 months ago | reply

      A most sublime and superb image, an image that
      will remain in our minds forever ! Seen at :
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    2. ♦ Peter & Ute Grahlmann ♦ 21 months ago | reply

      A most sublime image, an image that
      will remain in our minds forever !
      Seen at Richard's group :
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    4. Nevena Uzurov 21 months ago | reply

      A most sublime and superb image, an image that
      will remain in our minds forever ! Seen at :
       Richard's Silver Star

    5. Hans Zitzler 21 months ago | reply

      A most sublime and superb image, an image that
      will remain in our minds forever ! Seen at :
       Richard's Silver Star

    6. kathy koch 21 months ago | reply

      I love the tranquil beauty of this photo. Amazing sky and landscape. Brilliantly captured.

    7. 灵魂 21 months ago | reply

      wow……

    8. charleswang55 21 months ago | reply

      Simply amazing!!

    9. Sandra A.-B. 20 months ago | reply

      This is magic! Wonderful shot and gallery.

    10. good_dood 19 months ago | reply

      Absolutely spectacular capture! Beautiful contrast and sense of scale from the tent.

    11. Mary590 19 months ago | reply

      magic night..

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