Moonrise in the Alps
The nearly full moon rises over the Gosau lake (visible at far left), illuminating the impressive Gosaukamm mountain range. Under crystal clear skies with minimal light pollution, the Milky Way is even visible with the bright moon is in the sky. Among the constellations visible in this image are Pegasus (at far left, above the moon), Aquila, the eagle (near the Milky Way) and Delphinus, the doplhin, to the upper left of it. At far right is Hercules, and below it, just above the mountaintops, one can see the memorable semi-circular outline of Corona Borealis, the northern crown. The landscape seen in this photo is part of the UNESCO world heritage region Hallstatt-Dachstein.
Panoramic image composed of five single exposures, each of 30 seconds, taken with a Canon EOS 550D at ISO 1600, 11mm, f/4.0, Cokin P830 diffusor.
This image is also featured in the TWAN guest gallery (it was even showcased on the TWAN front page for some time!) and was on display during the TWAN exhibition in the Ars Electronica Center in Linz.