Description I took this shot at 2700 meters altitude, in the Gran Paradiso National Park (Italy), on June 6th, after Moonset (scheduled for 1 am). Earth is moving, stars are moving, so I chose a 6400 ISO and not too long exposure to capture the stars, plus a second much longer exposure, at lower ISO, just for the stone ridge (which is usually not moving) This to preserve the best high definition print quality.It's well known that through long exposures at high ISO, cameras can see things far beyond the human eye, and that's really what interested me most. I was eager to capture the cosmic clouds surrounding the Milky Way, clouds that are not visible to the naked eye with the same intensity and clarity that instead a good electronic instrumentation can offer. The soft red glow on the stone ridge comes from a dam, few hundred meters below. I guess there is also a passing shooting star...
Roberto Bertero, Rivoli (Torino) Member Since September 2010 Artist Statement I am a professional musician, seriously interested in photography since 2007.
I love exploring the Alps. The resulting pictures are just the top of an "iceberg" that symbolizes a personal path of continuous and deep research about the ancient mysteries of this world and the universe. Sometimes I think that photography is just a personal excuse to return in certain places, look for new ones... and so continue the "endless journey".
I am conscious concerning the difficulties to render, respectfully, in a single image, all the magnificence I see, on place, with my own eyes.... That's why I am devoting a profound sense of discipline and responsibility in this activity, as a due tribute to the wonderful places I am visiting and also because I can't stand the idea of wasted beauty. Sometimes I am successful in my efforts, other times less... In any case I feel as interacting with impermanence, somehow "freezing in time" landscapes that will never appear the same again, in a constant immense flux of no fixed nature.
Some achievements, publications: - Meridiani Montagne - Éditions David - Ev Magazine - Earth Shots - Global Footprint Network - Photo of the Day on National Geographic - 1x.com yearbook "Beyond"