Description Few days ago I've spent a night on the summit of mount Rocciamelone (3,538 m - 11,608 ft), so I could manage some night shots :-)Conditions were almost ideal, Moonrise was scheduled for 2:57 am, and, after sunset, the starry sky remained dark for a long time.There is always light pollution coming from the valley, which is more than three thousand meters below, but honestly I think it has not affected the view of the cosmos(photographically speaking, of course, with naked eye you can barely see these night lights).I've basically produced this picture, heading South, showing the massive body of the Milky Way crashing on the Cottian Alps (it's easy to distinguish the famous pyramidal shilouette of Monte Viso), plus two more shots (I'll post on the next days), just following the arc of our galaxy to the East and North-East.Unfortunately it has not been possible to photograph the Milky Way to the North, above the glacier below, since the wind was too strong (as usual, I have to say), making impossible any long exposure, actually barely lets you stand. So perhaps another time!
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"