DescriptionI've seen this composition while hiking from the Col du Grand Saint Bernard area toward the Lac de Fenetres (Switzerland). I began to evalutate some aspects for a possible picture at night, to realize the next day, on my way back... since photography means freezing the decisive moment and also attentively evaluating potential.Besides, what I wish to capture most in my photographs is the intangible bridge which joins our little known world with the immense vastness of the unknown... that's why I'm increasingly perceiving the night as more and more interesting, bearing itself mystery par excellence.So the day after I was there, into the dark, on the same spot, on the same less slippery rock carefully chosen the day before (a strategic view point allowing a central capture of the river's waves), trying to accomplish my so longed dialogue between all surrounding elements, into an organic mystic structure: the flowing water, the particular conical shape of the mountain, the universe above.As usual in night/astro photographic technique, this photo is obtained by combining two exposures: a very long one at low ISO for the landscape, in order to preserve details and best high definition print quality, plus a second one of about thirty seconds at high ISO (and wide-angle lens) panning the camera up for the cosmos, any longer exposure would have resulted in beginning star trails.(Obviously it's all manual focusing, tripod, mirror lock up, remote shutter release).
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"