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Carosello Stellare 18/09/2017

A long exposure with car trails from Berninapass, Switzerland.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV @15mm

Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD

5,6

B

200

Perseidi 08/08/2017

A beautiful night under a starry sky in the french alps.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV @15mm

Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD

2,8

30''

10000

The First One 05/04/2017

One month of photography at Bernina Pass... for full article:
http://sysaworld.com/articles/un-mese-al-bernina/12.html

Canon EOS 5D MArk IV @15mm

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

4

20''

1000

The Pulsing Heart 08/03/2017

Polar nights fascinated me since the first time I experienced Scandinavian lands. During my last travel in Lappi i also was so lucky to watch for this pulsing aurora heart over my head. Only a couple of seconds that will lasts for all the rest of my life.

Canon EOS 5D MArk IV @15mm

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

2,8

5''

6400

Green Movie 27/02/2017

After chasing away the clouds the sky now looks like to be an infinite movie. Watching at the show, i never get tired of looking at what's happening up there.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV @ 15mm

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

2,8

5''

6400

Green Smoke 19/02/2017

Aurora is not just something green appearing in the night. Aurora borealis is something more, something unique. So, i think its important to capture this phenomena with a unique composition. In this case my idea was to capture northern lights giving an idea of a green smoke coming out from the cabin.. is it?

Canon EOS 5D MArk IV @16mm

Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD

2,8

6''

5000

Monumental 15/02/2017

It has been one of the most impressive aurora night I took part in my life. A KP7 spectacle in the sky that lasts almost 3 hours. Standing here with minus 25 degrees in Lappi has been an incredible emotion. Small trees looks like to be monumental on this 3D-landscape.

Canon EOS 5D MArk IV

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

2,8

2''5

6400

Troms 09/01/2017

One of my first aurora in Troms. A great night to remember.

Canon EOS 5D MArk III

Canon EF 16-35 f2.8 L II

2,8

15''

3200

A One Night Trip 02/01/2017

I studied this shot for a long time, only possible in this days next to the winter solstice. More shots for the foreground stacking and a some for the train trail. Taken at 7.15 AM at Berninapass, CH

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV @15mm

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

5,6

2''

2000

Over the... fog 16/12/2016

Last night in Lecco with a wonderful foggy situation above the city lights. 15 minutes exposure

Canon EOS 5D mark IV @ 15mm

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

14

B

100

Bubbles in the Night 16/12/2016

Bernina Pass... last night...

various shots, focus stacking

Canon EOS 5D mark IV @ 15mm

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

2,8

B

2500

Mont Blanc range 04/09/2016

A shot from this summer expedition for Ferrino tents directly facing Mont Blanc, not far from Courmayeur. Another night to remember, a panoramic shot with Canon 5Ds for a final result of more than 100.000.000 pixels :D

Canon EOS 5Ds @ 15mm - Panoramic shot

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

2,8

30''

6400

Passo dello Stelvio 30/08/2016

With this shot I started my project to photograph 10 alpine passes in the central Alps with cars lights as subject but allways with different backgrounds. This is Stelvio Pass in Valtellina and this is the easiest shot to make: milky way :D

Canon EOS 5Ds @ 15mm - various exposures

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

5,6

B

4000

Highlab 10/08/2016

A shooting for my "night partner" FERRINO! Very high performance on the Highlab tents this summer :D

Canon EOS 5Ds @ 15mm

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

2,8

25''

6400

Stetind 14/06/2016

It was a long time I desired to admire this incredible mountain of Nordland in Norway. I know, there is only one Matterhorn in the world, and Matterhorn has been used to give its name to a lot of mountains all over the world. But Stetind is different, unique, I hope none will never accost Stetind to "Cervino".
After 46 hours of drive, pictures, snow, water, ferries, without sleeping, i was there and i will remember that night forever, also without a green sky !

Canon EOS 5D mark III @ 17mm

Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L

4

20''

1600

Volanstinden 09/06/2016

Looking for some unusual views over western Lofoten part, my attention focuses on a sharp mountain...

Canon EOS 5Ds @ 15mm - 55 minutes exposure

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

11

B

100

Secrets of the Stars 23/05/2016

There is always a time when you can stop and choose not to go to sleep

Canon EOS 5Ds @ 15mm

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

2,8

20''

1600

Mystic Bøosen 07/02/2016

A cloudy situation during a long winter night, Vareid. Norway.

Canon EOS 5DS @ 15mm

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

2,8

8''

1000

A special night 07/02/2016

Admiring a starry night in Norway.

Canon EOS 5DS @ 15mm

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

2,8

20''

1600

Tromsø 03/01/2016

Tromsø Fjord on a very cold night.

Canon EOS 5D mark III @24mm

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

2

20''

1600

Ferrino Night 01/10/2015

I thank my friends "models" Elena & Filippo for this romantic posing during the summer workshop in the valley of Zermatt. This shot is the first one taken as testimonial for Ferrino, really an honor to represent this Italian brand for its line of HighLab tents.

Canon EOS 5DS @ 15mm

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

3,5

15''

2000

Lapland Dream 20/09/2015

Preparing for the new season of northern lights, I try to get ready studying most beautiful situations I ever seen during my Arctic travels. This shot is from Svensby, a little-known dreamy landscape from Norwegian Lapland.
I wish everyone, at least one time in your life, to experience aurora borealis in front of a similar sky!

Canon EOS 5D mark III @17mm

Canon EF 16-35 f2.8 L II

2,8

5''

2000

Mother Nature 30/08/2015

Not so artistic this time... just want to show you the beauty of Mother Nature with a simple panorama of 4 shots at Stellisee, Zermatt.

Canon EOS 5DS @ 15mm - 4 shots merged in PANO

Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye

2,8

25''

4000

The night of Matterhorn 30/08/2015

In order to mark the 150th anniversary of the first two ascents of the Matterhorn, I show you my personal photographic scenery from Stellisee, in Zermatt. I waited blue hour, full moon and first of the five minutes illumination over the Whymper way up to the summit, to realize this keepsake photo!

Canon EOS 5DS @ 17mm

Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L

7,1

30''

500

Blooming Sky 17/05/2015

There's no such a dark night able to hide itself.

Canon EOS 5D mark III @15mm

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

2,8

4''

3200

Il tempo delle Cattedrali 03/04/2015

I will remember forever the unique moments where you stand in silence outside from a mountain hut hearing to the sounds of the stars.
Dolomites, Villnoess.

Canon EOS 5D mark II @16mm

Canon EF 16-35 f2.8 L II

8

B

400

Moonlight Alps 27/02/2015

I am very fond of this shot I took not far from my second home,my beloved Madesimo, in the italian central Alps.
I appreciate the presence of the moon in winter photography, I consider it essential to achieve spectacular results. Consider this when going out in the mountains landscapes.

Canon EOS 5D mark II @24mm

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4

7,1

30''

400

The Fox's Tail 12/02/2015

According to a folk tale, an arctic fox is running far in the north and touching the mountains with its fur, so that sparks fly off into the sky as the northern lights. Gymsøyand, Lofoten Norway.

Canon EOS 5D mark III @15mm

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

2,8

1''

3200

Borealis live Show 09/02/2015

Looking to the aurora from the beach of Skagsanden, Lofoten. Norway. In the picture my friend photographer Kiss Zsolt.

Canon EOS 5D mark III @15mm

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

2,8

4''

3200

150th Zermatt Matterhorn 04/11/2014

I was in Zermatt last month, preparing a magazine issue on the celebration of the Matterhorn 150th year jubilee. The town is focussed to celebrate the first ascent of Whymper expedition in the summer of 1865. Each summer a large number of mountaineers try to climb the Matterhorn via the northeast Hörnli ridge, the most popular route to the summit, facing directly to the most famous mountain village of the Valais and the entire Swiss.

Canon EOS 5D mark III @35mm

Canon EF 16-35 f2.8 L II

8

30''

320

Alps Invasion 22/10/2014

Lac de Cheserys startrail.

Canon EOS 5D mark III @16mm - 100 shots

Canon EF 16-35 f2.8 L II

2,8

30''

5000

Love Outdoor 24/08/2014

When I spent my night outside I normally try to take some unique photo to add to my portfolio. This shot come from a night in the Oberland Bernese Alps during a beautiful and cold starry night. It was not so simple to manage the lighting of the scene in an artificial way, especially because for light in the tent, and for filling on the subject, we need few seconds compared to 30 seconds that we have to dedicate to the Milky Way.
My friend was standing still for all the exposure, and I dedicated myself to the illumination of the scenery, running in front of him and pointing a correct light avoiding wrong direction or strength of the beam. After some attempts we finally reached our goal!

Canon EOS 5D mark III @15mm

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

6,3

30''

2000

Alone in the Dark 10/08/2014

I usually include people in my photos cause I want my shots to be as alive as possible. In this case I was photographing during a very dark night on a remote lake in the Haute Savoie french Alps (Reserve Naturelle des Aiguilles Rouges).
Its impossible to explain the emotions you feel in situation like this, so I included a friend in the picture, its useful to help me in my intent to convey what I would like to transmit with this image.
Panorama composed of 4 shots, 2 rows 2 colums.

Canon EOS 5D mark III @15mm - 4 shots composed on Panoramic

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

2,8

30''

3200

Meteors On Matterhorn 06/08/2014

A composed startrail shot of 200 images, taken on a full moon night at Stellisee, Zermatt Valais.

Canon EOS 5D mark II @18mm - 200 shots

Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm f/3.5 ZE

3,5

30''

1250

Facing Matterhorn 02/08/2014

One of the best moment I love for shooting is twilight. Sometimes, with full moon, we can experience some unique condition just an hour before sunrise. The first light hit the highest peaks just when the last stars plays in the sky. If you are photographing from 3000 meters or above we can also be spectators of breathtaking arrays of colors in the sky!
Stellisee, with Matterhorn (Cervino) - Dent Blanche - Ober Gabelhorn.

Canon EOS 5D mark II @18mm

Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm f/3.5 ZE

14

15''

400

Double Sky 29/07/2014

The biggest emotion, when I found myself in front of this spectacle, was to admire the stars reflecting in the lake. The silence that reigned all around is something I will remember for a long time... maybe forever.
Lac de Chesery, workshop Clickalps summer 2014, France.

Canon EOS 5D mark III @24mm

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

1,8

20''

5000

Dolomitic Startrail 21/07/2014

Does it looks like a meteor shower or not?
I took this short startrail at Giau Pass, not far from Cortina d'Ampezzo, in the Dolomites. In the water we can see reflected Ursa Major (Grande Carro).
This luminosity is caused by the full moon behind me.

Canon EOS 5D mark III @15mm - 50 minutes exposure

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

5

30''

1250

Misurina & Sorapiss 17/07/2014

Is a full moon night in Misurina. I am travelling over the Cadore Dolomitic region, waiting for a sudden change of weather, as the forecast says.
After a few hours of patience, the photographer's waiting is rewarded, even more than in my expectations.

Canon EOS 5D mark III @40mm

Canon EF 28-300 mm f/3.5-5.6 l is usm

7,1

30''

800

Stop E-Motion 15/07/2014

Playing with "Light Painting" techinque at Giau Pass in Dolomites during a full moon night. At the end the electrocardiogram has gone flat!

Canon EOS 5D mark III @15mm - 40'' Posa B

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

5

B

1000

Steel Landscape 07/07/2014

I propose a variant of the "Steel Wool" technique. Of course, I could not resist to apply it to my environment, the mountains. I took this shot with the friends partecipating at the Engadine Clickalps Workshop 2014.

Canon EOS 5D mark III @15mm

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

2,8

30''

2000

OranGreen 28/06/2014

Lyngen Alps, in the northern part of Norway, not far from Tromsoe, is a great area for Northern Lights hunters!
During the day we can experience some activities on the snow and during the night is very probably to admire the unique phenomena of the Aurora Borealis... remember we are here in the "Oval"!

Canon EOS 5D mark III @16mm

Canon EF 16-35 f2.8 L II

2,8

10''

2000

Tonight is the Night 20/06/2014

Our tents during a summer expedition in Dolomites, Italy.
Do you feel the starry sky above our heads?
Good night Mr. Monte Pelmo !

Canon EOS 5D mark II @24mm

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

2,8

20''

4000

A Night in the French Alps 14/03/2014

I dreamed this shot for a long time. In the summer of 2012 I have achieved my goal during a night spent at the Lac de Cheserys, not far from Chamonix. From here the view on Mont Blanc range is very breathtaking, if you choose a moonless night you can also experience an enchanting milky way above your tent!

SELECTED IN FOTOBLUR: http://www.fotoblur.com/images/675569

Canon EOS 5D mark II @24mm

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

2

20''

2000

St.Moritz, Top of the World 24/02/2014

I love St.Moritz and the Suisse alps. I love how its landscapes changes during the year, I love the extreme cold of the winter and the stunning views around mountains and lakes of Engadin.
Today I publish a recent shot taken in a remote village, now covered by the 2014 record snowfalls in the Alps.
Good night Switzerland.

Canon EOS 5D mark III @15mm

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE

2,8

25''

2000

Another World 13/01/2014

A photographic story from one of the coldest nights of my life. 
After few hours passed in this show, I realized that I was going to lose sensitivity to three fingers of my right foot!

Canon EOS 5D mark III @24mm

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

1,8

15''

2500

-25 °C 23/08/2013

This is a shot from last winter, I was acclimatating to cold situations to be ready in time for my future trip to northern Europe and for the freezing temperatures of the arctic night (shooting all night to auroras).
In reality I never found in Norway all the feared cold... indeed of this night in my neighbor "Valmalenco" I especially remember the fact that I have regained my fingers after only 3 months. An Adventure NOT to repeat!

SELECTED IN FOTOBLUR: http://www.fotoblur.com/images/606526

Canon EOS 5D mark III @24mm

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

1,8

20''

2500

Dolomites Revelation 27/07/2013

Changes in the weather are the most spectacular moments for a landscape photographer. Too often, however, we do not believe in interesting explosion of the weather and we desist to adventure at high altitudes risking the wind, cold or even lightning.
In this case, however, the silky veil of clouds, a sign of a change in weather, positive or negative, leaves me open-mouthed in front of a postcard in Dolomites composed of Cadini of Misurina and Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen).

AWARDS: Photo published on 1x.com

Canon EOS 5D mark II @24mm

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

4

30''

400

Echoes at Twilight 23/07/2013

There is no Wi-Fi in the high mountains,but I think you will find a better connection.

Canon EOS 400D @15mm

Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye

7,1

15''

400

The North Face 18/07/2013

Alone with the stars and my tent, looking for "the north face" of the mountains!

Canon EOS 5D mark III @18mm

Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm f/3.5 ZE

3,5

25''

6400

If I Could Make a Wish 13/07/2013

If you make a wish, it's because you see a star falling down,
if you see a star falling down, it's because you're looking at the sky,
if you're looking at the sky, it's because you still believe in something…
(Bob Marley)

SELECTED IN FOTOBLUR: http://www.fotoblur.com/images/593500

Canon EOS 5D mark II @38mm

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

4,5

10''

1000

The Charm of the Night 24/06/2013

Lake Rosset: the last dim rays of the sun reverberate in the clouds as the night takes its place in the Gran Paradiso National Park, Piedmont, Italy.

Canon EOS 5D mark III - @24mm - Star Trail effects with unique shot of 835 seconds in posa B

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

4,5

B

250

Ursa Major (Grande Carro) 20/06/2013

Among the groups of most visible and recognizable stars in the northern sky we can include the constellation of Ursa Major. The seven brightest stars in it form the asterism known in my nation as the "Grande Carro" (italian language). But the name changes and takes a lot of variations all over the world: for example is known as the Big Dipper in the United States and Canada, or as the Plough in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Three Leaps of Gazelle in the Arab culture... and so on. But whatever its the name there is always one thing that unites all cultures and resides in the mysteries of the Deep-sky objects, something that still fascinates us to face up when we admire the night sky.
In this photo I've adjusted the "star's effect" with the software Star Spikes Pro.

Canon EOS 5D mark II @24mm - Panoramic shot (3 pics merged vertically)

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

1,8

25''

2500

Lagrev Stars 06/04/2013

This shot was taken during a cold winter night from the small village of Grevasalvas, one hour walk from the route to St.Moritz in Engadine. The sky was very clear and some clouds passed over the Lagrev peak just in time...

Canon EOS 5D mark III @16mm

Canon EF 16-35 f2.8 L II

2,8

30''

4000

The Dance of the Spirits 11/03/2013

I love landscape photography and I realize my favorite shots during the night.
So this time I decided to go to Norway, it's my dream. My fantasies are located in the Lyngen alps, near Tromso, where the auroral zone band passes through (70°N latitude).
The cold is perfect (almost -15°) and the charged particles coming from the solar wind are ready to reach the Earth, where, when meeting the atmosphere, it's possible to admire the dance of the sky: some greenish glow or sometimes a faint red that may change within seconds or glow unchanging for hours. The Dance of the Spirits starts!

Canon EOS 5D mark III @16mm

Canon EF 16-35 f2.8 L II

2,8

10''

2500

The perfect Mountains 26/02/2013

It's very difficult for me to make a ranking of the most beautiful mountains in the world, I can not find a correct review, it is almost impossible.
But I can certainly say that these mountains, Odle Group in the Dolomites of Trentino, have forms of unique beauty, almost perfect.
Every year thousands of people come to Funes Valley and remain enraptured face of these cathedrals of rock.

Canon EOS 5D mark II @16mm - Double exposure - 20 seconds & 16 minutes

Canon EF 16-35 f2.8 L II

5

B

200

Milky Way on Mont Blanc 19/02/2013

This shot was taken in the summer of 2012 during a trekking in the French Alps. This enchanting lake reflection of the Mont Blanc group is possible from one of the Lac des Chéserys, situated in the Haute Savoie Alps near Chamonix. I spent the night there with my tent... it was a great night!
Some photography tips:
- choose a night without moon, best for milky way
- use the correct exposition to avoid that the stars are moved, 15 seconds could be a good choice

Canon EOS 5D mark III @24mm

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

2

15''

2000

Frozen World 16/02/2013

Is a cold night in the Alps and the wind does not help me to resist in one of the most extreme moments that I lived in the mountains.
But one more time my passion for Nature, together with love for Photography, gives me the courage to continue and to pull out my icy fingers to embrace this incredible moment. This night is a dream to be here, I hope you'll find in my shot a little bit of the beauty that I find into the Alps with its most intimate moments.

Canon EOS 5D mark III @24mm

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

2,8

15''

2500

Alone with the Moon 14/02/2013

Tonight I'm alone with the moon in an immense landscape.
I admire the stars and I enjoy quietly the night show of nature. Only the wind and the cold are my enemies, but the excitement once again wins on them.
Good night my alps.

Canon EOS 5D mark III @24mm

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

2

5''

800

Heidi's Village 09/02/2013

The clouds chase each other across the sky leaving a stardust to brush the cold night in Grevasalvas. I never thought I could meet a sky so picturesque in one of my pictures and shooting it in the mythical village of Heidi fills even more magic this Engadine shot.

Canon EOS 5D mark III @24mm - 4 shots merged in a panoramic square view

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

2,2

20''

1600

Monviso Startrail 06/02/2013

This is the result of a long exposure taked during a summer night from Lago Superiore, at the foot of Monviso. This peak is one of the most slended through the Alps, often visible and easily recognizable even from Milan.
The good result of this kind of shots is on finding the right mix of weather and moon phase, but this is just as important as the perfect harmony beetwen the right camera settings. You can't make a mistake on setting the right Aperture, Shutter Speed or ISO Film. Go and try tonight!

Canon EOS 5D mark III @18mm

Canon EF 16-35 f2.8 L II

5

B

250

The Bright Landscape 05/02/2013

2000mt slm, -20C°... waiting for the arrival of the moon on a cold night in January.
The choice of the composition is essential for the success of a shot.
Sometimes we may omit this important detail.
Go and search for the best point of view!

Canon EOS 5D mark II @16mm

Canon EF 16-35 f2.8 L II

5,6

30''

800

The Breath of the Night 22/01/2013

Even the night has its deep breath
hidden in the dark
illuminated by the stars...
good night Monviso!

Canon EOS 5D mark III @24mm

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

1,8

20''

4000

King of Stone & Stars 21/01/2013

Night photography needs a proper study of the location and very important is the period of the month, depending on which photo we would like to shot.
Fundamental importance is done by presence or absence of the moon. Take care also of humidity and wind, they can be enemies against the equipment as much as cold temperatures.
In this shot I was in a lake (Superior Lake) at the foot of one of the most beautiful and slended mountains in the Alps: Monviso, the "King of Stone".

Canon EOS 5D mark III @24mm

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

1,8

20''

4000

Soglio Stars 18/12/2012

I admire, in silence, a starry sky of rare beauty. The clouds are the absolute protagonists with a really unusual color, maybe thanks to the influence of the first rays of light reaching the sky from the sunrise.
I wanted to sign such pleasant landscape with the presence of branches, framing the shot.

Canon EOS 5D mark III @24mm

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

2,2

20''

1000

Lights in the Night 16/12/2012

5,30 AM. I'm watching the winter sky with a shower of Geminids that accompanies the passing of the minutes waiting for the arrival of dawn.
Why not invent something using my head torch?

Canon EOS 5D mark III @24mm

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

2,8

15''

800

It's a Kind of Magic 07/11/2012

Dolomiti, Italy: Cadini of Misurina pierce the clouds in a moonless night. In the distance Drei Zinnen (Tre Cime di Lavaredo) accompany the poetic song in a starry night of rare beauty: it's a kind of magic. My tent is waiting for me, good night!

Canon EOS 5D mark II - @24mm

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

2,8

15''

6400

4000's Above Clouds 17/10/2012

6 o'clock: the weather is changing quickly and the first snow is coming!!! Some of the most famous 4000 meter peak in the Alps (Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn) emerge from the clouds from a summit in the Natural Park of Mont Avic, Valle d'Aosta, Italy.

Canon EOS 5D mark III - @34mm - 6 merged shots

Canon EF 16-35 f2.8 L II

2,8

20''

1250

Monviso Fluctuation 22/09/2012

Night photography fascinates and impresses with its ability to reproduce peculiar and unknown situations to most visitors of the mountains. Photographers who want to capture the essence of the night should be able to mix the different components that can best enhance its charm and mystery at the same time: location, framing, absence of moisture, absence of the moon if the intent is to capture the Milky Way, proper use of the equipment available... and so on! After endless night images I wanted to try a different shot from the usual Milky Way that dives into the sky. I hope you'll like it.

Canon EOS 5D mark III - @24mm - 3 merged shots

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

2

10''

3200

Blue Rosset 18/09/2012

The goal of producing an interesting shot in each of the major mountain ranges of the Alps continues with the Gran Paradiso. From extensive research we find that it is well framed by the area of the Colle Nivolet in Piedmont. We plan to venture there at the first good opportunity and this happens when different conditions overlap in mid-September 2012: complete absence of the moon, a fresh snowfall at high altitudes and a strong and cold wind coming from north. We have to brave the cold, which will be intense, but passion for the mountains goes far beyond any doubts and then we venture to this beautiful area dotted with lakes... a good luck will do the rest!

Canon EOS 5D mark III - 3 merged shots

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4

9

5''

400

Moncenisio Dream 13/09/2012

During the last years I approached astrophotography incorporated into the landscape. So I often travel through the Alps in search of nocturnal views that highlight the Milky Way. The best time of the month is when the moon is not present in the sky but in rare cases it is possible the opposite and this allows wonderful illumination of the panorama with a sky that enhances the spiral of our galaxy. I always like crispy and windy evenings like the one in this shot with my "Clickalps" friends at the French Moncenisio pass. Get ready for the cold!

Canon EOS 5D Mark III - 3 merged photos

Canon EF 16-35 f2.8 L II

2,8

15''

3200

Drei Zinnen with Milky Way 23/08/2012

A clear Milky Way over Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen) in Dolomites Unesco. Picture taken inside a natural cave used as a frame for the shot!

AWARDS: Photo published on 1x.com

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

1,4

10''

4000

Good night trekker! 22/08/2012

Lac de Cheserys, 17/08/2012. Torn between the desire to continue shooting and the tiredness of the day I prepare to enter into my tent with the Milky Way being my bedside light-du-jour.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II - Photo composed with 5 shots

Canon EF 16-35 f2.8 L II

2,8

25''

3200

Ultra STAR Trail du Mont Blanc 20/08/2012

Lac de Cheserys, a summer night completely without moon. Mont Blanc is lit by the lights of Chamonix. Composed with Star Trail software.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II - 100 pictures in Star Trail

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

1,8

20''

2500

Cloudy Night 13/08/2012

Red clouds reveal the first holes in the sky after a storm. From the shores of the Azure Lake in the Spluga Valley, Italian Alps.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II - 4 pictures in panorama with microsoft ICE

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

1,8

25''

3200