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Robert Bertero goes to great heights to get his spectacular photos, often capturing views that can only be seen from mountain peaks. These images, and many more just as amazing as these, are available for purchase on his site.
Bertero on his work:
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.
Light, and countryside by Nicolò
Dark River, Wide Field
Credit & Copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo
Explanation: A Dark River of dust seems to run from our Galactic Center, then pool into a starfield containing photogenic sky wonders. Scrolling right will reveal many of these objects including (can you find?) the bright orange star Antares, a blue(-eyed) horsehead nebula, the white globular star cluster M4, the bright blue star system Rho Ophiuchi, the dark brown Pipe nebula, the red Lagoon nebula, the red and blue Trifid nebula, the red Cat’s Paw Nebula, and the multicolored but still important center of our Galaxy. This wide view captures in exquisite detail about 50 degrees of the nighttime sky, 100 times the size of the full Moon, covering constellations from the Archer (Sagittarius) through the Snake Holder (Ophiuchus), to the Scorpion (Scorpius). The Dark River itself can be identified as the brown dust lane connected to Antares, and spans about 100 light years. Since the Dark River dust lane lies only about 500 light years away, it only appears as a bridge to the much more distant Galactic Center, that actually lies about 25,000 light years farther away.
Some of the best paintings are made by no one.
My city - Białystok - from the hills.