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April 8, 2011
~colourish said; "It's such an amazing picture that reveals another concept of paradise. Makes me wonder why I am here and not there."

*Linkineos said; "What a wonderful and peaceful capture! You can really feel the coldness and the magic of the stars!"

=GraphiteColours said; "The lighting in this photo is just phenomenal! The setting is wonderful and the stars look close enough to touch - this scene is so breathtaking that it almost feels surreal!"

Another night in Paradise by *XavierJamonet
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Another night in Paradise


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This is a picture of the night of the 5th march 2011... A night spent under the stars on the summit of the Brevent in the Chamonix valley in french Alps...
We were front of the Mont Blanc, the highest summit of the Alps, an amazing scenery.
The mountains remains enlighted by the lights of the town in the valley, giving a really particular athmosphere.
The sky was amazingly clear, only the summit of the Mont Blanc was clouds covered.

A great remember

Canon EOS 5D mkII - EF 17-40 - tripod - 30sec @ f4 and 1600iso - headlight for the tent lighting :)

©Xavier Jamonet

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Edit : thank you so much everybody for the DD and for all your comments and favs... wow! :)
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:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Very few photographies are able to come close to perfection and this shot is among those.

You are immediately captured into the scene as soon as you start looking at this photo. The yellow tent first, then this dark blue infinite sky and of course the summits. Finally, the deep, cold snow into which the photographer will have to spend the night... The mountain feeling is everywhere here and this photo is the perfect combination of an extremely aesthetic image and a fascinating story telling.

Technically, the mastery of the exposure is right on : the tent is not burned out, the sky colour and the stars are well revealed and the shadows are not too dense. To finish, the composition has of course been calculated with a lot of care : the position of the tent, the right surface for the sky and this nice diagonal rising from the left to the right side.

All in one, a captivating and absolutely superb night / mountaineering shot. All my congratulations to Xavier Jamonet for this masterpiece !