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Another night in Paradise by XavierJamonet Another night in Paradise by XavierJamonet

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

Website l Facebook Page l Workshop in Iceland - June 2011

Edit : thank you so much everybody for the DD and for all your comments and favs... wow! :)
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Given 2011-04-08
~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 ( Featured by Anoya )
Critique by IIFrankII Apr 6, 2011, 9:09:05 PM
At first i thought this was digital art.

This is probably one the best night shots that i have ever seen.

The way the photographer managed to capture this moment taking everything in count shows a very advanced technique, unique talent and vision. Four very interesting parts in here: the "front", the near rocks, the enlighten mountains and the beautiful clear sky,working really well together.

A great moment and atmosphere stunningly captured. Not everyone can take a photo that really makes you feel like you are in there and even make it look so worm when its a snow landscape.

A total success ! Congratulations
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Critique by MarkusDS Apr 7, 2011, 8:03:59 AM
If any thing came near to perfect as far as photography is concerned then this is it. One must take into consideration, that this is not just a picture of a tent on the mountainside. The EXIF data tells us that this capture was created when it was dark. The photographer has used his skills to capture the available light (by that I mean the 30 sec. exposure and an ISO setting of 1600 to increase the sensors light sensitivity). The idea of putting a head torch in the tent to brighten it up appealed to me. By doing this the tent has it´s "own light" and stands proud from this incredible scene, but is also an integral part of the whole.
A very impressive capture, with clear and precise details. My compliments!
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Olivia-Kathriner Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot!
Olivia-Kathriner Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
What is the light source coming from the bottom?
CelticTyger Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
paradise for real. amazing shot
renny-saoirse Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
Magnificent view! I am so jealous, but in positive way :)
emestiu Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW! I want to be here! :O
CelticTyger Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
thats definitely paradise. reminds me of all the backpacking trips ive been on. nothing like it
1BeneDict Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017   Photographer
Incredible! :O
CMoretzfan19 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017
wow that's an amazing shot, it must've been quite the climb up there
KeithPurtell Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing sensitivity to available light. Thank you for sharing.
CelticTyger Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks like paradise
AveragePhotographer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
LittleKunai Featured By Owner May 14, 2016
look at those stars!
chrispye77 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016
This shot is truly awesome and shows real dedication to getting that shot. Love your work 
CamillaSakar Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
hawkwing22 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Student Photographer
Beautiful shot, the tent lighting is great. Congrats on your DD!
simply-uriel-2015 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful :)
JonasDrude Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect angle, perfect composition, perfect weather, perfect lightning, perfect sky, perfect photo!
fishofglass Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
This is awesome!
Oktoberfest87 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
BrookeHalll Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Amazing shot! 
oggthing Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This is simply one of the best photographs I have ever seen.

Fantastic shot.
Apollo-fatmah Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh think twice
Logic79 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Wow,this one actually made me want to climb a mountain,just to spend a night in a tent again :)
belladora95 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like your photos. Nice. ;) 

Look into me. :) Or add me to the favs. :)
500px: ;Hug 
alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Great shot!
beachelf Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
:iconhappyfellaavatar: Excellence!
donescu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
This is my favourite photo from your gallery. The colours are just magic
Doroteja1 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
warheads9000 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
omg that's one cool shot!
sahtanoj Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
great picture, perfect
sara-satellite Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured in my latest journal! :iconfeaturesplz:
KatiraMoon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing photo. :heart:
MohaganyEclipse Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Breathtaking, astonishing, beautiful, inspiring...need I say more ? :)
TLFinch Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am envious of your night in the Alps Xavier. Very well done !
detphoto Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
this is just superb.....   i hope you printed this and it is hanging on your wall
JangTrinh Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Amazing picture.
AnaArtAM Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Digital Artist
great, I share it in my new page…
Stringtone Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Adroxx09 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Hermoso lugar!!

BrownEyes-n-BlueEyes Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've spent time in the mountains, but not THIS much in the mountains.  Nothing about this image falls short of astonishing.
Undefined-Mari Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
What I'd give to be in a place like this..
Andra-Thea Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Hi! Your lovely photo has been featured on my poetry blog here. :)
ashcreator Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the light getting over the tent, It's just fantastic how you graduate light and shade in this pic.
ArdorFearless Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
That view is absolutely breath-taking! I wish I was there.
ambnas Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
BlackQuestant Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
what a gorgeous sky
JarredCynor Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Photographer
If I wasn't a starving artist my self, id so buy an 11x14 inch print of this image, mat and frame it!
thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
your beautiful work is featured at :iconwater-and-nature-art: [link]
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