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Throwback Thursday: In the Alpes

Two weeks ago, I was visiting my brother in Switzerland. I hoped for better conditions for star photography. You know, I’m living in one of the worst parts of Europe for this kind of photography because of the enormous rate of light pollution (get a light pollution map and find the purple area in the middle of Europe. South-East of it, in the red area, you can find my home area).

I was right, the conditions were much better, but not as good as they were in northern Norway.

The small, bright line heading from the center to the lower-left corner, is a falling star. In mid August you can spot the presides shower. While we saw some of them in the sky, I only captured this one with my camera.

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Monochrome Madness 2-50

 

mm50-610_1032-ete_wAnother week of Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole.

I took this image of the night sky while waiting for the Aurora in northern Norway (literally in a short pause). Here, where I live, we can never see so many stars at night. All the big cities around with their bright lights pollute the sky. So, you can only see the brightest stars. You have to be at least 70 km away from the next city to see all the stars. The farer, the better.

The mountain line in the image is about 2 km from my position. They are approximately 1,000 m high.

14mm, ISO 6400, 5 sec, f2.8, manual focus, full frame
29.02.2016 21:29h

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