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A night in the Pyrénées mountains
Lens: FA43mm/1.9 ltd Camera: K20D Photo Location: Spanish Pyrénées Mountain ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: >6s Aperture: F2.8 
Posted By: ghelary, 08-27-2010, 05:03 AM




Last week-end, I went in a 2 days hike in the Pyrénées, after crossing the border we camped in Spain.

I was exhausted, but happy to have taken my tripod to take such a scenery under full moon light.

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Wow- that looked like quite a big yet fun excursion! Love the night shot above the most out of the whole series!

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Loce the mist between the hills, the glowing camp and the stars - very mysterious and beautiful smooth light.
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Wow- that looked like quite a big yet fun excursion! Love the night shot above the most out of the whole series!
Big indeed it was, it was the second time in my life in mountain and my first time hiking in such places (I'm from Brittany where "mountains" top at 300m)

That night, we had walked for more than 10 hours and a cumulative positive ascension of about 1300m. The pass that we went trough as particularly step at 2600m above the sea. No vehicle of any sort can get there.

Anyway, Pentax was the perfect brand for this. I took the K20D, DA21, FA43 and DA70 and it was taking less space or weight than any zoom around. Since I have a Gitzo traveller (carbon tripod) I took it as well. All the pain of the day paid was paid with this picture.

Unfortunately I didn't have a wire remote to use the bulb mode, so the exposure was limited to 30s, which in this case was far from ideal since you start seeing some star trajectory in the sky while they are still looking like dots.

On a generic lesson on taking picture on such landscape, last time I was in a mountain I used the DA10-17, while ultrawide is certainly the only way to get everything in the picture, it remove completely that feeling of massiveness that you get while being there.
This time I used exclusively the FA43, it was far from ideal, since I was not in a shape allowing for running around to compose my picture. But it felt much easier to put in the picture a feeling of the scale of the landscape.

I know that there are some masters, Ansel Adams being the first, who codified mountain photography, but I know little of it. I guess I have to look at what the master did to progress.

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Beautiful shot well done
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Very impressive - an almost magical mood.

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