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Panoramic view of the milky way arch at the Acquafredda Castle.In the valley of Cixerri, Sardinia (Italy)suddenly appears the inaccesible rock of the Acquafredd...
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Panoramic view of the milky way arch at the Acquafredda Castle.In the valley of Cixerri, Sardinia (Italy)suddenly appears the inaccesible rock of the Acquafredda medieval fortess, built in the 13th Century by the count Ugolino Della Gherardesca, quoted in the 'Divina Commedia' of Dante Alighieri.
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Rl1956
 
Rl1956 April 30, 2014
WOW amazing, congrats
TheSprungers
 
TheSprungers April 30, 2014
Beautiful!
pladin517
 
pladin517 April 30, 2014
Will you tell me how to shoot stars like this? Did you use stacks?
gpaakkonen
 
gpaakkonen April 30, 2014
Congratulations on being a finalist in the dps contest. This was definitely one of my faves
ArtQ
 
ArtQ May 01, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
DavidAELevy
 
DavidAELevy May 01, 2014
Inspiring! Love this!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life May 01, 2014
WOWIE.!! love LOVE this. :):)
angieparker
 
angieparker May 01, 2014
Very cool!
richgreene
 
richgreene May 01, 2014
Beautiful shot worthy of its accolades!
Aanestad-Bakke
 
Aanestad-Bakke May 04, 2014
Amazing!
sebastianmuglia
 
sebastianmuglia May 18, 2014
I tuoi cieli? Unici!
stamatispappas
 
stamatispappas June 01, 2014
Very creative!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 June 01, 2014
Stunning... Congrats! :)
tinahilliker
 
tinahilliker December 06, 2014
I would love to learn how to do this, stunning!
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi December 26, 2014
fantastic shot !
pearljam9497
 
pearljam9497 January 06, 2015
One of the most amazing photos I've ever seen! Nice work
danielkerray
 
danielkerray January 07, 2015
Top Gun, or just all the Right Stuff! Nothing like shooting for the starts, congratulations what an honor!!! Beautiful shot!
patriciarustin PRO
 
patriciarustin January 07, 2015
Amazing Congratulations
SaintMarino
 
SaintMarino January 07, 2015
Congratulations on your win, truly a masterpiece!!!
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD January 07, 2015
Congratulations on winning the contest. Well done.
kjodway
 
kjodway January 07, 2015
Breathe taking, Congrats!
janland PRO+
 
janland January 07, 2015
Beautiful capture and wonderful composition! Congrats!
Wizzard PRO
 
Wizzard January 08, 2015
Magnificent work! Congrats on the Huge Win!!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 January 08, 2015
Congratulations! Gorgeous picture!
PattyTuggle PRO+
 
PattyTuggle January 08, 2015
Congratulations on the big win and the awesome image! Bravo :)
disneymamom PRO
 
disneymamom January 08, 2015
CONGRATULATIONS on Image of the Year! blessings..
bronwynrebeccaparsons
 
bronwynrebeccaparsons January 08, 2015
congratulations! well deserved. Amazing!
Crocrocphoto
 
Crocrocphoto January 08, 2015
Well deserved congrats
pranab
 
pranab January 08, 2015
Congrates....
maureenrueffer
 
maureenrueffer January 08, 2015
Congratulations it's beautiful!
debhall PRO+
 
debhall January 08, 2015
Congrats on being selected as the winner for Image of The Year! I salute their choice!
robertpuig
 
robertpuig January 08, 2015
Congrats great image
Pointomega PRO+
 
Pointomega January 08, 2015
Very impressive! Congratulations!!!!
Colbabe
 
Colbabe January 08, 2015
Beautiful
melrosawebb
 
melrosawebb January 08, 2015
Congrats , beautiful
dianadrummonddavis Premium
 
dianadrummonddavis January 08, 2015
Congratulations! So pleased for you! It would be neat if we could have a "tell us how you did it" tutorial!
RichardReames PRO
 
RichardReames January 08, 2015
Awesome shot, congratulations!
danielmartin
 
danielmartin January 08, 2015
Bravo! Congratulations!!! Perfect shot!!
henrylam
 
henrylam January 08, 2015
I love this shot, I love it even more because you used a 500D
Bob5253 PRO
 
Bob5253 January 08, 2015
Congrats on the shot of the year. Wonder capture showing great skill.
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta January 08, 2015
Brilliant time exposure. Congratulations on being the Winner.
KhristianAK
 
KhristianAK January 08, 2015
Congrats, perfect shot
oreoluwaowolabi
 
oreoluwaowolabi January 09, 2015
wow!! out of this world!
markfederighi
 
markfederighi January 09, 2015
Grande Ivannnn
kellybooth
 
kellybooth January 09, 2015
Congratulations. Your photos are all stunning
Tiekie
 
Tiekie January 09, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
Gaydee
 
Gaydee January 09, 2015
Beautiful...Congrats ! :)
AimeeMichelle
 
AimeeMichelle January 09, 2015
Amazing photo. Congrats! !!!
cjezell PRO
 
cjezell January 10, 2015
Absolutely STUNNING!
zakdique
 
zakdique January 11, 2015
WOW!!! Well done...
michael2015
 
michael2015 January 11, 2015
very well done
GeraldineLefoe
 
GeraldineLefoe January 12, 2015
Congratulations on winning the image of the year. Superb.
robynbaker
 
robynbaker January 12, 2015
Congratulations on your win for Image of the Year. It is well deserved. Your photos are breathtaking.
ChloeClik
 
ChloeClik January 22, 2015
Absolutely magnificent, it's just stunning!
Redcow
 
Redcow March 07, 2015
Stunning image. Congratulations!
2242James PRO
 
2242James July 16, 2015
Very good lighting but landscape could have been framed better.
Jane Fiore
2242James PRO
 
2242James July 16, 2015
You did a good job!
ToneZone
 
ToneZone January 01, 2016
Questo e il solo foto di vera bellezza che io abbia mai visto! Un vero capolavoro!
LuminitaPhotos
 
LuminitaPhotos April 28, 2016
I LOVE this type of photography. Great work. Very beautiful.
krsreddy158
 
krsreddy158 April 29, 2016
Out of this world, literally!
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair April 29, 2016
Stunning!
binumahbuba
 
binumahbuba April 29, 2016
Excellent
mariomoralesrub
 
mariomoralesrub May 15, 2016
What a great hard work! congratulations!!
phyllisphotos
 
phyllisphotos June 30, 2016
So very awesome!
bose
 
bose July 12, 2016
Extreme
Samaltofik
 
Samaltofik July 22, 2016
the best panorama & melky way
TimothyPrincehorn PRO+
 
TimothyPrincehorn August 17, 2017
Incredible image. Congratulations!
lyoung403b
 
lyoung403b December 12, 2017
What an amazing shot!

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Behind The Lens

Location
Near a little town called Siliqua, in Sardinia. It's the Acquafredda Castle. In the valley of Cixerri, Sardinia(Italy) suddenly appears the inaccesible rock of the Acquafredda medieval fortess, built in the 13th Century by the count Ugolino Della Gherardesca, quoted in the 'Divina Commedia' of Dante Alighieri.
Time
13 July 2013 at midnight.
Lighting
I needed the darkest possible, but the light pollutions of towns but the lights of the city near disturbed, only in the foreground I udes a bit my headlamp to lighten the field.
Equipment
Canon 500D and samyang 14 2.8, exposure: 30" f2.8 iso 3200, tripod and panoramic head.
Inspiration
I was fascinated by the location of this castle so I had to make a composition in this nocturnal landscape. I spent a few hours taking the scenic and occasionally appeared the clouds moving in the sky, the moment I thought it was a noise, and I was annoyed by this, I wanted a clean sky, but then once you have created an overview with all the shots, clouds created a second arc almost like the smoke that comes from the mouth of a volcano and all this enriched composition rather than being a nuisance.
Editing
I used panoramic software to stitch 16 shots, vertical shots. And all the post production in lightroom.
In my camera bag
Sony a7 Sony a7II samyang 14 Sony 16-35 Sony 70-200 Sony 55 1.8 Sony 28-70
Feedback
Find dark places and and make a lot of shots, and if the first time in that place is not good do not give up, back until you find the right conditions, the ones you wanted.

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