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*Contemplating stars*



Cala Luna Beach Cave (Sardinia, Italy). A perfect night to contemplate nature.
Ground: 14mm-ƒ 3.2 - 6s ISO 1600 - Sky: 14mm ƒ-3.2 109s ISO 1000 - Minit...
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Cala Luna Beach Cave (Sardinia, Italy). A perfect night to contemplate nature.
Ground: 14mm-ƒ 3.2 - 6s ISO 1600 - Sky: 14mm ƒ-3.2 109s ISO 1000 - Minitrack (astrosisteme)
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23 Comments | Report
JyoScapes Premium
 
JyoScapes June 22, 2016
WOW!!!
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Mauro_Mendula June 24, 2016
Thanks so much ;-)
claudiopistis
 
claudiopistis June 23, 2016
Bellissima, complimenti!
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Mauro_Mendula June 23, 2016
grazie mille! :-)
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dianegrenier June 23, 2016
w0w
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Mauro_Mendula June 24, 2016
Thanks so much ;-)
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mariannaangelaki June 23, 2016
Complimenti !!
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Mauro_Mendula June 24, 2016
Grazie Marianna :-)
IanLong
 
IanLong June 25, 2016
Wow! This is why I never win. I can only dream of shots like this. thank you for sharing.
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Mauro_Mendula June 25, 2016
Thanks to you, Ian ;-)
frenchiepooh PRO
 
frenchiepooh June 29, 2016
PeaceFUL and Sublime WOW
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Mauro_Mendula June 29, 2016
Thanks :-)
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
 
This photo should have been the Grand Jury win, however, a hearty congrats to you anyway! :)
anthonymannion PRO+
 
anthonymannion June 29, 2016
giving this the max credit well done love it
carolt55
 
carolt55 June 30, 2016
Beautiful , Congratulations!!
gigiatene
 
gigiatene June 30, 2016
WoW, scatto strepitoso, complimenti!!!
hazeldianneingram
 
hazeldianneingram July 01, 2016
Beautiful and the light in the tent makes this picture have an element of something from space within it.
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Mauro_Mendula July 01, 2016
Many thanks ;-)
zigggy
 
zigggy July 03, 2016
Awesome!
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Mauro_Mendula July 03, 2016
Thanks ;-)
rogerspurgin
 
rogerspurgin July 15, 2016
A starry night and campout too.
deborahschillbach PRO
 
deborahschillbach July 17, 2016
WOW!!! Amazing!
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Mauro_Mendula July 17, 2016
thnanks so much, Deborah!
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Mauro_Mendula August 21, 2016
Thanks a lot!
mattblocker
 
mattblocker August 21, 2016
I yearn for a selfie this awesome
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Mauro_Mendula August 21, 2016
ahaha, Thanks a lot!
darronsmall
 
darronsmall August 27, 2016
wow this is breathtaking
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Mauro_Mendula August 27, 2016
Thanks a lot, Darron ;-)
Sunrider
 
Sunrider September 18, 2016
Beautiful!
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Mauro_Mendula September 19, 2016
Thanks a lot! ;-)
Pupparazzi
 
Pupparazzi September 26, 2016
WOW!!! Cool
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Mauro_Mendula September 26, 2016
Thanks ;-)
nandicmb
 
nandicmb September 28, 2016
Congratulations on all your Awards!
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Mauro_Mendula September 29, 2016
Thanks so much ;-)
Morgado
 
Morgado February 14, 2017
I'm a Sea Scout Leader in Brazil, and the life in the camp, or in the beach, is wonderful! Congratulations, this photo is great! Be Prepared!(in portuguese: Sempre Alerta!)
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Mauro_Mendula February 15, 2017
Thanks so much, Ronaldo! Hasta la vista! ;-)
S_D_Brath
 
S_D_Brath June 12, 2017
Fantastic shot.
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Mauro_Mendula August 29, 2017
Thanks so much! :-)
gusvdw
 
gusvdw April 26, 2018
Such a beautiful photo! Well done
marzenego PRO+
 
marzenego December 03, 2018
Bellissimo. Congratulations Mauro.

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean: Cala Luna (Sardinia, Italy). My friend and I were kept awake all night to admire and photograph stars, with a fantastic Milky Way.
Time
At two in the morning
Lighting
I wanted that the curtain light was thrown on the beach, but that it wasn't so strong as to disturb the sky. I found the solution by a double exposure, also using a star tracker (minitrack).
Equipment
Canon 5d Mark II + canon EF 14 mm f, 2,8
Inspiration
The place: it has inspired me a sense of freedom and infinite spaces.
Editing
Yes, layer masks, noise reduction, color correction, curves
In my camera bag
One or two cameras, several lenses and filters.
Feedback
You must have patience and luck, with the right skills to seize the moment and take the best scene.

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