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Ralf Rohner's gallery/Nightscapes/Doomed – October_2018
Doomed – October_2018
Doomed – October_2018

I spent the last night at one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in Switzerland. The weather forecast was perfect, but like it happens very often in the Alps, the micro weather did not care about the forecasts.

When I arrived at 5 pm, the mountains were covered in clouds, but 30min after sunset they suddenly parted and I was hoping for a clear night.

After solving some problems with my gear, I was ready to shoot at astronomical dusk. While capturing the foreground, I finally found some time to watch the sky, but I did not like what I saw. The visibility seemed to be strangely washed and when checking my LCD screen, I new that my shooting session was doomed.

I quickly started my tracker and acquired some sky exposures, but after just 2min, the sky was completely covered with fog and stayed like this all night.

Glad that I at least got away with one image.

Prints available:

Canon EOS 6D astro modified
Samyang 24mm f1.4
iOptron SkyTracker Pro

5 x 90s @ ISO1600, f/1.4

2 x 60s @ ISO1600 f/2, tracked

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Ralf Rohner

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