Moon at Mirador Torre   51925
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1 Punta Paganella
2 Paso Doblado
3 Glaciar Grande
4 El Ñato, 2797
5 Cerro Adela Sur, 2840
6 Cerro Adela Central, 2938
7 Cerro Adela Norte, 2825
8 Col de la Esperanza
9 Cerro Torre, 3104
10 Torre Egger, 2850
11 Cerro Standhardt, 2725


Location: Mirador Torre (610 m)      by: Pedrotti Alberto
Area: Argentina      Date: 14-02-2014
On the way to Laguna Torre, at a rather late hour...
I had left El Chaltén at sunset, not before looking for a headlamp as a replacement of the one which I had forgotten in some hostel already in Puerto Madryn.
Due to the very high importation taxes that there are in Argentina, summing up with the inherently high prices of El Chaltén, a Petzl here may cost three times as in Europe. The only alternative was a basic 12-LED device made in China, sold at the bazaar of a Peruvian woman. At the first trial outside the shop, the LEDS had already dropped to 11.5, since one was already showing an intermittent behaviour. When I complained with the woman, she answered very positively "Don't worry, there will be a wonderful fullmoon tonight".
This is precisely the subject of the present panorama.

3 horizontal pictures, Canon G1X, 100 mm equiv, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 30 sec.



Difficile capire che è notte. 
Ciao, Alvise
2017/09/29 08:50 , Alvise Bonaldo
Wonderful story - fascinating humor of the Peruvian woman ;-)) !!! And of course a great motif, even if the foreground isn't very sharp.

Have a good inspiring weekend, Alberto
Cheers, Hans-Jörg
2017/09/30 07:56 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle
It's nice looking of course, but it's not really my taste of a full moon light.
A moonlight-pano should differ by a daylight-pano, thats my opinion inbetween.
The motiv is very suitable for it with all the glaciers and snow.
2017/10/01 17:36 , Steffen Minack
HJBäu: consider that we are in Patagonia, and it is difficult to expect the branches to remain immobile for 30 seconds, even in the privileged it-never-rains climate that I enjoyed...

Steffen: if you look at the shooting parameters that now I added, you will recognize the precise plan to use the moon like an alternative lighting source.
If you prefer a more atmospheric use of the moonlight, maybe the version shot 24 hours later suits better your needs:
Not by chance, this has ISO 400 and 15 sec.
These arguments were very common in the old times when I routinely went to the mountains at night in order to take moonlight photos:
Now that I have grown old and lazy, that querelle has faded - at least for me!
Cheers, Alberto.
2017/10/01 18:21 , Pedrotti Alberto
Alberto, the AP 24067 fit's my taste more. But there is no rule how to do it fortunatly, my taste can be wrong.
With lot's of respect for your panos and efforts, ciao - Steffen
2017/10/03 15:41 , Steffen Minack

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