Night Palette

By: Sergio Emilio Montúfar Codoñer


Chubut, Argentina

2015 October 17


From the photographer: "I travelled to Península Valdés to find dark skies and nice landscapes to make some nice nightscape astroimages, I knew about "Isla de los Pajaros", as I was entering the Reserva Faunística Península Valdés you can see this beautiful island on the left, it was familiar for me, at the beginning I struggle a little bit, because I just couldn't imagine something different than a hat (!), the popular legend says that a very inspiring man who visited Península Valdés when he was flying as a postal manager in Argentina from 1929 to 1931, the name was Antonie de Saint-Exupéry, the author of the The Little Prince, the island inspired Antonie to draw the hat or boa swallowing an elephant in his The Little Prince story book, the place has the story printed and a comparison of the island with the "draw number 1" of The Little Prince book. Saint-Exupéry lived and worked in Argentina where he got married. I traveled early to recognize the area, I was so excited about the image I was planning to make that I took a day shot just for some imaging planning The Little Prince is an amazing inspiring story that touched a lot of hearts including mine. The sky shows the amount of airglow that the camera capture, the colors are enhanced but I didn't had to do much to reveal the amazing night sky above the area. The image is valuable, because we see something that our eyes can't see. Plus, can't find any other image showing Andromeda over the horizon as seeing from 42 degrees latitude South.
Technical details: Sony a7S + manfrotto 055 - 17 Vertical Images 2 rows / 15 sec / ISO 12800 / f2.8 @ 24mm (Carl Zeiss not for FF)"
Sergio Emilio Montúfar Codoñer

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