The incredible Ama Dablam in the Himalayas is catching the last glow before the temperatures would drop to freezing temperatures. The weather system here often resulted in fully clouded evenings but when there is a small moment of clearances it can also give some very dramatic scenes like here.
This scene is meant to feel dreamy and so is the processing of the upper sky. Everything comes from a single 16mm shot.
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That small spot right above the ridge on the left is Andromeda Galaxy (aka M31) one of the galaxies that are visible to the naked-eye, which cannot be seen from New Zealand 😦 Luckily in the Southern Hemisphere we can observe Magellanic Clouds.
Just imagine, M31 consists of one trillion stars and lays 2.5 million light-years away from us. For comparison, the closest star system to the Solar System is Alpha Centauri which is at 4.32 ly from us and our Sun just at 8 min 19 s at light speed.
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