Benjamin Barakat at Lacs d’Ayou
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From Benjamin about this image:
Lacs d’Ayous located in the Pyrenees at an altitude of 1947m
This was destination No.3 on this years Summer Astro tour with Ralf Rohner
After driving 20 hours + and covering roughly just under 1500km with little sleep the previous 2 nights we arrived to the parking where we set off to hike just under 7km up to the lake. Carrying 30kg+ in camera and camping equipment we set off in a temperature of 30c+. The hike may of been one of the hardest hikes we have ever done as we had little sleep and were exhausted from lack of sleep and dehydration. As the climb became harder the temperature dropped the higher the altitude but it barely helped. Once arriving we decided to take a dip in the alpine lake at freezing temperatures where we cooled down before beginning the nightscaping session. In the end it was well worth it and the views were breathtaking. Thanks Ralf Rohner for finding the location and motivating me to make the hike to such a wonderful location!
EXIF & TECHNIQUE
Settings were as follows for the shot:
Foreground 6x 60.0s f/2.5 ISO 6400
Sky 6x 60.0s f/2.5 ISO 1600
Tracked/Stacked & Blended using Adobe Photoshop
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