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This photo was taken after a beautiful night at the Stellisee (2500m) close to Zermatt. When we arrived in the afternoon it was quite airy and I was already afraid of not getting the reflections in the lake. But when it became dark the wind calmed down and the atmosphere became very peaceful and harmonic and the sky and the milky-way were awesome.

After several hours of time-lapsing and high ISO star photography this photo was taken before sunset. It was approximately 6 AM and the first mountaineers should have been covered in red, warm light only a few minutes later. It was quite impressive to see their lamps when they were departing the Hörnlihütte at 2:30 in the night.

The Alpenglow that you can see here is caused by the reflections of the (not yet rised) sun in the atmosphere and it was really intense... the saturation was NOT increased here, rather I had to decrease it because it was so strong.

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