Silver 2022 / Fine Art / Landscape (Non-Pro)

Rocky Arch

  • Photographer
    Stefano Pellegrini
  • Prizes
    Silver in Fine Art/Landscape

This was the reason behind my 5 hours hike with a 25kg backpack and elevation gain 1.200 m. The final image is actually a panorama of three horizontal shoots. Each shoot was made several time: one time for the foreground, one for the light painting, one for me and ten times for the staking of the sky. Also I had to make the lightpainting consistent through the different part of the pano to make it joint correctly. I tried different position for my selfie, but I decided to use this one… it’s like I hold one star of the milkyway in my hand.

I am a designer from Milan, so creativity is already part of my work. I like to travel and discover new places, but always with the aim of taking pictures. I dedicate great care to location-scouting with long mountain hikes in search of the perfect spot. I always shot the real night-sky of the subject, planning pictures where the milkyway is co-protagonist of the scene. My aim is to translate what the eyes see and often the camera can't. Using stacking and combining different exposures, only to reproduce reality in all its art, without fictions and replacements.