Stellar Sunshine
The most outstanding mountain of the Swiss Alps is the legendary Matterhorn. Despite its characteristic form this mountain is also geologically very special. It is the largest pyramidal peak, called a horn, of the world and partly consists of an ancient volcanic sea floor. The distinctive shape is created by erosion of glaciers that cut on every of it’s sides. 3am in the morning, the ascending moon lights up the highest peaks. Due to the rotation of the earth during 15-minute exposure time of the photograph, the stars and the Milky Way turn into lines.
August 2002
Pentax K2, Pentax 24mm, f/2,8, 15min, Kodak Ektachrome E6, ISO 400, tripod