These images were inspired by the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, an international event to promote and celebrate the art of pinhole photography. I took these photos with a digital camera, using a pinhole cap instead of a lens. Although I missed the deadline by a day, I still had a lot of fun exploring the realms of pinhole photography.
I was hoping to take some pictures of the zodiacal light (also called false dusk or dawn) along with some meteors of the Lyrids meteor shower. I got the zodiacal light alright, but instead of shooting stars, I got rather bright Starlink satellites. The Starlink satellites are part of Elon Musk's program to provide fast internet to every corner of the Earth. He originally applied for - and was granted -
Magnificent beams of light that radiate from the sun, shining through clouds, mountains or buildings are called crepuscular rays. Crepuscular refers to twilight and very often this effect can be witnessed during sunrise or sunset. Although these rays appear to converge towards the sun or diverge from it, they are actually parallel to each other. It is a visual illusion similar to that of railroad tracks that seem to converge
During my stay in the cordillera I had the opportunity to drive up to the Argentinian border at 4300 meter. There is no official border post in this area; the border is just indicated by boundary marks. One small gravel road leads up and down but luckily there are some passing places in case of oncoming traffic. There is a mutual agreement that goat breeders from either side can use
Thanks to my friends at Locura Chile I had the opportunity to spend a week in the mountain range that is accessible at the end of our local valley. These mountains are part of the Andes and reach heights of up to 4500 meter. Meret and Bernardo from Locura Chile offer a variety of exciting horse trekking tours in our area. At the end of February they took off on