Photography is an art, and when combined with views of space, it results in this marvel captured by Valerio Minato. The Italian photographer won a NASA award for capturing an astronomical photo of the day he captured the moon emerging from behind the mountains of Turin.
Valerio Minato, after receiving recognition from NASA, spoke to the Corriere Turin portal and talked about how he underwent a long process to capture the full moon with the night landscapes of the Italian city.
North American Space Agency experts claim that this is “the most beautiful astronomical image in the world,” and they published it on all the organization’s channels, and astronomers even commented on it.
This is the first recognition from NASA for Minato, who has been doing astronomy-related photography work for many years. Turin media reported that Valerio has a Facebook page where he sells satellite calendars featuring his 12 best photos from each year. This will undoubtedly have a special touch.
This amazing photo was taken from an area called Mall. He pointed to the Sacra di San Michele mountain, also known as the cathedral. The secret to this photo was patience: “Changing perspective and knowing how to wait: the idea for this photo, so to speak, I had in 2017,” he told the Corriere Torino newspaper.
Although he officially says he found the exact location in 2017, “in reality it took more years,” the photographer comments.
“I have been taking photos since 2012, first in Turin and then in the surrounding area, to see the city from different points and distances. At a certain point, I started looking for a place to make the dome of the Superga and the Monviso exactly identical. I saw it in 2017 on a hill in the Civasesi area , between San Raffaele Chimena and Castanetto Po, a 40-minute drive away.
“Wannabe internet buff. Future teen idol. Hardcore zombie guru. Gamer. Avid creator. Entrepreneur. Bacon ninja.”