Sunrise over Gokyo Lake, Gokyo village consist of a few houses and lodges thrive mostly on accommodation for hikers.
Perhaps the hardest part about my trek in the Himalaya, is dealing with the cold. Not the fact that it is really colder than in the winter in Europe or Northern America, but we always have a nice warm room to return to. Up here in the Himalaya, the bed room is as cold as outside. The only time to keep warm is during dinner time they keep the dining room warm by burning yak dunk in the middle of the room, off course the fire is not go to waste, they boil hot water on top of it while heating up the room. So all tourists gather in the dinner room, which allow us to meet all kind of people from all over the world, which is the part I like, but that last about a couple hours. Then we go to bed by 7 or 8 most evening. We slept in thermal underwear and a few layers of clothes in the sleeping bag. While in high altitude, we were advice to drink lot of water, but it is so hard to get up in the night to use the restroom where it is just a squad toilet and it is wet and icy, if not careful you can slip and fall. Getting up in the morning out of the sleeping bag is a tough act, yet many days we had to start early on our hike so I had no choice but to drag my skinny behind out of the sleeping bag. So in many cases we get to see some sunrises, very cold sunrise.
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lousat (64197) 2013-08-23 10:58
HI Way,magnificent last lights on the mountains taken in a fantastic exposure,what a atmosphere and what a moment,a great sensation of peace and silence and another top quality pic as usual in your gallery of wonders!! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
papagolf21 (79554) 2013-08-23 11:27
Quelle récompense pour le marcheur de découvrir un tel spectacle.
Grandiose est vraiment le mot qui convient.
yquem46 (35368) 2013-08-23 12:09
nice play with light and shadows in this very pleasant compo
Not the one that I'd prefer in your gallery but still of excellent quality and care
bravo, best regards
jemaflor (74044) 2013-08-23 12:24
Wonderful landscape perfectly captured, I like so much the golden light and the reflection on the right side, bravo !
PiotrF (2380) 2013-08-23 12:31
Nice place, nice mountain view!
For me superb!
ktanska (22658) 2013-08-23 13:53
Awesome landscape. Very cold looking and obviously high up on the mountains. Yes those buildings look rather basic. I like sunshine reflections on the right.
Reading your note, that doesn't sound like my kind of holiday. That partly reminds of my military service. We did have stoves in our tents, but firewood was not always dry...
nikkitta (8951) 2013-08-23 15:09
I understand your complains, I can resist cold or warm weather provided that in some moment I can relax in a good ambiance and not to have to go bed so early
Anyway that way you captured the first rays of sun that created golden reflects in a green lake
And this time you show how good you are with landscapes
Would be interesting to add the high you were there
Answer your last note
npecanhuk (56368) 2013-08-23 18:48
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
abmdsudi (32505) 2013-08-23 20:46
This thin-air image evokes a lucid picture of pure brilliance mountain scape and magic of the sun kissed snow peaks along with the blue sky and warm colours
with excellent foreground interest. The premium early morning light is always looks subtle and the soft shadows give it real form, depth and textures with the striking golden water sheen to complete the total beauty of the shot, thanks to your fine effort in crafting this nature beauty taken at an appropriate time of the day. Gorgeous, thks for sharing.
SnapRJW (23656) 2013-08-23 23:11
Hello Way - Your very personal note adds another layer of interest to this shot and I realise what you suffered to attain the perfect moment. A fine shot with the warm sunrise colours brightening up the cold, harsh environment. Warm regards Rosemary
jjcordier (67226) 2013-08-23 23:13
Conditions difficiles pour bien se reposer du trek mais le spectacle vaut bien ces sacrifices? Somptueuse photo de ce merveilleux paysage sous cette superbe lumière matinale.
cargus (7556) 2013-08-24 1:05
Vue impressionnante sur les montagnes, paysage bien cadré, joué un excellent contraste, clarté et la couleur.
macondo (18461) 2013-08-24 2:05
A beautiful, luminous, gleaming landscape shot, with absolutely lovely golden sunlight. It's a breathtaking sight, and I particularly like the reflection. What a view people in those buildings get in the morning! Thanks for the excellent, informative note. I don't know if I could put up with that sort of cold. At least it looks pretty still in this photo and the sky is crystal clear.
janneman (2324) 2013-08-24 2:27
LIght can be not more beautiful then this.
You captured it in beautiful composition.
And although I'm not a big fan of frames, this one is a well balanced one.
chawax (16503) 2013-08-24 3:20
Wow, wonderful scene ! The sunrise light on the mountains is very subtile. Good POV and excellent sharpness.
Have a nice week end,
Romano46 (11509) 2013-08-24 3:27
un altro eccellente scatto perfetto nella composizione e ricco di luminosità.
Hai colto un bel momento - quello dell'alba - nel quale il sole illumina la distesa delle montagne mentre l'acqua in primo piano ti concede splendidi riflessi e completa in maniera ottimale la composizione.
Eccellenti i colori e la nitidezza.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
rigoletto (32758) 2013-08-24 3:54
5D is a killer in skillfull hands, and this theory works even at the rooftop of earth! what a gorgeous light and masterful handling of stark contrast of light&shade. the golden reflection is the cherry on the cake.
williewhistler (9853) 2013-08-24 4:08
I`m not too sure that the equipment is the key to getting such fine shots,although it must help I think that the human endeavors involved were more important here after reading your informative note.
A simply fantastic photograph,carefully composed and beautifully captured taking full advantage of the elements at hand,not least the lovely morning light.
subhendu_bagchi (21056) 2013-08-24 4:35
wow, what a nice mountainscape here. You did a nice composition, Way. Like the colours on the top. Great reflected colours in water. Superb light management and clarity. An excellent presentation indeed. Tfs.
HimalAnda (6940) 2013-08-24 5:05
As usual, your picture is beautiful. It should have not been easy to manage the exposure because of the lower part in the shadow, but you managed to do it, congratulations!
holmertz (31302) 2013-08-24 9:36
Your interesting note makes trekking in the Himalayas sound absolutely dreadful. It makes me wonder if even beautiful sunrises can compensate for the terrible nights and suffering in the cold, carrying heavy packs etc. Sitting omfortably in my nice and warm room, with a glass of wine beside me, I can thoroughly enjoy this fine photo with the great reflections of the sunlit mountainside and the perfect sharpness.
Indrasish (2351) 2013-08-24 9:37
Wonderful shot.. You maintained a good composition.. Perfect light management and nice colors too.. Also superb image quality too.. I like the reflection of the light in the water.. Very well done..
Good night from India and wish you all the best..
mkamionka (27073) 2013-08-24 12:14
one masterpiece in your collection.
I have expected it but now from your note I believe I know for sure that this would not be a good trip for me anymore. I do prefer to come back to a warm room and have a decent rest. So I am glad you have sacrificed yourself to prepare this beautiful reportage for us here so that we can watch it from warm houses.
Fantastic composition with some buildings and stones creating some interest in the foreground. The mountain spectacular and the subtle light touching it from a side makes it so atmospheric, so beautiful. Great exposition very well balancing the shaded and bright areas.
dkmurphys (42493) 2013-08-24 13:23
Picturesque scene from the greatest mountains of this world. Well taken, fine presentation also.
siudzi (27757) 2013-08-24 23:48
Impressive landscape post taken with a great composition and charming light execution. The golden tops and the water reflections look so wonderfully here and made the scene so unique. Perfectly observed! TFS.
Have a nice day!
Bartleby (13238) 2013-08-25 9:54
impressive scenery! And the light hitting the top of the range is just gorgeous! What a place!
annjackman (15533) 2013-08-26 22:55
This sounds like a tough trip with all that cold weather! However, one of the rewards is this gorgeous photograph. The golden reflection is beautiful and I like the way that the sun is falling on the mountain showing the detail of the sheer mountain sides. Fabulous photography.
Kind Regards, Ann
adidas5nb (2901) 2013-08-26 23:06
what an amazing morning shot.love the place.like the colors and the warm tones.beautiful pov.
fabbs99 (11126) 2013-08-26 23:27
This is a classic landscape shot.Magnificent vivid colors,contrast and superb overall quality of the image.Keep posting more such shots.TFS.
danos (78122) 2013-08-27 3:38
very nice the view of the sunrise over Gokyo lake,
with the fallen light on the top of the backdrop Mt. to make the image even more effective and unique.
Excellent presentation with the light and the colour management to are well manage.
Kielia (21531) 2013-08-28 8:52
wonderful shot. Interesting sunrises/sunsets feature a lot in your work but this has to be one of the most fascinating. The landscape in the morning light is really spectacular. My compliments also for the excellent notes!
Cricri (92185) 2013-08-29 9:18
Un grand bonheur de voir un tel paysage avec en prime la lumière qui réchauffe le haut des montagnes et de beaux reflets dans l'eau, très belle réalisation
olive224 (2545) 2013-08-31 11:53
Hi Way ne Lim
Nice catch here ;) i like the morning light and the cold mood ;) It must be freezing right ?
jhm (127995) 2013-09-03 5:14
You play wonderful with light and shadows.
I like the yellow gold tops of these mountains.
These colours are pleasant to look at.
All it seem so soft with a nice presentation.
Lovely panoramic view about the mountain area.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
gervaso (9247) 2013-09-17 19:00
The light over the mountains in the background gives it wonderful colors, making it really stand out in this wonderful composition! The reflections on the water are a beautiful detail! Excellent job!
Angshu (52890) 2013-09-19 22:16
The exposure was difficult but the way you handled it bringout the beauty in the shade & the golden light on the peaks makes it fascinating! The lovely touch is the golden reflection on the right side of the picture...not a soul in sight...just pure mountain air & the sounds of silence accompany the magic that unfolded in front of you!
ChrisJ (91286) 2013-09-26 1:21
A superb shot of the Himalayas from high up in the mountains. I like the reflections at right in the alpine lake and the splendid warm vs cold color contrasts between the blue and yellow. Impeccable sharpness and formidable shadow detail! The framing using the rule of thirds is perfect. Tfs!
tatadalou (3975) 2013-09-27 20:08
I suppose that, by seeing such landscapes with such a light, you (nearby) forgot the cold ! The warm colours of sunrise form a great contrast with blue tones. That's wonderful !