A while ago I showed you Cho Oyu as it is seen from the village of Machhermo. This time seen from above the fourth Gokyo lake.
Cho Oyu, or the Turquoise Goddess as Tibetans call it, is the sixth highest mountain in the world at 8201 metres above sea level. Cho Oyu lies in the Himalayas and is 20 km west of Mount Everest, at the border between China (Tibet) and Nepal.
The mountain was first climbed on October 19, 1954, via the north-west ridge by Herbert Tichy, Joseph J÷chler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama of an Austrian expedition. Cho Oyu was the fifth 8000 metre peak to be climbed, after Annapurna in June 1950, Mount Everest in May 1953, Nanga Parbat in July 1953 and K2 in July 1954.
Just a few kilometres west of Cho Oyu is Nangpa La (at 5716 metres), a glaciated pass that serves as the main trading route between the Tibetans and the Khumbu's Sherpas. Due to its proximity to this pass and the generally moderate slopes of the standard northwest ridge route, some climbers consider Cho Oyu to be the easiest 8,000 metre peak to climb, and it is a popular objective for professionally guided parties.
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siudzi (33005) 2011-06-20 3:49
Very attractive shot you have taken. The view is absolutely amazing!
Great color saturation and contrast. Well done.
SNOOP_Chan (3901) 2011-06-20 4:57
Hello Ivana, first of all congrats for being there, it's such a rarely seen view. Great sky there, i wish i would have seen more of it, due to the vertical composition, a lovely shot, tfs!
ceky (2592) 2011-06-20 12:05
A good perspective of this remote valley... Making a virtual trip on Google Earth, one may imagine the lake to the left and the glacier to the right, just behind the hills.
Congratulations for having been there !
mkamionka (30104) 2011-06-27 5:14
extraordinary place. Amazing view.
I have to mention the overexposed mountain.
I had it all the time when photographing snow covered mountains and yet I did not find a good solution. Of course the polarizing filter enhances the damage so I basically stay away from the polarizing filter now. In the past I used that all the time.
Instead of polarizing I used ND more often but again it causes funny effects as well.
HDR could help a little but not entirely as it would make it less natural.
Another thing: I have noticed that on one of my computers overexposition is not as visible as on another. No idea why.
In any case: amazing view, thanks for sharing,