Morningsin Gokyo village were usually crystal clear and stuningly beautiful (also the reason why Gokyo Ri ascents start in the early morning). Yet almost always in the afternoon, some clouds, winds from the valleys and overall worse weather came...like here, Cho Oyu is already veiled in late afternoon clouds.
Gokyo is a small hamlet of stone houses and stone walled pastures which nestles on the lateral morraine of the Ngozumba Glacier. Almost all buildings are guest houses for trekkers. The people who live here in the season are leaving to other (lower) villages like Namche Bazar in the off season. Gokyo village is lying on an altitude of roughly 4800 meter, located on the banks of the third Gokyo Lake (Dudh Pokhari).
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baclama (18139) 2011-07-13 5:40
je trouve les couleurs et la lumiere qui precedent ou qui suivent un orage tres belles...
Ta photo est magnifique et nous laisse savourer toute la beauté d'un tel massif tout en nous rappelant que la Nature est maitresse et peut nous rappeler à l'ordre à tout moment
Ilducabianco (940) 2011-07-13 5:44
i had opted for another image to write a critique about, but this one draws my attention most.Some very minor imperfection in the FG, especially in the middle part, doesn't spoil a whole very rich in quality.It's really nothing essential.Helpful the path leading us symbolically toward the village.I don't know why, but i believe that this place is for tourists more than expected....
Bartleby (13552) 2011-07-13 8:44
nice light you caught there. Definitely like a storm is coming. Good use of the diagonal for the composition and I like how the summit appears slightly through the clouds.
abmdsudi (44238) 2011-07-13 9:24
Great dramatic capture, a threatening looking sky. That looks like some storm brewing up there. A stunning shot of this mountain scape so well composed in tremendous light and mood but the additional specks of contrasting vivid colors of the guest house really cought attention. Great foreground detail as well, it's certainly worth braving the elements to get a great shot like this. It really adds some gorgeous colours to the scene, all adds up to a drama filled image. Great effort, Congrats
Robert1969 (7120) 2011-07-13 10:31
A picture with a great light/exposure, great point of view and a great composition.....Great photowork.
prasun984 (5590) 2011-07-13 11:26
Nice landscape shot with wonderful atmosphere...like the cloud over the snow covered mountains...nice diagonal framing also...
good exposure controlled,colour contrast & sharpness...with nice chosen POV...
adores (38134) 2011-07-13 17:06
Seems the Namaste Lodge is on a wonderful place:)! I can imagine the view over there.I really like the clouds almost touching the roofs and there's such a huge difference between the sunny foreground and the cloudy background. Good sharpness, colours and dof!
plimrn (21344) 2011-07-13 18:43
you certainly captured the feeling of a coming storm well, your excellent photos together with your interesting notes allow me to enjoy your trip.
mkamionka (30866) 2011-07-14 2:35
amazing view. I like very much the composition with the path in the foreground, village in the center and the spectacular view on the horizon. The clouds work fantastic here creating a truly extraordinary effect. You have perfectly used the great opportunity.
SnapRJW (31613) 2011-07-14 2:57
Hello Ivana - I meant to comment on this yesterday but ran out of time. It is a wonderfully dramatic shot thanks to the incredible light and high contrast. You have captured the location and atmosphere really well. Superb. Kind regards Rosemary
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-08-30 10:53
Ola Ivana ,
Fantástica esta paisagem com estas casas a 4800 metros de altitude , é lindo o contraste das pedras brancas com a vegetação seca , boa atmosfera de foto com estas nuvens no céu , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo