My 200th image is from my recent trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal.
This photo was taken on the 3rd day of our 12 day trek where we acclimitised at Namche Bazaar (3440 metres). Whilst acclimitising we trekked up another 400 metres to the highest airport in the world and also the highest hotel in the world. As we returned to Namche we noticed a group of trekkers on another path - in fact the path to Tengboche where we would be walking the following morning.
In the distance is the very striking Ama Dablam (6812 metres) which often seemed to accompany us on the journey to Everest Base Camp.
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bj40 (6) 2009-11-18 3:02
Hi Marlene,This is a first class image to celebrate your 200th post taken on what appears to be a perfect day .The mountain looks stunning dwarfing the trekkers, never having visited the region your composition conveys a wonderful impression of what an experience it must be.Thanks Tom.
asajernigan (21427) 2009-11-18 3:26
Excellent composition here using the foreground mountain to create a diagonal through the shot. The path and hikers lead the eye into the shot giving the photo a sense of direction. The snow covered peak draws the eye through the scene and creates fine contrast for the blue sky and darker foreground.
holmertz (57497) 2009-11-18 4:15
An excellent picture and an astonishing view. Colours, light and sharpness are all perfect, and the mountainsides form very attractive diagonal lines. The crowd of trekkers add life and colours, but above all they add a bit of absurdity to this scenery. A traffic-jam of a kind halfway up the Everest!
janusz2054 (2) 2009-11-18 4:34
What a beautifull place!
Fantastic view on the Ama Dablam .
TopGeo (38216) 2009-11-18 4:34
Hi Marlene!Graphic image of an mountain with an interesting top with of snow and a landscape style of needed view up ! These nature contrast for the blue sky and darker foreground, add to the composition and POV colors I commend you Greetings
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2009-11-18 8:51
Hi, Marlene -
An excellent composition of the mountain with nice fg interest and balance of elements. I did a small WS to cut back on some of the haze. It's a subtle change, I admit.
saxo042 (37966) 2009-11-18 10:57
A really magnificient landscape! The line of the path in the foreground seems to continue along the steep slopes in the background. The foreground slope forms a cross together with this line. A very harmonic composition and indeed a stunning view!
phwall (6785) 2009-11-18 16:53
That is magnificent, truly spectacular.
It's a superb shot, putting the people in the foreground really tells us the story of what lay ahead for you.
Were you lucky to get the sky or is it mostly like that at the time of year you were there???
claudio74 (7263) 2009-11-18 19:38
Nice picture well composed, differents layers give a nice depth to you picture and people add a movement touch.
ifege (10719) 2009-11-18 21:48
Until I read your note I thought that you were lagging behind the mob in the photo.
Another superb Himalayas photo with incredible depth of filed and brilliant colour. A photographers paradise that area.
AKITA (15125) 2009-11-19 16:23
a splendid view shot of the amazing mountains.
Mt. Ama Dablam shows you and us its beautiful and mysterious figure very well, really impressive.
and your trekking road looks fantastic towards more high mountains,
congratulations on your 200th. post!
Matthew-Watt (5934) 2009-12-05 1:52
Today I was in Fortitude Valley with my father booking our next big trip. We are going to Everest base camp in November 2010 and also the Gokyo Lakes on a 20 day trek. Naturally, we hope to have weather as good as this! Researching this area thoroughly now, Ama Dablam seems to be one of the most beautiful peaks in the region. Your selection of Nepal photos on TE are interesting and really give me inspiration towards the trip. I hope this time next year I can add photos to TE of this region to compliment yours. Excellent work, a great life experience.
MLINES (12516) 2009-12-31 21:55
Hi Marlene, An incredibly steep peak you have photographed well in a suitable composition with plenty of interesting elements. The group of hikers adds a lot of interest as well as helping with scale. TFS. Murray.
supi4u (599) 2010-01-02 6:44
Wishing u a very happy new year 2010!!!
A good composition.Amazing trekking road i feel the excitement to walk on this road that i can't describe becoz i know the trekking experience when a view of icecovered mountain.
MJR (3360) 2010-10-31 8:09
Beautiful photo of a beautiful country. The colours are marvellous, true to life, and the composition superb. ( My Nepal photos from 30 years ago are on slides , away in a cupboard, like your early travels, I must get them out !! )
jadesgran (5431) 2011-06-29 4:06
A fantastic photo.How lucky to get the treckers , which really completes the scene.T.F.S.
Best Wishes Gladys
adidas5nb (5743) 2012-07-27 21:09
BEAUTIFUL. the vertical frame does it again,with the striking peak at the bg. great spotting!
- Copyright: Marlene Fegan (mafegan) (8624)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Nikon D80 DSLR
- Exposure: f/5.3, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2009-11-18 2:35
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