Taken at Namche Bazaar (3440 metres) - this clothesline has a fine view!
Namche Bazaar sits on a steep slope with all the buildings seeming to be arranged like seats in an amphitheatre. The mountain in the distance is Kwangde Ri at 6011 metres.
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vad (342) 2010-02-22 5:54
Très jolie prise de vue.
bema (26341) 2010-02-22 6:53
colors whereever you have a look into this splendid capture.. good sharpness and a nice play with shadows and lighnting..
have a nice week, greetings Bernd
loves_summer (1310) 2010-02-22 7:06
Nice view and original photo. You have shown not only the beautiful nature of the mountains, but daily life as well.
Thanks for sharing!
wolf38 (31278) 2010-02-22 7:30
Hello Marlene. A mountain village, snow-capped mountains, and ..... Laundry on the line. Truly an original photograph. The beautiful mountain scenery and the everyday go well together. Well done. Worth seeing. Regards, wolfgang.
saxo042 (37556) 2010-02-22 9:00
A breathtaking view! However, I can´t really see that the black clothes add much here. But your idea to add something as a foreground is probably correct. There are maybe a bit too many pictures with only the view here on TE.
ChrisJ (97810) 2010-02-22 17:25
I've been to Nepal twice but only Pokhara / Kathmandu Valley, not NB. Good colour, sharpness & graphism. Tfs!
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2010-02-23 9:12
Hi, Marlene -
This is kind of funny, since in most shots like this we would expect to see prayer flags, not clothing! So, unlike Gunnar, I think the silhouetted laundry does add something. Good use of color as well, and of fg vegetation to frame the scene.
batalay (35559) 2010-02-24 18:56
Only in Nepal would a 6,000 m mountain be a relative runt. I like the vertical format you've chosen. I would perhaps make the silhouettes of the hanging clothes a little lighter, mimicking the eye. The naked eye does seem so colors in those silhouettes. I tried to lighten the with Photoshop CS-4, but they don't have any color, perhaps the contrast has been increased. Those cascading mountains, however, are extraordinary.
fanni (14379) 2010-02-25 3:10
what an UNUSUAL perspective view!! LOL Strange as it might seem, this dark like of clothes does not look disturbing, and the look immediately goes to the distant mountains which look so bright on a sunny day :)
Very interesting composition :) Very well balanced for such a difficult "compositional task", imho.
Warmest greetings from Moscow,
holmertz (40971) 2010-02-25 13:37
The bizarre contrast between the (dark) laundry and the brilliantly shining peaks is funny and stunning. Actually, the laundry looks a bit like prayer flags of uneven shapes. This is another aspect of daily life in the Himalayas.
Thanks for sharing,
artesia (959) 2010-02-26 5:22
Original!! Love the idea.. :-)
The best place to hang your clothes you can also enjoy the view..
It's a perfect example... how Nepal is such a beautiful place. There are too many beautiful view and even from where you hanging your clothes or from your toilet, your kitchen...
Great capture!! We love it :-)
Atousa (7131) 2010-02-27 6:25
A nice view!.. like the way you used the clothesline in the FG; it has made the shot special.. good colors n framing as well.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
JudyR (1671) 2010-09-20 8:23
A wonderfully effective composition cut by the silhouette of the clothesline into two separate compositions and providing equal weight to both. Very nice! Congratulations. Judy
- Copyright: Marlene Fegan (mafegan) (8624)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-11-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/320 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Clotheslines of the world Part 1 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-02-22 5:48