Here we see a most dazzling view from above the settlement of Namche Bazaar; from left to right is Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha/Qomolangma), Lhotse (4th tallest mountain on Earth), and the Matterhorn-esque Ama Dablam on the right. This supreme trinity of peaks would have to be one of the most awe-filled vistas in the world. The moment was made more special with the circling of eagles and handsome Himalayan vultures above. As we sat and watched this panorama, we sipped locally made lemon tea at an isolated guest house and watched the cloud swirl overhead. After an hour, the clouds closed in and all was shrouded in grey, but the time was spent and photos were taken and memories made.
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dta (82982) 2010-12-08 2:32
Hello MAtthew ,
Wow ! I should like to walk on this path ! The view of the wonderful high peaks is fantastic . The composition is just perfect , and the DF and sharpness are outstanding .
Thanks for the share .
asajernigan (21427) 2010-12-08 3:37
Your composition is great with the path leading the eye into the shot. The people add a nice point of interest for the shot. The foreground landscape creates a nice diagonal through the shot dividing it into two distinctive halves. The lighting and colors are fine and the photo has excellent sharpness.
BennyV (20747) 2010-12-08 3:51
This looks like a trail worth following! Impressive scenery and a good shot. The presence of the two walkers is essential, and they are in the prefect position.
Sonata11 (34007) 2010-12-08 4:34
this picture of the view is fanatstic, and very picturesque. Great sharpness, colors,clarity. I wish to be there and walk. Excellent photo. A very good quality of image.
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2010-12-08 5:07
Beautiful mountain landscape. Excellent contrast. Ideally I would have liked the trekkers a bit more in the foreground but thats just a personal choice.
With Greetings from India
foozi (7101) 2010-12-08 5:56
very lively composition of this mountain. Excellent dramatic blue sky against the white view indeed give a poserful visual attraction.
Excellent sharpness and the shown perspective is indeed lively.
stevesaba (8167) 2010-12-08 8:04
This one is another masterpiece! What a great composition and the sky is amazing. Everything so clear, and in focus and a gorgeous sight indeed. Mt Everest again, and some good tea I hope? I read up on the 550D by the way, and it has great specs...way ahead of my old 400D. Time for a new camera. Fine work, warm regards,
npecanhuk (78929) 2010-12-08 8:43
Magnificent mountaineous landscape! Those snow-capped peaks are wonderful! I love those pointed shapes!
The trail there doesn't seem to be too hard... I'd love to be there with those guys!
What an attractive outdoor activity/nature photograph!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, dof, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal format and composition are all oustanding features here!
TFS - congrats,
SnapRJW (31629) 2010-12-08 9:07
Hi Matthew - Well composed shot, the path leads us to the snow-capped peaks and clear blue sky. Crisp and clean image, much like the mountain air I guess! TFS Rosemary
yquem46 (38752) 2010-12-08 9:08
Lucky you, not the kind of picture that everybody has at hand everyday !
Nicely composed with the path guiding the eye to the BG, colorful, luminous and what a landscape
Have a nice day
mvdisco (17796) 2010-12-08 15:58
What a beautiful 3D landscape!!WoW!
Amazing perpective of the patch with the two guys,
gray mountain with snow on background,
beautiful colors and light,
A great composition..Matt.
all my compliments.
gunbud (34066) 2010-12-08 18:43
What a marvelous remote landscape you have captured here.
The narrow path adds great depth and the two hikers effective scale.
The snow capped peaks contrast brilliantly with the clear blue sky.
The colors are wonderfully clear and the details razor sharp.
hispic (9652) 2010-12-08 19:19
Yes, this is the most dazzling view, you are a lucky photographer to have taken such supreme trinity of peaks in the fine weather.
The trail and trekkers work effectively to lead the eye to distant marvelous view. Superb work!
this image invites me strongly, i must go there.
Best wishes, Hisashi
PJE (20758) 2010-12-08 21:29
Hello Matthew. This photo is simply incredible. I love the winding pathway, the two hikers together, and the most amazing sweeping mountain peaks in the background and on the right. It looks like warm sunshine on the trail here but must be bitter cold up on the peaks. Thank you so very much for sharing from your trip. Have a great day.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-12-08 23:15
Gorgeous pilgrims. Wonderful scene. Amazing scenery. Superb landscape. Good contrast and sharpness. Very good quality.
mozzy27 (2) 2010-12-09 1:34
This is so beautiful, it would feel as if you were on cloud nine, just a magnificent place to be and with eagles as well, awesome, you are so lucky to have been able to experience such a trip. Excellent panorama, fine sharpness, colours, POV, DOF and a perfect sky. Well done TFS
phwall (6785) 2010-12-09 23:54
You're right it is a dazzling view. What an experience it must be to walk through these mountains. Keeping in the company of giants.
It is a superb photograph in all respects.
Good on you. Congratulations.
kiasari (62) 2010-12-13 19:38
I really like the superb colors of the photo. Very nice shot with a good POV, well managed framing and DOF. Well done!
mafegan (8626) 2010-12-13 23:12
Perfect sharpness and perfect weather. I notice the trekker to the right doesn't have any backpack - perhaps he is employing a personal porter! When I look at this image from the comfort of my home it is hard to believe I have walked this path. Thanks for the memories, Marlene
happypoppeye (4819) 2010-12-18 8:51
Great shot. Love Nepal and love your version of it!
The first thing I thought when I saw this shot was it's over-exposed. Composition is great and the subject leaves nothing too be desired though.
I posted a WS. Let me know what you think. It may be a difference in monitors or just opinion, as I am tending to go "darker" these days. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the original though. I just thought it weird that no one commented on the exposure. (maybe my eyes are just getting old). Hope you don't mind and I may have overdone the burning on the actual trail ...but you'll get the idea.
korbee (6619) 2012-09-23 12:36
Havent seen you for a while,but i noticed you did plenty of good work!
This vieuw is unbelieveble the Everest just over the edge in the background,and last but not least the best posible vieuw on the Ama Dablam.I love the light blue hazy atmosphere in the far distance.
- Copyright: Matthew Watt (Matthew-Watt) (5934)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-10
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: CANON EOS 550D, Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS, Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2010-12-08 2:04