Ama Dablam 6,812 metres (22,349 ft) is one of the most famous mountains in Nepal. Sure, it's not as tall as many of the neighbouring peaks (Everest, Lhotse and Makalu are right next door) but the shape of Ama Dablam makes it stand out. Ama Dablam is derived from local dialects and is supposed to mean 'mother of pearl necklace', a reference to the supposed female appearance of the peak with a shard of ice placed hanging around the neck. These cloud formations were reasonably common in the Khumbu region, and occur by a combination of factors including the heating of ice on the slopes of the mountains which turns to vapor, and the disruption of normal airflow by the precipitous geography.
My workshop features the more 'classic' angle of Ama Dablam that is more instantly recognizable.
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siudzi (34141) 2010-12-29 1:38
This must be a very breathtaking view! Really amazing landscape shot with great quality. I like it very much. Thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year!
HimalAnda (10325) 2010-12-29 3:26
The composition is strange but original. The mountain is not the main subject here: it is the sky and its clouds. Why not...
The colors are nice and the sharpness is great.
I prefer the POV in your workshop, but the light is not so good in this one.
dta (73021) 2010-12-29 5:05
Hello Matt ,
You've reserved a large place to the sky , in this mountain picture , and it deserves to be like that . The clouds are amazing . MAy be , but I'm not sure , it would have been better with a little more of the brown landscape in the low part of the picture .
The WS shows us very well this oustanding summit .
marina7 (8055) 2010-12-29 6:07
I've never been to the Himalayas but hope to see them some day. The sky's really impressive with the clouds matching the snowy peaks. Bright and crisp shot, well done.
Happy New Year,
Fis2 (92169) 2010-12-29 11:08
I love the mountains.
Good frame and colours.
I like the sky!
Sonata11 (33717) 2010-12-29 12:57
fantastic sky with the interesting clouds. I can imagine like hands want to grab the mountains. Sounds crazy, but doesn't looks? It is funny.
Best regards and Happy New Year 2011!!!
mvdisco (17784) 2010-12-29 19:10
Beautiful Himalayan Sky and POV.of the mountain ,
good colors and light,
Nice details and sharp picture,
very well done.
vishaal (1042) 2010-12-29 21:17
A wonderful sky with amazing cloud patterns !
Great composition with excellent sharpness, beautiful colors, and amazingly beautiful mountain peak, very well in contrast with the blue sky.
Happy New Year 2011 !
SteveH (6247) 2010-12-30 18:52
Hi Matt, I like your choice of composition - letting that great sky dominate the frame. Although the mountains, even though they occupy a small part do grab the attention. The sky looks remarkably clear, giving you a sharp image even over that distance. Cheers, Steve
MLINES (12516) 2011-01-01 16:51
Hi Matt, Another good addition to your Himalayan series. The main peaks are well placed, off-centre, and the blue skies with "jetstreams" of cloud make it dynamic and interesting. I'd not heard of this mountain before hearing from you, but it is certainly a natural masterpiece. TFS. Murray.
delpeoples (56014) 2011-01-02 3:36
I'm glad I could open this today, had trouble opening it yesterday. The clouds are magnificent, they really add an element of dynamism and perspective to an already sublime image. The colour is so natural and attractive too. I wouldn't change a thing, superb job, congratulations.
All the best for 2011
batalay (37449) 2011-01-05 3:00
At 6,800m it is taller 2,000 meters lower than Mt. Everest, yet much higher than the tallest peak, Mt. McKinley, 6200 m in North America. What an unforgettable experience it must have been to see the Himalayas. Your explanation of the strangely striated clouds certainly makes sense.
zoomer (6) 2011-01-09 17:09
Magnificent picture to convey what must have been an experience to never forget.The clear atmosphere is astounding.Best wishes Wolf.
kiasari (62) 2011-01-13 2:34
You chose a good POV to take this shot. A nice photo with a well managed framing and superb colors. Well done!
Longroute (19396) 2011-02-02 11:45
Well this IS a sky!
Very simple composition but well balanced and utmost beautiful. It conveys well the wild and remote charm of Himalayas.
- Copyright: Matthew Watt (Matthew-Watt) (5934)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-17
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: PENTAX OPTIO S40, Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS, Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2010-12-29 1:21