Phewa lake, the legendary and second largest lake in the Kingdom of Nepal is of glacial and tectonic origin roughly measuring 1.5 km by 4 km, remains a major source of all attractions in Pokhara. The enchanting lake is an idyllic playground offering the splendid view of the surrounding mountains, especially when the still water on calm days reflects the peaks of Annapurna Range perfectly, creating a double mirror image. Majestic, scenic and holy to the local Hindus, the lake is one of the picturesque spots of Nepal and is revered not only for its natural beauty but also for the spiritual importance attached to it.
As the light begins to fade and the day comes to a close, everything goes very silence when the flamming clouds seem to ignite into glorious blazing lake.
This is the peaceful ending of a day from Phewa Lake.....
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emilbo (22262) 2012-10-16 6:47
Allô Abmdsudi! (Mon voisin d'aujourd'hui)
Tout comme moi un petit retour en arrière pour nous présenter cette magnifique photo. L'atmosphère de fin de journée est fantastique et les couleurs sont merveilleuses. Bel avant-plan avec tous ces bateaux et superbes reflets.
Toutes mes amitiés et bonne fin de soirée,
ciakgiak (30405) 2012-10-16 6:52
Ma che splendida foto! L'atmosfera é molto suggestiva e rende bene l'idea della bellezza del momento, splendide le barche ed i riflessi in FG.
Un caro saluto
Kielia (22913) 2012-10-16 6:53
what a wonderful and moody impression of this rarely seen place! The colors and the light are stunning. You have chosen a very well working POV on this beautiful scenery. My compliments also for the nice note!
yquem46 (38380) 2012-10-16 7:15
Nice compo with the boats arranged as a fan
I like, even if the shot is dark (but well it's the end of the day !), the blue and red colors on the boats almost as fluorescent spots
A moody shot
Have a nice evening
ManishaJain (291) 2012-10-16 8:20
Nicely shot..The spreading colours of setting sun rays partly masked by clouds, the shadows of boats and the depth of the picture.......good job
krzychu30 (15332) 2012-10-16 10:26
You could not imagine more beautiful and spectacular end of a day.The atmosphere you captured here is so nice and peaceful.Just love the scene and the way you composed it.The last rays of the sun hiding behind the clouds,the lake and these beautiful boats(they look superb with its vivid blue color).Fabulous composition.I´m impressed.
All the Best
yaya13baut (3344) 2012-10-16 10:41
a fine panoramic of this lake under a nice sunset light.
the golden sky, the boats and their reflection and the good crop make this picture works well.
rychem (19443) 2012-10-16 11:05
Beautiful and romantic sunset shot, warm colors of the last sun rays, nice composition
BennyV (13544) 2012-10-16 11:41
Pure, perfect & serene. The water is so flat, it almost looks solid. Saturation of blue in the boats is just a bit too much, imho. But the lake and distance are just magical.
JFS (32459) 2012-10-16 12:09
Another exquisite shot my friend, the light is magic and the relfections too. Thanks for sharing!
brianmcc (6005) 2012-10-16 12:18
what a fantastic composition. the boats are placed perfectly across the picture and provide a wonderful focal point. the hills in the distance dip beautifully into the centre of the image. love the colours in the sky and the wonderful clouds. i think the blues are a little over saturated though, but a stunning picture overall with a very peaceful mood.
ourania (26348) 2012-10-16 12:48
a very beautiful scenery and suggestive peaceful mood captivate at first glance and have the power to draw the viewer into the frame for a long time. The picture transmits a most welcome feeling of peace and relaxation conveyed by the calm surface, the rhythmical repetition of the elegant pattern of the boats at different angles, the harmonious deep tones of the evening and the pleasant and reassuring warmth of the sunlight. Your composition and lighting are superb. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Fis2 (81888) 2012-10-16 13:35
Superb colors and light.
Very impressive picture.
pajaran (48397) 2012-10-16 22:53
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o jezeru ...
Lep pogled na camce, jezero i oblake koji osvajaju nebo, lep odlazak dana ...
Dobra ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija i trenutak, lepi refleksi na vodi.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan.
Very interesting and good text on the lake ...
A nice view of the boats, lake and clouds conquered the sky, leaving a nice day ...
Good sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition and timing, beautiful reflections on the water.
Have a nice and successful day.
All the best.
kato (11630) 2012-10-16 23:02
You're capturing well this lake scape by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see sentimantal/peaceful view of the lake and sky dyed to sunset. It's beautiful for the countless boat which is at anchor to a line and ridgeline of mountain in behind. And, the reflection projected to the water draws out an additional good effect in this image.
Have a nice day,
Graal (95343) 2012-10-17 0:39
very nice panoramic view, good captured moment during the sunset time. Amazing row of boats on FG. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
dkmurphys (46162) 2012-10-17 2:33
Splendid lake atmosphere. I like the perfect calm mood and the colors. Everything looks unreal, a true paradise. Well seen, have a good day.
Nard (6970) 2012-10-17 2:42
I sent you a comment yesterday concerning this picture but I don't see it. May be I already did 20 comments.
I told you that is a picture I would like to did, it is magnificent. The sky, the light behind the clouds, the colors, the curve made by the mountains, the reflects on the water, the aligment of the boats and... (lucky you are)the blue inside the boats that gives the ultimate splendid touch. Congratulation.
corjan3 (2025) 2012-10-17 2:55
What a pleasure to view this great image. No wonder you are getting such a response from our fellow members.What can I add except to say that I fully agree with all the praises. And a very informative note too. Well done and best wishes.
DINOZOR (16005) 2012-10-17 3:26
Bravo pour cette image très réussie parfaitement composée et cadrée.
C'est du très bon travail du point de vue de la lumière.
jemaflor (80658) 2012-10-17 3:59
Beautiful panoramic view with a lovely fg with boats and an impressive light well captured, I like these warm tones, tfs.
mayjayne (3119) 2012-10-17 4:32
What a lovely sunset scene - not the normal sunsets as you have managed to capture the last moments when the sun is disappearing behind the clouds. Wonderful moment !
PS: I will be going to Pokhara in Feb next year. Did you manage to do any trekking at the Annapurna?
gervaso (9359) 2012-10-17 8:35
Wonderful composition, with very good depth and beautiful colors of the end of the day! These boats in line are great! Very good job!
maria-v1981 (10790) 2012-10-17 9:01
Wonderful symmetry boats and their reflections on water at dawn. I like the way the last rays of sunshine are falling on the mountainsin the background. The light is well managed.
Have a nice evening,
bayno (18342) 2012-10-17 9:14
The small fleet is really charming with its bright colors and their reflections, together with the colors of the sunset has created a wonderful atmosphere...wonderful shot...
COSTANTINO (51290) 2012-10-17 9:51
what could I say for this amazing
shot...artistic capture for
exhibition,very well working pov
so nice and peaceful atmosphere
for all of us the friends T.e.
josepmarin (57473) 2012-10-17 10:31
the weak light of the end of the day creates an atmosphere full of calmness and of peace on the wonderful landscape of the lake.
The perfectly aligned boats, the fantastic reflections on the water, the silhouettes of the mountains and the beautiful flaming clouds in background, are elements that provide a high aesthetic quality and a great beauty to your composition.
The execution is impeccable, is a superb photo.
dta (62912) 2012-10-17 10:53
Hello Abmdsudi ,
Ar first glance , the thumbnail seems to be a little too dark . But when we open it , what a beauty ! The light is capture with subtility , especially on the oustanding line of blue and red boats . Splendid effect of their reflections , too . The composition is amazing , with the mountains and the gorgeous sky in the Bg
adramad (35317) 2012-10-17 11:55
Thanks for giving pictures as sublime as this, a sunset on a superb POV, I love the alignment of these boats in the foreground, the blue color creates a perfect contrast with the warm tones of the sky and the reflections in the sea, magnificent DOF with distant horizon line and the line of mountains that is lost in the distance.
Great job, I love it.
Have a nice day.
nikkitta (13220) 2012-10-17 13:12
Very beautiful capture with the boats in a semi circle at the FG
The colors and reflections of the fading sun are quite stunning , in special on the left side
Thanks for sharing this very great post of this remote place
Greetings and all the best
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-10-17 18:43
Incredible colours carrying through from the boats to the sky. Wonderful use of the limited light.
Vasa (16736) 2012-10-18 1:22
Many nice photos you offer lately dear Abmdsudi. Your Nikon is something, but your sensibility is more evident. And, you don't stay at home, my friend.
delpeoples (52447) 2012-10-18 2:34
Hello dear Abmdsudi
Ahhhh this is just beautiful, it soothes the soul! The symmetry, the perspective and the hint of golden light is just extraordinary. And the superb depth of field has brought out the wonderful details in the mountains in the background.
Congratulations, this is among your best and is definitely at least the photo of the week
daddo (22634) 2012-10-18 3:50
Salam Abmdsudi. Stunning colours accentuated by the mysterious light.Evocative scene that speaks of stillness and fading beauty as darkness awaits. I tried to find you in the Singaporean phonebook, but to no avail. I spent a week in Singapore during my visits to family in Malaysia. Salam. Klaudio.
npecanhuk (60854) 2012-10-18 6:29
Very beautiful picture!
Special regards to the management of difficult light, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
holmertz (37041) 2012-10-18 6:32
Talk about clouds with a golden tinge...
This is a masterly exposed photo of a fantastic evening sky and its equally beautiful reflections in a very calm lake. The line of similarly painted boats form a great foreground. Their orange details look like reflections as well, but I suppose they must have been painted that way.
kiks (11749) 2012-10-18 7:11
Very delicate and peacful scene. The lines are awsome creating a enourmous depth. Wonderful teh filtering of the sunset light.
mkamionka (29215) 2012-10-18 13:59
excellent low light photograph. I like very much the colorful boats nicely aligned in the foreground. The sky is fantastic and the water provides the opportunity for the reflection. Great work!!!!
korbee (6615) 2012-10-18 14:05
splendid atmosphere on one of the best lakes on earth Pak!
Brings me back to 1983 and 88 when I spent several weeks there for trekking and hanging around a,d renting a boat for a few rupees a day ;=],
For a man with your skills the quality could be better,but ok...I forgive you because thats not the point here isnt it? ;=]
Sehat and horas!
CLODO (28938) 2012-10-19 0:43
A quiet moment of the day, and all the elements of the perspective seem to converge at the mountains junction. Gorgeous blue and orange hues!
Cricri (101257) 2012-10-19 8:52
Vous avez capturer un moment fantastique de la lumière qui perce les nuages sous un ciel encore bleu, le graphisme des montagnes , les reflets et les barques que la lumière rend bien les couleurs, magnifique
clic (14136) 2012-10-19 15:50
Boat people left too early so they missed this outstanding dramatic picture of skies performing the last "encore" before the stage curtain falls for good!!
siamesa (27703) 2012-10-21 13:22
Boa tarde Abmdsudi
This photo is splendid. The composition of the boats and the last rays of the sun is simply magnificent. Congratulations for the photo with a perfect quality.
Angshu (54711) 2012-10-23 1:00
Fantastic capture! The end of the day light streaking from around the clouds create for a moody poetic ambience & then we have the boats radially arranged like a giant fan along the bank of the lake. Truly a breathtaking view with impeccable details. Fine work my friend!
aliabazari (11570) 2012-10-23 10:45
Hi abmdsudi Dear
The setting is beautiful and impressive. Beautiful and attractive lighting and composition. Well done my friend.
Thanks for recording this nice picture
claudeD (30437) 2012-10-24 9:20
Wow! What an amazing picture. You had realized a shot with a wonderful atmosphere and a perfect light managment. I like the fotojob very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-10-29 6:20
Ola Abmdsudi ,
Está 5 estrelas esta tua foto , que belo primeiro plano com estas canoas neste lago , gostei muito das cores no céu de final de dia , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
adores (34368) 2012-11-02 16:18
I remember your other shot with these colourful boats. This one is also very good. I like the special light, still showing the details of the boats. They are very well placed and it seems you captured another beautiful sky. Seems a very special place!
elenimavrandoni (14231) 2013-03-14 14:14
God's gift of colors at the end of the day in a very spectacular way!
A very fascinating blend of shades, contrast and reflection!
another day tomorrow....
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (39538)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-02-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD, ISO 200 RAW, Cokin P121 Gradual Grey G2 ND8
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2012-10-16 6:27
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