It was foggy that morning and I couldn't see the Monastery through the mist although the window of my room in the lodge I stayed looked right on the Monastery's gate. There was no desire to get up before the dawn. But someone turned the big sacred drum and the bell attached to it started to ring. It drove my dreams away. I decided not to break the habit, took the camera and tripod and went outside. Only 15 minutes passed as the fog dissipated and I saw Ama-Dablan and rays of the sun rising above the mountain. Certanly a photograph can not document all the beauty of sunrising in the mountains. This picture is a very modest replica. Anyway I am very greatful to the prayer who rotated the drum at 4 in the morning.
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davido (1982) 2005-05-15 10:19
Just WOW! What A great moment!
toni_al (15873) 2005-05-15 10:24
Joli lumière en contre jour la composition est très belle
richtersl (3546) 2005-05-15 10:58
I like the dark foreground in this photo. It really emphasizes very well those first rays of sunlight peeking over the mountaintops.
Schultzy (5446) 2005-05-15 12:37
You've captured a beautiful sunray. I like the composition. Nice shot, well done !
Cormac (26545) 2005-05-15 12:50
This is great light! The sun rays through the mist adds a lot of atmosphere to the scene, a touch of mysticism, which is appropriate for a monestary. Well done!
wangp (364) 2005-05-15 14:34
Good picture, perfect timing.
- Copyright: Sergey Klimenko (sekl) (2063)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-04-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 17-40 4L USM, Hoya Circular Polarizer
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-05-15 10:17
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