On the trail to Mount Everest Base camp. This shot shows the narrow little trail that you have to follow on this trek, and how busy it has become. When I was there is was very late in the season, which normally ends in December because of snow and cold weather. Even at that time, the trail was quite crowded, and I can only imagine what it was like in the peak months of September and October.
The mountain in the distance is Lhotse, which is the 4th highest mountain in the world at 8,500m. The altitude of the trail at this point (just north of Pangboche) is about 4,200m.
Scanned from Fuji Velvia.
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singuanti (15250) 2006-03-19 22:55
Hi Alvin. Good job with the scanning although I might suggest running a burn tool over the Lhotse. That must have been an awesome experience seeing that in person. Great shot Alvin!
kensimage (8561) 2006-03-19 23:11
This is a very interesting scene in an obviously beautiful area, and it really gives a flavor for what trekking there would be like. It suffers a bit from the harsh light, but obviously you can't stop in the middle of the trail and wait for sundown! Nice shot, regards, Ken.
berek (40707) 2006-03-20 0:16
I shared with us beautiful nature picture. incredible landscape. I like clouds and sky colors. well done. thanks for your sharing.
have a nice week.
Meaning ( Sense ) 9,Framing:10,Idea :10
PixelTerror (0) 2006-03-20 4:50
I see you're competing with Bibi for the ascent pictures ;-)
I like your nepalese series and particularly here how the closer ranges create a V above which the Lhotse rises, the walkers add a sunday afternoon walk feeling, but for sure later it will become a bit more serious...
This one suffered a bit of OE on the Lhotse whites and clouds though.
Have a nice day,
ChrisJ (101192) 2006-03-20 7:00
A fantastic alpine scene with marvellous contrast, sharpness & graphism. The hikers add scale & context. Good work!
Fis2 (87647) 2006-03-20 7:56
Fantastic landscape. I like the composition and colours. Good sharpness and contrast. Well done.
Rossignol (2289) 2006-03-20 15:14
Nice layered composition, Alvin. I like the repeated v-shaped valleys stretching into the distance and the sharp, snow-capped peaks. Nice exposure, the light and shade work well, and the group of hikers lead the eye further into that dark pass.
nwoehnl (122) 2006-03-20 16:08
Hi Alvin (I'm still here ;). A nice return to your Nepal trek with this one, in this photo I like a lot the inclusion of the hikers, and the fact that Lhotse is presenting itself to them as they are striding around the bend. Good use of the vertical format, and the staggered alignment of the mountain slopes works in a good way to convey a sense of depth. A fine job in the scanning department, too.
danielswalsh (13599) 2006-03-20 19:42
I really look forward to the day when I have the time to dedicate some time to a trip such as this. Not your normal vacation for sure...
The people in this image are a bit more dominent in this shot then your previous, which I like.
PJE (20758) 2006-03-20 19:58
Alvin this is quite the photo showing the trail details as well as the mountian tucked in the background. A nice glimpse of what the climb is like in this part of the trail. Good work!
umbrellaphotos (1901) 2006-03-20 23:50
A very nice shot - I really want to go to Nepal and Everest. Looks like I'm not the only one that feels that way. Thanks for sharing this image and your note.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-03-21 10:31
Hi Alvin - magnificent and pulmonary edema inducing scenery, obviously many people are atrracted to it, with the presence of western tourists this could be taken near Banff in august. The hikers don't really distract from the grandeur, but do make me think twice about going there in the peak months.
Ann75 (0) 2006-03-21 22:32
Another amazing shot on the trail to Mount Everest Base Camp. I love how the rocky white peak in the background towers over the darker foreground scenery. The fact that there are some people walking on the trail really gives us an idea of the magnitude and the size of this place. Great detail and amazing sharpness condering it was scanned. Great shot, Alvin!