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I got back this morning from my latest trip to Nepal. And I have an awful lot of RAW images to process!

When I flew into Kathmandu, just over 3 weeks ago, I was rewarded with a spectacular view of the Himalaya.

I saw on the flight map on the plane that we were flying over the Indian Plain between Delhi and Agra. I had a look out of the window and even though it was still dark there were huge storms raging and I could see hundreds of lightning strikes from above. It was quite spectacular.

As though it had been planned that way, just as we arrived at the first part of the Himalayan chain, that is visible from the flight in, the dawn began.

The tops of the peaks poked through the ethereal haze layer and as the light increased and the hues changed I was greeted by Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna Himal, including Macchapuchre and so on through to the Manaslu Himal, Ganesh Himal before we finally descended into the city. It was an awesome sight.

The peak on the right of this picture is Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest in the world at 8167m, and you can see its mighty south face.

Obviously the wing in this picture is out of focus. The light was very low and it wasn't possible to hand hold a small enough aperture and corresponding long shutter speed to render the whole scene in focus. Shooting in RAW gave me the chance to underexpose a fair bit and rectify it during post processing. But at 1/25 and F5 I did the best I could!

I hope you enjoy my upcoming series of photos from the last few weeks in Nepal.

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