Intimate Grandeur. This was taken in a rarely visited side valley off trail in the Everest region of Nepal. I used a 3 stop neutral density filter to even the exposure between the lake and the reflection. The glow on the peaks is reflected from the brightly lit horizon after sunset.
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tam3rd (217) 2008-01-03 13:09
wow! this is like a postcard.... i like the stillness of the water.......which makes it possible for a perfect reflection..
barni (15747) 2008-01-03 13:13
It's a incredible mountain view.
kaustubh10 (182) 2008-01-03 13:14
Very beautiful picture! I'm amazed at the clarity and depth, the rocks in the water in the foreground give a nice effect. Well done!
rchristiansmith (228) 2008-01-03 13:17
I'm not a fan of graduated ND filters due to their 'unnatural' look, but your image is quite striking. Its clarity helps explain why all revelations in history and literature take place on mountaintops. Thanks for bringing me to the magical place.
gneufeld (15884) 2008-01-03 13:22
This is a stunning view with amazing light control and wonderful reflections. I just read the book entitled, "Into thin Air", a record of the disastrous 1996 Everest climbing season during which there was much loss of life on Everest - a disturbing but excellent read. TFS. Gerald
jordimur (22) 2008-01-03 13:26
Wow... no words!
mesutilgim (79394) 2008-01-03 13:31
Wonderfull capture, great effect. Very nice reflections and perfect compo. Amazing warm colors. A capture full of serenity.
TFS and best regards
erbiloguz (922) 2008-01-03 13:51
yesssss it is the pic.
Daviiidos (98) 2008-01-03 14:11
very nice picture, but I miss something at the bottom of the composition sticking out of the water, in that case it would be perfect, one point absolutely deserved:-)
tehanu_f (6896) 2008-01-03 14:55
Wow! I didn't even know that there is a lake in that region. The clarity is amazing. Is that the fog or a cloud beneath the mountain?
atlantida (2323) 2008-01-03 14:57
Yeah, maybe a shark sticking out of the water, yeah, that would be nice to complete the scene:)))
I really do know that it's not so common to see so perfect and so still reflection in nature, but for the next time, please get the shark:)))
2 points absolutely deserved.
Wahclellaspirit (3961) 2008-01-03 17:28
Hello Michael, A great capture and use of the correct ND Filter. Perfect composition, Well done...
Gargouille (160) 2008-01-03 17:44
This is picture perfect. Thanks for the information about the filter. This effect is really grandiose! Wonderfull!
filidor (56) 2008-01-03 22:25
Halo Michael. Whole Your Nepal and Chinesse Series makes me wow! Your works are brillant in sharpness and the light quality. Big request. I am thinking about the travel to India and Nepal next Year. Could You let me know where this shot was taken exactly?. Regards. Mac.
grantlp (2113) 2008-01-03 22:50
Wow....this is an absolutely suoperb image with such clarity and appeal. The composition and subject is simple but so effective, and the reflection in the still lake seems as perfectly clear as the real thing. Very well done.
jjcordier (72640) 2008-01-03 23:24
Une photo d'une beauté à couper le souffle! Grandiose!
smarcell (19963) 2008-01-03 23:47
An excellent picture with a great mood.
The perfect reflection of the mountains (Ama Dablan ?) on the lake is very beautiful.
Is this the Gokyo lakes area ? I don't think so. Maybe a detour near the italian CNR glass pyramid ?
I have been to Khumbu valley years ago, and it is still in my heart.
jorgi (3810) 2008-01-04 0:45
excellent shot. Composition is superb and it is a perfect choice to give us detail of stones in the water. Absolutely magnificent. And thank you for the note. It is very useful for me as a beginer in the world of filters and lenses.
:) tommorrow, I'm affraid I ran out for tonight.
guillaumejm (0) 2008-01-04 1:08
what a gorgeous picture!. Reflect are even more beautiful than reality. So beautiful light and great sky colour.
incredible depth and perfect sharpness even in the distance.
Best regatrds and best wishes for the new year 2008.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2008-01-04 2:31
Excellent composition with the reflection in the lake and stones in the foreground. Great light.
Butterflyka (518) 2008-01-04 3:24
Imazing shot!Reflections are excellent.Great sharpness and clarity.Wonderful colors and contrast.
macondo (18551) 2008-01-04 3:28
A magnificent landscape shot, a very fine example of its type. The reflection is amazing, of course, and the details below the water make the foreground interesting. The ND filter has worked a marvel here. Wonderful light on the snow and the sky tones are fantastic.
A wonderful photo.
bbortacina (30) 2008-01-04 3:32
ı also lıked 180 reverse very much
rgarrigus (0) 2008-01-04 7:52
How have I missed you on here up to now?!?!? This photo, like many of your other images, is fantastic and the detail and clarity is exemplary. You really get it when it comes to keeping your images simple and this is not exception. The composition of the mountains and reflection along with the subtle foreground are outstanding. This photo did not need an obvious near/far construct for context. At first I thought you must be doing large format by the detail but then I saw the camera. 22MP mate! Put to good use here. Very impressive and a standard I aspire to achieve.
romanaa (7928) 2008-01-04 11:55
incredible picture. I like that the reflection changes into transprent water. Amazing job.
ceky (2592) 2008-01-04 13:20
Looks like Ama Dablam shot from a pov a bit south-west of Lobuche... Isn't it ?
Congratulations for this nice composition !
Across_Asia (344) 2008-01-06 4:28
Your are truly in your best element photographing scenic views. They are breathtaking master pieces with superb clarity and colours.
Cheers / Steven
kiks (11749) 2008-01-06 6:02
Hi Michael, amazing result you get. The colours are just lovely and composition using the reflections and the underwater rocks add even more levels to the image. Congratulations
ViktorVaughn (1521) 2008-01-06 21:59
Many comments have already been placed on this photo. So can't really add any critiques, just a stunning shot. So crisp are the peaks of the mountains.
maglex (1980) 2008-01-07 2:17
Oh my oh my, this is even better than the your most recent (although I think both belong to the best shots :>)...great penetration of the rocks beneath the lake!
delkoo (68) 2008-01-11 2:07
this one is, also spectacular, technically accomplished, i like the soft light and the wonderful reflection,it's so peaceful.
Malobi (80) 2008-01-14 2:41
ah this is beautiful !
ballaln (406) 2008-01-15 3:06
I am spellbound looking at this picture. Needless to say, it is perfect! Thanks for sharing and a happy new year
BoisBarb (10369) 2008-01-16 9:12
Instant magique! superbe reflexion sur ce miroir d'eau glacée...
IgorDeleze (585) 2008-02-19 2:17
patdeph (35748) 2008-03-12 3:21
you have done here a great,great picture!Waow!!!Difficult to say what I like!The light,the colours,the clarity of the water,the frame???Spectacular!I put it in my favorites,and congratulations for your whole gallery!
Have a nice day.
VincentFavre (148) 2008-03-17 17:42
Thanks to bring us some magical shots like this one...
Seb82 (2467) 2008-05-04 6:25
Que faire à part s'incliner face à un tel chef d'oeuvre... on se dit simplement que certains sont dotés de talents hors du commun
Dworkin (79) 2008-05-04 6:32
Your capture is simply outstanding. Perfect.
XavierJamonet (2213) 2008-06-24 14:47
A wonderfull shot... you're a master in mountain landscape photography.
I admire your work. Thanks for it!
leo61 (0) 2008-08-31 13:20
A fantastic shot and a perfect mirror.I like the composition a lot with these stones at the ground of the low water.The light at these snowy peaks is magic and the surrounding pink tones are wonderful.A great shot!!!!!
Thanks for a new favourite.
borax (1742) 2009-10-04 9:50
It could be the perfect reflexion. Sharpness, colors... but ligh on the moutain top is darker than on the reflect, wich is almost burnt. But this remains an excellent photo.
chandan_a (17) 2009-10-17 7:22
Amazing Place and amazing picture..I don't know much about photography but this one definitely worth 10/10..
PainDivine69 (175) 2009-10-17 8:40
WOW...I´m speechless. These reflections are amazing. Great colours and sharpness.
kaberi (18) 2010-02-09 18:46
beautiful picture.wnat to see more photo of you.
Bianconeri78 (701) 2010-09-19 3:57
Really awesome picture! Love the mountain and the detail in the foreground.
fredon (5052) 2010-09-19 4:00
An amazing view of nature. Great job !
photoxtreme (1335) 2010-10-01 13:14
spettacolare composizione quasi irreale ,a di grande effetto,complimenti !!!
travel-mirko (250) 2011-02-21 2:39
Wow! This one is a wonderful picture. The majestic mountains in the back with such a perfect reflection in the clean mountain lake. Very good!
gmg (4202) 2011-04-22 14:53
Fantastic shot. Wonderful location, nice framing from foreground to background, great colours and cris details., Amazing.
livermore (1629) 2012-11-11 5:20
Photo superbe, d'une grande qualité et parfaitement réalisée.
Les couleurs sont belles et le cadrage parfait.
J'aime les reflets de la montagne.
- Copyright: Michael Anderson (miketelemark) (2785)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-11-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Hasselblad H2D, HC 3.5-4.5/50-110, Graduated Neutral Density
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favorites - landscape 03, most impressive landscapes [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-03 13:07
- Favorites: 22 [view]