One more photo from Kala Patthar. This is taken maybe 10 minutes after sunset, most people were already gone, but the light was just getting interesting. The sky turned into deep blue and purple and the snow peak got even brighter against the darkening sky. I decided to make Lhotse the main focus point of the composition. Everest is still in view on the back to the Left. I could even see a few stars began twinkling in the sky. Unfortunately we couldn’t stay much longer, since it was getting really cold and we had to go down while there still some light, although we had flash light with us. Part of the trail is really rocky and hard to walk even during the day.
More information about Kala Patthar, see the note on my two previous posts.
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dr38 (289) 2013-01-15 11:15
Three months ago i was there. I know this wiev very well. And your picture: AMAZING! Congratilations. Best regards. ARZU
zanzi (13690) 2013-01-15 11:33
The mountains are obviously gorgeous. But the sky has even more appeal to me. Waouw. Love the colors.
brianmcc (6219) 2013-01-15 12:14
you have composed this very well and managed the light conditions superbly to produce this very appealing image. the sky is stunning with the stars beginning to appear in the darkening sky. i love the positioning of the mountains in the frame. the detail and sharpness you have achieved are incredible.
have a lovely evening,
yquem46 (38750) 2013-01-15 12:18
Another splendid one Way
Nice light, delicate colors, gorgeous sky and always the same care for the compo and presentation
Thanks for keeping your posts at such a high level
tatadalou (7445) 2013-01-15 12:30
Nice light ! The mixture of snow and rocky landscape, of day light and stars, make the beauty of your photo. You did well to wait 10 small minutes more !
Kamilutka (8105) 2013-01-15 12:52
this is fantastic photo! Amazing colors and clarity! Excellent sharpness and light management! Everything beautifully composed!
Thanks for sharing!
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-01-15 13:19
I can see why you chose Lhotse to organize this shot around, Way- the light on it is just beautiful - soft, and producing some great shadows down the slope. The sky is beautiful as well, with a few stars visible above some great violet clouds. Beautifully composed and executed.
Keitht (1304) 2013-01-15 13:28
Once in a while a thumbnail image has the 'Wow' factor but the main image then disappoints. This absolutely is not such an image! The thumbnail has the 'Wow' alright, but the main image is absolutely fabulous!!
No doubt the clarity of the air helps in capturing such amazing detail and colour but it still needs the photographer to create an utterly stunning image.
You may get the impression that I'm blown away by this one, and you'd be right.
Bergenphotos (2862) 2013-01-15 13:37
I really wish I was there. The place looks awesome and you are for sure the right one to share its beauty. There's something really special about the light and the textures of the snow. By looking at the picture you kind of get the feeling that it's a very lonely place, and the sky somehow looks like it does its best to contribute to that feeling. Thanks!
InasiaJones (31562) 2013-01-15 14:15
Salut Wayne and Happy New Year!
Extremely fine image showcasing a stunning esthetic and impeccable technical skills.
Your insightful note offers one of the most relevant piece of advice when it comes to shooting landscape; patience and dedication make all the difference between approximative results and spectacular work of art.
As you are mentioning, the snow covered mountains stand out gracefully against the blue sky, with subtle pink clouds that bring another level of magic. A natural beauty that you are presenting under ideal conditions, perfect timing and inspired
GREGG (7888) 2013-01-15 14:18
lovely view of the mountain massif in Nepal
great POV, exposure and soft light,
fantastic landscape !
npecanhuk (73492) 2013-01-15 14:30
Wonderful mountaineous natural place!
Special regards to the colors, exposure, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
papagolf21 (95479) 2013-01-15 14:47
Splendide composition magnifiquement réalisée. La beauté du paysage est à couper le souffle.
Félicitations pour cette superbe réussite.
Mes meilleurs voeux pour l'année 2013.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-01-15 15:25
inutile negare che la tua è una di quelle foto che colpiscono a prima vista.
La bellezza dei colori e del soggetto ne fanno un qualcosa di unico che merita di essere guardato con attenzione.
La nitidezza è insuperabile al pari della composizione.
Non posso che farti i miei complimenti per un così magnifico scatto
Sonata11 (33737) 2013-01-15 17:30
after sunset you captured this mountain view perfectly well. Colors, sharpness, clarity, exposure, POV and DOF are an excellent. Awesomeshot. I like it a lot. Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
fabbs99 (17129) 2013-01-15 18:36
Splendid shot with excellent sharpness and clarity.It is a very creative photo, which tells us a special story of real life.Very well done.
worldcitizen (8200) 2013-01-15 18:46
The lighting on the snow-dusted peak is really magical. The colorful sky and the beautiful landscape combine to form an incredible scene. I like your framing, too. I can only imagine how awesome it was to be seeing this in person.
GiovanniG (3029) 2013-01-15 19:07
Wonderful capture of such detail and colors. Wonderful perspective choice. Amazingly well done!
cargus (10053) 2013-01-15 21:17
Vue impressionnante sur les montagnes, paysage bien cadré, joué un excellent contraste, clarté et la couleur
hidibyendu (875) 2013-01-15 21:48
Simply superb. Magnificent composition. Awesome light management.
Everything is so nice about this photo, Surely one of my favourites.
Dibyendu with greetings from India
JFS (32459) 2013-01-15 22:15
another impressive work of yours, magic light, wonderful POV, immaculate sharpness, a great work, as always.
lpi (4857) 2013-01-15 23:37
la montagne est magnifique ainsi que les couleurs!
Très bonne gestion de la lumière.
Du très bon travail...Bravo!
sevy (15367) 2013-01-16 0:07
The best thing I could say about this shot is it gives me the wish to plan a new trip in Nepal to do shots from Kala Patthar.
You really caught something in this landscape with a real rendering of mood through this so special and subtle lightning.
For the detail, on your note you wrote Everest is in the right. Is it not better the black Pyramid on the left?
kasianowak (8209) 2013-01-16 1:49
Splendid landscape with beautiful colours in the sky. Well done on staying after others had gone - it was worth it!
timecapturer (49288) 2013-01-16 3:16
an immaculate and stunning image this. The lights and details are a delight and your execution flawless. A quality image and beautiful presentation. Superb!
Regards - Brian.
Vague (307) 2013-01-16 4:29
Beautiful colours and amazing sharpness and clarity that gives so intensely the impression of the mountain range.
dkmurphys (55861) 2013-01-16 5:42
Splendid capture. I like the high quality and the superb mysterious scene. Well taken!
Bluejeans (64251) 2013-01-16 5:45
Ola Way ,
Brutal esta tua foto 5 estrelas :) , uma paisagem linda, belo ponto de visão , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
mkamionka (34593) 2013-01-16 7:02
breath taking view persented in a fantastic low light. The scarce light resulted a the very subtle color differences being nicely emphasized. Everything seems so well balanced here. You have captured it in the best possible moment, I bet a second later it was already too dark andsecond before it was too bright.
I like the smooth clouds above the sharp peaks.
Excellent work, a real master piece again,
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-01-16 10:42
Absolutly an picture with a wow-factor..
Moment, timing, light management, pov,
composition are excellent. The
beautiful colors and the stars in the
sky are a nice extra....And it's a one
of the most beautiful Mount Everest
pictures I ever have seen.....
Goes to my favorites!
cornejo (39329) 2013-01-16 10:42
Hi Way, this seems to me an excellent, beautiful and interesting picture, well captured and framed, with very good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. It is a lovely picture very well composed. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy rest of week.
Greetings from southern Spain.
mesutilgim (92350) 2013-01-16 11:55
This one is also a topclass capture from this amazing scenery.
Very good light management and nice framing.
TFS and best regards
nikkitta (17066) 2013-01-16 19:04
One more , hope there will be more, difficult to be there, so your captures are a present for TE members
Must be great to be with time in such a place to take photos to take photos at different moments of the day
Great composition and what I like the more,, the pink color of the fading day
Greetings and congrats
Note: Just saw your comment on my photo, we are both at this time on TE
goutero (1313) 2013-01-17 0:20
Nothing to say. Dream view.
danos (94234) 2013-01-17 10:38
very nice the snowy Kala Patthar ten min. after the sunset with the deep blue and purple colour tints to make the image unique.Even with the low lighting conditions,i like to see the details as the beauty of the place.Well done and captured.
abmdsudi (50480) 2013-01-18 0:05
This is another fantastic shot and true gift of nature, the most beautiful part of the day when most of those admirers have gone immediately after the sun sets below the horizon and thanks to your patience allowing you capture timeless moment & share with us when nature more than anything speaks to our hearts, it reminds me to stop & enjoy the simple pleasures that nature has to offer. The deep colours, the magnificence light control, the compostion and the eye catching contrast are fabulous and your lens gives us a glimpse of the beauty God has created that is found all around us caught by such a talented photographer. This is another remarkble shot Way, My compliments.
jhm (148724) 2013-01-18 2:28
Truly a wonderful mountain landscape picture.
One of the most beautiful of the last time on TE.
Your composition and colors make these picture very attractive.
Great presentation, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
jemaflor (93193) 2013-01-18 4:54
great panoramic view on this mountains landscape, light is perfectly captured, bravo for this result, tfs.
HimalAnda (10591) 2013-01-18 10:34
Well, what can I say? That's juste a masterpiece! The light management and the sharpness are wonderful, the composition is excellent. I would like to be there to see such a beautiful landscape...
barni (15751) 2013-01-18 11:38
Quel spectacle fantastique.
adores (43851) 2013-01-19 16:53
Once again a great quality shot of the mountains!Even without staying there longer, you got a really one here - the moment, the colours, the little stars... just perfect!
Maybe it was cold there, but I believe it was an unforgettable experience to be there, enjoying such view!
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-01-19 21:59
Hello Way - A photograph of quiet beauty. Full of well captured fine detail. I love the mood. I feel the strong silent presence of the natural world which sees fads and fancies come and go but appears to remain eternal. Warm regards Rosemary
shevchenko (19444) 2013-01-22 1:26
Lovely nature view, the beautiful mountain and geographical feature is still looking clear after sunset, nice colourful sky hanging with blinking stars, distinct photo, good shoot.
sacavem (18620) 2013-01-24 9:17
Good details and a super quality-job, yes I like the good job here, well done.
Kielia (24077) 2013-01-24 9:20
this photo is a sheer delight for the mountaineer!
You have composed a spectacular impression and the accompanying note is also very interesting. Great photo work, I also like the mood quite a lot, but most of all I like the dramatic sky. Congratulation!
vbourrut (32478) 2013-02-06 8:53
Beautiful landscape with a perfect light !
Angshu (56748) 2013-02-08 0:48
The comments speak for themselves. The picture speaks loudly, with a beauty which is unspeakable. I guess when you see such a scene with your eyes, all the travails & hardships are forgotten. The sky is beautiful in shades of pink on the blue but the focal point has to be Lhotse! Amazing once again!!
Patrick says it right...thanks for positing consistently extremely high quality pictures...no wonder you are one of those photographers I look up to for inspiration
vjmite (4216) 2013-02-08 3:56
The stark contrast between the snowy mountain and the dark sky make this photo stand out. It is sharp, with vivid colours. Mt Everest looks black and brooding in the background.
The sharp snowy mountain in the centre is Mt Nuptse, not Mt Lhotse. Lhotse is barely visible from this point. I haven't been there, but checking Google Earth or a map will prove this to you.
annjackman (21674) 2013-02-08 4:00
This enormous landscape with its dominating mountains is inspirational. The beauty is enhanced by the glorious colours of the sky. Expertly taken - landscape photography at its best.
Kind Regards, Ann
olive224 (2719) 2013-02-08 7:18
Hi wayenlim ;)
To my mind, this is one of the best blue hour landscape on TE !
The mood is amazing, and the sharpness very high
It's definitly one of my favourite lanscape image here !
Well done and TFS
artesia (959) 2013-04-02 22:43
The photo is so sharp, crisp, clear... beautiful color of the sky. It's worth the freezing cold hands to take this photo.
Love the stars... Kala Patthan for sunset is a must, but you have the luck with the weather. Stunning!!!
fds (9320) 2013-04-03 22:34
this is a fantastic picture after sunset
i love this with great colors and super scharpnees
also the scenary is fantastic and very very interested
this is a great document for my also a very beautiful image
great congratulation walym
manudautriche (4348) 2013-04-30 12:41
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-05-01 19:43
ah! what a masterful pic.great light management and fantastic composition.the place and the time seems almost unreal,surreal to me.absolutely fantastic.
Didi (60358) 2013-06-21 2:33
Magnificient place with a good control of the exposure
Interesting selective spotlights on the mountain sumit
It was a good occasion for you to make a large panortamic picture (for the next time)
ChrisJ (109494) 2013-10-07 9:02
A magnificent capture of the eastern Himalayas and a view I have been fortunate enough to have seen, not from Everest base camp or here but from a light plane flying low towards Janakpur and again from the Indian border at Raniganj back to Kathmandu. Striking warm cold color contrasts between the blue hour sky and the reddish brown earthy tones as well as the last faint orange pink glow of the setting sun. Tfs!
subhendu_bagchi (26083) 2013-12-09 2:59
wow, what a view. Love the range... The last available light is very well utilised and you got a splendid frame. Superb clarity despite of such low light condition. Superb shot. Tfs.
pajaran (57939) 2014-01-28 11:56
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku, posle zalaska sunca ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazana planina sa snegom i trenutak, lepe boje.
An interesting article about the place and the time after sunset ...
Nice view and a second ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated mountains with snow and a moment of beautiful colors.
All the best.
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- Date Taken: 2012-11-16
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