Wisdom and Reflection.
This mountain lies on the remote borderlands of Tibet and is believed to be the physical incarnation of the bodhisattva of Wisdom. If you've ever read the book 'Lost Horizon', I'm pretty sure that this is the peak that served as the inspiration for Mt. 'Karakal' in Shangri La.
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Wandering_Dan (3449) 2008-02-18 21:22
Hello, Michael -
Nice reflection, great balance and use of diagonals. But you left out the name of the mountain....
asival (5307) 2008-02-18 21:48
Good capture and a very good lighting ... you're very lucky to get this amazing light over the mountain top and even more lucky to be in this magnificent place...
edytungkal (4551) 2008-02-18 22:22
Both subject and the reflection are very nice, i hear that Shangri-la has so many beautiful place and i think this beautiful place is one of these. Thanks for share it
filidor (56) 2008-02-18 22:28
Wow. Great work. Whole shot is amazing - but the best comes on the top - that little red windy cloud... it gives to this great dynamic...
oreyd (437) 2008-02-18 22:30
Wow! Your composition, color, balance and subject combine to create a true sense of power, a truly inspirational photo. Thanks and congrats!
jjcordier (79297) 2008-02-18 22:34
Magnifique, Michael! Les couleurs et la lumière sont somptueuses et la composition excellente. Une très belle photo!
randompics (957) 2008-02-18 23:26
poster perfect. Your composition and light effects are just marvelous.
BennyV (18987) 2008-02-18 23:42
A picture of classic beauty with great colours and a wonderful clarity. Thanks a lot for this great shot.
yeti1975 (1270) 2008-02-18 23:55
Superb shot mate. No words to describe it.
totoamoto (1569) 2008-02-19 0:52
Une superbe composition..
La montagne s'enflamme..
smarcell (19965) 2008-02-19 1:32
Just great. There is a mysterious atmosphere, here. The colors are amazing, and the summit with the orange cloud next to it is a special touch.
It really gives the impression of a very remote place in the world.
IgorDeleze (585) 2008-02-19 2:16
The point of view with the reflexion, the light on the summit, and this nice mountain, all is perfect to make a master piece!
kiks (12739) 2008-02-19 2:51
Fantastic Michael. Not only the reflection is well seen but the warm colors are also fantastique. I like the way you use the lines of the landschape creating the strong diagonals at the upper part.
johnfreeman (2274) 2008-02-19 3:14
That's an amazing peak, you could almost imagine it as a snow-covered sitting Buddha, the incarnation of wisdom. And of course you've captured it splendidly with the slightly hazy reflection, the hint of movement in the water and above all the wonderful glowing red light that embraces the whole scene.
Magnificent work as always.
teutza (10590) 2008-02-19 5:30
i like your image a lot..the light is beautiful..maybe it's a little too much red in it..but i love the qualitty..and the reflections
chpp (4281) 2008-02-19 7:24
great shot, perfect reflection and amazing light. the POv has a great depth with the river and the light in the peak is fantastic. Very good sharpness and quality to make a great composition
XavierJamonet (2213) 2008-02-21 14:59
One of the most perfect picture I've ever seen! Loves the shape of the mountain, the light on top and the great reflection! The light, perfectly captured! I would go in a such place a day... if ever...
Thanks for sharing such wonderfull photograph and excuse me for my poor english... i'm French ;).
Hellas (6987) 2008-03-01 6:55
your gallery is a tresure! Your photos are diamonds! About this one, the exposure is excellent, with a very good light management and a very well chosen PoV. The snow-covered mountain is so beautiful and the sunlight on the peaks makes the scene so attractive! I have not read this book but I may understand its influence.
juraj-jakubik (228) 2008-03-17 6:14
Perfectly composed image, with well though colors. You have placed the warm reflection into the "cold" part of the image and it lifts the scene into completely different level. Great work here Mike.
laroze (965) 2008-03-18 9:03
Splendid light and sharpness on the mountain.The reflect in the river is marvellous.Good composition.
Have a nice day.
tapdur (47) 2008-03-23 2:55
i just found your galery today and i am very respectful of your work
thanx for sharing
pirinegros (274) 2008-04-21 11:36
What can I say that others hadn´t said before about this photograph? Just fantastic.
kloppenborg (977) 2008-06-27 4:53
This is a truly beautiful picture. Goes straight to my favorites.
This place will be on my travel-wishing list next time I go to China.
aurora_borealis (333) 2008-08-23 0:15
again such a wonderful mountain!
I really like the comtrast of its landscape, the snow and the dry and brownish meadow.
autumn_ethereal (570) 2008-09-25 7:57
My favorite from you .. Amazing softness .. I love your work .
Indrasish (2943) 2013-06-19 6:21
Wonderful shot here.. Pleasant view like heaven.. Also good reflection.. Its look like a painting.. Well done.. Good sharpness and color too..
Good evening from India..
- Copyright: Michael Anderson (miketelemark) (2785)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Hasselblad H2D, HC 3.5/35
- Exposure: f/18.0, 30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favorites - landscapes 04 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-02-18 21:21
- Favorites: 7 [view]