For some reason, most trekkers to Everest Base Camp stay on the trail and rarely venture into the surrounding wilderness. I decided to do some exploring and found this spectacular alpine lake with a reflection of Ama Dablam. Clouds obscured the view in the afternoon but parted just after sunset to reveal some of the most beautiful twilight colors I've ever witnessed. The cloud layer that had surrounded me all afternoon can be seen receding back down the valley. It's still catching some light from below.
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travelm8 (366) 2009-12-16 0:28
Absolutley stunning, wonderful POV and the reflection is cystal clear, well done
smarcell (19963) 2009-12-16 0:55
A fantastic view and reflection, with your usual high standards. A magic atmosphere
auldal (1360) 2009-12-16 2:36
A fabulous photo - everything looks great, colours, light, reflections, sharpness and the hint of rocks below the surface. Thanks for the filter notes as well.
I agree about stepping off the beaten track, did this a few times when I was in Langtang. It was superb being off on my own in such a spectacular place.
CLODO (28938) 2009-12-16 2:40
What a good idea to explore the surroundings, and you were rewarded by this spectacular shot, sharp at the top and bottom and blurred (mist) at the center.
julia74 (954) 2009-12-16 3:10
Couleurs vraiment splendides et particulières
dkeus31 (27735) 2009-12-16 3:49
look awesome this place!
congrats having find it, great light, perfect reflection!
HimalAnda (8550) 2009-12-16 4:36
The colors are so beautiful, and the reflection of the mountains in the lake brings some light in the dark atmosphere.
The foreground is empty, but we can see the stones into the water.
trippeek (229) 2009-12-16 7:42
What a picture! Definition and reflection are stunning. And the composition is perfectly framed
manudautriche (4344) 2009-12-16 10:05
Voici des couleurs d'une pureté exceptionnelle et je trouve qu'elle dégage une force dans cette image,qui est vraiment superbe,bye.
mafegan (8624) 2009-12-16 11:48
I spent a night in Pheriche early last month - but I saw nothing resembling this scene - as you would say I am a trekker who didn't venture off the track (well at least not at Pheriche)! Absolutely brilliant with beautiful colours and a perfect reflection. Tfs, Marlene
CyrilleGrillere (425) 2009-12-16 12:36
It's a wonderfull picture!!
Thank you for sharing
With all my friendships and a very good end of the day
claudio74 (7263) 2009-12-18 17:37
Very nice picture of this wonderful panorama.
Light and colors are wonderful.
stevesaba (8135) 2009-12-18 20:20
A gorgeous shot, and a gorgeous moment! Loving your gallery! cheers,
siam2005 (1566) 2010-01-05 12:40
Bellissima immagine, nitida e suggestiva. Bellissima la trasparnza dell'acqua e il riflesso. il POV da un ottima prospettiva e profondità all'immagine.
federico (2169) 2010-01-07 6:30
hi michael again a wonderfull and pristine shot, the clouds and the reflections gives it the definitve touch
well done fred
bach37 (193) 2010-02-03 4:39
Powerful shot. The composition is perfectly framed and the definition is superb.
Very good job, congratulations.
Amirrezapakroo (453) 2010-02-04 13:18
this is One of the best photos that ive seen from EVEREST
Thanks for your perfect works !
Aliine (2663) 2010-05-04 12:32
I'm so impressed. Your gallery is soooo nice !
I like all of your pics. Here the misty atmosphere is really great.
You do the right choice to explore the no-conventional trail :)
See you, Aline
svefay (808) 2010-05-10 3:37
a perfect shot...
azizbilgili (2111) 2010-05-28 7:33
A fantastic view and reflection, with your usual high standards.
janspanelsky (86) 2013-04-11 10:51
Exellent composition and colours. Good idea to get away from busy trail to enjoy silence of this mountain lake.
- 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
- Exposure: f/13.0, 5 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favorites - landscape 06 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-12-16 0:21
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