Encountered this saddhu on my way to Muktinath via the Kaligandaki Gorge, the world's deepest, if measured from Himalayan summit to river's bottom. This man was on his way back south. Although the walk can be solitary for most of the day, your sure to pass at least a few other trekers or pilgrims as you near Kagbeni.
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eleparc (24063) 2004-04-20 16:49
hey caleb stop talking and join your saddhu friend who seems to be carrying your wind stopper...;-) lol Did you walk all alone thru this gorge? how long was the walk? almost a pity you did not get closer to him and keep the landscape as it is but more like a nice background.. just adding some close up on him would make this shot even more powerful for me;-);-)
st-eos (137) 2004-04-20 16:58
Wonderful scale, certainly makes me want to go and see Nepal! I think the size of the saddhu puts him in the proper context - i.e. small compared to the incredible landscape he's passing through.
didcreole (962) 2004-04-20 17:52
Whaow, great view. This man bring a picturesque touch to this picture. Well done.
sohrab (7439) 2004-04-20 19:02
hey caleb the blue of the sky above the green of the mountain in the background,with the feiry saffron and yellow of the sadhhu on the white dry river bed has been captured beautifully. well done.
quegardens (1469) 2004-04-20 21:02
Caleb,a stunning view of the dried out river bed along the Kaligandaki Gorge.Crisp colours and great cloud capture.
I am curious to know if this rockbed in covered in deep water after the snow thawing in the mountains?
ChrisJ (117199) 2004-04-20 23:35
Looks like there are no road bridges in this area & it's 4x4 only. Great landscape.
femkevdh (2633) 2004-04-21 19:18
amazing landscape. Didn't make it all the way up there unfortunately. Looks great! Excellent to bump into a Sadhu over there!
Love all the different elements in this photo!
Jeppe (18654) 2004-04-22 3:48
Oh - I missed a lot of your photos for a long time :-(
You did a fine job getting this special and little unfriendly landscape with human
Presence - Amazing blue sky and nature.
Very well done Caleb.
joseelias (0) 2004-04-22 8:42
Nice photo! The contrast between the man and the mountains at the back is striking. Also like the plane between them that make the man stand out. A closer photo to the man would also have worked really well.
clodreno (0) 2004-04-22 8:49
another nice image from Nepal Caleb...I guess in about 17 days I'll be encountering guys like this one at the sources of the Ganges..
allotfy (1525) 2004-04-23 3:26
You show to us perfect scale with great colors , the clouds in the top of the mountain is beautiful and this man made us feel the diminution and you frame it very well.
maciekda (19895) 2004-04-23 8:47
interesting picture, i was surprised seeing this guy at this place - empty area and this sadhu. i like the compo with the guy in the corner and this big empty space, wonderful colors, good stuff
orme (7219) 2004-04-26 2:34
Beautiful shot, Caleb. The landscape is very impressive. I like the way you have framed the shot, with the man in the corner. The colours of his clothes really separate him from the rest of the composition. Well done.
cdewet (0) 2004-05-09 10:11
Bleak and ininviting, as it should be. well cought environmental shot, Caleb. Enjoy your trip!
rabani (9645) 2004-05-12 22:53
You are one lucky, far reaching adventure photographer Caleb. I believe this is one of your favorite photos. I know it is. Just love those mountain range with its snow streaks and its abovehanging clouds.Love this. Thanks Caleb
philip_coggan (11) 2004-05-17 5:32
Hi Caleb, off to Bali are you - enjoy it mate!
strangiato (10) 2004-06-08 14:55
Not a place where to expect a saddhu. Good he's wearing sandals. I'm sure hobbits would not like this rocky terrain.
The photo is interesting for various reasons. The two mountains showing different kinds of vegetation (or none at all), contrasting with the rocky area. A good blue sky and of course the saddhu himself. To make the photo even better I would like to see him a bit bigger. Between 1 and 2 points. Ah, what the heck, I give you 2.
kaychambers (1198) 2004-09-27 2:20
An outstanding scenery shot, and most importantly you include a subject to add special interest to the overall composition.
Good job and well done,
sn00zie (2384) 2004-09-27 11:53
a lovely view. it looks soooo lonely here. some really nice colors in the sky
explomars (4302) 2004-09-30 12:15
Tres belle copmosition ou le personnage donne une proportion et une touche d'humanité.Merci Caleb.Phil
aznegrao (10316) 2004-10-12 14:25
Otimo enquadramento, as cores fortes deram mais força a imagem de um lindo lugar, acrescido de uma figura típica. Otima captura.
christina (2040) 2004-10-25 19:23
To me this is a celebration of nature and its beauty.THe scale of the mountains and the vastness of the landscape emphasizes the gradeur of the landscape. The man describes the vast scale, while adding a human touch to it. It also seems like a picture about one's journey in life.
- Copyright: Caleb Colman (scalerman) (26900)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-00-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Minolta XTsi, Minolta 35-80 1:4-5., Fuji Provia 100
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Annapurna Circuit, Nepal mountains, Pre-digital III (stego), Places I like to remember (Nepal) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-04-20 16:22
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