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The Himalayas are impossible to describe unless you have been there - there is a bit of the arid and brittle hills of Greece, a bit of the Grand Canyon, a bit of the majesty of the Alps...but there is also a lonesomeness that is nowhere else, a sense of solitude, a sense of time passing differently, a sense of glorious isolation and imminent danger...the mountains are not to be trifled with and they remind you of that every day.

This was taken after a short climb above Kaza, the district capital of Spiti, in the Western Himalayas. It's about 3,700 metres high.

Photographically I think it's pretty self-explanatory. The challenge was to capture the wide landscape with a zoom lense since it was the only one that didn't stop working due to cold and altitude.

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  • Copyright: Sebastian Buchner (charonferryman) (21)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-05-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/13.0, 1/640 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-09-09 9:54
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