Photographer's Note

The afternoons in the himalayas are a wonderful time to relax tired legs and admire the wonderful scenery. Of course, good vantage points help.

This is essentially a wider view of the same ridge I posted here and here. The glaciers that feed the Kalpa Ganga river in the valley are visible in the top left corner - they are so massive that the sound of the water roaring in the river 7 km away can be easily heard from above. Elevations in this photograph range from 6200m to 2000m - I was standing at about 4000.

Of course, the color version is also quite good - yet I thought that the black and white processing really brings out the textures in the landscape. I also added a strong vignette - it adds to the illusion of depth. As many of my previous posts, this is a stitch of two vertical photographs, which means that the original is a respectable 20 megapixel image.

The only issue with these stitched photographs is the difficulty in composition. Now that I look back at the image, I find many things that I could have done. For example, the composition is left-heavy; although the scenery itself is unbalanced, I could have found some element in the foreground to offset that. Moreover, the brightly illuminated bushes in the foreground would have been great compositional elements, but I didn't see them while I was shooting the massive peaks. There's always a next time.

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