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So I'm away for the weekend again -- until Tuesday. I'm going boating with my mom and step dad on the Great Lakes so I thought I'd cue up some more Nepal photos. I took this shot on the way to Everest Basecamp and Mt. Khaliphattar where the Everest photo from the other day was taken.

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So I'm away for the weekend again -- until Tuesday. I'm going boating with my mom and step dad on the Great Lakes so I thought I'd cue up some more Nepal photos. I took this shot on the way to Everest Basecamp and Mt. Khaliphattar where the Everest photo from the other day was taken.

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  • moe
  • United States
  • 15 Jul 2006, 00:37
Very cool. One of the hard things about taking pictures of these big mountains is trying to translate the scale of these things into a frame. Without a point of referece, it is really hard. I try to include some reference points if possible - a person, house, tree, etc.
Iain Myrans: Thanks for the comment Moe. It's funny you say that. This photo had a fair amount of Post work including massive scratch removal (thanks to VV on that) and a person (me -- i did a self portrait) that I took out. This mountain is still a vast distance away from my vantage point. Beyond those rocks is a massive valley and glacial flow. Unless I put someone on the actual mountain (where they'd be to small to see in an image this size) the point of reference doesn't work. As for houses, etc... We're well above the last village. All that left here up are tents! smile I know what you're saying but when we're talking Himalayan scales it's almost impossible to translate the sheer size. In this image I was going more for a simple look without cluttering it with ... me. smile
  • The Maven
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Jul 2006, 01:41
Really liking your shots on your Everest trip - nature in all it's glory. Have you tried printing these in A0 size? You really need a large print to do justice to these shots.
Iain Myrans: The one from July 13 and this one are both being printed 11x14 for the fundraiser. Prints are ready but I don't have them yet. The panorama that will appear tomorrow is also being printed 16 inches wide. I'm not sure what A0 size is?

Thanks for your comments Maven

I'm off for the weekend! Talk to you all Tuesday/Wednesday (depending where in the world you live)!
  • Idefix
  • Germany
  • 15 Jul 2006, 09:47
breathtaking!
  • Idefix
  • Germany
  • 15 Jul 2006, 09:47
breathtaking!
  • Drew
  • Canada
  • 17 Jul 2006, 00:20
Wow. I'm glad you had a good camera when you went on that trip.
Iain Myrans: Well it was a trusty, but inexpensive, 35mm Minolta SLR. Film wasn't like digital. It might not be the fanciest camera out there but so long as you had a decent lens and used good film you didn't have to worry about all kinds of things you have to worry about with digital. I scanned it on a Nikon Film Scanner and presto smile

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