An Everest Mountainscape:
"Looking at the Top of the World"
Again, I'm away for the weekend but I thought I'd cue up the photos that I've donated to a Nepal fundraiser and have just finished working on. By the time this is posted the prints should be ready for pickup!
You are looking at the top of the world. Mt. Everest, the dark-grey mountain that stands out amongst its neighbours may nt look like the tallest mountain in the world due to the perspective of the photograph but it is the tallest, significantly taller than anything in the foreground. I took this photo from a heigh of aproximatley 20,000 ft and it provides you a great view of the Kumbu Ice Flow (glacier). Everest Base Camp is located well below me near the left side of the Flow.
Again I'll say that pictures make these mountains look tiny. These are no Alps or Rockies folk. I always found it funny that my Dad, a former mountaineer -- and a good one at that! -- has photos of himself atop the Alps and yet the altitude of the peaks in the Alps is still below the base level here.
Lots of PP work took place on this one -- I can't take all the credit on this one. I took the photos but VV did a great job with the stitch.