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The Himalayas and Mt Everest

The Himalayas and Mt Everest
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Copyright: Gethin Hill (inked) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-27
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Canon EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 II
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-08 18:19
Viewed: 86360
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hi everyone,

sorry i've been absent again.. been flat out.. however,

i just got back a couple of days ago one of the most amazing trips of my life. China was always going to be hard to beat, however, i think this one may have taken the crown.

Nepal! what a place... it truly is a photographers dream place..

Here's a shot of the Himalayas, with Mt Everest peaking up above the rest.. Everest it the tallest peak over in the background of the right side. It's only tallest by about 400 meters or so.. something i never knew about.

This was taken from a Mount Everest flight a week ago or so. Very sadly, yesterday, one of these Everest flights crashed killing all but 2 people. 2 Australians and 12 Germans were included. So i would like to say, RIP.. couldn't be a much better view as one of your last, i guess... i kindof feel lucky to be alive..

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Yes, I can see Mt Everest in the distance, Gethin. Can't miss it; have been to its base thrice: in 82, 85 and 94.
The mountain flight is an advantage alright, but walking to places like Everest Base Camp is tough but real fun.
Your picture is very sharp and clear.
I feel bad for the guys killed in the crash.
Thanks and all the best.

Hi Gethin,

Its nice to see you back posting again, what a stunning view, so crisp and clean, excellent d.o.f, an amazing place t.f.s

Cheers Rick :)

I am fortunate to be a good friend of Jim Whittaker's son Bobby W., Jim was the first American to climb this mountain waaay back when I was in high school...and I hear often of it now from Bobby..but few images here on TN..this is just fine..I am going to send the link off to Bob..and by the way Jim is still quite alive (in 80's yrs) and running Magellan devices in CA!

Stunning shot & comment,excellent DOF,tfs.

Hi Gethin

Life is fickle, live every day as if it was your last...
Great landscape of the worlds tallest peaks, I think you were very lucky to get a such a great clear sky. Excellent composition, TFS


Gethin, simplemente impresionante !! Un gran ángulo que nos permite distinguir grandes montañas y glaciares y que además nos hace pensar en lo pequeños que somos los humanos y todo lo que manejamos... a pesar de ello seguimos adelante en la destruccuión de lo natural.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

Hello Gethin
welcome to again. You came back with a superb capture famous Everest. Splendid colors, great composition and POV/OOF. Sorry for these people, but you are lucky to see this fantastic mountains. Thanks for sharing and original notes.
take care & best wishes

Ciao Gethin, superb mountain view by splendid POV, fantastic composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-12-09 11:02]

Hi Gethin

Wow what a breathtaking landscape. Superb POV and I love the cool blue tones. Stunning!



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