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Copyright: Johannes Petrone (Peppe) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 4 N: 45] (188)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-19
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Getaway Asia 2006
Date Submitted: 2007-02-16 10:21
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Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Machapuchare (6,993 metres / 22,943 feet) has never been climbed to its summit. The first, and only known, attempt was in 1957 by a British team led by Jimmy Roberts. They climbed to within 50m of the summit via the North Ridge, but did not complete the ascent; they had promised not to set foot on the actual summit. Since then, the mountain has been declared sacred, and it is now forbidden to climbers.

Its double summit resembles the tail of a fish, hence the name "Fish's Tail."

However from my POV the second peak is hidden behind the first. Taken early morning from the nearby city of Pokhara.

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Hi Johannes,
great picture! This is a really impressive summit. The fact that no one ever reached the summit makes it even better!

Your PowerShot has really done a powerful job here by giving you this huge and sharp image of Macchapucchare from Pokhara, Johannes.
I have seen this lovely mountain from all sides during my high altitude treks in Nepal way back in the eighties.
Well done and TFS.

Bonjour Johannes,
C'est un site sublime et grandiose, bien mis en valeur par le rapprochement des plans. Très bonne composition et mise en scène de cette montagne très impressionnante.

That is an impressive peak! It's nice to know that no one has set foot on the top. I think the exposure could have been evened out a bit with some selective computer enhancement. It doesn't look like you have lost any detail and it is nice and sharp.

Evelynn : )

Howdy Peppe! Amazing shot. Wonderful background. Wonderful lightness. Good picture. Best regard!

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