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The Crystalline Silence

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Switching gears from the tropical South Pacific to 17,000 feet up in the Khumbu Himalaya...

Most trekkers to Everest Base Camp stay on the trail or go climbing and rarely venture out into the surrounding wilderness. I decided to do some exploring and found this spectacular alpine lake with a reflection of Ama Dablam. Clouds obscured the view in the afternoon but parted just after sunset to reveal some of the most beautiful twilight colors I've ever witnessed. The cloud layer that had surrounded me all afternoon can be seen receding back down the valley. The unusual light on the fog layer is exactly as it came out of the camera. No dodging. I never posted this here because there was a little noise in the blue sky. I've since learned how to fix that so here it is. I've still got a few more from Nepal that I'll share as I get more time to work on them.

Thanks in advance for any critiques.

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AlatumInteritum's avatar
This looks so otherwordly. I don't think I've ever seen such a beautiful sky.
hateom's avatar
how, just how did you do that! this is wonderful!
gr3enChkl8's avatar
nepallll is really beautiful..........
Jazzhead's avatar
Spectacular capture;))
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You've been featured here: [link] :D
Schroe03's avatar
Featured in [link] - CRYSTALLINE :gallery:
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your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...:iconclappingplz: [link]
raeid's avatar

great shot.. :)
mawenbo's avatar
twilight colors
shiverfix's avatar
Words cannot express how amazing this is... it really simply was a wow moment when I opened this.
VeroFalcioniArt's avatar
So magic place...
The-name1ess's avatar
Beautiful, lovely light and reflection. Well done :)
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magic number: Views: 3,333 (12 today)
wonderful scape :)
zufalls-foto's avatar
Spectacular capture!
cemakcura's avatar
wow, amazing view...
prperold's avatar
This wonderful shot has been featured in my latest journal entry [link]
hhryah's avatar
That fog is fascinating!
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This photo have been distinguished on Thumbs of the Week 101st/102nd.:wave:
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