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Ama Dablam from Tengboche monsastry, with Everest and Nuptse on the left
© jamestheyip, Nov 2011
Camera used: Canon S90
Date taken: 7th November 2011
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maybe even worth a 6
koolkat - 05/Dec/11Report
Beautiful. What settings did you use for this? The monastery buildings and chorten are well exposed. Is it by any chance an exposure blend?
Ice Nine - 05/Dec/11Report
Lovely image James, now spill the beans?!;-)
dek - 05/Dec/11Report
It was shot in RAW, ISO 400, f/3.2, 15s (the longest the camera does). I deliberately underexposed it about half a stop to preserve the highlight on the chorten, and readjusted the exposure in Photoshop. No layer mask or HDR. It really looked like that!
This was actually a test shot to meter for my film camera (with Velvia) but the slide was scanned badly and the star trail (6 mins exposure) was a bit distracting. I prefer this test shot.
jamestheyip - 06/Dec/11Report
Excelent James....again!
Fraser - 06/Dec/11Report
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
UKC Photos - 11/Dec/11Report
Stunning - it has a magical other-worldly atmosphere - well done!
stevesmith - 11/Dec/11Report
Great photo, but it has me confused; what is the light on the mastery coming from? It looks like sunlight but obviously isn't.
Byronius Maximus - 11/Dec/11Report
The lighting was from an exterior lamp mounted on the upper building (I think). It wasn't very bright from my memory but the long exposure soaked it all in.
jamestheyip - 12/Dec/11Report
Utterly lovely. Does anyone else find the UKClimbing guide to Ama Dablam 'crag' footnote amusing? Some crag!
Chris Brown - 12/Dec/11Report
It looks like it's Lhotse on the left: Might be just a bit of Nuptse or Everest there on teh extreme left.
PeteC - 13/Dec/11Report
Lovely, I clicked on the photo saying, "wow that's a great picture" when I was redirected to the photo contest page. Guess the viewers are right, terrific shot!
sooze - 13/Dec/11Report
This is incredible. Enchanting. Do you sell prints? Please let me know if you can send one - I'd be interested in an a3.
gordouli - 13/Dec/11Report
brilliant photo
mark s - 18/Feb/13Report
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