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Mt. Everest in the Morning
08-AUG-2011 Dr. Joshua Ong

Mt. Everest in the Morning

Mt. Everest, Nepal

My first effort to capture the Himalayan mountain range on a trip to Nepal failed miserably due to bad weather. We didn't see anything but grey clouds and it rained, too. A few days later we tried to view the majestic mountain range during a special flight tour. We woke up very early in the morning, went to the airport but the flight was cancelled, again, due to the poor visibility. After spending 5 days in Bhutan and on the very last day back in Nepal on transit to Bangkok, we gave it another try. We got up early, drove to the airport in Kathmandu and took off at 6:30AM. Finally, the weather cooperated and I managed to get a few shots of the highest peak in the world. This particular shot was captured from the cockpit's window and not through the cloudy airplane's side window. We took turn to do so to take pictures. The cloud formation definitely added to the drama of this view. Was it worth it? You will be the judge!

26 September 2011 - Approximately 6 weeks after we did the plane tour, I heard the news that a plane of the exact same tour from Buddha Airline crashed a few days ago. All 19 people, 16 passengers and 3 crew members, were killed in that accident. Ouch!

Canon EOS 5D Mark II ,Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
1/2000s f/8.0 at 105.0mm iso800 hide exif
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Date/Time08-Aug-2011 18:11:47
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length105 mm
Exposure Time1/2000 sec
Aperturef/8
ISO Equivalent800
Exposure Bias
White Balance
Metering Modematrix (5)
JPEG Quality
Exposure Programaperture priority (3)
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Gordon W07-Sep-2011 13:24
Awesome!
Naret Visesvongsa07-Sep-2011 06:18
Feel like being in the heaven.