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Pang La Pre-Sunrise

 

 
Just a quick entry today! Two more from the latest trip to Tibet. Both taken at Pang La, a mountain pass. The Himalaya Range is looking south. You can see 4 of the 6 highest peaks in the world - the Makalu (8.462 m), Lhotse (8.516 m), Everest (8.848 m) and Cho Oyu (8.201 m). The pano is made of 9 vertical images taken with my Canon 1Ds Mark 3 and my 100-400mm L lens at 115mm. Exposures were .6 sec at f/14, ISO 100, mounted on Feisol 3372 Tripod and Really Right Stuff BH-55 ballhead. Stitched together in Photoshop.
 
The second shot is facing north with prayer flags and stars. I lit the prayer flags with my flashlight. Same camera, 24-105mm L lens, exposure was 20 sec at f/6.3 at ISO 1600, same tripod setup.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sunrise on the Himalaya Range with Mt. Everest including 4 of the 6 highest peaks in the world!

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Sunrise, Potala Palce from Palubuk Monastery

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Tibet 2011 Part 2

 

What a great morning! I took the group out in the dark, early one morning to get to this vantage point, giving us a different look at one of the most famous icons in Tibet, the Potala Palace. After being in all the “standard” tourist locations crowded with Chinese tourists, it was nice to be the only ones at this location! We had a great morning with wonderful light before sunrise (see previous blog). And once the sun came up we were treated to another magnificent display of light.
 
This image is a HDR image created from 5 exposures taken at one-stop increments on Aperture Priority at f/14. I used my Canon 1Ds Mark3, a 24-105L lens, a Feisol CT-3372 tripod with LB-7572 Leveling Base, and a Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head. The images were processed with Photomatix Pro to create the HDR image.
 
As you can see the light makes all the difference in the world and fortunately we had great light!  
 
Enjoy,
 

 

Dancers, Tibetan Opera, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shigatse, Tibet

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Monk walking the Kora, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shigatse, Tibet

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Monks watching Cham Festival, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shigatse, Tibet

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Sunset, Mt. Everest from Base Camp, Tibet

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