28 June 2010

Prayer flag & Annapurna South

Where gods live

At Tadapani on the Annapurna trail, the cloud broke in the late evening and Annapurna South began to appear.
[15 March 2007; Canon 20D, 24–105 mm f4 L at 47 mm, ISO 200, 1/250 at f16]

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Barbara said...

This is beyond breathtaking. The irony is that this stunning mountaintop, shrouded in cloud cover, seems to call out to one to dig down deep, deep inside to connect with the part of oneself that could dare to scale such heights and plant their standard.

pohanginapete said...

Thank you, Barbara. My natural response on seeing any mountain is to try to work out a line by which I could climb it. But mountains like this are unlikely now to ever be in reach for me — those days have gone. What will always remain is the appreciation.

leonie said...

i can only imagine what it must feel like to experience something like this. as beautiful and breath-taking as the photograph is, i'm certain that it doesn't hold a candle to just how it felt for you to live that day.

pohanginapete said...

Thank you, Leonie. Photography's a poor substitute for reality, yet it has many merits, among them being the way it encourages the photographer to look closely, to pay attention, to see. The risk, of course, is that of seeing everything as a photograph.