Daily Photo – King Under The Stars

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King Under The Stars

This is the first image released from a recent 10-week stay in Nepal. How could I not go with “Big E” for this first photograph? The shot was taken from an elevation of approximately 5,600m on a night I will never forget. After years of reading everything I could find about the mountain, here it was before me, its summit over 3 kilometres above where I stood. The location from which the photograph was taken is relatively easy to reach and is rather popular, but once dusk arrives, all retreat to lower elevations and a quick descent by headlamp allows one to silently watch the stars travel above the planet’s highest point, adding to the majesty of the scene.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Settings: f/2.8, 15 seconds, ISO 800, 70.0 mm on Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS lens