Beyond the Mountains

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A Mustang boy gazes at the Himalaya from a village rooftop, seemingly wondering what lies beyond. Many people leave the kingdom of Mustang in the winter from a very young age due to the harsh winters and spend a few months in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
I took two images of a similar scene and could not decide which orientation I liked best so I am sharing both of them here. Feel free to let me know which one of the two appeals to you the most.
Both images: f/4.0, 1/10, ISO 200, HDR image, Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM on 5D Mk II body

Top image at 27.0mm, bottom image at 17.0mm.

These images are available as prints.

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