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Posted on Apr 17, 2017 in Nepal, Travel | 0 comments

Phewa Lake at Pokhara, Nepal

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No, I haven’t been to Nepal recently. In fact, this photo dates back to 2012. Pretty crazy how time flies. What has happened is that I have decided to go back and “rework” some of my old images using the experience I have gained over the past couple of years. In particular, some of my older work was based on a technique called HDR, made popular by Trey Ratcliffe and others. I seldom, if ever, use HDR anymore. So I thought I would go back and see what impact my newfound experience has on my old images. This image was taken on a Nikon D700. While the camera is still good, it is incredible the strides that have been made in digital cameras of late.

This is a photo of boats on Lake Phewa in the central part of Nepal.  As you can tell, it’s an incredibly beautiful spot. To get there you can drive, take a bus or better still fly. Flying in is not for the fainthearted because the airport is surrounded by mountains and the pilot has to make a radical decent into Pokhara airport.

Taking a trip to Pokhara on the shore of Lake Phewa is special, not only because of the lake, but also because one can take a short excursion from the town to get a beautiful view of parts of the Himalayas. There are buses (or you can take a taxi) that will take you to see the sun rise over the mountains, but the weather plays a big role with respect to the experience. If it is overcast, you obviously won’t see the mountains.

Phewa Lake

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Born in Zimbabwe, educated in Cape Town (UCT) but now living in Knoxville Tennessee. Travel extensively for work and get all sorts of opportunities to photograph in interesting places. Apart from photography cycling and reading are major hobbies.

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