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Hongu Chuli, Upper Hongu Valley
Hongu Chuli (Peak 6770), from Baruntse Base Camp in the Hongu Valley.
Taken during the crossing of the 20,000' Sherpani and West Cols, from Makalu Base Camp, enroute to the Khumbu.
November, 2002.

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Bryan WSimply stunning

Bryan W

Voted 10/10

Great colors! My guess is that this photo is nice as it is, does not even come close to doing this mountain justice.
Posted Oct 20, 2004 10:52 pm

ezaRe: Simply stunning

eza

Voted 10/10

Pictures are never fair to mountains, but it's the only way to keep a souvenir (apart from memory). Anyway, justice or not, shots like this one make photography an art.
Posted Oct 21, 2004 9:42 am

NelsonRe: Simply stunning

Nelson

Hasn't voted

Once again, thanks much guys. Really appreciate it.



eza, also thanks for your recent advice on visiting Los Pirineos. One of these years...
Posted Oct 22, 2004 11:00 am

brentaGreat Texture...

brenta

Voted 10/10

...especially on the glacier. Beautiful mountain: Look at those snow drapes!
Posted Oct 21, 2004 1:49 am

photo61guyWonderful light

Voted 10/10

Coloration is top shelf also...come on people get the votes up there for photo of the week!!
Posted Oct 21, 2004 4:11 am

NelsonRe: Thanks everyone!!

Nelson

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This was an awesome moment. It had been cloudy and windy and we were playing cards in the mess tent, camped at about 18,000' / 5600m after having crossed two 20K passes. We were staying hydrated so I had to leave the tent and saw this. There was one other tripod-toting photograher on the trek and I shouted back, "Chis, you gotta get out here!". We both grabbed our tripods and shot photos during the 15 minute window before the light was gone.
Posted Oct 21, 2004 9:01 am

DebBeautiful Catch

Deb

Voted 10/10

You're a very lucky man to have had the opportunity to witness the beauty. Thanks for sharing Nelson.
Posted Oct 21, 2004 10:13 am

NelsonRe: Beautiful Catch

Nelson

Hasn't voted

Thanks a lot Deb. I look forward to seeing your photos on SP again. I still remember that amazing portrait of El Cap that you shot. Take care and have fun with your climbing wall.
Posted Oct 21, 2004 12:40 pm

Rick BResubmitted?

Rick B

Voted 10/10

I'd swear I've seen this picture before (on SP)...

Anyway, it's fascinating!!



..4 stars (again :-)
Posted Oct 24, 2004 2:26 pm

NelsonRe: Resubmitted?

Nelson

Hasn't voted

Good memory! This was originally posted over a year ago, but Mathias asked a question about this mountain due to it being in another photo. Our discussion is here. I deleted the old one and submitted this improved, sharper scan with better color saturation. I'm glad you still like it, thanks.
Posted Oct 24, 2004 11:44 pm

kilimanjaro1Re: Resubmitted?

kilimanjaro1

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I am not too high tech-- How do you make a "sharper scan?" Thanks!
Posted Oct 27, 2004 10:39 am

NelsonRe: Resubmitted?

Nelson

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Thanks for your comments on the photo. The original submission was scanned and saved a s JPG image. I then did some color balance work since my scanner just doesn't get it right, and saved the image again as JPG. Next I either resized it or submitted it to SP too large and SP resizes it. Each of those three steps causes a loss of sharpness, which is cumulative. Details like the snow flutings on the face were very soft in the first submission.



This time it was scanned and saved as a TIFF file, which is loss-less. Color balance, resizing, and sharpening could be applied before saving as a JPG only one time. This JPG was then uploaded to SP which did no further processing since the size was already OK. The final result is a noticeably sharper image.
Posted Oct 27, 2004 12:48 pm

kilimanjaro1Re: Resubmitted?

kilimanjaro1

Hasn't voted

Great! Thanks for the answer...now I guess I am going to have to practice tinkering with a few photos to see how this works. But as my high school track coach always said ( I am not sure why he said it but he did) "You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear." Looks like you started with the silk purse and just made it silkier!
Posted Oct 28, 2004 3:34 pm

Bob BoltonRe: Resubmitted?

Bob Bolton

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Nelson, absolutely stunning!



Do you use a film scanner? If so, what scanner do you use? Is this a slide or a negative? Well done!



Bob
Posted Nov 7, 2004 1:29 pm

NelsonRe: Resubmitted?

Nelson

Hasn't voted

Thanks Bob. This is a film scanner, a now five year old HP Photosmart S20. It's not the greatest but at the time it seemed like the best value. You can find them on Ebay these days for pretty cheap.



It was a slide, Fuji Provia 100. I am using Vuescan software to scan the slide, then I pull it in to Paint Shop Pro to try to get the color balance, saturation, contrast, and all-important sharpening more like I remember it. The scanner just doesn't get it right. It's taken a long time to learn how to tweak all those dials, and it is still a struggle of trial and error.



Starting with a slide like this helps. If I had dropped my camera and the shutter went off it still would have been a decent shot!
Posted Nov 8, 2004 12:10 am

Bob BoltonRe: Resubmitted?

Bob Bolton

Hasn't voted

Interesting. I've been using a Minolta Dimâge Scan Dual film scanner since 1998, so mine's getting pretty old too. I know exactly what you mean about correcting colors, etc., and I use PSP as well, but I quit using Vuescan, although I'm not sure why. I use the curves on the native scanner software, which seems to work fine for me, now that I've finally learned how to correct the various color problems. I shoot Provia 100F exclusively now, although I've shot Kodachrome and Ektachrome in the past as well.
Posted Nov 8, 2004 2:02 am

CharlesGreat!

Charles

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Hi Nelson,



great shot!
Posted Oct 27, 2004 10:08 am

kilimanjaro1Photgraphic Art

kilimanjaro1

Hasn't voted

Truly a very artistic shot! I could see that shot enlarged and framed hanging on my wall. Very nice!
Posted Oct 27, 2004 10:35 am

Alan SharpFantastic shot Nelson

Alan Sharp

Voted 10/10

It's photos like this that make me count the days until my next trip over there.
Posted Oct 27, 2004 2:05 pm

MishaYeah!

Misha

Hasn't voted

Nelson,

I got amazed by this shot the first time when you posted it, and I got amazed with it all over again now. Congrats with winning Photo of the Week, well deserved!
Posted Oct 27, 2004 2:23 pm

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on Oct 20, 2004 9:59 pm

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Object Title: Hongu Chuli, Upper Hongu Valley