Hongu Valley Trekking

Trekking into The Hongu Valley below Mera La, after climbing Mera Peak.
A ridge of unnamed 6000 meter peaks lines the east side of the valley.
November, 1994


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Bor - Nov 17, 2004 9:20 am - Voted 10/10

What a photo!

Very nice photo!! Just uau! :-)


Nelson - Nov 17, 2004 11:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: What a photo!

Thanks Bor. Someone else thought so once, and I won a trip back to Nepal in a contest with this photo!


brenta - Nov 17, 2004 7:49 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: What a photo!

A well deserved trip. This would have been an excellent B&W photo, with the hikers silhouetted against the snow. Color contrast, however, adds to this image. Was it tricky to get the right exposure?


Nelson - Nov 17, 2004 10:53 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What a photo!

Thanks Brenta. I got lucky and the camera picked the right exposure. Having the foreground slope probably helped with the averaging. I had one shot at this since everyone was on the move. One second later the lead hiker was about out of sight and the dynamics of the scene had changed.


livioz - Nov 18, 2004 4:12 am - Voted 10/10

Great shot, Nelson!

Surely without the human presence the photo would have lost a great part of its charm.


Nelson - Nov 18, 2004 9:14 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot, Nelson!

Thanks livioz. After this photo won a contest I spent some time analyzing it, what made it work? I came up with several important elements, but having people heading into the scene is a big one.

lorenzo t - Dec 11, 2004 8:30 am - Voted 10/10

Hallo Nelson,

only today I have seen this marvel.

Extraordinary photo with 3D effect.


Nelson - Dec 11, 2004 4:20 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Hallo Nelson,

Thanks much lorenzo. One of my lucky shots.

BranchWhitney - Mar 15, 2006 1:04 am - Voted 10/10

Fantastic Photo

I can see why you won the contest.


Nelson - Mar 15, 2006 4:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Fantastic Photo

Thanks man, much appreciated. Makes me want to go back there whenever I see this shot!


Sajama - May 18, 2006 9:07 am - Voted 10/10

Hongu valley page

Your Hongu valley page is facinating! with a fantastic interactive map and wonderful photos.


turistoalpinista - May 25, 2006 7:29 pm - Voted 10/10


Your Mera peak page and photos encourage me to go to Everest region and Mera peak.Amazing!Cheers,TA


Nelson - May 26, 2006 11:59 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Perfect...

Hello turistoalpinist, Thank you very much for your comments and appreciation of my SP page. If this has inspired you to go off to Mera Peak then that is the highest compliment I can get! Best regards, Nelson


treksinai - Jun 20, 2008 8:25 am - Hasn't voted

belle belle

i am sweating in the sinai at the moment - and this looks incredibly appealing!


treksinai - Jun 20, 2008 8:37 am - Hasn't voted

by the way

your photos are... well taken :) I was going to come up with a great superlative... but they've all be taken...


Nelson - Jun 22, 2008 4:01 am - Hasn't voted

Re: by the way

Thanks very much. I appreciate the comment, with or without superlatives. Glad you like the photos. Regards, Nelson

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