Kissed By The Sun

Basin Mountain

The term "Kiss of light" is borrowed from the late, climber, mountaineer and internationally renowned photographer Galen Rowell.
He gave an inspiring presentation on nature photography at the 1987 American Alpine Club annual meeting in Las Vegas.


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Marcsoltan - Jun 18, 2009 11:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Such a nice shot!

Thank you Noondueler,
I was out there for sunrise on Mount Tom when this happened. Humphreys never got any sun, but Four Gables did. Talking about luck.
Thanks for the visit and the compliment,


Afzal - Jun 21, 2009 3:53 am - Voted 10/10


for POW.
Best regards, Afzal


Marcsoltan - Jun 21, 2009 9:48 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Congratulation!

Thank you so much Afzal. I seem to get lucky from time to time.
All the best,


Dean - Jun 21, 2009 11:46 am - Voted 10/10


You just keep putting up gem after gem. Thanks for sharing them with us, this one is particularly a wonderful shot.


Marcsoltan - Jun 21, 2009 4:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Incredible

Thank you so much Dean. You are very kind.
This one was completely accidental. I was photographing a nearby mountain at sunrise, and saw this. It reminded me of Galen Rowell and his talk on nature photography. I thought to take a picture of it.

Glad you like it, Dean,


radson - Jun 21, 2009 4:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Island Peak

It's funny. Every time I see your photo, it reminds me of Island Peak.


Marcsoltan - Jun 21, 2009 5:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Island Peak

Why is that? I've never done Island Peak. But, did we meet nearby there? Like in Pheriche or something?
BTW, your photos are awesome.


radson - Jun 21, 2009 5:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Island Peak

not sure if we have met. I'm more of a Dingboche man than Periche :p.

I forgot to say before but your photo is great, I will look for the equivalent Island Peak photo.


radson - Jun 21, 2009 6:11 pm - Hasn't voted

this is it

Im probably full of crap, but this is the photo that reminds me of yours.


Marcsoltan - Jun 26, 2009 12:13 am - Hasn't voted

Re: this is it

No, you're not full of crap. I can see the similarities. Island peak has a wide summit similar to Basin Mt. Wouldn't be nice if we had an Island Peak here in the US? Or at least a Pumori, a Cholatse or may be a Lhotse!!


Kiefer - Jun 23, 2009 12:47 am - Voted 10/10


Killer shot!!
It's hard to get 'mono-chromatic' shots to come out but you did a hell of a job on this one.
Great post!


Marcsoltan - Jun 23, 2009 12:55 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Whew!

Thank you Kiefer. This one was one lucky shot, and completely unplanned. Being in the right place at the right time is the whole thing.
You have some incredible photos yourself.
Thanks for the visit,

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