Machhapuchare in October 1979...

Machhapuchare in October 1979...

Machhapuchare in October 1979 as we awoke to the sounds of donkey bells and dogs barking. This was the view from our campsite near a Tibetan refugee just outside Pokhara. This was the first morning of our 7 day trek to Poon hill and back. William Marler, Pentax Spotmatic F, Kodachrome 64.
William Marler
on May 27, 2004 10:39 am
Image ID: 54474


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Diggler - Jun 9, 2004 6:12 pm - Voted 10/10

Very crisp & great colors

What camera/film (if not digital) combo did you use to get this- nice!

William Marler

William Marler - Jun 10, 2004 9:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very crisp & great colors

I used a SLR Pentax Spotmatic F that I bought second hand in 1973, I still use it today excellent camera. Kodachrome 64 slide film. Scanned it on an Epson Perfection 1240U scanner with a rather limited slide attachment feature. Then it was cleaned up and colour corrected as much as possible in Photoshop 7 on a Mac. still getting the hang of this. I find areas are too red and flatten out.

I also had to eliminate a lot of dust and related crap. Tried to use the photoshop spec and dust tool but it elimiates some of the detail if you are not careful. A lot of my earlier subissions to Sp were scanned from prints that I had handy on my office wall. They are soft and the colours are faded when you compare them to the original slides. But getting the scan to look like your original slide is a challenge for me anyways. If I had tonnes of money I would send them all to a pro lab and hopefully get better results. Sorry for the long winded answer. Cheers William


Diggler - Jun 10, 2004 12:46 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Very crisp & great colors

Sounds like a lot of work! Your efforts are appreciated by the rest of us, though!


eza - Nov 18, 2004 10:41 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Very crisp & great colors

Yep, I also appreciate them, that's for sure!


eza - Jun 10, 2004 10:39 am - Voted 10/10

You sure have a fine collection of Himalayan shots

Congratulations and thanks for letting us enjoy these wonders. Will have to find the time to take a closer look at your pictures.

William Marler

William Marler - Jun 10, 2004 12:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: You sure have a fine collection of Himalayan shots

Thanks and cheers William

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Dec 5, 2005 11:08 am - Voted 10/10


you have some great older photos Bill....

William Marler

William Marler - Dec 5, 2005 2:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: wow...

Thanks Dow. Cheers Bill

Erik Beeler

Erik Beeler - Feb 14, 2006 4:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Why Won't...

My camera take pictures like this! So great!

10 Stars from me.

William Marler

William Marler - Feb 14, 2006 4:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Why Won't...

Thanks for the comment. Cheers William


rematore - Nov 1, 2006 3:39 am - Voted 10/10

Awesome Pic!!!

I can't believe how crisp the photo is for being scanned in.

William Marler

William Marler - Nov 1, 2006 3:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome Pic!!!

Thanks. I would like to go back and redo the shot with both the old film camera and new digital camera. Then get it scanned professionaly and check the difference. Would be fun. Of course the Mioists would probably take them both. (•:

Erik Beeler

Erik Beeler - Dec 1, 2006 5:37 pm - Voted 10/10

So nice

I tried to vote twice. :)

William Marler

William Marler - Dec 1, 2006 8:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: So nice

Its the thought that counts... (•:

Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Oct 19, 2007 1:33 pm - Voted 10/10


Great SHOT.

William Marler

William Marler - Oct 23, 2007 2:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great

Thank you very much. Cheers William

Kenzo Okawa

Kenzo Okawa - Nov 27, 2007 11:14 pm - Voted 10/10

The classic!

In 1979, I was still climbing at the mountains in Japan. After 13 years, I saw this image at Pokhara. Thanks for sharing my dear image!

William Marler

William Marler - Nov 28, 2007 1:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: The classic!

It is an inspiring place. I hope to return in this lifetime. Thanks for the comments and Cheers William


TyeDyeTwins - Sep 25, 2009 8:07 am - Voted 10/10


One of your best for sure. A true masterpiece, thanks for sharing.

William Marler

William Marler - Sep 25, 2009 11:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful.....

Thanks once again for your comments. Cheers William

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