The north face of...

The north face of...

The north face of Kangchenjunga from a camp at 18,500' above Pangpema. November, 1998.
The Twins, Givigela Chuli, 7004m and 7350m on the left, the lower slopes of Wedge Peak on the right.
The Kangchenjunga Glacier winds its way down to Lhonak.
on Nov 26, 2004 2:04 pm
Image ID: 79447


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William Marler

William Marler - Nov 26, 2004 2:29 pm - Voted 10/10

Fine Image

Nice one Nelson. Cheers William


om - Nov 26, 2004 2:35 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice !

Nice indirect light.


mrh - Nov 26, 2004 3:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Great shot

Certain to be a future photo of the week.

tourwalk - Jan 16, 2006 1:15 am - Voted 10/10


This photo looks like impressive painting. The design color, mood are excellent.

I'd like to know some informations of used camera, lens, film, scan, etc...

Thanks for fantastic picture.


Nelson - Jan 17, 2006 8:48 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great!

Thanks very much for your comments. This was one of the most amazing mountain vistas I have ever seen.

The camera was just an old Canon Rebel XS, and I think at that time I was using their basic consumer 28-80 mm zoom lens. It was set at 28mm wide angle. The film was probably Fuji Provia 100, and I scanned it with a cheap HP Photosmart film scanner, then did a little post processing in Paint Shop Pro to get rid of the scanner's blue colorcast and to increase the contrast a bit.

I didn't carry my tripod up to this camp, so I found a good flat rock to set the camera on, and used some small rocks to balance it and aim it at the exact right direction and angle. I had a shutter release so the camera wouldn't move, then I just bundled up in my down parka and sat there as the sun set.

tourwalk - Jan 22, 2006 9:48 pm - Voted 10/10

Thanks for detailed advices.

Thank you very much for your detailed advices. I enjoyed other excellent photos

]and thought those had been made from your love and passion for mountains.

I am still in an early stage of climbing, so I'd like to read your valuable mountaineering stories.

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