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The Crystalline Silence by michaelanderson The Crystalline Silence by michaelanderson
Switching gears from the tropical South Pacific to 17,000 feet up in the Khumbu Himalaya...

Most trekkers to Everest Base Camp stay on the trail or go climbing and rarely venture out into the surrounding wilderness. I decided to do some exploring and found this spectacular alpine lake with a reflection of Ama Dablam. Clouds obscured the view in the afternoon but parted just after sunset to reveal some of the most beautiful twilight colors I've ever witnessed. The cloud layer that had surrounded me all afternoon can be seen receding back down the valley. The unusual light on the fog layer is exactly as it came out of the camera. No dodging. I never posted this here because there was a little noise in the blue sky. I've since learned how to fix that so here it is. I've still got a few more from Nepal that I'll share as I get more time to work on them.

Thanks in advance for any critiques.

-Mike
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:iconalatuminteritum:
AlatumInteritum Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
This looks so otherwordly. I don't think I've ever seen such a beautiful sky.
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demoszick Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
woww...menakjubkan(indonesia)
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hateom Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
how, just how did you do that! this is wonderful!
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gr3enChkl8 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
nepallll is really beautiful..........
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:iconjazzhead:
Jazzhead Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Spectacular capture;))
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:icontrashins:
Trashins Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow!
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Canon2010 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
You've been featured here: [link] :D
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Schroe03 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Featured in [link] - CRYSTALLINE :gallery:
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augenweide Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...:iconclappingplz: [link]
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:iconraeid:
raeid Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
WwoOowW

great shot.. :)
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:iconmawenbo:
mawenbo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
twilight colors
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:iconnobiprajuritketiga:
nobiprajuritketiga Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
buen trabajo :D
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shiverfix Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Words cannot express how amazing this is... it really simply was a wow moment when I opened this.
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VeroFalcioniArt Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow......:heart:
So magic place...
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The-name1ess Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
Beautiful, lovely light and reflection. Well done :)
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cez4r Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
fantastic
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vxside Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
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wonderful scape :)
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meppol Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
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zufalls-foto Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Spectacular capture!
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:iconcemakcura:
cemakcura Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
wow, amazing view...
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:iconprperold:
prperold Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
This wonderful shot has been featured in my latest journal entry [link]
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michaelanderson Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks you!
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:iconhhryah:
hhryah Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
That fog is fascinating!
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dwth Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Student Artist
This photo have been distinguished on Thumbs of the Week 101st/102nd.:wave:
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michaelanderson Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
featured [link] ;)
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bayugly Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful...
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JulienKraakman Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
What a great place this must be, though it must be obvious, i have to ask: Is travelling & photographing your job or your hobby? You seem to only travel! :)
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:iconmichaelanderson:
michaelanderson Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
It's both right now. Hopefully when I launch the international workshops, it will be both full time! Thanks for cruising by...
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009   General Artist
fantastic :D
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Brettc Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
Very nice Michael.... :)
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ogiedomane Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
featured [link]
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:iconthemobius:
themobius Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
I so want to go to this part of the world. Care to share how you got there?
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:iconmichaelanderson:
michaelanderson Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
It's off the main route up to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Fly to Kathmandu, then up to Lukla. Then start the trek. You'll see these mountains about a week in to the trek. Have fun!
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AmethistFlame Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009   Photographer
WOW just doesn't cover it!
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:iconkellymanaghan:
KellyManaghan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice.
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:iconjosemelim:
JoseMelim Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Excelente composition, wonderful shot. Amazing light and colours, lovely clouds.
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:iconmartincevic:
Martincevic Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
great job!
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Wonderful shot Michael. Humbling.
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:iconjakespain:
JakeSpain Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is sublime Michael. Really very good.
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:iconschumis:
Schumis Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
just beautiful.
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PaulGana Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
amazing shot, that is definitely some mountain on the left. I also like the low lying clouds
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Yep...stupid awesome on every site :-)

aF
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Truly stunning image Michael. I love the reflection of the mountain peak through the clouds, the most striking part of the shot in my opinion. The light here at twilight is superb, and fits with the composition, and atmosphere perfectly.

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SusurrousSonata Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Your title, and that picture remind me of a Chick Corea song, aptly titled "Crystal Silence"

It's a lovely tune, and I think it fits the photo. :)
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KeanKennedy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009   General Artist
just listened to that, awesome. [link]
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:iconsusurroussonata:
SusurrousSonata Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
:D Yup, that's the one. I love Chick Corea. Return to Forever, is the truth!
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KeanKennedy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009   General Artist
nice. ;) i'll try and listen to the rest of it.
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oro-elui Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
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