Photographer's Note

This is the same mountain as my previous post (The Spirit of Tibet) - but taken about 10 days before in last light.

There's a lot going on in this one, The mountain is over 6000m high, and catches the very last rays of light, but leaving the majority of the peak in shadow.

I used a BW 10 stop ND filter to slow the shutter speed right down, allowing some flow in the cloud. Otherwise, the dynamic mountain is left feeling very static, which they are not.

One of the things I love most about living in this area is the massive flow of energy displayed by the clouds over these huge mountains. People perceive mountains as solid and static, whereas they are moving all the time, being pushed up by the tectonic activity of INdia moving into Tibet and eroded by wind, ice and weather.

Processed in Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6 using adjustment layers and luminosity masks.

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