February 20, 2013

Moonlit Mountains, Nepal

Photograph by Max Seigal, My Shot

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I watched as the beautiful full moon rose at Annapurna Base Camp, lighting up the entire landscape as if it were daylight. It provided the perfect lighting for this photo as I set up my tripod and shot one of the few majestic 8,000-meter peaks on this planet, surrounded by a starry night backdrop.

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? The colors here are beautiful, but what I really like are the layered textures illuminated by the unseen moon—the soft feel of the mountains in the foreground, the airy delicateness of the clouds, the chiseled ice of the mountain face—under the thick blanket of stars. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor


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18 comments
Gerry Cunningham
Gerry Cunningham

The wonderful Himalayas..I am lucky to have been there...this great photo brings me right back !

Barry Muller
Barry Muller

This photo almost physcically takes you to a place you may never see.

Shabbir Ahmad
Shabbir Ahmad

Has any one noticed the huge no. of stars despite the moon light.  That's because there is no pollution there.

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

Wonderful composition and just "over the top" with the lighting and the stars and the textures...I could go on and on, as this is just a fantastic capture!! 

j ryan mendoza
j ryan mendoza

i want to go and trek that mountain...Annapurna Base Camp. wow nice picture love it...

Steven White
Steven White

One of the most beautiful photos I've ever seen! Majestic, sublime, mysterious and empyreal.

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