Category Archives: My Photography

Photo Of The Day – Climbing Tall

Climbing Tall

ISO400, 40mm, f/6.3, 1/2000sec

ISO400, 40mm, f/6.3, 1/2000sec

A man (he was surprisingly old) climbs to the top of this wood and vine tower, sat atop a very large wooden-wheeled “chariot”, during a phase of it’s construction. It is later hauled by rope through the streets of Patan by gangs of men as part of the annual festival called Rato Machhendranath. It is held in honour of the God of Rain, venerated by both Hindus and Buddhists alike. I’ve seen this festival twice and it’s always amazes me. A huge crowd is always along to follow it’s often precarious procession through the streets.

Pulchowk, Kathmandu, Nepal – 11 May 2013

Photo Of The Day – Sunset Silhouette

Sunset Silhouette

Sunset Silhouette

ISO220, 105mm, F/5.6, 1/4000sec

 

The often densely hazed atmosphere with the Kathmandu Valley very often gives rise to deeply orange hued sunset scenes. A nearby house is thrown into stark contrast against the setting sun. The contrast may have been helped for the fact that I exposed for the suns bright disk.

Kathmandu, Nepal