Sunrise at Phoon Hill – Part 1
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- December 18, 2009 at 4:21 pm #264993
Descending from Banthanti (3180m) to Gorephani (2750m) was easier although long and quite kneel-cracking at certain part of the trail. We rested early at Gorephani and rose before dawn the following day to make an early climb (about 4.30am) to the top of Phoon Hill (3193M).
Climb up Phoon Hill is a popular trip. Many of us (trekkers from different groups) armed with torchlight, took about an hour to climb to the top. Here are 3 images showing the changing scene from dawn to after sunrise. The trail of light in #1 was from trekkers’ torchlight. All shots were taken with 17-40mm zoom lens and GND filters. ISO set at 200.
Thanks for viewing and all C&Cs are welcomed.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.December 19, 2009 at 4:58 am #310492peacefuldoveMember
super #3! !! Love the rolling hills in midst bathed in first light…!…
What is the reflective things that formed a line on the lower part in #2?. Might prefer without it…December 19, 2009 at 8:11 am #310502
Thanks for the kind words, PP.
That is the rubble parapet along the edge of the Hill in #2. Too excited…did not cross my mind at that moment.
ckDecember 19, 2009 at 1:42 pm #310515bluekiteMember
#3 is nice, esp the grasses. Are the men standing or sitting?
KtDecember 19, 2009 at 3:40 pm #310527
Thanks KT. Those were the guys who started to descend to Gorephani. If you look careful at the left hand corner, there is a gate.
ckDecember 20, 2009 at 11:20 am #310561bluekiteMember
The light shinning on them is beautiful. ("It’s not the lens or camera but the time and the place." I quote from someone saying.) CK, thanks for sharing.
KtDecember 20, 2009 at 4:35 pm #310584sleepycatMember
#1 is quite spectacular. #3 makes me want to head outdoors.December 21, 2009 at 4:07 pm #310711mingMember
Nice set of sunrise. Like the mood of the mountain ranges in #2.
Salute to you – You went trekking with GND filter!!December 21, 2009 at 4:41 pm #310722
KT – Agreed with you. Being at the right place and at the right time is one of the key factors to capture great images.
Darren – Thanks for your positive comments. Glad that you like viewing them.
Hi Ming – Thanks for viewing and kind words. Since I have a set of GND filters, I rather brought them along than regret later.
ckDecember 22, 2009 at 9:45 pm #310871EndyMember
Very nice, CK
I like them all.
These show some of the most beautiful hours on earth.
EndyDecember 23, 2009 at 4:18 pm #310955Tan, Chuan YeanSpectator
Love #3…..always like these type of distant mountain images.December 24, 2009 at 3:48 am #310978Yeo, Wee HanSpectator
#3 for me too! The light is just gorgeous! I do not know about the clothes/flags? at the bottom of the frame in #2, could you go ahead more to get them out of the pic?
HanDecember 24, 2009 at 10:53 am #311028
Endy, TC and Han,
Thanks for your comments.
Han, yes could be avoided by moving forward to the edge of the Hill…just too excited at that moment while waiting for the sunlight to appear on the mountains at the opposite side.
ckDecember 24, 2009 at 2:31 pm #311061Cai, YixiongMember
Very nice series!
YixiongDecember 29, 2009 at 4:21 am #311318Png, Sew Tong TonyMember
Hi C K,
great reward for waking up early and trekking in the dark for the images.
Love especially the layers in #3
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