Clearing Storm over Ama Dablam by Michael Anderson

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Twenty minutes before I took this image, I was surrounded by dense fog. I looked at my map again and the contour lines clearly showed that Ama Dablam, one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, should be right in front of me. But all I could see were a few rocks at my feet and a the faint outline of a dark ridge disappearing toward the bottom of a deep canyon. Then the fog began to glow, and in an instant, it lifted up and revealed this spectacular scene in front of me. I had time to take about 10 photos before the alpenglow faded. I continued to stand there in the fading twilight transfixed, overwhelmed by the brevity and majesty of the scene I had just witnessed. And I was elated that I had finally photographed a scene that did justice to the grandeur of the Himalayan landscape.

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  1. Caz 71♥(On & Off) 37 months ago | reply

    Hi my name, is Caz and i`m an Admin for "Howard`s Gallery". This Gallery is so different than anything flickr has done before, as it is an easy place to belong to and participate, yet you have to have exemplary work to be invited here, and it is my opinion that this wonderful piece here belongs with us ……. I hope you will post this picture of yours with pride into the Gallery..…and we look forward to seeing more of your talent in the future......Kind regards..

  2. Justabird2 (more off then on :) 37 months ago | reply

    How inspiring this image is. Also your story about how it appeared out of the fog. I am so glad you took many images. I would be breathless!! You did wonderfully well!! I am so happy for you! angie, from FL

    "Your image is very welcomed in HG. It is quality work that reflects your skill and talent in photography and art. I thank you very much for adding to the spirit of Howard's Gallery as you have made it even richer with your presence. Can't wait to see more of your work! Lead Moderator Angie, from FL

  3. Yannick Rival [deleted] 37 months ago | reply

    Very nice! 0.

  4. el.merritt 34 months ago | reply

    You have captured the magic!

  5. Hettie Naude. 34 months ago | reply

    WOW!!!! Brilliant!!!

  6. philipleemiller 30 months ago | reply

    speechless !

    please accept a personal invite to our new super-group

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  7. Tóta. 27.12.1964. 30 months ago | reply

    WOW!! This is so beautiful!...............Have a nice day my friend................. :)

  8. Threadweavle 30 months ago | reply

    Seen and highly appreciated in Apollo and Dionysus

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  9. philipleemiller 30 months ago | reply

    each of these images are beyond magnificent. thank you so kindly for contributing to the early success of our nascent super group
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  10. Randall Harrison 30 months ago | reply

    Seen and highly appreciated in Apollo and Dionysus

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  11. Francis Cassidy 20 months ago | reply

    great shot and nice story

  12. Howard Brodsky 11 months ago | reply

    EXCEPTIONAL PICTURE !!!!!!!!!.Wowowowowsers……..Just an incredible picture………..HOPE YOU CONSIDER OUR "APRIL" CONTEST WITH THIS KILLER SHOT………. SEE BELOW……….

    Your work is an example of what the BEST is! Congratulations! Would you honour us by posting it to Flicker's Chosen Few as your work represents magnificence. If you look at the level of art that resides in the FCF Gallery, you know this masterpiece belongs there.
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  14. worldlycurators 2 months ago | reply

    Michael, your hiking shots really caught my attention! I'd love to invite you to Worldly(.com) to share your trekking experiences with others looking for adventure ideas. Here's you invitation link:
    Email me if you have questions.

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