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Sunrise across Mount Kinabalu

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Shot just below Low's Peak (summit of Mount Kinabalu - 4,095 m (13,435 ft)) at 6.12am on the morning of our wedding anniversary. I should note, that you can't see Low's Peak as it is behind me.

Was getting up before 2am to hit the summit worth it?

I think the answer to that lies in these shots - even if I did feel the nasty effects of altitude sickness, and then had a slip and small fall on the way down which led to me hobbling out on my walking poles at a snail's pace.

The summit was now starting to get very crowded as more and more people hit the top, so this is shot just off the top.

For the technical stuff:
Five shots, bracketed at ±2, ±1 and 0. Blended with Photomatix, some moving people edited and general cleansing in PS2 and finished in Lightroom.
Exposure: 1/50 sec at f/4.5
Focal length: 10mm
ISO 100

Added to Flickr Explore on July 21, 2009.

Yes, it was worth hauling my kit up there. I'm glad it survived the moisture it was subjected to!

Hjalti Árna, Klips, Gaye G, and 81 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. James.Breeze 23 months ago | reply

    Yo! Nice pic!
    I'm heading over there in October! Will Facebook you for tips!!

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  16. s U o 22 months ago | reply

    Thank you for posting
    Excellent shot!!!


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  17. James.Breeze 18 months ago | reply

    Thanks for the inspiration and tips!
    Happiness Defined - Mt Kinabalu

  18. ElyceC 6 months ago | reply

    Hi Ben, this is Elyce. I'm looking for Mt. Kinabalu peak pictures for commercial usage. I would like to purchase from you. Hope to hear from you soon. You may contact me through email : elyce@studiodl.com.my

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