A few from the Nepal Himalayas

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  1. Kujaroth

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    Spent a couple of weeks trekking through the Annapurna region of the Nepal Himalayas late last year. Contrary to the advice of most, I took all of camera kit and don't regret it at all.

    I didn't see a single other photographer with a tripod for the entire trip, barring one morning watching the sun rise at Poon Hill. I must have been the only one crazy enough to lug 14kg of camera gear around with me...:confused:

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  2. Zee

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    Great shots - thanks for posting!

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    Great pics mate! How did you cope with the alititude?

    14kg of Camera gear?!?! What were you lugging around?

    Im heading to Patagonia in Dec, 8 days hiking and camping if i had 14kg of camera gear my pack weight would be 27kg!!! I aint lugging that kind of weight 14-20km every day and up and down 1000m climbs hahaha
     
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    Kujaroth

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    Thanks.

    I didn't have any real dramas with altitude. My body handled it well. I did see a few other trekkers who were not so lucky, however.

    I only carried camera gear, I had a porter carrying my main pack. Allowed the no-compromise approach to photography.

    I'm also heading to Patagonia actually - next March. I'll be taking the same kit there I'd say... will have to figure out logistics. Planning at this point on the 'W' trek at Torres del Paine and a trip over to the Argentinean side too (Fitz Roy, etc.)
     
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    Jaw drop. Insanity.
     
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    Stunningly beautiful. :thumbup:
     
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    very nice scenery
     
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    Amazing clarity.
     
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    Great snaps man!

    I was in the region as well late last year doing the Dhaulagiri Circuit, which i thoroughly recommend if you want to go a bit more off the beaten track (i'm told Annapurna track and surrounds get crowded). I chose to not take my DSLR, but others did to spectacular effect. I had exactly this much *stretches arms* fun doing it:

    https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t31.0-8/1398270_10151737095977986_1419459653_o.jpg

    How high did you get by the way? My tentmate had done Mera Peak a few years back, that seems to be the bees-knees for trekkable peaks and subsequent amazeballs-views.
     
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    supurb shots
     
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    Amazing shots.
     
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    Awesome....brings back some memories, i did the EBC trek back in 2009, simply stunning scenery :thumbup:
     
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    wow, very nice.
     
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    The dynamic range in that second shot is stunning. That Zeiss 21mm damn...

    Do you think you could have done just as well with a monopod as opposed to a tripod? A lot of the photos are in the 1/30 speed so probably would have been fine with just a monopod.

    I'm so unfit I'd have been out of breath carrying around 4kg of gear let alone 14kg lol.

    Well done, awesome images.
     
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    Amazing captures! Wow....
     
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    Thanks everyone! Shall have to post up the output of my NZ trip back in April too.

    The dynamic range of the D800 was very much pushed to the limit on this trip, as most frames (around sunrise and set) would feature a shadowy valley and very bright mountain peaks thanks to the snow. It did a very credible job though; every single image posted here is one exposure, no blending.

    Personally I could not survive with a monopod. In part because having never used one, my technique would not be at all disciplined and I'd probably fail horribly. Also because I brought my pano head along and that wouldn't play nice with a monopod. I also like the flexibility of being able to shoot at any shutter speed. I suppose if you were skilled at monopod use, and willing to sacrifice the benefits of a tripod - absolutely, you could capture very good images with it.
     
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    Ooh, yes, please. :thumbup:
     
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    Love your work in this. In fact, love is too gentle a word. Incredible work.
     
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    Dat black and white! :wired:
    I keep looking at it, has me hooked!

    All incredibly amazing. :thumbup:
     
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    Absolutely beautiful stuff mate.

    Very jealous, did you go as part of a guided tour?
     
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