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    Another photo from near the Mountain Loop road.Thanks for looking Cheers, Matt

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    Matt, very nice! Is this near Seattle? Love the detail in this one.....A few days ago my area of Colorado was starting to look a little like this but not now...We are having a Spring snow storm.


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    As i mentioned in my post to Matt, we are having a spring snow storm here in central Colorado. Here's one taken down by the Blue River in Silverthorne, CO with a 35 cron and the next one taken in Montezuma, CO with a 75 cron.
    (that's not the Blue river which is pretty large, only a side ditch nearby)

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleanorbrown View Post
    Matt, very nice! Is this near Seattle? Love the detail in this one.....A few days ago my area of Colorado was starting to look a little like this but not now...We are having a Spring snow storm.
    Eleanor: Thanks. It's a couple of hours NE of Seattle. Sorry, but we're actuually having spring!

    Quote Originally Posted by eleanorbrown View Post
    As i mentioned in my post to Matt, we are having a spring snow storm here in central Colorado. Here's one taken down by the Blue River in Silverthorne, CO with a 35 cron and the next one taken in Montezuma, CO with a 75 cron.
    (that's not the Blue river which is pretty large, only a side ditch nearby)
    Eleanor


    Eleanor: Very nice. Gives me a shiver though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by endre novak View Post

    amazing clarity.

    endre


    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Flood View Post
    Rayyan, Your series is spectacular. Thank you for sharing it.

    Stephane, #1 is brilliant
    Thrice, Eleanor, Jono, David wonderful stuff.
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    Agree! Magnificent Work ladies & Gents!
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    Amazing images, and a more amazing story. I'm very much looking forward to each installment. An most of all, I'm looking forward to "the answer".
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    An appropriate reminder and tribute. Thank you for calling that to our attention.
    Lloyd: part of the answer lies in what you identify.

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    The Sherpas are without a doubt the unsung heroes! Agree with Lloyd. Thank You Rayyan.
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    More Greatness!
    I am grateful for you guys giving me of your time.

    Best.
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    rayyan: Excellent photo and commentary. Occasionally, a climber will acknowledge sherpas, pack mules, helicopter, etc. that got them "close" to the summit; but, you're right, it doesn't make good copy. Then there's the photographers who record the climber's ascent (from above!). Some of these expeditions look more like an invasion. But, there are still those who respect the mountains, and come and go lightly. Too often these days, especially at the big name mountains, it's the former.

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    Well said sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Another photo from near the Mountain Loop road.Thanks for looking Cheers, Matt

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    Matt, very nice. Nicer for me still that I can share the joys and thrills of
    coming spring within your photos.

    Best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleanorbrown View Post
    As i mentioned in my post to Matt, we are having a spring snow storm here in central Colorado. Here's one taken down by the Blue River in Silverthorne, CO with a 35 cron and the next one taken in Montezuma, CO with a 75 cron.
    (that's not the Blue river which is pretty large, only a side ditch nearby)

    Eleanor



    Eleanor: beautiful and alien ( to me ) worlds. Isn't it just wonderful that
    we have such diversity across the globe. Even more when we can share and
    respect it.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    On the way to Shangri La...#5

    There is a bridge. a small but important bridge. One has to cross this bridge
    begining the climb.

    It is a bridge that connects life and death. the living and the dead. our world
    and the gateway to Shangri La.. Literally and figuratively...


    It is a one way bridge with a compulsory right of way...for the Yaks!
    You loose a member of your team..unfortunate. When you loose a Yak,
    it is probable that all of the team will die. Right of way is for the Yaks.

    One walks carefully across the bridge. Wind shear and 1200 meters straight down.

    And walk with respect. Respect for the dead..those that died with honor..lived with honor..the code of Shangri La..


    Each stone marks a Sherpa's resting place. Brought down from the mountains by another; on the Gateway to Shangri La. There are many more like this to honor the dead and to bring honor to Shangri La.

    Cross the bridge with respect..walk through their land with humility..you
    are walking through the resting place of the Guardians of Shangri La.
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    Matt, very nice. Nicer for me still that I can share the joys and thrills of
    coming spring within your photos.

    Best.
    rayyan: Thank you. I appreciate your comment. Cheers, Matt

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    On the way to Shangri La...#5

    There is a bridge. a small but important bridge. One has to cross this bridge
    begining the climb.

    It is a bridge that connects life and death. the living and the dead. our world
    and the gateway to Shangri La.. Literally and figuratively...

    It is a one way bridge with a compulsory right of way...for the Yaks!
    You loose a member of your team..unfortunate. When you loose a Yak,
    it is probable that all of the team will die. Right of way is for the Yaks.

    One walks carefully across the bridge. Wind shear and 1200 meters straight down.

    And walk with respect. Respect for the dead..those that died with honor..lived with honor..the code of Shangri La..

    Each stone marks a Sherpa's resting place. Brought down from the mountains by another; on the Gateway to Shangri La. There are many more like this to honor the dead and to bring honor to Shangri La.

    Cross the bridge with respect..walk through their land with humility..you
    are walking through the resting place of the Guardians of Shangri La.
    rayyan: Incredible! Thank you again for sharing this with us. Is that the bridge across the Dudh Kosi? Cheers, Matt.

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    Bicycle parking and the dentist...bicycle parking and the pig. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt

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    rayyan: Incredible! Thank you again for sharing this with us. Is that the bridge across the Dudh Kosi? Cheers, Matt.

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    Matt: Appreciated my friend. No the bridge is not across the river ( did you
    go rafting there ? ). It is somewhere lower down near Namche. Did you get
    to the Gokyo ice flow?

    Best.

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    On the way to Shangri La...#5

    There is a bridge. a small but important bridge. One has to cross this bridge
    begining the climb.

    It is a bridge that connects life and death. the living and the dead. our world
    and the gateway to Shangri La.. Literally and figuratively...


    It is a one way bridge with a compulsory right of way...for the Yaks!
    You loose a member of your team..unfortunate. When you loose a Yak,
    it is probable that all of the team will die. Right of way is for the Yaks.

    One walks carefully across the bridge. Wind shear and 1200 meters straight down.

    And walk with respect. Respect for the dead..those that died with honor..lived with honor..the code of Shangri La..


    Each stone marks a Sherpa's resting place. Brought down from the mountains by another; on the Gateway to Shangri La. There are many more like this to honor the dead and to bring honor to Shangri La.

    Cross the bridge with respect..walk through their land with humility..you
    are walking through the resting place of the Guardians of Shangri La.
    Rayyan, more magic images, and wisdom in your words. Thank you yet again for allowing us a window on the journey.

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    thanks Rayyan, and I have been so drawn to your wonderful images of late...giving such a personal perspective of a part of the world I will only see in other's images. they are moving and stunning. Eleanor

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    Eleanor: beautiful and alien ( to me ) worlds. Isn't it just wonderful that
    we have such diversity across the globe. Even more when we can share and
    respect it.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Wonderful spring image Jono! It's still snowing here! I love my 75 cron too!!! fabulous lens! Only wish I could find out why Leica is not shipping any of their 50 lux asph lenses.! Eleanor



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    Lovely David (deadwood that is).
    Thank you for the kind words Rayvan and Cindy

    Let's talk about springtime (M9 75 'cron, which is my current squeeze)


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    rayyan, I was so moved to hear you speak of the Sherpas here in this way....Made me think of life in general....so many unsung heros in our world that never get their due. Thank you. Eleanor

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    On the way to Shangri La..#4

    Please allow me to write a little more than usual. In this post I want to
    mention something which is very dear to me. I also believe it represents
    the sum total of our short journey.

    Who reached the summit of Everest..first..second..tenth? Who is the first..always? It is unfortunate that most answers are wrong.

    The first person to reach the summit of everest is invariably a Sherpa. The
    brave, noble and unsung heroes that make it all possible.

    The final ascent to the summit is made in the dead of night. For various reasons..not the least being the time to make the final assault and the
    weather approaching the summit as the sun rises. Depending on the attack face.

    But..the final ascent is prepared by the Sherpas..let me repeat this; by the
    Sherpas. The stakes are hammered in the ice and rock. A step is taken,
    another stake another step..All along a ladder is strung for the climber/s
    to ascend. The perilous preparations are done ...by the Sherpas.

    Then they step aside., holding the ladder against the dreaded and fatal wind shear.
    Their job is done, for now. The climber takes the
    steps and reaches the summit. The world press reports this with
    pictures.

    My salute and an insignificant tribute to those that make it all possible.
    the Sherpas..we search for Shangri La..The Sherpas live it!


    These were ours. They deserve all tribute, praise and acknowledgement.

    Thanks for your time.

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    Matt: Appreciated my friend. No the bridge is not across the river ( did you
    go rafting there ? ). It is somewhere lower down near Namche. Did you get
    to the Gokyo ice flow?

    Best.
    rayyan: You're welcome. No, I've done some study on the treks in that area; but, have never made it. I'm getting a vicarious thrill from your posts. Cheers, Matt

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    David, 2 wonderful images!
    Many thanks for the kind words.
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    Wonderful spring image Jono! It's still snowing here! I love my 75 cron too!!! fabulous lens! Only wish I could find out why Leica is not shipping any of their 50 lux asph lenses.! Eleanor
    HI Eleanor
    Thank you - glad you like it - we had more snow than normal this year, but now spring is really on the move (although the trees in our garden are covered in buds rather than leaves).

    the 75 'cron is great isn't it . . I've been tempted to get the 'lux, but the 'cron is a sensible size, and I don't really like using big lenses on the M9 (or paying for them!).

    As for 50 'lux lenses - I think that they just do batches, and these lenses go very fast. I'm sure there will be more soon.

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    thanks Rayyan, and I have been so drawn to your wonderful images of late...giving such a personal perspective of a part of the world I will only see in other's images. they are moving and stunning. Eleanor
    Quote Originally Posted by eleanorbrown View Post
    rayyan, I was so moved to hear you speak of the Sherpas here in this way....Made me think of life in general....so many unsung heros in our world that never get their due. Thank you. Eleanor
    Eleanor: Thank you for your gracious comments.

    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    rayyan: You're welcome. No, I've done some study on the treks in that area; but, have never made it. I'm getting a vicarious thrill from your posts. Cheers, Matt
    Matt: I am planning another trip. Join me? Will be fun

    Beast regards to all.

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    On the way to Shangri La...#5

    Time to climb...begin the serious stuff. We have trekked 1 week from the valley to Lukla at 2800 meters. Ben Navis in Scotland is 1344 meters. Mount Olympus of Zeus fame is 2917 meters. Most people fly in here. We did not come to fly, but to climb.

    Another few days climb and we are past Namche at 3446 meters. We pick up
    our adventure here. The air is getting thinner. Altitude is taking its toll slowly.

    We have to climb..much higher. Taking the thin path behind my wife on your left.



    Slippery gravel, rocks. One mis-step could prove dangerous if not fatal.


    It is tough going. The pace is slow. Steep rock face on the left. Free fall on the right. Loose gravel. We have to climb higher. The temperature is getting
    cooler by the meter and oxygen gets thinner.


    We continue our climb. The mountain peaks beckon to us. We are getting tired; a minute or two and then we are off again. we have to go higher.


    Remember I told you about Yaks. They have the right of way. If one comes
    along from the opposite direction, what do we do? If two or three! Good question. We cannot depend on Zeus down below!!

    Thank you for being with us.
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    Another photo from near the Mountain Loop road.Thanks for looking Cheers, Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleanorbrown View Post
    As i mentioned in my post to Matt, we are having a spring snow storm here in central Colorado. Here's one taken down by the Blue River in Silverthorne, CO with a 35 cron and the next one taken in Montezuma, CO with a 75 cron.
    (that's not the Blue river which is pretty large, only a side ditch nearby)

    Eleanor



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    Bicycle parking and the dentist...bicycle parking and the pig. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt

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    On the way to Shangri La...#5

    There is a bridge. a small but important bridge. One has to cross this bridge
    begining the climb.

    It is a bridge that connects life and death. the living and the dead. our world
    and the gateway to Shangri La.. Literally and figuratively...


    It is a one way bridge with a compulsory right of way...for the Yaks!
    You loose a member of your team..unfortunate. When you loose a Yak,
    it is probable that all of the team will die. Right of way is for the Yaks.

    One walks carefully across the bridge. Wind shear and 1200 meters straight down.

    And walk with respect. Respect for the dead..those that died with honor..lived with honor..the code of Shangri La..


    Each stone marks a Sherpa's resting place. Brought down from the mountains by another; on the Gateway to Shangri La. There are many more like this to honor the dead and to bring honor to Shangri La.

    Cross the bridge with respect..walk through their land with humility..you
    are walking through the resting place of the Guardians of Shangri La.
    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    On the way to Shangri La...#5

    Time to climb...begin the serious stuff. We have trekked 1 week from the valley to Lukla at 2800 meters. Ben Navis in Scotland is 1344 meters. Mount Olympus of Zeus fame is 2917 meters. Most people fly in here. We did not come to fly, but to climb.

    Another few days climb and we are past Namche at 3446 meters. We pick up
    our adventure here. The air is getting thinner. Altitude is taking its toll slowly.

    We have to climb..much higher. Taking the thin path behind my wife on your left.



    Slippery gravel, rocks. One mis-step could prove dangerous if not fatal.


    It is tough going. The pace is slow. Steep rock face on the left. Free fall on the right. Loose gravel. We have to climb higher. The temperature is getting
    cooler by the meter and oxygen gets thinner.


    We continue our climb. The mountain peaks beckon to us. We are getting tired; a minute or two and then we are off again. we have to go higher.


    Remember I told you about Yaks. They have the right of way. If one comes
    along from the opposite direction, what do we do? If two or three! Good question. We cannot depend on Zeus down below!!

    Thank you for being with us.
    Superb set & history lesson Rayyan! Much Respect to the Yak's!

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    On the way to Shangri La...#6

    We have been climbing for a few days now. The climb has been hard. Rayyan
    wants to turn back. We push him on. We rest for a day; mindful of our supplies.

    We are at about 4500 meters. That is high. How high?

    Pikes Peak in colorado is 4300 meters.
    Mount Rainier in Washington is 4400 meters.
    The Matterhorn in the Alps is 4480 meters.

    So we have climbed high. The air is cold; the oxygen is less plentiful. Rayyan is getting weak. Another day dawns..


    We begin to glimpse and feel a sensation of awe. Respect. Humility. We seem insignificant. The Gateway to Shangri La is like a mirage. we catch
    a glimpse of it...


    We are surrounded by mountain peaks covered with snow as if from their
    ramparts, the Guardians are watching us..mere mortals scaling their heights.


    and why not? have we not left Zeus behind and below?

    Rayyan wants to take it easy; I push him on, ask him to summon his inner
    strength. Tell him that Mount St. Elias in Alaska is 5500 meters. It is the
    second highest peak in North America. I tell Rayyan he is better than 5500 meters.

    He gets up. We move on. We have much higher to climb. More than 5500 meters. Rayyan knows and I know that Denali is only 6200 meters.

    I look around. Feel that the Guardians are watching us. With some pride and
    admiration.

    Thank you for being with us.

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    You can literally step right into this shot!
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    The zm 21 is giving off a nice Vibe Matt!
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    Rayyan: Spellbinding! Wonderful photos and narrative. I can see that little hill, Mt. Rainier, from my house on a clear day. Fascinating to see how far you go. Cheers, Matt.

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    More from the Pike Place Market. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.

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    Rayyan (and beautiful wife): I am in awe!

    Matt, You are making that Zeiss sing.

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    Ski season is over for the most part but after the big snow we got skiers were out in droves free skiing off the mountains in the Loveland Pass area. Here are a couple of shots I took up high today. M9 with 75 cron. Eleanor
    first one shows two skiers to the left center of image climbing high to ski the powder. the Leica glass renders the skiers bitingly sharp!


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    Matt I like stuff like this. When you photograph in markets do you ever have people get bent out of shape because you are taking photos of their establishment/ their "stuff", etc. I enjoy photographing in Farmer's Markets but have had people ask me not to photograph their booth, etc. Eleanor



    [QUOTE=m_driscoll;205181]More from the Pike Place Market. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Flood View Post
    ...
    Matt, You are making that Zeiss sing.
    Cindy: Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by eleanorbrown View Post
    Ski season is over for the most part but after the big snow we got skiers were out in droves free skiing off the mountains in the Loveland Pass area. Here are a couple of shots I took up high today. M9 with 75 cron. Eleanor
    first one shows two skiers to the left center of image climbing high to ski the powder. the Leica glass renders the skiers bitingly sharp!
    Eleanor: Really nice. Perfect exposure; great composition and IQ.

    Quote Originally Posted by eleanorbrown View Post
    Matt I like stuff like this. When you photograph in markets do you ever have people get bent out of shape because you are taking photos of their establishment/ their "stuff", etc. I enjoy photographing in Farmer's Markets but have had people ask me not to photograph their booth, etc. Eleanor
    Eleanor: I've got some dirty looks, but nobody really gets "bent out of shape". I try to be stealthy, if i can (Leica helps). Or, if not, smile. The guy in the produce stand just gave me a slice of apple. Probably at the Pike Place Market, if they wen't tolerant of people with cameras they wouldn't last. The first cruise ship arrived in town this weekend. they'll all end up at the market with cameras. I'm also 6'4" tall and look really mad and mean. Just kidding. Cheers, Matt.

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    Bicycle parking and the dentist...bicycle parking and the pig. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt

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    Matt: love the bicycle and the dentist. safer to cycle than drive with a toothache...easier parking too.

    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    More from the Pike Place Market. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.

    1. M9; Zeiss 21mm f/2.8; 1/45s @ f/2.8; +1 EV; IS0 320


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    Matt: You are really getting along with the zm 21. The storefront is welcoming and the fruit stall feels that I am inside it. Pick an apple.

    Very well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleanorbrown View Post
    Ski season is over for the most part but after the big snow we got skiers were out in droves free skiing off the mountains in the Loveland Pass area. Here are a couple of shots I took up high today. M9 with 75 cron. Eleanor
    first one shows two skiers to the left center of image climbing high to ski the powder. the Leica glass renders the skiers bitingly sharp!



    Eleanor: These are beautiful photos. Gently and superbly executed.
    The cron 75 apo is imho the best Leica has to offer.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Superb set & history lesson Rayyan! Much Respect to the Yak's!
    Steve: thank you.

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    Rayyan: Spellbinding! Wonderful photos and narrative. I can see that little hill, Mt. Rainier, from my house on a clear day. Fascinating to see how far you go. Cheers, Matt.

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    Matt: It is always a pleasure if one can share a journey with friends. It is
    not about ' that little hill ' or ' a bigger mountain ' Matt. But I believe you know that. I believe you are much taller than 6' 4".

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    Rayyan (and beautiful wife): I am in awe!

    Matt, You are making that Zeiss sing.
    Cindy: I am grateful for your kindness. Name is Ayesha. Rayyan is the
    bean counter, the paper person. And yes, a sweet talker. I have a sneaky
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    Thank you all so much for being with us.

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    Matt: love the bicycle and the dentist. safer to cycle than drive with a toothache...easier parking too.

    Matt: You are really getting along with the zm 21. The storefront is welcoming and the fruit stall feels that I am inside it. Pick an apple.

    Very well done.
    rayyan: Thank you. I'm enjoying the Zeiss 21. Although, I do have some shots where I'm just too far away from my intended "subject".

    Cheers, Matt

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    Matt: It is always a pleasure if one can share a journey with friends. It is
    not about ' that little hill ' or ' a bigger mountain ' Matt. But I believe you know that. I believe you are much taller than 6' 4".

    Cindy: I am grateful for your kindness. Name is Ayesha. Rayyan is the
    bean counter, the paper person. And yes, a sweet talker. I have a sneaky
    suspicion that he will sweet talk his way to let the Guardians let him in ! As for me I have to carry him along. We have higher to climb.

    Thank you all so much for being with us.
    rayayn: Thank you again! Cheers, Matt,

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    On the way to Shangri La...#7

    In the mountains, one climbs high..sleeps low. Why? To let the body acclimatize to the altitude. We had descended to rest below and start our climb again.


    The tents below are at about 5400 meters, as we look down on them.
    Mount St. Elias is around 5490 meters. I think we are above that. What say you.

    The climb is becoming hard, very hard for Rayyan. Each step takes a lot
    of effort. Breathing also takes an effort. We take a different route. We are
    at 5600 meters. Mt. Logan in the Yukon is around 5900 mts. Denali is 6200
    meters. We are stepping into the land of the moraine. Thick Glacial ice, millions of years old. We walk over granite and ice. Slippery, have a fall
    and the sharp granite will puncture your skin.


    It is cold. The going is slow...very slow. The Guardians are watching. We feel it.


    Climb high...sleep low. We shall have to retrace our steps. We are at 5750
    meters. Climbing...over on the other side of the ' small ' rock on your extreme right. Slowly. very slowly. The Guardians of Shangri La do not give
    up their secrets easily. They want to test you...to your limit; and then some more.


    We are at 5800 meters...and climbing.

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    rayyan: Thank you very much for sharing not only the beautiful images from a mystical enchanted land as well as your thoughts. I remember as a kid watching an old movie about a group of adventures looking for Shangri La and even as a kid being struck by the beauty of the area.

    I once read that a photograph should tell a story by itself and each of yours from the Shangri La series does that indeed however your thoughts add so much more than make it a "total package". I keep watching this thread for more images and thoughts and hope the journey never ends as it will be sad not to see new sights and hear new thoughts.

    Thank you very much for including us in the journey

    Don

    Just an additional comment: I replaced my main 24" monitor this past Friday with a new 30" and while I still need to replace the graphics card the images on this thread just pop out of the screen. Beautiful work everyone!
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    More from the Pike Place Market. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.

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    Ski season is over for the most part but after the big snow we got skiers were out in droves free skiing off the mountains in the Loveland Pass area. Here are a couple of shots I took up high today. M9 with 75 cron. Eleanor
    first one shows two skiers to the left center of image climbing high to ski the powder. the Leica glass renders the skiers bitingly sharp!


    Bravo!!!

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    On the way to Shangri La...#7

    In the mountains, one climbs high..sleeps low. Why? To let the body acclimatize to the altitude. We had descended to rest below and start our climb again.


    The tents below are at about 5400 meters, as we look down on them.
    Mount St. Elias is around 5490 meters. I think we are above that. What say you.

    The climb is becoming hard, very hard for Rayyan. Each step takes a lot
    of effort. Breathing also takes an effort. We take a different route. We are
    at 5600 meters. Mt. Logan in the Yukon is around 5900 mts. Denali is 6200
    meters. We are stepping into the land of the moraine. Thick Glacial ice, millions of years old. We walk over granite and ice. Slippery, have a fall
    and the sharp granite will puncture your skin.


    It is cold. The going is slow...very slow. The Guardians are watching. We feel it.


    Climb high...sleep low. We shall have to retrace our steps. We are at 5750
    meters. Climbing...over on the other side of the ' small ' rock on your extreme right. Slowly. very slowly. The Guardians of Shangri La do not give
    up their secrets easily. They want to test you...to your limit; and then some more.


    We are at 5800 meters...and climbing.
    Tremendous Expanse & Documentary! Shine On Brotha...Shine On!

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    There was a time years ago when I wanted to go to Nepal...bought travel books, etc...but can't imaging climbing so high. Couldn't have done it. Ten years ago I climbed one of the Colorado moderate 14er's but that's as high as I've ever climbed. I look at your images of the way to shangri La and they seem so wonderfully mystical! Eleanor


    In the mountains, one climbs high..sleeps low. Why? To let the body acclimatize to the altitude. We had descended to rest below and start our climb again.


    The tents below are at about 5400 meters, as we look down on them.
    Mount St. Elias is around 5490 meters. I think we are above that. What say you.

    The climb is becoming hard, very hard for Rayyan. Each step takes a lot
    of effort. Breathing also takes an effort. We take a different route. We are
    at 5600 meters. Mt. Logan in the Yukon is around 5900 mts. Denali is 6200
    meters. We are stepping into the land of the moraine. Thick Glacial ice, millions of years old. We walk over granite and ice. Slippery, have a fall
    and the sharp granite will puncture your skin.




    Climb high...sleep low. We shall have to retrace our steps. We are at 5750
    meters. Climbing...over on the other side of the ' small ' rock on your extreme right. Slowly. very slowly. The Guardians of Shangri La do not give
    up their secrets easily. They want to test you...to your limit; and then some more.


    We are at 5800 meters...and climbing.[/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Libby View Post
    rayyan: Thank you very much for sharing not only the beautiful images from a mystical enchanted land as well as your thoughts. I remember as a kid watching an old movie about a group of adventures looking for Shangri La and even as a kid being struck by the beauty of the area.

    I once read that a photograph should tell a story by itself and each of yours from the Shangri La series does that indeed however your thoughts add so much more than make it a "total package". I keep watching this thread for more images and thoughts and hope the journey never ends as it will be sad not to see new sights and hear new thoughts.

    Thank you very much for including us in the journey

    Don

    Just an additional comment: I replaced my main 24" monitor this past Friday with a new 30" and while I still need to replace the graphics card the images on this thread just pop out of the screen. Beautiful work everyone!
    Dan: This is one of the most gracious, kind, humbling and generous comment that anyone has given us. We are truly grateful.

    Congrats on the new monitor. may you enjoy it in good health.

    best regards.

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    Matt, I'm hoping my Leica with be more stealth in the markets from now on. Previously I used my Canon or my Phase One, both are larger and more intimidating. I've been accused of wanting to steal fashion designs with my photographs....these at little mountain markets! So I'll go with the little Leica in the future! Eleanor

    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
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    Eleanor: Really nice. Perfect exposure; great composition and IQ.


    Eleanor: I've got some dirty looks, but nobody really gets "bent out of shape". I try to be stealthy, if i can (Leica helps). Or, if not, smile. The guy in the produce stand just gave me a slice of apple. Probably at the Pike Place Market, if they wen't tolerant of people with cameras they wouldn't last. The first cruise ship arrived in town this weekend. they'll all end up at the market with cameras. I'm also 6'4" tall and look really mad and mean. Just kidding. Cheers, Matt.

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