Of all the Himalayan images I made, this one shows the scale of the mountains best. Even though these are somewhat smaller peaks, at around 6000m in height, they towered over our camp from across a deep valley and I used a 60mm lens to fill the frame with them. I photographed them as the daily convective clouds started to build in the afternoon light, adding the depth needed. I decided on a custom-toned image here and while it may appear to be B&W there are actually various colors painted into highlight and shadow, increasing the feeling of light entering the scene.
The lone figure is one of the great people I’ve ever had the privilege to meet in life, Steve Zigler. When I had a chance to visit a remote region of the Tibetan Himalaya with him, he was constantly enthralled with the magnitude and splendor of the peaks around us. It was for this reason I choose to use him to fulfill an idea that I had, reaching arms outstretched to the glory of the mountains above our camp, in constant wonder of being there.
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