Dan: Thanks for this picture. It allowed me to find the location of a picture my father shot in the Autumn of 1941. I've uploaded his picture to Panoramio near yours and it should be accepted for G-E probably by mid-August. We'll see. Thanks again for a great picure.
I can't believe I found this photo online. I have one from my Dad & there are some names on the back. My Dad is the 2nd man standing. John Gilbert Winner. His left arm was amputated below the elbow. He was one hell of an artist. Do you have any information on him?
Kathleen Geyer (Winner)
Correction: The limestone natural bridge in the Coast Range is a few miles SOUTHEAST of Hayfork, California.
With a cloud streaming from its 8848m peak, Everest is more than a kilometer higher than Nuptse which appears to be the higher mountain in this view.
Over on the left at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall are the coloured tents of Everest Base Camp. Unfortunately, they are hard to see in this compressed JPG version of the mosaic.
Prominently on the right on the horizon is Ama Dablam. The Khumbu Glacier is retreating below you. Several mini-glaciers descend from the cliffs of Nuptse.
All Everest climbers detour up here to the top of Kala Pattar at 5554m to see this view on their way to base camp.
It is the best view in the world.
What makes a mosaic like this better than a single wide angle photograph - and makes the additional trouble worthwhile - is that each telephoto shot is individually focussed. The whole picture is in focus (except where I messed up over on the right).
Gorak Shep was only two stone huts in 1990. Judging from the later pictures it seems to have become quite prosperous.
This is absolutely great shot and very interesting too. I think it has worked out well and I hope that you are pleased with it too. Nice work Max. VOTED. Tedy.
I invite you to vote my march contest picture VILLAGE CHURCH if you think it deserves.
People camped on this site for thousands of years on their travels between the California Coast and the Central Valley
This Indian rockshelter is actually a few miles West on 166.
The two panoramic shots were taken a couple seconds apart which accounts for a lot of the disparity in the position of the oars. However the rowing club members soon got a good rhythm going and reached an impressive speed under full power.