Inspirations – Stefen Chow

© Stefen Chow

Nikon F80, Tamron 24 – 135mm, Fuji Velvia 50 
 f5.6, 5 minute exposure

This was photographed at the Base Camp of Mount Everest. I was attempting to climb the mountain in the Spring season of 2005, and I arrived at the Base Camp on a full moon night. I remember the moraine was lit in a surreal manner. As the nights passed, the Base Camp would be pitch dark, so I planned for a full month before I took this shot. I was facing our communal tent, and you can see the infamous Khumbu Icefall in the background. I exposed the shot for 5 minutes, and during this time one of my team mates walked passed with his headlamp. It turned out to be a beautiful mistake that brought something else into the picture. ~Stefen Chow


3 Responses to “Inspirations – Stefen Chow”

  1. Having spent a lot of time in the Himalaya also, this shot is special. Doing anything at 6000m can be a pain. Great image, inspiring indeed.

  2. That is an awesome shot. My wife wants to go to base camp next year… (sigh)
    But after seeing your photo, maybe I should join her.

  3. Wow, what a great shot! I love the yellow light emanating from that tent.

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