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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Climbing a ladder over a crevasse on the Khumbu Icefall
The Khumbu Icefall is hands down one of the most dangerous stretches of the Everest Climb. It's basically a giant frozen waterfall, which moves several feet every day. This makes it extremely unstable, and despite using all safety precautions, a deadly place. Large chunks of ice are regularly tumbling down the mountain, 100 foot crevasses are everywhere, and sometimes loosely covered in snow creating a death trap for the unaware climber. Sherpas set up safety ropes, and ladders up the large ice pillars called Seracs, or over wide crevasses, but despite their best efforts, their makeshift paths are still not safe. I've heard that a climber was once crushed by a block of ice rolling down the mountain which was 12 stories tall.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The start of the Everest Base Camp Trail in Lukla
The Himalayas are one of the most picturesque and dynamic environments in the world. The photos in this image gallery were taken on a 12 day trek, starting from the Kathmandu airport, along the flight to the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla, up to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar, and back. Most were taken using a Canon Rebel T2i with the Canon 15-85mm lens, and there are a few which were taken using my friends cell phone. The photos are not in exact sequence, but pretty close, at least on a daily basis. Our Everest trek place in mid to late September, during the tail end of monsoon season, so we got our fair share of temperamental weather.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
A branch of the river carving its way through a shoot of the Grand Canyon
A few weeks ago I was flying from to Orange County on an afternoon flight. I had a window seat, so when the pilot announced we were flying over the Grand Canyon as we passed through Arizona, I instantly slammed by window shade open to soak in the views. We were lucky, it was a gorgeous afternoon in Mid-October with nice clear skies, so we had great views. Unfortunately my good camera was in the overhead bin, so I had to take these using my iPhone 4.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
A boy throwing the camera ball into the air capturing the mountains all around him
My friend just sent me a link to a very cool new camera. This is not your everyday point and shoot, its a specialty camera, a ball with 36 little cameras spread across it. It's meant to be thrown in the air allowing you to take full 360° spherical panoramic photos. Not only does it span 360° on the horizon, but on the zenith (from the ground to the center of the sky and beyond) as well, giving a similar perspective to google street view, but even more complete. Check out the video below to see it in action...
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The new Nikon Coolpix AW-100 waterproof camera in black
Many of the photos you see on this blog have been taken with one my Olympus Stylus Tough point and shoot cameras. When I travel I like to bring my Canon EOS Digital Rebel T2i for the majority of my shots, and a waterproof / shockproof point and shoot for when I'm in the water or go out drinking. Problem is, I've had several of the Olympus' leak water over the years. I'm currently on my 4th of its kind, which at the moment has a scratched lens and has leaked water, but partially recovered to the point where it still mostly works. I've decided its time for a change with news of the brand new and first of its kind Nikon Waterproof Camera.