Alpamayo Sunburst

© Harry Lichtman

Alpamayo Sunburst

ALLEN O. HOWARD July 27, 2009

Hey, Harry! A*M*A*Z*I*N*G!!! #1159934

Patti Coblentz July 27, 2009

Just incredible!
Patti #7786638

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 27, 2009

Your patience really paid off - Outstanding comp, lighting and capture! Jeff #7786697

Sarah Springer July 27, 2009

Wow, Harry! This is a great image. Love the light at the peak. ~ Sarah #7786710

Jack Gaskin July 27, 2009

Great Capture
I'm certain the waiting was miserable but it sure appears to have been worth it!!!!

Happy Shooting
Jack #7787052

Harry Lichtman July 27, 2009

Thanks for all of your kind words. Jack- The bad weather coincided with a rest day during my trek, along with a stomach bug so it all happened for a reason. I wasn't going anywhere, even if I had wanted to. I woke up to coulds, drizzle, and then a little magic.

Harry #7787997

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic July 27, 2009

Just gorgeous, Harry. #7788063

Nadja Meta July 29, 2009

This has got to be one of the most incredible mountain scenes ever captured! What a special moment this must have been. But it sounds like you really had to suffer for it. ;-) #7794177

Harry Lichtman July 31, 2009

Thanks Nadja- The real suffering came during the day prior what I had a stomach bug. I couldn't do much of anything, and taking photos was the last thing on my mind. It would have been interesting to see if any motivation would have been there if Alpaymao had appeared any earlier. I like to think things happened for a reason.

Harry #7800649

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After 2 days waiting out rain and clouds in Peru's Cordillera Blanca, the iconic Alpamayo revealed itself for about 30 minutes near sunrise. Many consider this peak the most perfect and beautiful in the world, and it is hard to disagree. Taken from the Alpamayo Valley. f11, Gitzo tripod.

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 340.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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