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Thursday
Jul042013

The streets of Thamel, Kathmandu.

I've been very lazy/slow in processing photos from my trips, but I have decided it is time to get back to the basics.

Early April this year, I decided to embark in one of my mountaineering trips, this time to climb Island Peak (6180m) in Nepal. I will be posting photos from the trek and from the summit push in the coming week, but in the meantime, I am posting some of my personal favourite shots of the streets of Thamel, the iconic neighbourhood of Kathmandu.

All the photos were taken with my X-Pro1 and either my 35/1.4 or my 18/2.0 Fujinon lenses. The last time I went mountaineering, I took my 5D and 35L lenses - what a difference it makes, not to the extra weight of a DSLR!

Anyway, enough of this and on to the photos. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did taking them.

 

Reader Comments (7)

Fantastic set, excellent B/W conversions, thanks for sharing!
July 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOllie
Nice pictures and some very special scenes! Why did you not bring a 60mm for the mountains? Weight? Keep shooting!
Regards
SKPhoto13
July 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSteinar Knai
Sigh... suck it fur ball!

Great images. The man in the window and bus... YUM!
July 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJonas
Thank you for visiting!
July 9, 2013 | Registered CommenterStephan
Thank you, Dr!
July 9, 2013 | Registered CommenterStephan
Hi Steinar! Thanks! In fact, carrying 2 lenses was already too much in an expedition where every gram counts! The 18/35 combo worked perfect for landscapes and street photography, don't think e 60mm would have helped me a lot with either.
July 9, 2013 | Registered CommenterStephan
One of favorite places in the world. Been to the Khumbu four times and planning another trip - and Thamel is a photographer's paradise. Love the b/w shots.
July 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDennis
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