Annapurnas / Nepal
This is my favourite town in Nepal, a little enclave of culture at the foot of the Mustang Kingdom. Once it was a remote outpost along the windhorse trail, but today it's where we stop for yak cheese and real coffee. For photographers, Kagbeni is a true gem that shoots well from any angle.
If you haven't seen the Foodies in Nepal photo essay, we highly recommend you have a look. The apple pancakes are truly yummy!
Images from this series were taken on the 2013 Nepal Photography Tour. They were shot with a Fujifilm X-M1 and a couple of well selected prime lenses. Photography is not about cameras, it's about getting the experience into the frame.
Moments are rare, but some can last forever.
A final note. Kagbeni is a special place for me, but not without a shadow of sadness.
This set of images is offered with rememberence of Shing.
Ewen Bell's other website is called "Photography for Travellers", an online guide rich in features both practical and philosophical. Field guides to wonderful locations, insights into techniques plus inspiring idea to help you think differently about the art of photography.
Photography for Travellers
Ewen's guiding principles are simple...
"Go slow. Get closer. Look for the light."
"Photography is about showing other people how to see, to share the beauty of life. It's not a job, it's a lifestyle. We only get one lifetime, one chance to add some light into the world. Photography competitions are mostly silly. Cats are excellent."