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It’s astonishing how many people ascend Mt. Everest in our time. Look at the tent city.
Everest’s beauty is stunning, always has been, but is now revealed by high-definition image capture unavailable just 10 years ago, now distributed by the internet.
These photos are mostly from about 25,000 feet in elevation — about where much domestic U.S. air travel occurs. The weather up there is spectacular, if you’re not in it. It’s spectactular if you’re in it, too — but I’m viewing it from Dallas, where we’re above 90 degrees in the day, now, just 800 feet above sea level.
As these climbers risk their lives in adventure (10% of all people who attempt to summit, die), the Himalayas suffer from effects of global climate change. Pakistan suffers from flooding today from premature and quick melting of glaciers.
What a great planet we have. Can we keep it?
Notes from the film maker, Elia Saikaly:
Experience the beauty of Mt. Everest at night in time-lapse.
While most climbers slept, I attempted to capture some of the magic that the Himalayan skies have to offer while climbing to the top of the world.
Here’s a bit of what I endured at the end to make this possible: eliasaikaly.com/2013/05/into-the-death-zone/
One of the most rewarding parts of the journey was being able to share it with thousands of students on epals.com/everest
This time lapse video is comprised of thousands of photographs, processed and assembled on Mt. Everest.
Shot on a Canon 5D Mark II
-Canon 2.8 16-35mm
-Canon 2.8 24-70mm
-Canon 2.8 70-200mm (which was way to heavy to carry beyond 6400M)
-TL Remote was purchased off eBay
Edited in Final Cut Pro
Processed in Adobe LightRoom
Movies compiled in Quicktime
Music: A Heartbeat away purchased on goo.gl/AJZcM
I hope you enjoy it. If you do, please leave a comment and let me know what you think.
- Photographer’s Mount Everest timelapse video will leave you breathless (grindtv.com)
- What It’s Like to Climb Mt. Everest (huffingtonpost.com)
- Everest – A time lapse short film on Vimeo (oyiabrown.com)
- Mt. Everest’s filthy secret: It’s a dump (theweek.com)
- Queen Elizabeth II extends wishes on Mt Everest anniversary (thehimalayantimes.com)
- More at Photo and Song