This was shot with a Tamron 10mm lens with a 30 second exposure. No edits.
"Land of the Macaque" Kathmandu
Resting on a hill 9 miles west ofKathmandu, Swayambhunath is one of the holiest Buddhist Chaityas in Nepal. It is said to have evolved spontaneously when the valley was created out of a primordial lake more than 2,000 years ago. This stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal and has numerous shrines and monasteries on its premises.
Dal Lake is Srinagar's jewel, a vast sheet of water reflecting the carved wooden balconies of the houseboats and the misty peaks of the Pir Panjal mountains. Flotillas of gaily painted shikaras (gondola-like taxi boats) skiff around the lake, transporting goods to market, children to school and travelers to delightful houseboats inspired by originals from the Raj era.
This photo was taken with a Canon 5D on first day of December. The fog's tone was the same as the water, making for an almost reflective shot of water and sky.
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