the dan milner photography blog: tales of an adventuring photo chimp

November 23, 2012

P.O.M. Oct ‘012

Photo Of the Month October 2012: Railing the Himalayas with Tracy Moseley.

Lets’s face it, October is the best month for riding pretty much everywhere in the world. Colours become softer, light lower and temperatures more manageable when you’re faced with hours of climbing. It’s a busy time for me. I hit the Indian Himalayas with World Champ Tracy Moseley and assorted bike delinquents as part of a guided trip by Mike of mountainbikekerala.com. Our 12-day out-and-back ride included this day, a six hour climb up to 3800m, on some of the most beautiful singletrack I’ve ever ridden. At the top we turned around and started back down a descent that took over 2 hours. This shot was actually captured on the way up, while the early light (we started out at 5.30 am) still threw the valley into shadow, making for perfect silhouette opportunities against the glacier-strewn backdrop of 6611m Nanda Khat peak. Leica M9 / Leica Summarit 90mm 2.5.

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