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My Photo scholarship 2011 entry

Nepal | Tuesday, 8 November 2011 | 5 photos

For a person with a strong passion for arts and travelling, photography couldn’t be an exception. My submissions here are images I captured during my trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) – one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal.

For the mountain people, life’s not that easy. In spite of mountains being the ‘water towers of Asia’, they are the ones most vulnerable to natural disasters and the effects of global climate change.

However, with Mountain Tourism, there’s a hope to better the economy of mountain people. Geographically rich, Nepal has eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest (8,848m). Realizing the potential for tourism, we are currently celebrating ‘Nepal Tourism Year 2011’.

With the story, I’m presenting few facets of trekking in Nepal to the world. A flute playing mountain boy; hard labor of mountain porters; trekkers reaching their destination; majestic view of towering mountains; and a sunrise as seen from a hill; are but few threads of many stories to come.

I believe, “It’s not only the camera that makes a good photo, but the eye behind the viewfinder which captures the image and tells a story”. My belief to this statement and my interest in photography grew even stronger when I received many compliments for images I captured – with a simple point and shoot camera.

Being a good listener with a desire to learn, it would be a lifetime experience for me to be mentored by Mr Jason Edward on such an assignment in South Africa. I believe my interest in travelling and exploring new places will complement the objective of this scholarship; as well as my desire to learn the art of making a beautiful image in the field. I want to learn more!

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“Let me spread my wings, while you whistle through your bamboo!” A girl in the hills of Nepal stretches her hands while the boy plays his flute. Tourists visiting the hills of Nepal are often touched by the warm welcome of mountain children whose innocent smiles hide their suffering in their daily lives.

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