Christmas sunset over everest

Christmas Sunset Over Everest

Piece description from the artist

This photo was taken on Christmas Eve from Gokyo Ri, an 18,500ft mountain that is just high enough to give a great view of Mount Everest. I was lucky to be there on an incredibly clear but sub-zero evening, right at sunset. Huffing and puffing in an atmosphere with only 50% the needed amount of oxygen, I took many shots that evening, but this shot of the last rays of sunlight illuminating Everest's peak in an almost blood-red color, was the best.

Other works by Chris Buchman

About Chris Buchman

Washington, DC

Chris is a globe-trotting photographer cum educator and human rights activist who has spent the past several years working with North Korean refugees and bicycling across Asia. He's been to 45 countries, lived in five of them, and spent eight of the past twelve years abroad, with his camera always at the ready.

From amazing himalayan landscapes to the hustle and bustle of asian mega-cities, to the grime and grit of urbanity in developing countries, Chris seeks to make beautifully compelling images of everyday occurrences in our rapidly shrinking world.

He is influenced by formalism, photojournalism, and the built environment, so you'll find that his work demonstrates a unique combination of compelling composition, content, and attention to detail.

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