The purpose of this blog is to show off John Lofgreen's Alaskan world through his wildlife art and nature photography. It will explain his painting techniques, and report on his latest activities including exotic journeys around the world.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Maggie in Tibet, er Nepal
Maggie teaches school in Oman. She spent her Christmas vacation in Nepal. She is in South Africa as I write this. The photo above is Christmas morning sunrise, high in the Annapuma mountain range of Nepal.
Nepal, like Tibet, is a high elevation country in the Himalayas, squeezed between India and China. Bhutan is another small country nearby. Maggie is used to the heat of the Arabian desert. She was cold in Nepal. The photo above is a view of Maccha Puchre, (Fishtail Peak).
A nice shot of the Christmas morning mist.
This is a photo of her guide, Ganga. He led her to his home village. A well composed photo, IMHO.
My favorite photo of Maggie's trip. This is Ganga's wife fixing lunch in her very modest kitchen.
Fishing boats on Lake Phewa, near Pokhara. Maggie is an art teacher. As you can see, she is also a helluva good photographer.
If I read her report correctly, Maggie's lodging was along this narrow alley. What a lovely atmosphere for making pleasing photographs.
The ancient, or at least old, buildings of Durbar Square in Bhaktapur. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A low tech pottery factory. All done by hand.
All is not low tech in Nepal. Here is a Bhuddist Monk studying his scriptures with an iPad.
Making garlands for a local festival.
Maggie captured a real slice of life with this photo of a young street urchin staring wistfully at a happy group of school boys.
A young monk being distracted from his devotions by the strange foreign woman with a camera. Notice the prayer flags in the background. I can't wait to see Maggie's take on South Africa.