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First Ray at Dawn, Lake Phewa
Nepal
On a perfectly clear day, the reflection of the majestic Annapurna Range on Lake Phewa would make for a great poster shot - certainly not here as the sky is marred by some low-hanging cloud and the lake is less than perfectly still. I suppose I care less for the litter around - or I am just getting used to them. The only mountain I could clearly identify here is the iconic Machapunchare(6993m).
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Uploaded: 05/07/2011
Updated: 11/06/2014
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