Hasselblad XPan Photography Blog

New Nepal XPan-Shots from Jiri-Everest Trail

Posted in Hasselblad XPan Photographie - Chronologie by Stimm on February 21, 2010

Now all Nepal film rolls from the Everest area are developed. Generally I used at the trip the “new” Kodak TMAX 400 or the classical TMAX 100. The photographic documentation about the former passage to the Everest area from little village Jiri in the Nepal midlands to the  high altitude villages around Namche Bazar is now completed.

The area is mostly buddhistic, only the beginning trail is Hindu and as usual the friendliness of the Nepali makes it a pleasure to wander around in that area. Since the Maoist are official participating at the power, they do not longer bug you to collect your “voluntary donation” – pressed by their guns demonstrations – for doing your trekking.  What a miss of that nice receipts for the given donation and stamps with communistic hammer & sickle symbols!

Anyway…it is still attractive and here some Hasselblad XPan impressions from the district Solukhumbu.

Hasselblad_XPan_Stimm_Nepal_Jiri_Street Hasselblad_XPan_Stimm_Nepal_Jiri_Loads
Hasselblad_XPan_Stimm_Nepal_Junbesi_Gompat Hasselblad_XPan_Stimm_Nepal_Taksindu_Prayer_Shawls
Hasselblad_XPan_Stimm_Nepal_Dudh_Kosi Hasselblad_XPan_Stimm_Nepal_Taksindu_Monsoon
Hasselblad_XPan_Stimm_Nepal_Lamjura_La Hasselblad_XPan_Stimm_Nepal_Khumjung_Stupa_Fog 

Best to all & Namaste, Andreas Stimm

PS: For more Everest photos, look right side under menu Pages.

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  1. dabcan said, on June 18, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Wonderful pictures, I really like the contrast, did you do any special processing?

    • Stimm said, on June 18, 2010 at 7:29 pm

      Hi Dabcan,
      there is nothing special done, only “old fashioned photographic handcraft works”. Camera is the Hasselblad XPan, in general I use the Kodak TMAX 100 or 400, developed in Kodak TMAX Developer with my proofed developing times. Only scanned, contrast adjusted and ad a fine little duplex tone, like in old lab times, as you used a warm tone for photographic paper developing.

      Best, Andreas Stimm

  2. Prakash Sharma said, on April 6, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I loved your work on net and it was my pleasure meeting you in recent trek to Ghorepani and little explanation on zooming and pixel. Your write up is positive encouraging people to experience the natures gift. You and your work always blossom and grow like rhododendron!

    Cheers,
    Prakash

    • Stimm said, on April 17, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      Namaste Prakash,
      thanks for your nice comment! Also a pleasure to meet you and to have the opportunity to portrait your amazing country Nepal.
      Best, Andreas Stimm


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