Today is a milestone day for several reasons. It’s VE day, the UK election results have produced an unexpected result, and on a personal level this happens to me my 600th post.
So today’s image records a milestone too – the highest point on earth that I have reached (5,895M or 19,341ft) – Kilimanjaro, one of the world’s Seven Continental Summits. I did harbour hopes that I might exceed that and get beyond 6,000M, perhaps in the Himalayas, but as the years roll by that seems to be unlikely.
This is another image that has been converted in Nik Silver Efex. The original was shot on a film SLR camera and scanned with a Nikon Coolscan. The exposure of the transparency was not quite right, the highlights were blown and the colours did not look good. One of the points in favour of the B&W medium is its tolerance of contrast and white Whites and black Blacks. This image, perhaps more than any other, encapsulates the feeling of being ‘high’, touching Heaven: sunlight on the clouds swirling around and the ground, far below, out of sight.