The Roof

Uploaded: August 25, 2008 10:58:28


Mt. Everest is the highest point on this global village of ours. Mountaineers from around the world dream of standing on its summit. I had the good fortune of meeting Tenzing Norgay, the first to reach the top with Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953. (MT)

Exif: Model: Nikon COOLSCAN V ED


KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. August 25, 2008

KARU. #986181

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 25, 2008

Very nice capture and effects Steve! Jeff #6365551

Tammy Espino August 25, 2008

Whooo Nelly, What a wonderful composition :) #6366157

Bonnie C. Lackey August 25, 2008

And to think people climb that mountain! Wonderful presentation, Steve. #6366660

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna August 25, 2008

Awesome, Steve!!!!! ♫ k #6366714

Steve M. Harrington August 25, 2008

Thank you all so much! This image was taken on a flight out of Kathmandu. Everest is hidden behind Nuptse and Lohtse that are a part of the massif.
Here is a picture of Tenzing and I in a remote airport in the jungle area of Nepal. He was a true hero and gentleman.
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Kimi A. Phillips August 26, 2008

Absolutely GORGEOUS image, Steve! #6371013

Steve M. Harrington August 26, 2008

I buzzed the roof of the world. :) I'm pleased you like it, Kimi. Thank you.
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David Pratt August 27, 2008

Very well done Steve, the buzz works great for this. Just stunning. #6374644

Steve M. Harrington August 27, 2008

Thanks a lot, Dave!
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Mitch Spence level-classic September 06, 2008

Top of the world and top of your form, Steve. Glad to see the EP here. It's quite beautiful. #6420145

Steve M. Harrington September 06, 2008

Thank you, Mitch. I really appreciate your comment.
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Lisa Atkins September 07, 2008

This is great, Steve!!! I'll bet it was an honor to meet Tenzing Norgay. Especially, if you are a climber. From what I have read, the Sherpas are an amazing people. I hope their livelihood wasn't too impacted by the Chinese closing Everest to climbers for the Olympics!! #6423380

Steve M. Harrington September 07, 2008

I was thrilled to meet Tenzing. We chatted for about half an hour. There were all kinds of questions I wanted to ask, but didn't. Instead, we just enjoyed each other's company. He was a charming and humble man.
It was the same when I met Mother Theresa. I was most interested in simply getting a "feel" for these larger than life figures.
They were moments I will forever cherish.
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Kimi A. Phillips September 22, 2008

BIG CONGRATS!!!:) I knew this one would pop up!!!:) #6489317

Mitch Spence level-classic September 22, 2008

A specatacular scene and spectacular shot, Steve. My congratulations to you. #6489654

David Pratt September 22, 2008

Hoo YA! Great! Congrats Steve! #6489687

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 22, 2008

WTG!!!!!! Congratulations on this finalist!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :-) k #6489781

Patricia A. Stalter September 22, 2008

Good all over you!!! Well deserved...Now I feel like I know someone famous too! #6490479

Dianna Hauf September 22, 2008

Well, I am terribly ashamed of myself Professor! HOW in the world this 'beauty' escaped me I will never know! It is a breath-taking, spectacular scene and your effects just polished it right up to perfection! I love the depth and textures of the clouds!

What an honor it was to meet Tenzing AND Mother Theresa! I know what you mean about just wanting to take in their presence even when filled with so many questions! There are unique and special people out there like that. You just enjoy being near them. What special memories you will always have!

Again, spectacular and a heartfelt congratulations! I do hope to see this go on to winner! You should have had a few more finalists as far as I am concerned! #6490942

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 22, 2008

Such a beautiful image, Steve!
Wonderful and impressively informative thread, too!
Bigh congrats on the fruits of your travels, including this fabulous finalist!
Sharing the joy, Lisa♥ #6491399

Steve M. Harrington September 22, 2008

Thank you so much! Perhaps the best thing about this finalist is that I get to hear from my favorite people. :)
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Sam Britt September 22, 2008

Congratulations, Steve! #6493507

Michelle Alton September 22, 2008

Fantastic finalist, Steve. Congratulations to you!
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Michael Umbreit September 22, 2008

Steve - Congratulations! - Mike #6493930

Patrick Rouzes September 22, 2008

Hey,Steve, congratulations on this amazing finalist!!! #6494238

Steve M. Harrington September 22, 2008

Thanks a lot, Sam, Michelle, Mike and Patrick. I really appreciate it.
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Nikki McDonald level-classic September 23, 2008

Congrats on the big win, Steve!! This was definitely one of my favorites among the finalists in a really challenging Monthly Theme. Way to think outside the box! #6500754

Patricia A. Stalter September 23, 2008

I am thrilled for you! WTG and all that!
Yippee too. #6500795

A P September 23, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS Steve on this wonderful winning image!!! #6500960

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 23, 2008

WTG, Steve!!!
Big congrats on your wonderful winner! (Don't ya just love the GOLD???)
Sharing the joy, Lisa♥ #6501037

Dianna Hauf September 23, 2008

YES!!!!! Terrific in so many ways!!! CONGRATULATIONS Professor! WELL deserved! ☺ #6501122

Sam Britt September 23, 2008

Congratulations on your 2nd Place winner, Steve! #6501363

Steve M. Harrington September 23, 2008

Thank you all very much. I am pleased! It was an unusual theme this month. I entered a couple others that were more directly relevant to the true meaning of global village, but that didn't seem to matter. :)
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David Pratt September 23, 2008

Yeah! Way to go Steve! A big congrats!
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Steve M. Harrington September 23, 2008

Thanks, partner! :)
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Brett Dolsen September 23, 2008

Congratulations Steve on a great image and win!!Brett #6502866

M.Christine Duncan September 24, 2008

A breathtaking winner Steve!!! Congrats and bravo, this is incredible :-) #6504226

Tammy Espino September 24, 2008

Congrats on your win~ :O) #6504437

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 24, 2008

Congrats Steve on your Beautiful Win!! Jeff #6504746

Sherry McClead September 24, 2008

OMGosh! What an amazing image.. what an amazing place!!
Congrats on the win Steve.

Sherrybear :} #6504849

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Mitch Spence level-classic September 24, 2008

Way to go, Steve! Gold it is, indeed. #6505546

Steve M. Harrington September 24, 2008

I sure do appreciate hearing from all of you! Thank you.
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Cyn Valentine September 24, 2008

Awesome winner Steve..big congratulations!! #6506667

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 24, 2008

HUGE congratulations on this fantastic win, Jessica!!!!! ♫ k #6507098

Steve M. Harrington September 24, 2008

Thanks very much, Cyn and Kitty!
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Kimi A. Phillips September 25, 2008

Big congrats, Prof!!!:) #6510379

Steve M. Harrington September 25, 2008

Thanks a lot, Kimi. :)
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Donna La Mattino Pagakis September 25, 2008

Congratulations on your win Steve, this is amazing! #6512665

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic September 27, 2008

A spectacular picture and effects, Steve. CONGRATULATIONS on your winner. #6519404

Steve M. Harrington September 27, 2008

Thanks very much, Donna and Usman.
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Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict September 27, 2008

Congratulations Steve on your Win.

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Tamera S. Phillips September 28, 2008

A belated congrats on your finalist! Great work. #6525229

Steve M. Harrington September 28, 2008

Thank you, Dominick and Tamera.
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Cassie L. Woodlee September 29, 2008

WTG CONGRATS Steve!!! #6529140

Steve M. Harrington September 29, 2008

Thanks very much, Cassie.
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Philippe Vieux-Jeanton October 03, 2008

Beautiful work.. Congratulations Steve! #6548165

Steve M. Harrington October 03, 2008

Thank you, Philippe.
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Ellen L. Zaslaw December 03, 2008

D-D GORGEOUS Steve ! #6845622

Steve M. Harrington December 03, 2008

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Crystal L. Craig July 08, 2009

Holy cow! Beautiful Steve! Truly beautiful! #7719596

Steve M. Harrington July 08, 2009

Thank you, Crystal. Nice to have you peek in again. :)
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Jim Miotke My Courses March 24, 2016

Again, very beautiful effect... and congrats! #11451180

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