Morning Snow, Pheriche - Nepal
The spring morning dawns with a fresh layer of snow in the valley near Pheriche. During the next eight hours there would be three helicopter flights to this area to evacuate injured and altitude-stricken trekkers from the Khumbu, back to Kathmandu. Even one of the locals was transported because of a complex elbow fracture sustained in a fall from a snowy tin roof while clearing snow. Even this beautifully transient amount of snow can be dangerous.
The Pink Wall, Kathmandu - Nepal
Within one of the cavern like alleys of "Meat Street" was this small doorway; an exposed lintel, a classic and ancient dead bolt, mud repairs, the traditional green paint of so many Nepali doors - and a mysterious ghostly pink fading into the troweled stucco. Exploring the catacombs of old Kathmandu is to take a step back in time.
A Little Bit of Color, Khumbu Valley - Nepal
A passing morning snowstorm creates a monochromatic vista of the distant peak, Ama Dablam. The teahouse in the foreground radiates its primary colors of the traditionally painted features of almost all of the homes in the Sherpa valley.