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It’s been a while since I posted any new images – was too busy preparing for Golden Turtle photography competition.

Meanwhile, me and my wife went up to the top of Wat Tham Sua, or Tiger Cave, in Krabi, Thailand. It’s been a long climb – 1237 steps up to the top of the mountain, took us almost an hour. While climbing, I was constantly aware of a big stormy cloud that was going to hit as any moment pouring with rain, so I didn’t expect any light to be present when we reached the top.

But gods of photography were favorable, and that stormy cloud passed us on the right, and setting sun lit it like a bulb. The light was just stunning. I couldn’t believe my eyes.

I decided that panorama would be the best to capture that moment. Even though almost all elements were fitting the frame on 17mm – it was just not enough air on the sides. This image is a stitch of 3 horizontal frames. 2 were shot for the foreground and middlegroud, and another one for the clouds. Post-processing was one of the most difficult I had – it was challenging to make the resulting picture to look exactly as I saw it with my eyes.

- See more at: http://anton.averin.pro/2013/10/29/over-the-hills-and-far-away-tiger-cave-krabi-thailand

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