They say the milky way is out of this world when it comes out to play up here. We had a full moon, meaning we didn't have much in the way of stars. Call us lucky, call us not but we didn't happen to see it this time. Instead what we did see was the mountains lit first by a silver sun and then a golden one. We saw the moon set, the sun rise and all the beautiful colours that come in between.
This shot was taken sometime before 5 am just after the moon had sunk behind the mountaintops. It was -15 degrees and f****** freezing sitting out there watching the world spin. And you know what? With the cold, without the stars, I didn't mind one bit. It may not have been how we drew it up, but I would do it all again anyways.
It was still 100% worth it.
Annapurna Base Camp