Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu

Now I'm back shooting film, I'm certainly not going to even consider digital for the foreseeable future. It's just been such a painful process for me to have to try to get the colours I like out of a digital system. boudasunset

Here's a picture of Boudhanath Stupa, the largest Stupa outside of Tibet.

I shot this one evening as the light was beginning to fade, while I was perched at the top of a cafe right across from it. This stupa is incredibly busy, and because of the white wash on it, it can be extremely hard to shoot properly.

I'm always looking for atmosphere in what I do, so I knew I had to shoot this at a time when no one is around. Mornings were ruled out, because quite frankly, I couldn't seem to get there before the local Tibetans started to circumnavigate the Stupa as part of their daily ritual.

It is like a motorway, a congested one, in the small hours. So I shot this in the evening with a deliberate long exposure so I could get motion in the prayer flags.