Nepalese soldier on patrol Lali Kharka NE Nepal. Early morning.
A group of soldiers were moving fast through this little village to protect the area in case of a Maoist insurgency.
Because of the angle of the morning sun I had an opportunity to create a graphic representation of the mountain environment,the soldier,and introduce the idea of political conflict into the image. The reign and sub-standard rule of the monarchy has since been downgraded and battles with the Maoists have stopped, there is now peace in Nepal.
No Nintendo here at 2000 metres in the cloud peaceful and content with the mantra of the mountains.