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View of Indus, Leh

View of Indus, Leh
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-14
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Olympus Sp 510uz
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-08-07 9:28
Viewed: 3317
Points: 19
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had clicked this landscape from roadside before Nemu on Leh Srinagar highway just before it merges with its tributary Zanskar. Rafting is main attraction of this part of Indus, mostly with Grade II or III rapids which passes through astoundingly beautiful mountains over & above you......

Tucked away in the westend of the Himalayas, Ladakh is like the Andes of South America. The young fold contours were the result of the great tactonic pressure movements against the Himalayas on one side. And with the Karakoram on the other side, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range are a geological sensation. The world's largest glacier, Siachen (72 km long), is here. The region abounds in snow-capped peaks, mountain passes and valleys. The high altitude terrain has been cursed, however, by the rain God. The main source of water is snow, it falls in the winter and melts in the summer. Therefore it looks desert-like and vegetation is scanty, except in Kargil roundabouts. The main river is Indus running from Tibet.It enters India from Tibet at Demchok. According to mythology, it sprouts from the mouth of a lion at Mt Kailash. It is also called Sengge-Chhu. Sengge-Sinh-in Sanskrit means lion and Chhu in Tibetan means river.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-07 9:50]

Hello Subhash,
Another excellent and familiar view of the Indus! Great DOF, great sharpness and I love the colours of the mountains and the turqoise river. I ws there in 1996 - I expect tourism is affecting Ladakh much more today.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-08-07 10:33]

Hello Subhash!

Monumental view of beautifull river. Colour of Indus is so different from colour of sky, but both are looking great. DOF is very good. Amazing place.

Hi Subhash,
This looks like a awesome but very hot place. And I am sure that many little gems are located in this canyon like landscape.
I do however need to mention that the photo looks far from sharp and that the heavy rotation does not do any good to the photo. The composition with the FG rock and the river leading the eye is however perfect.

I also am not sure about the rotation of this image. It feels odd to me. It is an interesting scene though. I always find it interesting that the land can be so barren on either side of a river. One would think that enough moisture would penetrate the banks to allow some some life.

Evelynn : )

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-08-08 10:54]

Hello Subhash! Very impressive landscape shot, good details and great pov, thanks!


Dr Ranjan
I see what others are saying and agree, but I think what you may have been trying to do was to keep the river itself looking straight..so in the process you might have slightly over corrected....having said that though and since I know where ethics was taken and is one of my most esoteric and unusual spots...which I would love ti visit when the world becomes free of wars....I shall grant you a pass...You know I would love see Leh!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-08 18:47]

Hello Subhash,
The view is prefect and beautiful. I like the stream of water flow in the middle of the frame. Perfect frame and beautifull landscape. Well done dost. Ganesh

hello dr sab :-0
The view from here must be great, this looks like a gem of a place for doing landscapes, the various layers of the earth creates a beautiful effect , liked the pov and the composition, i would have surely liked it to be more sharper. i have realised from my small experience of shooting landscapes that its one of the most difficult genre of photography and it requires a lot of hard work to get good landscapes shot,
well done,
tfs & regards

Fantastic bird's eye view of the river, Subhash. In 1988, I was walking around in Ladakh with my school boys and we had a close view of this river from Alchi Gompa.
I had no camera then, so thanks for bringing back the images recorded on my brain 20 years ago.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-09 4:04]

Hi Subhash,very wonderfull landscape,i dream one day to take a trip in this beautifulls places,it's a great spectacle,i like a lot the incredible color of the river's water,my best compliments and thanks to show us this beauty,have a nice weekend,Luciano

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-08-13 3:46]

Hi Subhash,
this is an interesting scene. Our eyes follow the water to the end and to the hills in the BG. It does look tilted and not very sharp though.

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