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Pangong Tso: for Bob Shannon

Pangong Tso:  for Bob Shannon
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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: 2007-04-15
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Olympus Sp 510uz
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-14 9:29
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I kept on thinking about "Bob Shannon" while capturing this landscape with unique wilderness ........so Bob, once again back to you only, it is my sincere tribute to you for your firm encouragement :)
Pangong Tso, one of the largest brackish-water lakes in Asia, is also considered as the largest lake in Ladakh. Situated at an altitude of 4,500 meters, Pangong is 83.3 miles in length and nearly 2-4 miles in width. This lake is fringed by the Pangong range to the south and the Changchenmo range to the north. When the blue-green waters are still, these massive mountains are reflected in all their glory in the lake.
The name Pangong suggests extensive concavity. One third of the lake is in India while the remaining two thirds is in Tibet. Most of the streams feeding the lake are on the Tibetan side.
The changing hues of the lake reflecting different shades of blue, is the most striking feature about Pangong Tso. Sometimes the water sparkles in varying shades of blue, green, purple, and violet, and is transparent to a considerable depth. The villages, pastures and the landscape en route to this lake are very attractive. The water in the lake is salty and the basin is rich in minerals deposited every year by the melting snows from the mountains. Rare black necked cranes and other migratory birds are seen here.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-14 9:45]

Hi Subhash. Firstly this is a nice dedication to Bob i am sure he will love it. You have captured this picture with amazing colours and detail. The area looks unreal so peacefull looking. well done TFS interesting notes too.

Your choice of composition is quite stunning. I love the angles and triangles and other clear geometric shapes. The sharpness throughout, deep contrasts, and the rich saturated colors add to the remarkable impact of this image. Nice work!

Evelynn : )

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-08-14 9:58]

hello sir,
Superb picture.Fantstic landscape

Wow...I am always so impressed with these other worldly images. I have seen wide screen documentaries and they too are goo, but the quality work which you do here is always number one. The missing element...pollution. the clear sky and deep azure blues are remarkable..It must be wonder to behold.

Hi Subhash,
what a beautiful photo and place.
Nice , Great composition and POV. It looks like a very peaceful place to be.


hello Dr. Ranjan,
this one is even better then your earlier postings, this is excellent landscape with preicse exposure, perfect pov and pleasing composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

What a shot, Ranjan!Mind blowing!I love the clean, pure nature of it!
This shot just got me to take a break from my 'vacation'!

hello Subhash

splendid landscape shot with fine POV and DOF,
beautiful colours and excellent density of the colours,
excellent sharpness and details, superb contrast
between the sky's blue colour tone and the lake's blue colour tone,
also superb contrast between between the blue colours tones
and the rest of the image colour tones, TFS


Hi Subhash,

yet another classic image of a landscape, you have been very precise on the exposure, great work, I am just loving your images. TFS.

Hello Subhash,
This is truly a beautiful landscape of nature at it's best and a very dedication to our friend Bob!
Excellent pov with good fg interest and a beautiful distance view!
the colour contrast is first class with good lighting
many thanks for the sharing
best regards

Hi, Dr. Subhash,

another great landscape photo from you!! very good contrast between blue and white. thanks for sharing.

Man Yee

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-08-15 2:16]

Hello Subhash!

Another stunning picture from this beautifull place. Again colours, composition and exposure are superb!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-08-15 11:06]

Hello Subhash! Very well composed landscape shot, beautiful place! Great sharpness and colors! Well done, thanks!


Very well done Subhash,
A lovely composition, great impact.

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