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Pangong Tso: for Loot

Pangong Tso:  for Loot
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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: 2007-04-16
Categories: Mountain
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications at Trek Nature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-20 7:38
Viewed: 3423
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another photograph of Pangong Tso with different POV from archive to give you more of "portside" landscape begining with Garnet hill, where natural garnets are found lying on the ground...............& sketchy road going till mid hill. This view is dedicated to Loot Eksteen.

Pangong Tso (or Pangong Lake; Tso: Ladakhi for lake) is a lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,250 m (13,900 ft). It is 134 km (83.3 mi) long and extends from India to China. Two thirds of the length of this lake lies in China. The lake is 5 km (3 mi) wide at its broadest point. In winter, the lake surface freezes completely despite being salt water.

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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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-08-20 10:17]

Hi Subhash,

A beautiful scene looking more like a painting than a photograph. The sea, mountains and sky are magnificent. Colors, clarity and composition are all superb.


A perfectly focused and composed shot. Mindblowing.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-08-20 13:52]

Hello Subhash!

Another picture from my favourite series! Beutifull blue sky and composition with mountains. This place is worth thousand pictures!

Hi Subhash,

It has been interesting to learn more about this lake. I think I preferred the compositions on the previous two to this one. The image divided almost in half. I'd prefer less sky. I don't think the gravel hill in the foreground has enough interest to be such a dominate part of the composition. Technically though it seems well handled.

Evelynn : )

Hi Ranjan,

Kindly let me know if have a magic box or camera, yet another classic image. Well I can see the amount of time you dedicate to capture this kind of pictures travelling, its amazing. I think am loosing out words to appreciate your work. :) TFS.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-08-21 3:10]
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Hi Subhash

This series you have been running is really turning into a valuable collection of visual material on Lake Pangong. The mountain ranges of the Himalayas and the various water bodies you showed us thus far are breathtakingly beautiful. The blue sky is terrific and the intense colours of Pangong Tso are absolutely remarkable. Thanks for this lovely dedication my friend. It is utterly and deeply appreciated.

I like the triangle formed by the lake in the bottom right hand corner with the mountain range cutting through the horizontal line. Although compositional rules are mostly just guidelines, but the tried and test recipe of 1/3's have proved to work most successful with landscapes. Therefore it probably would make a significant difference to this photo if the mountain range were actually lying slightly higher thus splitting the composition with 1/3 sky, 1/3 mountains and 1/3 showing the foreground on the left with the lake on the right. That would have meant a closer zoom, but unfortunately I'm not sure whether you used your Nikon or Sony camera or what lens you might have used for this shot. Anyway, the colours are brilliantly fresh and the aperture setting (whatever that was) gave you a tremendous DOF thus resulting in the full image being very sharp.

Well done and TFS

hello dr sab,
this is a wonderful dedication, i am sure that loot will like it too, i loved the blue tones in this capture, well composed shot with fine pov,
well done,
tfs & regards

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