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View of Indus Valley from Thiksey Gompa

View of Indus Valley from Thiksey Gompa
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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: 2008-08-26 7:57
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Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This landscape is what one could see as Indus valley with Zanskar mountains in the background after climbing the final staircases of Thiksey Gompa (Monastery).

It is formed by the main channel of the Indus River as it flows across Ladakh. It includes parts of Leh district, the Skardu region and the vast cold desert beyond. This valley consists of large stretches of undulating lands interspersed by high mountains across which there are many passes.

The Indus Valley is the soul of Ladakh and is strategically the most important part.

Passing through a vast inhabited wilderness at the very heart of the Himalayas, the Indus valley region comprises of some of the least explored places of Ladakh. A motorable road along the old carvan route through the hills between Likkir and Temisgong, makes a leisurely two-day hike.

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Ummm..I can hear the man at the hotel."Would you like a room with a view?" ha! Looks like everyone can see this imposing range of mountains. Ladakh...but still not quite the same as JK right? this is more of a down than up..or is it both? A fine landscape..

Hi Ranjan,

Yet another calssic picture of the mountains, you know your subject very well, hence you put your heart and soul in capturing it. Well done. TFS.

A very beautiful shot, Ranjan!This is a marvelous change in the very class of your photography, Dr.
Very sudden, but fantastic change!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-27 1:25]

Hi Subhash,another incredible pic from this fantastics mountains!! Every corner is good to take a fantastic landscape,every day different and incredible,my best compliments,thanks fr your work,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-08-27 6:27]

Hello Subhash,
An impressive view both of the mountains in the BG and the Indus valley lined by fields and poplar trees. This image is striking for the contrast between the snow caps and the bare ground and its sharpness is not just due to your equipment but the clear air at this altitude. Clean air, like water and natural silence is becoming precious these days.
TFS this fine view,

hello Subhash

in my long absence i missed of your beautiful images,
to have smileys to every one, i decide to critique only 2,
this superb Landscape shot is the first one, i love it,
i love the valey and i love more the great Mountains,
excellent contrast between the bottom side and the upper side
od the image, and i love the upper side with the mountains
white colour and the sky blue and clouds, TFS


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-10-13 9:39]

Hi Subhash,
Beautiful view! Mountains look gorgeous... Nice exposure control and a very good DOF. TFS

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