On My Way to Tawang: for Emma Taylor
|Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan)
|Date Taken: 2009-08-18|
|Camera: Olympus Sp 510uz|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-08-27 7:36|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|After many days off from the routine work & TN; I am back from my circuitous tour from North East India today. The place is as beautiful as you may also appreciate from this landscape. The photograph is shot almost 30 min drive prior to Sela pass (altitude 13,700 feet ASL) on my way to famous high altitude destination "Tawang" which is situated in the lap of mighty Himalayas.|
I could see heavy clouds all around but majority of them were below us; giving me an opportunity to shoot this breathtaking dazzling heavenly view.
I dedicate this photograph to Emma Taylor; who may get some more motivation to visit this part of India too.
Its not the hills
Its not the falls
Which makes you fall
But its the beauty which reigns .......
That makes you ..
That makes you fall!
.... ...Lying in the state of Arunachal Pradesh at a height of 11,155 ft near the Indo-Bhutan & China border is the land of Hidden Paradise. Its a place where poetry comes alive naturally.
This "Land of Dawn-lit Mountains" was mainly inhabitied by Monpa people, who reigned the Mon kingdom that stretches from Tawang right up to Sikkim. The Mon Kingdom was later on absorbed by the neighbouring Bhutan and Tibet. Later on Tawang Monastery was formed.
The Tawang monastery was founded by the Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1681 in accordance to the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, Nagwang Lobsang Gyatso. After India severed Tawang off from Tibet, it was not until 1962 when Chinese troops occupied Tawang during the Sino-Indian War, destroying portions of the monastery. The valiant last stand of Mahavir Chakra gallantry awardee Jaswant Singh Rawat took place in Tawang. After the voluntary withdrawal of Chinese troops, Tawang was once again under the control of India. The Tawang district broke off from the West Kameng district in 1984.
Today, Tawang serves as a center for tourist attractions, thanks to the preserved beauty of the Tawang.
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- [2009-08-27 8:02]
I came back! After a few days holiday in Croatia are here again.
I hope you like it and my photos.
The landscape of yours is superb, congratulations.
Have a nice day,
Nice shot of clouds along with the story.
Amazing look and interesting picture....TFS.
welcome back from your vacations,
an excellent photos of these GREAT mountains
shot with a fine POV from the top of them
dominating to the mountains and the clouds,
an excellent contrast of the luminosity
from the background to the foreground, TFS
I will e-mail Emma and tell her that she needs to look at this photo. I too hope that this will give her some motivation to post on TN. She is surely mist among our few landscape photographers.
It is an amazing view from above the clouds. It gives a totally different perspective on this landscape.
- [2009-09-02 6:13]
I am honoured that you have dedicated this picture to me.
I really like the different colours in the clouds.
Great landscape and TFS
Mesmerising and majestic.
Clouds telling colourful stories through you.
Thanks a lot for giving us the opportunity to view such panoramas. Kudos and keep sharing with us your splendid images.