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Mounts in the Sun

Mounts in the Sun
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-03
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-10 4:01
Viewed: 4876
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the view of the mountains to the north-east while walking to Sach Pass at 14000 ft. I took this picture during my recent trek in the Sach Pass region in district Chamba of Himachal Pradesh. Incidentally, this is my native place too. I was born and brought up here until I left it at age 16 in search of education and employment way back in 1962.


These mountains are called Lesser Himalayas. The Encyclopedia Britannica has the following information about them:

To the north of the Shiwaliks and separated from them by a fault zone, the Lesser Himalayas (also called the Lower or Middle Himalayas) rise to heights ranging from 11,900 to 15,100 feet (3,600 to 4,600 metres). Their ancient name is Himachal (Sanskrit: hima, “snow,” and acal, “mountain”). These mountains are composed of both ancient crystalline and geologically young rocks, sometimes in a reversed stratigraphic sequence because of thrust faulting. The Lesser Himalayas are traversed by numerous deep gorges formed by swift-flowing streams (some of them older than the mountains themselves), which are fed by glaciers and snowfields to the north.


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Thanks for sharing the Lesser Himalayas via this most lovely PANORAMIC view.
Loved your educative notes too.
Best and most kind regards,
Mario from Canada.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-10 7:47]

Hello Ram,
Impressive Large View on these Lesser Himalayas. Taken from a very good POV in a marvelous composition. Gorgeous light and colours.

Bonsoir Ram,
C'est évidemment la version large qui restitue le mieux ce splendide paysage bien composé et dans lequel rien ne manque.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-10 9:09]

Hi Ram,you were lucky to be there,and you show us a magnificent postcard,so well composed and made in a beautiful large view,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Ram, fasscinating mountain landscape, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Ram. Exciting brilliant mountainscape! Amazing light and colours.


Hi Ram,
You know, I will always focus on landscapes, so glad to find one on your first page. The view of this magnificent mountains is stunning. I am sure hiking near to them is even more impressive then seeing them on a photo. The exposure is well controlled with good detail in both highlights and shadows.


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