This is the scene, where the Tadjik ethnic minority have lived for generations, at an altitude of about 3800 m in the eastern part of Pamir Plateau overlooking the snow-covered Pamir Mountains in the distant, north of Karakoram Range. A place known for its pleasant sunny weather, pristine during spring time and relatively cool and fresh even at the height of summer with abundant of pasture land and water resources.
Captured while enjoying an early morning walk alone in the heart of the vast valley, a quintessentially Central Asian pastoral and tranquil rural scene. The shallow cold glacial stream meandering gently through wet meadow dotted by grazing sheep and yaks. This shot reminds me of how lucky I am to be able to enjoy such a simple scene, a landscape for the sheer serenity that uplifts the soul and rejuvenates my spirit. This remote landscape here has a beauty quite beyond compare.....
Shot and maintained everything in the elements as what I shot in camera using my faithful Gradual ND filter to balance the sky.
Actual Local Central Asian Time is 4hours behind Beijing time; Exif time minus 4 hours
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yquem46 (38382) 2014-01-23 6:15
makes me immediately think to the landscapes i've enjoyed in Kyrgyzstan and I imagine there are plenty of those in all central Asia
A luminous picture, a good cloudy sky, a colorful greenery at fg and a refreshing river...... for a very pleasant compo
dkmurphys (46964) 2014-01-23 6:24
Spectacular fresh colors of the spring! This is a dream place. I like your pov along the river. Well taken!
Kielia (22913) 2014-01-23 7:00
the light here is lovely, not too sharp but illuminating the landscape in such a way that the structures are well presented. The river has an attractive gradation and color which contrasts with the soft green of the meadow. The perspective is excellent. My compliments!
Oceania (4576) 2014-01-23 7:16
In my impression, Xinjiang is so remote, so far away. I've never been there, of course.
The landscape you're showing us is marvelous. The picture was amazingly taken. I really enjoy it.
adramad (35625) 2014-01-23 7:22
Wow ..... that such superb panoramic, with this wide plain, with such beautiful shades of color, divided by the current of the river, carrying our view of the breathtaking mountain range with its high peaks covered with snow.
Nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I Like
Enjoy a nice day.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-23 7:53
What a fantastic place and what a lovely view. Well captured at the right time with this wonderful light. Good for you to have traveled to these remote corners of the Earth and bring such wonderful pictures to share on TE. I like the use of the stream to lead our sight to the chain of mountains in the BG. A photo good on all aspects. Excellent photography! Very well done. Thanks for sharing.
danos (83575) 2014-01-23 8:02
nice the view of the river this season of the year with the snowy Pamir mountains to overlooking of the frame's backdrop.I like the creative perspective from the river that penetrates the land adding in the scene depth.The use of the gradual ND filter makes the image even more effective.
saxo042 (36918) 2014-01-23 8:32
The mountain range looks very impressive here and the plain looks very huge. The river adds a good curving line and a deep blue colour. The little hut is an extra red eye-catcher. A very beautiful view here!
Fis2 (82382) 2014-01-23 8:38
Excellent colors and light.
Photo has climate.
Greetings from Poland.
Romano46 (16580) 2014-01-23 9:12
questa mostra ancora una volta la tua bravura come paesaggista.
I colori e la luce pennellano il paesaggio in maniera meravigliosa in una composizione ancora una volta di grande perfezione.
Ciao e buona serata
holmertz (37663) 2014-01-23 9:45
Far from the crowds and the noise of the city. What a view of peace and quiet and clean air. The meadows, stretching up to the horizon, have wonderful tones of green, yellow and brown, and the distant mountains tell us that we are already at a high altitude. The red hut looks very strange in this environment of almost total emptiness, except for the cattle, but it adds an interesting and unexpected focal point for the composition.
GyurMaster (565) 2014-01-23 12:25
I like the feeling of the 'endless room'.
dta (63470) 2014-01-23 12:27
Hello Abmdsudi ,
A superb landscape picture . I like especially the orignal composition -a large FG meaning to a litte FG (the mountain) , and the red hut as a focal point) , and the beauty of the light enhancing the splendid colors of the grass .
adidas5nb (4498) 2014-01-23 21:13
wooooow what a landscape.stunning piece of photography.love the depth and the curbed water body.great framing.specially like the red hut.
annjackman (18153) 2014-01-23 22:47
There are beautiful elements to this image that demonstrate the remoteness of this place. Very good use of the river in the FG and the mountain range in the distance. The little red hut tells us that people do inhabit the area looking after their animals in the pasture. A very interesting picture and note.
Kind Regards, Ann
krzychu30 (15344) 2014-01-24 0:06
simply beautiful and breathtaking!
No other words come to my mind to describe this fabulous view.
Excellently composed and processed image!You knew how to emhasize the graphics of the scene.Delightful,vivid colors and good contrast make the picture even more captivating.And the mountains in the far distance.magnificent!
jhm (135780) 2014-01-24 3:42
We get a few pictures out of China, but this is a very nice picture, completely rural with a nice river in centre of the picture
A wonderful composition and excellent captured.
Lovely presentation, with fantastic colours.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
josepmarin (57583) 2014-01-24 5:42
the structure of the composition is nice, you have reserved 3/4 of the framing for the green landscape and the fresh blue water which cross it.
The majestic mountain range covered with snow, and the nice clouds that decorate the sky, are a wonderful backdrop for this deep and beautiful image.
I like the light and colors quality reached because of the good use of the Gradual ND filter.
A beautiful composition, my friend.
pajaran (48931) 2014-01-24 6:55
Interesantan tekst o mestu, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazana priroda i trenutak, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting article on the place, with a description ...
Nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated the nature and timing, beautiful colors.
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-24 8:36
What a stunning landscape! Eye flows through the river towards the wonderful mountain range. The lone small cottage is very nice. Colors, fine details and of course light - splendid. Great composition as usual.
Thanks for sharing.
jemaflor (81352) 2014-01-24 9:16
Beautiful landscape and good pov, I like the curve of the rover and the great depth effect, light is pleasant as these colors, tfs.
marina7 (8051) 2014-01-24 9:43
amazing view and a stunning deep perspective provided by the curving river. The scenery with the white mountains in the background is fabulous. Oh, and I love the title.. I'm looking forward to the spring now that it's so darn cold here!:))
Thanks and best wishes!
Silvio1953 (116861) 2014-01-24 9:46
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating landscape, great view of fantastic place, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (27138) 2014-01-24 12:14
I like very much this composition that gives a sense of flying due to its elevated point of view and absence of land in the immediate foreground. The perspectives lead us through the vast landscape delightfully. This looks like an extremely calm and suggestive place, its light, colours and atmosphere are extraordinary. Your picture makes it easy and thrilling for the viewer to understand and share the feelings described in your note. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
npecanhuk (61562) 2014-01-24 15:52
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, horizontal format and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-01-24 16:26
very pretty in its simplicity. The river cutting through the plain helps to divide the whole composition into two parts and their proportions are very classic. The tiny red house on the horizon creates some point of interest and the snow capped mountains finish off the picture in very natural way. I like rich colors and well managed light in here.
Thanks for sharing
kato (11630) 2014-01-24 18:30
You're capturing well this landscape by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the winding river, pastotal land and the snow-covered Pamir Mountains in the distance. It looks like the typical beautiful harmony of the nature to which the earth was left behind. And, the clouds in the sky draws out an additional good atmosphere.
mirosu (12676) 2014-01-24 22:57
Great photo! I like the well saturated colors and the excellent contrast between the green-brown river bank fields and the white mountains in BG. The distance between the river in the FG and the white mountains in BG is giving depth to this excellent composition. Great work in making the photo pop with the usage of colors, contrast and excellent light.
Wish you a very nice weekend.
macjake (52920) 2014-01-24 23:00
well, you certainly are showing us new places on the map around the world!
so how do you travel to these places? you go on your own? I have so many questions...where do you stay?
breath taking scenery, its easy to get lost in the serenity and calmness, its almost hard to even believe!
very impressed with this location and landscape.
enjoy your weekend
eldancer1 (25600) 2014-01-25 7:39
So beautiful and peaceful looking landscape! The water look so clear but I think it's cold. Good lighting and pov with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
mkamionka (29407) 2014-01-25 9:47
beautiful landscape. I like the lovely colors with the green-brown grass contrasting with the dark blue river. The river leads the eye to the mountain panorama in the horizon. Spectacular space, great presentation.
Cricri (101805) 2014-01-25 12:07
J'aime votre POV, laissant un grand espace aux paysage, un peu de ciel avec les montagnes blanches, la cabane rouge dans cette immensité magnifique baignée dans la lumière printanière, très belle réalisation
jjcordier (73704) 2014-01-25 22:59
Magnifique paysage superbement mis en image sous cette très belle lumière.
Graal (95565) 2014-01-26 11:58
very nice spring landscape. Good shot from fine POV. Amazing river and view mountains of Pamir in BG. Interesting photo from your archive.
Have a nice evening.
nikkitta (13530) 2014-01-28 12:12
Such a panoramis landscape and great perspective given by the river going to the far mountains
lie and enjoy the changing colors of the fields in contrast with the blues of river and sky
As always in your compositions I really apreciated the small red house as a point of reference
Must be a relaxing pleasure to stroll along this place
Thanks for your coments at my post
kiks (11749) 2014-02-01 13:08
Fantastic landschape, and i like the choice of the low POV giving a good idea of how imens this valley is. Wonderful light.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (40174)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-04-18
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NIKON D200, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX, ISO 100 RAW, Cokin P121 Gradual Grey G2 ND8
- Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-23 6:06