Chitkul, on the banks of Baspa River, is the first village of the Baspa Valley and the last village on the old Hindustan-Tibet trade route. It's altitude is 3450m.
The valley is extremely beautiful, on the left bank of the Baspa River are snow-clad mountains and on the right bank the whole terrain is full of apple orchards, saffron cultivation. It has a population of around 600 people.
It is one of the most beautiful places I have visited in my country. Due to huge snowfall in the winter of 2013 I was lucky to get lots of snow in April 2013.
Thanks for looking.
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subhendu_bagchi (25121) 2014-02-07 1:09
wow, it is just like paradise on earth. Great view, I loved it. A it over exposed (this can be easily ratified by level and curve tools) but I enjoyed this composition and the depth of the image. Nice one. Tfs.
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-02-07 1:40
Lovely snowy landscape scene. Excellent colours, lovely light and excellent composition,
Mics (615) 2014-02-07 2:05
Interesting landscape, looks like almost everything is frozen. Looks like you're in Switzerland or somewhere in Europe. Nice capture :-)
snunney (78855) 2014-02-07 2:36
A fine presentation of this snowy landscape. The remaining areas of snow help draw the viewer into the scene, directing them toward the background mountains. The strip of clear blue sky provides a good contrast against the rocky peaks.
Nicou (115408) 2014-02-07 3:15
quelle vue sur cette vallée superbe quelle belle neige et image quelle perspective et profondeur superbes compo et ensemble grandiose panorama et ce découpage des montagne en fond cette roche en premier plan splendide.
Bravo et amitié
timecapturer (44525) 2014-02-07 5:06
a gloriously open and beautiful view up this amazing valley. Love the fg interest and the sense of scale and atmosphere that pervades this image. Stunning!
Enjoy your weekend - B.
pajaran (47888) 2014-02-07 6:36
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o selu, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na dolinu i planine pokrivene snegom ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, ostrina i perspektiva, lepo pokazana dolina i planine sa snegom, lepe boje.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article about the village, with a description ...
Nice view of the valley and mountains covered with snow ...
Good shot, contrast, sharpness and perspective, well demonstrated valleys and mountains with snow, beautiful colors.
Nice afternoon and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
Fis2 (81546) 2014-02-07 6:53
Beautiful vinter view.
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
Very well done.
Have a nice evening
Royaldevon (25934) 2014-02-07 7:09
I was surprised to learn about the products that are cultivated, here, when I saw this mass of snow, but, I suppose conditions are much warmer at other times of the year. Saffron is a good substance to harvest, when you consider how expensive it is to buy!
You have chosen a particularly effective viewpoint, which is vast and open, but very naturally channels attention into the 'v' of the valley.
You have captured excellent textural details, especially in the f/g.
Have a great w/e,
adramad (34959) 2014-02-07 7:32
Superb scenery in a magnificent composition, I like the perspective that gives the long narrow valley, which tuck into our view, the high and jagged peaks full of snow, closing this vast panorama.
Very good color, with that splendid blue sky.
Good management of both the lighting and the sharpness.
Well done. I love the image.
Enjoy a good weekend.
rychem (18927) 2014-02-07 8:15
Really a beautiful V-formed valley, surrounded by picturesque mountains, splendid photo
Noel_Byrne (20169) 2014-02-07 9:56
This looks like the place of legends, the loft peaks, the beautiful forests and even reading your note of Saffron and orchards enhances that feeling. I can see why you would say this is one of the most beautiful places, its an incredible scene. The snow has created brilliant light too, and that sky is wonderful. Nicely done!
Thanks as always
Silvio1953 (115213) 2014-02-07 12:03
Ciao Subho, fascinating winter view, excellent perspective, fine details, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
dekanski (2202) 2014-02-07 13:19
I think it would be better if you rised camera a little! However, I like it!
pierrefonds (54632) 2014-02-07 18:22
The length of the valley is giving depth to the scenery. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the mountains. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.
mirosu (12290) 2014-02-07 18:29
Excellent winter photo. The colors and light are the most compelling and captivating aspects. I love the blue sky as well as the mountains with white snow, an excellent contrast. The white snow covered area in foreground also blends well with the colors and provides a good deep feeling to the image.
mcmtanyel (10121) 2014-02-07 21:47
Beautiful valley with majestic mountains all around and evergreens on the right. I like how everything comes to a point - the valley, the pine trees and the stony incline - at the far end of the photo.
fabbs99 (15677) 2014-02-07 21:57
Brilliant shot of snowfall from Chitkul.Very well captured with good lightings and sharpness.I am planning go there in the third week of next month,I hope I do get snowfall like that too.Very well done.TFS.
SWEETFREEDOM (21544) 2014-02-08 5:03
great mountains landscape, nice d.o.f. and natural colors.
danos (82715) 2014-02-08 8:47
good view of the place with the snows to are covered everything.I like the creative perspective from this POV with the depth to lead-in the eye on the backdrop snowed Mts.
nikkitta (12834) 2014-02-10 15:14
Impresive landscape, snow covered with good perspectiveof the allygin so far, tilhe higt mountains at the back
Must be freezind a this altitude with s much snow
Well done, congrats
Where is the village?
abmdsudi (38884) 2014-02-10 20:10
Beautiful sunny snow scenery full of beautiful fresh colours has been rendered in your photograph in a very nice manner - I love the great white balance here - The perspective and diagonals take our eyes right into the breath taking peaks and give it depth & dynamism. Great too that you have included those green trees giving the extra colour superbly as a whole. As ever, keeping it simple has reaped big rewards as shown, Wonderful work friend, Congrats.
delpeoples (52309) 2014-02-11 3:30
Namaskar dear Subho
India is such a country of extremes and contradictions. When I picture it in my mind's eye, I think of extreme heat, bright colours and exotic smells. Here, we have a clean, crisp, cold landscape, just as beautiful but you couldn't find a greater contrast between places such as this and for example Varanasi. Excellent work, thanks for sharing the different facets of India with us.
Didi (54727) 2014-02-13 1:04
Very nice deep foreground but I felt a post processing on the sky
I suggest to noy use a paint breush but a grad filter
I have done a WS
ourania (25618) 2014-02-18 13:27
a fascinating landscape, pure and wild, with well rendered textures and attractive colours. You've achieved superb definition. Luminous snow and suggestive earthy colours alternate in a captivating way, painting the landscape before us. The blue sky provides a lovely contrasting colour and sets off the peaks wonderfully. I like the dynamism of so many natural diagonals that seem to converge towards a mysterious spot in the distance. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,