Rohtang Pass (13,051 ft),51 KM from Manali, is a high mountain pass that connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahul and Spiti valleys of Himachal Pradesh, India.The pass is only open from June to September, has a well-deserved reputation for being very dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms.In fact in the local language, Rohtang literally means the "pile of corpses".The pass provides a natural cultural divide between the foothills and wet lowlands of northern India and its primarily Hindu culture, with the dry desert uplands north of the first range of the Himalayas and its mainly Buddhist and heavily Tibetan-influenced culture.
This shot was taken on our way back from Spiti.This place is near Gramphu from where, after crossing Rohtang, the road divides,one goes towards Keylong in Lahul and the other towards Spiti.Down the road one can see the Spiti Valley and the river Chandra flowing.
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crckt (7218) 2007-08-09 13:12
I like the way you have composed this shot. The car, the winding road and the imposing mountains! Really beautiful..
Floydian (30970) 2007-08-09 15:35
What a view, magnificent. Not only the valley on the left with his clear sky (we can see for miles and miles) but the right side of the image has my full attention. Those clouds hangin in the same position as the slopes of the mountain, wonderful. Minor but important detail is the bending road with the car...great, just what such a landscpe needs...great shot..!!!
vinu (129) 2007-08-09 15:43
The roads , car, mountains, mist..everything gets a fine look.
somak_g (497) 2007-08-09 21:04
very well composed. clouds add to the mystery. which way does the road turn? i am not very sure but i think if you would have gone down a few steps down the shot would have been better.
indoka28 (5261) 2007-08-09 21:41
This is an amazing composition..a great alpine photograph with road very well placed and the best part of this shot is the cloud in the fg coming down on you..its giving a very good dynamic movement of the clouds and I am sure within mins the whole secenario changed here..!!
Very well perceived shot.!!
nirajsinha (857) 2007-08-09 23:15
Amazing picture and great view of way to Rohtang... The serpentine road in the left of snap giving it a nice depth. What to say more? Hope some day we members of TE family go together to Rohtang and enjoy the beauty of HImalaya..
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2007-08-10 0:34
How it feels like when travelling by car at such high altitude? I like the clarity all over the picture. We can see many details such as the river and the far snowy mountains. The road and car on the right is an excellent feature. Well done.
japiey (10163) 2007-08-10 0:56
A SPECTACULAR VIEW..
Wish to be there once in life..
Well composed, good tones.
Salutes, dear friend.
prumod (8300) 2007-08-10 6:12
your maountaneous shots are really attractive... the colors of mountain and the valley are very beautiful with sky...
vevsab (150) 2007-08-11 0:34
Really a majestic shot. Very good job. TFS
MLINES (12516) 2007-08-11 0:49
Hi Dhurjati, Very good persspective to show how mountainous this country is. Good DOF to see the snow on the tall mountains in the bacround. Realistic colours. TFS. Murray.
isabela_sor (47748) 2007-08-11 0:50
A few meters away only and the car will vanish in that cloud ....goood timing and I admire your picture very much...because this place is similar with my favorite place in Romania..Transfagarasan Road.Excellent depth
robertosalguero (284) 2007-08-11 0:55
What a beautiful place to drive and wnjoy the breathtaking views. The composition is very effective with the road on the right. The colours and sharpness seem fine for this image. Good use of light and your perspective of this place is great. Thanks Dhurjati.
TopGeo (38216) 2007-08-11 1:08
Hi Dhurjati, Wonderful the way who you have composed this shot. I like the clarity and details all over the picture with this a high mountain , excellent color with clouds and his clear blue of the sky , an excellent job well done with good note.
luiscar (3286) 2007-08-11 5:35
Imposing image, I believe that you have worked very well the framing, the highway in the right side of the image, with the car that gets lost for the fund and in left side this big difference with magnificent perspective, they do of her a big image.
PD: it is possible that you are right, in the last comment, of my photography.
chinchini (31529) 2007-08-11 6:31
This mountainous landscape is very beautiful. It is true, the collar is very high and the clouds very low !
jurek1951 (42196) 2007-08-11 23:14
The colours and composition is very good, excellent sharpness.Interesting clouds in background.Great capture of this beautiful place.
danyy (0) 2007-08-12 12:36
je ne sais pas par où commencer, il y a tant de choses qui me plaisent dans cette photo, alors, je commence par le haut avec ce magnifique ciel.
Et puis plus bas avec cette profondeur et cette altitude.
Les vallées encaissées.
Et puis pour couronner le tout, ce nuage qui envahit la route et va engloutir cette voiture.
gunbud (34066) 2007-08-12 19:16
Stunning view of the distant valley full of beautiful contrasting colors. The details to this narrow mountain pass are striking and the danger can be seen everywhere. Beautiful blue sky and ominus mist give this image a very dream feel.
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2007-08-13 4:12
Wonderful shot. I love the colours, composition! Nice landscape well captured. Well done.
sagar (2410) 2007-08-13 5:28
Amazing shot.The curves of the roads ,the mysterious mountains.....Truely relishing stuff.
mpsf (731) 2007-08-13 15:48
Hola amigo, buena toma de la caretera de montaña que se pierde entre la niebla. Buenos colores y definición.Saludso desde España.
Burberry1 (6041) 2007-08-19 10:01
WONDEFUL mountain road and view!!
A great angle showing a great curve and great POV!!
riclopes (35577) 2007-08-19 10:34
Wow, I'm quite impressed with these mountain images of yours, Dhurjati. It actually makes me nostalgic as well, due to the trek I did in the Indian Hymalaias, last year. I actually considered coming to this area, but it was too far for the time I had. The scenery is amazing and I love the strong diagonal of the cloud and mountain side on this composition. Also, the winding road and car approaching the cloud adds a lot to the atmosphere. Congratulations and tfs.
PJE (20758) 2007-08-19 12:18
Hi Dhurjati. I have to comment on this posting of yours because the winding road off to the right into the mountain clouds makes such a wonderful composition. Along with that there is the long perspective to the distant valley from where I assume this road started to climb. A wonderful capture to say the least. I hope that was not your ride that just past you when you took this photo. Seems like a long walk down!!!
bakes888 (18499) 2007-08-22 0:44
Hi Dhurjati. Not the road for the fainthearted. Great capture. The clouds across the road give away the altitude. Well composed with excellent colour and sharpness. Thanks for sharing.
claudeD (38164) 2007-09-04 11:08
I like ihe pictures of your portofolio, especially the nice and interesting mountain pictures.Here you have integrated very well the nature and technics with the car on the road.Very good composition.well done.
With regards from Luxembourg
balatrek (7455) 2007-09-08 16:02
Impressive landscape and interesting place, I like the composition, the highway and the car balances the work, the low clouds create a good atmosphere, thanks to share this beautiful photography.