After 3 successive photo posts from the plains of Mumbai, its time to reach rarified heights again ! :- )
Returning from the dizzying heights of Komik (4587 metres) , we passed through villages of Hikkim & Tashigang, our destination being our base at Kaza (3740 metres). The drop in elevation between Komik & Kaza was about 850 metres = 2800 feet. Our car almost hurtled down the slope, along narrow roads winding along the mountains. Towards one side, the steep drop to the abyss below was heart stopping.
We stopped at one place, more of less half way down. From this ‘lookout point’ we could see the town of Kaza & the pea fields by the River Spiti in the far depths. The feeling of vertigo was palpable… one can easily take a tumble down the hurtling depths…& this sheer thought sent shivers down our spines
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Hellas (7009) 2011-10-07 1:04
Congratulations on this very fine work!
Amazing landscape and an excellent exposure, too!
Sharpness and vivid saturated colors are so good!
PoV helped for a breathtaking image!
smarcell (19965) 2011-10-07 1:08
the composition is very beautiful (and the landscape too, of course) but I think that the posproduction is a bit too much in excess.
It is he light/shadow balance, I think. Maybe the shadows are overcorrected, I don't know. The result, in my opinion, is a sort of fake landscape, a fake light, and it is a pity for such a magnificent view.
I had noticed this also in some other shots of yours.
stevesaba (8167) 2011-10-07 1:20
Wow! That really is quite an awsome view! The tiny town of Kaza with the pea fields looks amazing. But also the snow-covered range is beautiful also. I can imagine the drive was scary and exciting! A very inspiring photo! Warm regards,
tusharkmandal (3173) 2011-10-07 1:22
A nice work presenting a beautiful frame. The green patch down attracts me more that anything. Love the way you have composed it.
Didi (60590) 2011-10-07 1:28
That's great ! Very magnificient view from 4000 meters.
It's spectacular !
Nicou (149660) 2011-10-07 1:29
Merveilleuse iamge et compo superbe vue avec cette ville en fond dans la vallée et ce montanges quelle hauteur quelle compo fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
dale54 (8768) 2011-10-07 2:14
well what beauty in this pic!hi angshuman!well done with this!what a view!have a great weekend! dr
mkamionka (39799) 2011-10-07 2:31
spectacular view, thanks for sharing that.
No wonder why you prefer to show us these amazing natural views over the images from city.
I like the brownish tones, the colors are really great.
Nice play of the light and shadows.
pajaran (65002) 2011-10-07 10:05
Dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled sa planine na selo, reku, kanjon i planine sa snegom koje se druze sa oblacima, lepa fotografija.
Dobar snimak i prikaz lepim bojama.
Sve najbolje za vikend sa lepim secanjem na posetu mestu.
Good article ...
Nice view from the mountain village, river, canyon and mountain with snow, which gather with clouds, beautiful photos.
Good shot and beautiful color display.
All the best for the weekend with some nice memories of visiting the place.
josepmarin (58359) 2011-10-07 10:20
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
It is an impressive capture, in which we can enjoy the morphology of this valley and of its majestic mountains, from a high POV above the village, with a strong sensation of vertigo.
The sun light that enters across the clouds creates a nice effect on the landscape, the colors are very natural, and the image is very clean.
This make a very attractive composition, with a high quality.
A beautiful work.
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-10-07 10:49
Angshu Da, WOW..I dont have any other reaction...
You got the right frame..nothing to say.
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-10-07 10:58
Ola Angshuman ,
Brutal este ponto de visão com a vila lá em baixo junto do rio com os campos cultivados, achei lindo as montanhas com neve , boas cores e luz ,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
Fis2 (105036) 2011-10-07 11:09
Fantastic view, beautiful mountains.
Good frame, composition and colurs.
Have a nice weekend
brianmcc (6221) 2011-10-07 13:00
wow, what a view. the landscape is incredible, and your viewpoint shows it off to the maximum. great colours. a very atmospheric scene, especially with the light falling on the mountainside.
yquem46 (38752) 2011-10-07 13:48
Wow a nice scenery of the snowy mountains with the greenery of the valley
I'm surprised that after all much more snow in HP than in Ladakh, at lower altitudes
Well it's also true that this was in May
A nice compo anyway
Have a nice WE
pierrefonds (70395) 2011-10-07 17:31
This is an amazing point of view of the village and of the mountains accross. The way you took the photo is giving depth to the composition. The afternoon light is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
dip (23890) 2011-10-07 23:17
an amazing landscape!
very good point of view,very well composed,
vasilpro (41661) 2011-10-08 1:20
Wonderful mountain scape composition, beautiful view with the village in the valley at 4000 meters altitude, lovely light and colors, peaceful place, excellent POV and contrast.
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
bukitgolfb301 (44759) 2011-10-08 5:52
Hi NAMASTE my dear Angshuman
Sorry for my late reaction as always, as I have been so busy this week. Yes this is another breathtaking great lanscape shot. Vivid tasteful color is outstanding, abobe all. Perfect framework and complete composition are as usual. Thanks for sharing with your finest work and have a good Saturday, Best regrads.
Takero from a comfortable weather in Tokyo
arnoldenigma (42) 2011-10-08 8:04
Hi Angshuman... the clarity of this beautiful stunning landscape is simply amazing!! I have no words to describe its beauty... an excellent capture. Have a good day
marcan44 (6315) 2011-10-08 13:13
It is understood that the POV was performed from a great height.
Beautiful view of snow capped mountains and the village down the valley.
Great perspective and sharpness.
ChrisJ (117201) 2011-10-09 2:17
Looks pretty natural to me. I've also had the "it looks unnatural" comments, for shots taken at high altitude in China, Nepal & India, criticizing the deep blue sky, but it really is that intense colour of blue, at that altitude. Love the speckled patterns of the rice paddies or fields in the valley below. Tfs!
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-10-09 6:54
Hello dear Angshuman-san,
Dynamic may be the word to describe the image. It is perhaps I; I have a tendency to see the presented image as a bridge in between the image and how my brain processes the given image. So, I often see first what is not presented in the photo before I begin to see the presented image itself. Does this make sense to you? I have been looking at this image for more than thirty minutes now. And I am naturally and already in your Photo. And am trying to see what you saw through your eyes and through the finder of your camera. For me an image is often seen only as a means to see the real view. So, my brain almost automatically adjusts the presented image in order to come closer to the reality. By-product of such thinking process blocks my capacity to analyse the image presented in a very logical manner. I am interested in the photo. But at the same time I think of what you were thinking when you took this photograph or the others. This image makes me think of this. This must be an intriguing one if it makes me think of all that and much more. I like the presented image very much.
With my very best wishes,
Have a great week ahead, Angshuman-san
nikkitta (17068) 2011-10-09 17:18
So time to return to the heights and with a great capture of a beautiful landscape The mountains look imposing covered with snow
After reading your note I appreciated more your capture and at the same time felt envious of you being in such great ( high) place
Good post production work, I saw your WS and it was really dark, but who knows about it is Stefano
jhm (158820) 2011-10-10 1:56
It's splendid to see the valley between the high mountains.
Not easy for this panoramic image to make.
Light and angle choice are good taken.
Composition and colors are pleasant.
Very well done, TFS.
emka (105408) 2011-10-10 14:43
I feel shivers down my sppine already reading your note and imaging the road, it would be impossible for me to go there. Amazing view. is this grey ribbon a river Spiti? I like the patches of light on the slopes. Spectacular landscape.
Graal (103038) 2011-10-10 22:42
very nice landscape. Great mountains and valley. Unusual "walk" You had. Good POV and colours. I like the contrast also. Photo very well done.
Have a nice day.
Kielia (24077) 2011-10-11 7:55
what a breathtaking view! This is a spectacular shot and a very beautiful impression of the village taken from an excellently working POV. The colors and the light are wonderful. My compliments!
fabianoleite (11971) 2011-10-11 8:59
Amazing mountaisn, great depth of field. The white tops are amazing, and the picture is well framed and composed. Excellent work, congratulations!
pablominto (53746) 2011-10-12 23:04
An amazing place, with the town located in this high altitude valley!
We can read the height from signs in nature, like the lack of vegetation and from the snow in May...
Impressive point of view, a fine composition with good details!
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2011-10-17 11:13
a nice catch indeed. The valley at middle is fantastic and those snow covered peaks surrounded it are just marvellous. Great composition with nice light and beautiful colour contrast. An excellent one. Tfs.
sa30z (130) 2011-10-18 0:29
Magnificent view, and an amazing landscape, excellent exposure, sharpness and i specially like spotted light of sun down to hills.
With best regards,
Longroute (19396) 2011-11-03 13:21
I come late to comment and vote this remarkable photo, due to my very slow pace, but I had to comment it because landscape photography is my favourite one, and this is Landscape in its greatest expression!
What to say in front of such stunning image and panorama? All the words seems inadequate to me and anyhow they fail me. It's a picture which satisfy both the nature lover and the one interested in cultures and towns. So unique are both environment and so strong are the features of the image: colours, textures, sky and every kind of contrasts. It's an image which conveys power at first glance and keep us glued to the monitor!
Great is the word.
npecanhuk (77591) 2011-11-03 13:49
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition, colors and exposure!
TFS - congrats,
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-04-10 1:04
great pov.love the green fields in such a barren terrain and the way the road is prominent and curved across a tributary of the main river at the bottom of the picture.and the town of kaza itself working as a scale to vastness of the place.
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (56760)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-05-30
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO, RAW, Marumi 72mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: At Heaven's Door - Kinnaur & Spiti
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-07 0:56