In the night it had snowed all throughout Spiti. Evidence of this overnight snow was clear in the crevices & mountain slopes around Kye monastery, where we visited in the morning. As the day progressed, the sun became progressively stronger, so much so to create sun burn on our bare hands & face! The snow in the mountain crevices also melted.
The melted snow created puddles on the road. After having ‘parked myself for more than an hour in ‘Rangrik’ village to capture the beauty of the setting sun on the Kye monastery, it was time for us to return to our Guesthouse in Kaza
As our car passed one of the puddles on the un-tarred road between Rangrik & Kaza, I could not but help notice the fantastic reflection of the snow capped mountain peak & the hint of the late sunlight on the higher reaches of the peak. I stopped the car & ran back towards the puddle. It was already dark this side of the mountain, as the sun slowly eased down on the other side. The water in the puddle was still ‘rippling’, disturbed by our car which passed over it. I waited till the water became calm & the reflection became perfect....before I took this shot
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sevy (15009) 2011-11-25 2:10
Nice shot you propose to us. This photo is telling a full story with the car leaving the frame on the left side and with the piece of water in foreground and the snow on the tops to tell how wild this place can be.
An original travel shot.
Nicou (111230) 2011-11-25 2:17
Fantastique vue de ces très hautes montagnes avec les reflet sur la gouille de la route, quel captage et compo superbe quelle lumière une splenduer, superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (79742) 2011-11-25 4:10
A very curious place.
Good POV and composition.
Super light and colors.
I like reflection.
ChrisJ (93372) 2011-11-25 5:18
Love the symmetrical reflection in the roadside puddle here, or rather in the middle of the road! Good color sharpness & graphism, with excellent framing. Have a wonderful weekend! Tfs!
dip (22856) 2011-11-25 5:23
good point of view,excellent light management and good sharpness,the reflections in the foreground is the eye catcher in your beautiful photo,
holmertz (34533) 2011-11-25 7:42
Well, you pointed out that darkness had fallen, so I don't have to mention it :-)
Despite the relative darkness we can still make out all necessary details on the hillside and, what's much more important, the fine reflection of the snowy peak is very clearly seen. I understand your eagerness to capture this view. I quite like the inclusion of the car as well. It helps to give us an idea of the place and its dimensions.
PaulVDV (19393) 2011-11-25 9:41
It looks like it will be a very cold night.
The road and the adjacent mountain side are dark but the puddle in the road surface still shows a well lit reflected snowcapped mountain. I like the light in the puddle and the warmer tones of the mountain top and the cloud in the reflections.
Good you included that other car.
Best regards, Paul
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-11-25 10:02
Ola Angshuman ,
Um belo reflexo a beira da estrada com esta paisagem linda , muito bem conseguido uma bela oportunidade , boa diagonal com a estrada a levar o nosso olhar para o carro , boa luz suave , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
Gerrit (43773) 2011-11-25 10:04
wonderful mountains in crips clear air so high up.
The reflection is well seen in the pool on the dirtroad,
bukitgolfb301 (33708) 2011-11-26 1:07
Hi NAMASTE my dear Angshuman
Sorry for my dull reaction weekday as usual, but I still enjoy your garalley very much.
So fantastic secnery shot by perfect framework and exposure. The proprtion of the peak and road is quite reasonble, the car is very good accent too. Sarpe and tasteful color touch is marvelous as usual. Thanks for sharing with your finest work and have a good Saturday,
Takero from early winter Tokyo.
eversmile (11628) 2011-11-27 1:45
You found a strong composition here, with the car going away; balanced, on the other side, by the mountain and its fantastically clear reflection. The contrasts are superb. The overall darkness enhances marvellously the luminous snowy top. The perspective is good and creates a good dynamic, with the mountain that seems to stretch till the horizon.
Kielia (22257) 2011-11-27 8:37
this is a very fascinating composition where the car plays an important role. You have chosen a very well working POV and the reflections make the impression very attractive. The perspective is also excellent. My compliments also for the note!
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-11-27 10:51
Hello dear Angshuman-san,
The overall bluish tone is very nice. And the rugged terrain and a puddle of water on the path, snow capped mountain nearby are nicely contained in the reflection. I first thought that the car in the view left you behind. I am very glad to find that this was not the case. The depicted environment looks very hostile. At such altitude, it is almost expected of it. The view is very realistically taken. This is indeed a very rare view. Thank you for the photo; one must realize how rare it is for us to be able to appreciate an image like this.
With my very best wishes,
Have a very productive week ahead, Angshuman-san
pierrefonds (53272) 2011-11-27 16:24
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the mountains. The early evening light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
TopGeo (38128) 2011-11-27 22:45
Hello Agshu! Very fine note and reflection on water street Difficulties and pleasure with the pleasure of sight as opposed! I like it a lot a reflection give the impression of being a painting. It is an interesting picture of the idea
Graal (94110) 2011-11-27 23:54
nice composition with the reflections in water, good idea and realize. Mountains are great. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
papagolf21 (81604) 2011-11-28 0:43
Bonjour, cher ami Angshu,
Le photographe de talent ne s'est pas trompé une fois encore pour nous offrir cette très belle image.
Le résultat est de grande qualité.
josepmarin (57267) 2011-11-28 1:28
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
you have combined skillfully the weak light of the evening with the beauty of these mountains covered with snow, and with its reflections on the water of the puddle in this un-tarred road.
You have seen that here there was a good photo, and you hoped that the puddle became calm to use it as a natural mirror.
A good idea, and excellent work, in a beautiful composition.
dkmurphys (44563) 2011-11-28 1:47
Very beautiful selenar landscape. Well reflected scene, impressive shot.
Enjoy a fine week.
mkamionka (28418) 2011-11-28 2:09
perfect use of the water puddle. The composition is fantastic. I like the diagonal lines which meet together near the car. Difficult light yet perfectly used by you and turned to your advantage.
The reflection is definitely the highlight.
jhm (131736) 2011-11-28 2:50
We get a very nice depth image together a good panorama view about the splendid area.
Excellent done the reflection, these care for light and extra color.
Again a beautiful picture out of your mountain series
Ver well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
pajaran (45442) 2011-11-28 6:25
Lep pogled preko refleksa u vodi izlokanog puta na planinu u snegu, lepa fotografija.
Dobar snimak i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Imajte lepe dane u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
A beautiful view across the water izlokanog reflex times of the mountain in the snow, beautiful images.
Good shot and perspective, beautiful colors.
Have nice days in the new week, which has begun.
All the best.
Didi (53257) 2011-11-28 8:55
Very good control of the lights between the dark shades on foreground and the highlights on the sky and mountain.
Very interesting low position.
sacavem (18608) 2011-11-28 9:36
Impressive and beautiful image at 3740 metres.
This is a breathtaking composition. Very good note.
vasilpro (40687) 2011-11-28 12:06
Superb composition with reflections and lovely atmosphere, excellent light management, wonderful color tones, very good low POV, fine photo work, TfS!
Greetings from Greece, Vasilis.
danos (80873) 2011-11-29 0:37
nice the mountain scape view with the reflections to complete perfectly the image.I like the excellent light and colour management with the shadows to contrast perfect with the snowy and well lighted Mt. on the backdrop.
delpeoples (50623) 2011-11-29 3:46
Namaskar dear Angshu
What a privilege it is to critique this beautiful photo. There is not a thing I would change and wish it was in my Gallery. The scenery is stupendous and your composition is equal to the task. Superb perspective, realisation of the reflections, the chromatic rendering and of course the depth of field. Congratulations friend on another wonderful addition to your impressive gallery.
arnoldenigma (42) 2011-11-29 11:04
A great place! Beautiful POV, the colour balance and everything are so perfect! Seems it was taken from 2-3 feet height above the road... brilliant!
pablominto (53744) 2011-11-29 23:41
Seems like a rough terrain to travel, with the naked landscape, bumpy roads and snow nearby...!
The image is well taken and conveys the situation very well, also with an artistic touch including the mirror in the puddle...
Perfect point of view!
annjackman (16763) 2011-11-30 0:26
You did see this well - congratulations. The reflection in the puddle and the vehichle on the road add real interest to this exceptional mountain scenery. Beautifully photographed.
subhendu_bagchi (24343) 2011-12-01 0:05
a marvellous scene from this heavenly place. Excellent view of those snow capped mountains. Great to see the details on the shadowed portion as well. A superb composition, well presented. Tfs.
nikkitta (11110) 2011-12-02 18:12
Great reflexes captured in this very remote place,you have been lucky to be able to stop where you wanted
Great advantage of travel without an Excursion
Like the sunlight on top of the mountains
As usual your note add interest at the photo and explains why is Jeep at the BG
everlasting (14195) 2011-12-03 11:02
Excellent POV Anghsu, and of course you had to have the jeep just leaving the frame. Well seen and executed
isabela_sor (47469) 2011-12-03 23:34
Nicely captured the reflection
And u managed well the light not too much shadow there
as usual a good note completes the image
All the best
jemaflor (77476) 2011-12-04 2:53
Geat landscape and lovely photo with an perfect composition well balanced with this fg and the view od these reflections on water, well made.
Waylim (24482) 2011-12-05 23:24
At first I thought it seem a bit too dark especially the foreground, but I think you did the best with it, the darkness really bring out the details int he reflection. You certain have found a wonderful little puddle to get the reflection so perfectly. The snow mountain is crystal clear with great sharpness and constrast between the snow and rocks.
Excellent observation and perfectly executed shot.
indoka28 (5237) 2011-12-16 9:01
I am back..!!
awesome exposure control here...loved the perception...an arid cold feel is there in the pic which has described the place so so well..!!also loved the inclusion of the vehicle here...superb dynamism..!!!!!
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (53966)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-05-29
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO, RAW, Marumi 72mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: At Heaven's Door - Kinnaur & Spiti
- Theme(s): My Pictures, My Favourites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-25 1:12