Ki Monastery (Ki Gompa) is the oldest and the biggest Tibetian Buddhist monastery in the Spiti Valley. This monastery is around 1000 years old. It is built in a spectacular location at an altitude of about 4100m. It houses rare Tangka painting and musical instuments. Abount 300 lamas receive their religious training here.
This monastery is located at a distance of 13km from the town of Kaza.
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BilboCA (734) 2009-07-27 21:55
Your subject has huge potential and you've succeeded in realizing some of it.
The landscape is terrifically interesting. You've positioned the Gompa appropriately on the left side of the frame with the fantastic mountains across the valley to the right. The colors are excellent. The clouds in the sky add drama to the scene.
But aesthetically the image has two problems. The foreground on the left side detracts from the intrinsic beauty of the scene (but not in a way that might draw the viewer's attention to the tension between beauty and waste). Also, the image lacks sharpness. Both of these can be improved in post-processing, as I've tried to demonstrate in a workshop. See what you think.
Anyway, thanks for sharing this interesting scene!
- Copyright: Manoj Nair (manojtnair) (435)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-06-14
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2009-04-21 8:42