This is a shot from the Leh - Manali highway. We left Keylong at 4.30 in the morning and saw the beautiful sunrise on the way . The small not so famous lake is called 'Suraj Tal' or Lake of the Sun.
The lake was small but it was beautiful and had wonderful reflections of the blue sky. I stopped our vehicle at this vantage point and wanted to take some shots. As I was doing so another boisterous group of 8-10 people arrived and stopped at the same spot and started clicking. In this shot I have one such fellow tourist totally lost in the beauty of the land and fully engrossed in shooting. He was so occupied that he perhaps had not noticed that he was absolutely on the edge of the road. A member of his group alerted him and he came back a few steps. I was clicking as well but from a safe distance. The morning sun was casting wonderful long shadows.
Thanks for stopping by.
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danos (101882) 2014-01-11 1:07
nice the snapshot with the two photographers one we see and the other see him from his shadow,to make the image even more effective.I like the fascinating and panoramic view of the place with the arid mountains to enhance the beauty of the area.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-01-11 1:07
a beautiful photo of this place with spectacular composition and splendid colours, great impression,
snunney (104837) 2014-01-11 1:47
A delightful landscape beautifully captured under a very good light. Your shadow makes an excellent pointer toward the other photographer, who in turn helps create depth for the scene and brings a touch of vitality to the composition. Superb colours and clarity.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-01-11 2:16
I like these 2 photographers! Nice snap. You captured a nice one with the sun in your back! Great control over light. Nice colours to. I like the view from your point of view. Tfs.
baclama (18884) 2014-01-11 2:33
tres beau paysage hostère....
la presence des photographes rajoute de l'originalité!
pajaran (64478) 2014-01-11 3:44
Dobar dan, popodne.
Lep pogled i trenutak sa senkom ...
Dobar snimak i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Dobar rad i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Nice view and a moment with a shadow ...
Good shot and perspective, nice place and moment shown.
Good work and contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
npecanhuk (77017) 2014-01-11 4:10
Interesting idea for this composition with the photographers!
Colors, exposure, sharpness are also very good photo qualities!
TFS - congrats,
dekanski (5908) 2014-01-11 4:10
Excellent! Perhaps it would be more effective if you moved a step right?
And the landscape is breathtaking!
timecapturer (49288) 2014-01-11 5:42
an amazing landscape, it looks so desolate, apart from your colleague and your shadow. It makes the image all the more interesting and strangely compelling. What a place to stand and admire.
Have a great weekend - B.
Fis2 (104070) 2014-01-11 6:17
Excellent POV and composition.
Photographer add savor of photo.
Have a nive evening
jhm (157976) 2014-01-11 6:34
We get the silhouette of the photographer as gift on these mountain picture.
These picture is technical very well made, through the different layers of the mountains.
Nice depth and perspective.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Nicou (148618) 2014-01-11 6:53
fantastique portrait et luminosité sueprbe vue et compo quelle pureté dans les tons quelle vue sur ces montagnes avec ce photographe merveilleuse compo et vue.
Bravo et amitié
Noel_Byrne (33130) 2014-01-11 9:16
It took me a moment to get this, as I thought the shadow was being cast by the man we see here, then realized the shadow would be upside down! Nicely seen, the two photographers look great in this, one in light and one made of shadow, and who can blame them for taking pictures of this incredible place.
I think we can all feel for him, when you find a place of such beauty, you just become immersed in it and in your lens, in that quest to find the shot.
I love the road curving off into the distance too, and that part of it too falls under the shadow.
Thanks as always
Cricri (123832) 2014-01-11 9:35
Une grande beauté du paysage, les couleurs et texture est fantastique, la présence du photographe et l'ombre de vous donne de l'originalité a la composition
nikkitta (17068) 2014-01-11 11:44
The nightmare of photographers, a group arriving and invading the place
Here you were creative, no other option, and playing with your shadow manage a personal capture
Impresive landscape at the back
m (0) 2014-01-11 11:57
great idea and a most wonderful setting! The light is majestic and the textures and colors of the mountains fantastic. A very attractive photo.
lousat (95982) 2014-01-11 14:45
Hi Subho,You have turned one of the most common photographic errors in an opportunity to put a very original title, the result is gorgeous, the 3D effect between the mountains is exceptional.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
mcmtanyel (27060) 2014-01-11 21:07
This place looks like an alien planet. The road and the valley direct the viewer's gaze into the majestic mountain.
abmdsudi (57168) 2014-01-11 21:35
Good framing with generous foreground of the rugged mountain landscape with good balance to sky area where the road also leads smoothly in. Spectacular land formation, great that you have used the best opportunity to capture in full force of this nature beauty. I love the side warm light hitting the right portion of the frame. The colors are natural, clean and very neat shot, sharpness and textures are superb too and you achieved an outstanding contrast overall. The two figs anchor adding live and perspective. A fine shot I know you must be proud about this as mush as I do. May i suggest you to crop bit of empty sky above to improve the compo. Superb note as usual. Congrats, TFS
Royaldevon (41865) 2014-01-12 3:55
Oh, wow! This region looks so wild, so beautiful, such a challenge! The naked, scree slopes have been so well captured, setting a real contrast against the clear, blue sky. I like how the road creates a fine lead and your colleague adds human interest as well as scale.
My warm regards,
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-12 9:38
In my view, the composition of the shadow photographer is better than that of the person in view. Appending the curved road in the frame, is very nice.
Well, you have converted the intrusion in a creative way. I like it. Great atmosphere here. Wonderful colors and a really very good light management.
Silvio1953 (150405) 2014-01-12 11:24
Ciao Subho, great view of fantastic place, beautiful shadow, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
pierrefonds (69851) 2014-01-12 11:35
The presence of the photographer and the shadow of the other one has an effect of scale. The distance between the person and the mountains in the background is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the mountains. The good luminosity is making the colours to stand out. Have a nice day.
bukitgolfb301 (44337) 2014-01-12 19:56
Hi NAMASTE dear Subho, how are you here?
Very sorry for my late reaction as so busy weekday recently. Very very unique idea and naming title. So stunning and breathtaking landscape at all. Angle, farmework, composition, color and so on, all points are perfect indeed.
All the best and have a good day! TAKERO
Mics (980) 2014-01-12 23:08
Cute shot! Reminds me of my own experience when I trekkked Mount Pulag here in the Philippines, way back. Since I am also so engrossed with mountains and clicked here and there (from a borrowed camera), and without minding the risk whether I am near a cliff or not..., the leader of the group told me that I am such a liability...and that they may not allow me again to join their future climb...
I like you unique composition on this natural beauty. Well done!:-)
Angshu (56760) 2014-01-13 2:05
You can term this a as a self portrait as well :-)
The BG is amazing sharp and crisp with fine colours. I find it interesting that the shadows creeping up from the left almost girdles the small lake as if its going to gobble it up with an open jaw.
Lovely Himalayan landscape...look fwd in seeing more of Ladakh through your eyes (lens)
ManuMay (36287) 2014-01-13 3:55
Clever idea and good realization, good eye to discover this potential on scene, amazin background all over and fine and good colours and sharpness...
Have a nice day...
adramad (48472) 2014-01-13 7:48
Sensational good perspective gives this picture the road, winding through the arid slopes of these mountains, but very beautiful with the land of varied shades of color, original inclusion of a photograph and the shadow of the other, which I guess was you .
Nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I Like
Enjoy a nice day.
All the best.
holmertz (57483) 2014-01-13 11:14
This is a fantastic scenery (nearly everything in J&K and HP is fantastic) and your composition is quite amusing with the photographer being himself photographed by the long black shadow (yours, I guess). The photo has a beautiful clarity and very vivid colours.
ourania (49935) 2014-01-14 14:08
a fascinating natural scenery, an intriguing succession of diagonals, exalted by your perspective and framing. I like very much how the road proceeds a little further into the frame and them disappears in the shadow. The shadows have a great graphical impact and make intriguing intervals in this bright setting. I also like the colours, the story evoked by the human presence, the different approach of the photographers:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
fabbs99 (17175) 2014-01-14 21:38
Imaginative frame with the photographers in real as well as in shadows.Spectacular landscape with vivid colors.TFS.
macjake (71069) 2014-01-16 8:54
a memorable experience this must be, love seeing these types of scenes from India.
surprising that there's so little snow up at the top though.
excellent sharpness and overall clarity of the image quality.
COSTANTINO (68250) 2014-01-19 1:10
I liked the title of your shot
the photographer and its shadow
make this image more impressive
fascinating and panoramic view
of the landscape with the small
lake so beautiful
a different panorama view wild
and calm together
have a nice evening
josepmarin (58359) 2014-01-24 2:54
a good idea about this composition, where you have caught the photographer in action, while your own shade gives us the effect of a second photographer inside the frame.
The beauty of the lake and of this mountain landscape is great, and the play of sunlight and shades provides a good contrast for your photo.
adidas5nb (5743) 2014-01-25 18:19
wow..what a place and i like the idea for the shot.love the geography all around.
adores (46305) 2014-01-28 7:37
Maybe not one of the easiest regions to visit, but surely a very interesting one. I like the landscape and the composition with the two small lakes,the photographer and also your shadow.The tonalities of the mountains are fabulous!