Ladakh, in the north of India, is a land of stark and unspoiled beauty, a region where traditional culture and Tibetan Buddhism flourish.
The Diskit Monastery in Nubra Valley, Ladakh has two distinct parts - one, the Gompa (monastery) itself, which, like most other monasteries is located on a inclined land and which you have to walk and the second, the statue of the Maitreya Buddha (future Buddha), upto which there is a motorable road.
The 32 metre statue of Maitreya Buddha facing down the Shyok River towards Pakistan is visible from a far distance. The view of the sky and mountains from this place is exhilarating. But I wonder if the statue did not 'feel' lonely staring at nothingness for miles together?
I took this picture from the old monastery. The buildings one can see below the statue are new extentions of the monastery
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lousat (91332) 2013-03-04 1:26
There is always something to special and incredble in your gallery,fantastic view another time,no needs comments,only a big standing ovation!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
sevy (58) 2013-03-04 2:34
Very nice point of view showing the huge size of the statue in the middle of a wide place and surrounded by high mountains. An impressive view.
I was not visiting this place when I was in Ladhak; I should have.
macondo (19516) 2013-03-04 3:02
Great shot of this breathtaking valley and the stunningly positioned monastery. I love those snow-capped mountain peaks mingling with the clouds, and the shadows of the clouds on the slopes. This view really gives a good idea of the scale of the statue. A beautifully presented photo and a good, interesting note, as usual.
pierrefonds (66394) 2013-03-04 4:46
The distance between the monastery and the mountains is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the monastery, of the valley and of the mountains. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
jhm (152874) 2013-03-04 5:03
You took a wonderful image with the Diskit Monastery and the big mountains in background.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant.
Nice perspective and depth image.
Lovely composition, excellent captured, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Sergiom (79601) 2013-03-04 5:18
Quel beau paysage fantastique et retiré du monde.. J'aime la grande netteté, les belles couleurs, le point de vue sur le monastère ainsi que les montagnes environnantes.
JFS (32459) 2013-03-04 5:41
Impressive view and superbe shot, thanks Angsuman for sharing this moment with all of us.
mayjayne (5956) 2013-03-04 5:56
You have managed to share with us the vastness of this region in your composition. Light is excellent, as are the details. A superb shot, and good sharing in your accompanying note - I am planning to visit Ladakh next year when it is summer there!
Bluejeans (64251) 2013-03-04 6:01
Ola amigo Angshuman ,
Que fantástica visão desta paisagem com este templo em primeiro plano , gostei de ver o enorme Buda no alto da montanha , bonito este vale , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Nicou (142048) 2013-03-04 8:02
Merveilleuse image et compo superbe vue avec les belle montagnes en fond et cette bande de nuage superbe captage quelle immensité avec ces édifices en premier plan super.
Bravo et amitié
Graal (102858) 2013-03-04 8:12
view here is amazing and unusual. Very nice temple between the mountains at the hill. Good composition, POV and sharpness. An interesting informations.
Have a nice evening.
Kamilutka (8107) 2013-03-04 8:29
now this is stunning beauty. I just have to stand and admire not only the marvellous location, but also the skills you showed to catch it so masterly.
Amazing composition and colors.
Thanks for sharing
macjake (67752) 2013-03-04 8:37
I think what i enjoy most about your gallery from India is that you show us places most people do not.
and when i look at this landscape, India does not come to mind right away either.
you've got a little bit of everything here, clouds, blue sky, mountains, flat valley...a very striking image!
Kielia (24077) 2013-03-04 8:39
a very good contribution - in every sense - to this site! And a very well composed impression of the monastery. The natural colors and the wonderful light make this image very attractive. I also enjoyed reading the interesting notes. My compliments!
PaulVDV (29017) 2013-03-04 9:31
I visited Ladakh in 1994 but I didn't make it to the Nubra Valley. WOW, here I see what I missed!
It's absolutely an awesome and impressive sight. I can imagine that from your POV you could look all day to this (and surrounding) panoramas.
The statue gives an excellent sense of scale of this infinite landscape.
Best regards, Paul
worldcitizen (8652) 2013-03-04 18:30
This is a beautiful scene. The combination of rugged landscape and the monastery combine to create a magical setting, that I'm sure I will only get to enjoy through photos such as yours. The sharpness and details are wonderful.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-03-04 21:30
Hello Angshu - I love this expansive view. It is so full of interesting detail from the cultivated areas to the snow-topped mountains and the way you have shown the context of the monastery within the landscape tells me something about the lifestyle and beliefs of the people. Excellent work ans a breathtaking view. Warm regards Rosemary
yquem46 (38752) 2013-03-05 12:43
Diskit shot from high above indeed !
A very nice place in the Nubra very well rendered here
Did you have a ride on these Bactrian camels just a few miles away from this Budha statue ?
Best regards, have a nice day
emka (97565) 2013-03-05 15:37
Hi Angshu, You travelled to other places but I see that ladakh is closest to your heart. Spectacular composition - the monastery on the hill near this big flat area, something like dried lake. The statue must feel lonely for sure. Awesome composition.
mohammad_H (9904) 2013-03-05 23:24
The landscape is very beautiful, with a charming landscape and Panorama, good clarity with breadth of vision in the depth, the net very comprehensive and good, good luck
hidibyendu (929) 2013-03-06 3:08
Very nice composition with the beautiful mountains in the back and monastery in the front. Nice DOF.
Good color and sharpness.
ChrisJ (113951) 2013-03-06 3:29
A superb high pov with a marvellous backdrop of the snowcapped mountains, presumably the Himalayas. The hilltop temple is well positioned in the frame. Well composed using the rule of thirds and with perfect sharpness. Tfs!
Fis2 (97571) 2013-03-06 4:54
Curious place, interesting view.
I like POV and composition.
I like it.
danos (97783) 2013-03-06 11:03
nie the view of the Monastery in Nubra Valley, looks so impressive and unique.I like the endless view ending on the roots of the Mts,as the excellent light and olour management of the scene.
pajaran (60595) 2013-03-06 11:23
Dobar tekst o mestu sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na Manastir, statuu Bude i planine ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, perspektiva, lepe boje.
Lep Manastir i priroda.
Dobar rad lepo pokazano.
Good article on the site with a given data ...
Nice view of the monastery, a Buddha statue and mountains ...
Good picture, contrast, perspective, beautiful colors.
Nice Monastery and nature.
Good work nicely shown.
All the best.
josepmarin (58357) 2013-03-07 5:35
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
a superb landscape here.
I like the depth and the sharpness of the image, where we can enjoy the natural beauty of the valley and the mountains, and the impressive monastery and its huge statue of Buddha on the top of the hill.
The quality of the light and of the colors is very high.
It's a beautiful shot.
abmdsudi (54055) 2013-03-07 18:51
Another shot of great interest, the perspective, depth and viewpoint lead all the way to the eyecatching fig grabbing all attention making this a very significant in the vast high altitude mountain landscape. Lighting and colours are sublime, crispy sharp and striking overall contrast along with the flufffy clouds as if nicely shading this religious sight. This is extremely beautiful and peaceful shot. Credit to your quality works as always. Congrats, TFS
mkamionka (36711) 2013-03-08 6:46
I like very much your collection of monasteries in these remote locations. I am just wondering: are there so many of them in there or you have just travel from one to another?
Spectacular presentation which allows us to appreciate the extraordinary setting of the monastery. Lovely light and colors too.
Have a great weekend,
Didi (60588) 2013-03-12 9:59
Glad to read you again
Very magnificient point of view of this wonderful place
sacavem (18620) 2013-03-13 10:01
Superb captured moment.The distance to the horizon is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details.
The quality of the picture is outstanding, as usual.
COSTANTINO (65216) 2013-03-25 9:31
I love T.e.,because I can travel
all over the world,this postcard
is nice and looks like a space
station from another planet
Urs (14082) 2013-04-23 2:36
The Nubra valley I always wanted to visit, but so far I did not manage it. At least your shot gives me an idea what to expect. Again it it the great Tibetan highland with crystal-clear sky and vibrant colour hues. Well done
If I remember correctly I have told you that from late February you should not visit Northern Thailand and Isarn due to the haze due to the slash and burn agriculture. Please visit again, but this time in December or January and you will not be disappointed, there will be plenty of blue sky.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-05-23 8:17
thats a stunner.great presentation and pov to include the essence of the place.
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (56758)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-07
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon SX 120 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Ladakh - "The Broken Moon"
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-04 1:21