Diskit Monastery also known as Deskit Gompa or Diskit Gompa is the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery (gompa) in the Nubra Valley of Ladakh, northern India.
It belongs to the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded in the 14th century.
From this distant POV, we can see the Gompa precariously perched on the edge of the barren mountain slope.
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lousat (76982) 2014-07-24 2:16
Hi Angshu,another magnificent spectacle!What a great way to show the monastery in this spectacle wide view,great detail despite the distance and great colors too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
danos (86805) 2014-07-24 4:15
nice the view of this fascinating area of Diskit, with the brilliant light to enhance the vivid colours as the contrast between them. Diskit Monastery dominating the scene on the left,as the contrast of the lighted and shodowed areas of the mountain.
pierrefonds (57033) 2014-07-24 4:16
The height of the mountains is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the mountains. The quality of the light is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
rasterman (311) 2014-07-24 4:32
Very nice colors and textures in this photo. I like also the POV and composition. It looks a beautiful place and the view sure was fantastic. TFS.
Sergiom (60180) 2014-07-24 5:07
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. J'aime le jeu des ombres créées par les nuages. Le terrain semble bien rude et tu as beaucoup de mérite à t'y être rendu.
holmertz (41083) 2014-07-24 9:56
Strangely I didn't notice the monastery at first glance, probably because I was so fascinated by the immense, barren, rough mountainsides. Really, the buidlings almost look like strangely shaped rocks being natural parts of the mountain. This is an overwhelming view, one of many you have shown us, and I realize you must have gone through some hardship to visit all these distant places. Probably the hardship of the monks living in these places is a lot worse, but I guess that is the purpose. You have captured the wonderful clear light and colours very well.
jjcordier (76416) 2014-07-24 22:00
Spectaculaire paysage dans lequel le monastère s'est parfaitement intégré. Bel endroit pour la méditation!
shreya2000 (1134) 2014-07-25 5:12
Well composed pic showing the monastry in this lonely place. I like the colours of the barren land. Nice captured.
papagolf21 (86226) 2014-07-28 23:41
Bonjour, cher Angshu,
Paysage gigantesque avec une vue plongeante sur un petit village où les maisons se collent les unes aux autres.
Encore une composition très réussie.
Nicou (122146) 2014-07-29 2:31
ce village accroché à la montagne quelle compo et vue avec la tache d'ombre sur la roche cette couleur quelle beauté et merveille.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (139268) 2014-07-29 5:22
You play wonderful with light and shadows.
Also the different colours on the mountains make your picture attractive.We get a lovely panorama view too.
Nice perspective and depth picture.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation
Very well done, TFS.
Fis2 (85599) 2014-07-29 6:49
I love mountains.
Good frame and colors.
pajaran (52106) 2014-07-29 10:51
Interesantan tekst o starom manastiru, lep pogled ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazana planina sa snegom i manastir.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc.
An interesting article on the old monastery, nice view ...
Good video and contrast nicely demonstrated mountains with snow and monastery.
Good evening and peaceful night.
abmdsudi (43594) 2014-07-29 18:01
Wow, what an incredible scale by looking at the tiny Gompa and the dwellings, indeed an extensive wide view of rugged landscape with mass of detail and textures seen from this vantage point. Gorgeous colours, contrast to blue sky with nice shades and shadows lend this to so such an awesome capture with lovely touch of whites to finishes off so smoothly. Simply gorgeous image and a pleasure to behold. Fabs, TFS
rychem (23326) 2014-07-29 20:48
Majestic mountains and tiny monastery! Great image with excellent depth and detail, fantastic view
emka (79016) 2014-07-29 23:21
Hello, What a view! Fantastic composition with the gompa so tiny in this bare space. Gorgeous view of the summits. Whereever you go, they you return here to your beloved Ladakh.
Warm regrads MAlgo
PS. In summer I prefer stay at home, to water my garden :)
Didi (56915) 2014-07-30 10:06
Nice dominant point of view on the high mountains
Waylim (25352) 2014-07-30 11:00
I was just going through my old photo from Nepal. this image just take me back there. I know it is not really the same and I wish to one day have the chance to see this part of India. So many place to little time and money. This is fantastic with the clarity of the view and I can feel the thin air.
Graal (97527) 2014-07-31 10:17
unusual place for Monastery. Great montains around. I like the different hues. Amazing white tops. Good presentation.
Have a nice evening.
stego (24030) 2014-08-01 6:41
Impressive view. The gompa almost goes unnoticed in the corner, but once we "discover" it we understand that the compo makes much sense, it's like a visual metaphor of the insignificance of man works in front of those magnificent mountains. I like the "power lines" of the image and that big dark shadow. Cheers, José.
COSTANTINO (55564) 2014-08-06 10:25
Hello dear friend
difficult shot with a wild landscape
concenring Diskit Monastery also known
s Deskit Gompa
how people built it there?
your notes are really useful
adidas5nb (5399) 2014-08-06 22:35
wow shots by you from ladakh are ever so beautiful and enticing.love it.
ChrisJ (98056) 2014-08-08 4:34
I love the little hillside village in the bottom left of this image. The snow capped peaks of the Himalayas top right add a counterbalancing focal point to the town. Nice warm vs cold colour contrasts between the sunlit yellow red mountainside and the blue sky. The cloud shadow adds a graphic element. Tfs!
josepmarin (57799) 2014-08-14 11:23
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
you offer us a gorgeous mountain landscape here, where we can admire its wild beauty, but we can see also the white spot of the monastery in the down left corner of your framing.
As usual in your works, the image quality, the colors, and the lighting are excellent.
A superb composition.
PS: yes, the mixture of a lack of motivation, my summer holidays, and the preparation of our retirement, have created a low activity on the site. But this is a temporary fact.
nikkitta (14852) 2014-08-14 14:29
I was in some Gelugpa (Yellow Hat)monastery while visiting Tibet, but here half hidden in the imposing mountains is quite an eye catching view contrasting well with the sky
Like the well placed shadow of the cloud
Well done regards
*I had already saw and commented your Louvre capture
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (55669)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-07
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD, RAW, Hoya 58mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Ladakh - "The Broken Moon"
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-24 2:09