This is a shot from the shores of the picturesque Pangong Lake located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India.
We left Leh around 4 in the morning to reach this Lake after a 5 hours drive. The drive is through barren mountains where you would be lucky to spot a tree after you cross the limits of Leh town. The blues of the Lake present stark contrast with the surroundings and is very soothing to the eyes. And what blue it is, I could count all shades of blue on the lake azure, turquoise, Prussian blue, cyan, you name it and you have it on the waters. But there is a catch you have to reach this lake early to catch these magical colours. I stayed there for around 5-6 hours. Soon after 11 in the morning the reflection of these brown mountains started creeping in on the lake waters and the blue colours were all gone and the water took the colour of these mountains and became dull brown. So if you visit these lakes try to be as early as possible, else you will miss out on a really spectacular scene.
Thanks for stopping by.
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Nicou (111529) 2014-01-24 1:19
Ce bleu du ciel avec le bleu de l'eau ce dessin eout en courbe sur le sable et la montagne et ces personnages grandisoe vue et iamge.
Bravo et amitié
rbassin (15104) 2014-01-24 1:22
C'est une superbe photo, j'aime beaucoup les deux promeneurs en tout petit dans cet environnement.
La courbe de la plage et les bleus sont superbes.
pajaran (45627) 2014-01-24 1:38
Interesantan tekst o jezeru i mestu, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled ujuteu ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa parom koji seta, lepe boje.
Surova a lepa priroda.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting article about the lake and the place, with a description ...
Nice view in the morning ...
Good footage and contrast nicely shown the place and the moment with a pair of sets, beautiful colors.
The cruel and beautiful nature.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
Apurba20 (629) 2014-01-24 2:20
Subho, great pic. And a wonderful description. You have brought out the beauty of the place so well. All the best!
snunney (76556) 2014-01-24 2:30
Indeed, a beautiful place for a walk with your loved one. I like the point of view very much and the use of the spit of land to draw the viewer into the image. The couple are well placed and bring a sense of scale to the scene. Superb light and colours and excellent clarity.
yquem46 (38142) 2014-01-24 2:38
Pleasant serene view of Pangong Tso
Not easy to have a good compo there, as the place is rather empty and devoid of FG opportunities. Here thanks to the 2 people walking !
have a nice WE, best regards
trevormoffiet (1800) 2014-01-24 2:58
You have presented a well composed image. The contrast between blues and grey is quite striking. The couple are perfectly positioned in the image.
Royaldevon (24420) 2014-01-24 3:15
Wow, you have done well with this composition!
The curve of the beach is so expressive it feels organic! It is impossible not to follow its sinuous lines to that strong vanishing point.
The couple add human interest whilst the b/g completes the sandwiching of this clear, blue water.
Have a lovely day,
jurek1951 (40287) 2014-01-24 4:00
Hi, Subho, fascinating landscape with fantastic mountains, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light,
daddo (21520) 2014-01-24 4:09
Namaste Subho. Your words of praise match the photo well- especially when one looks at the water.The bareness of the land is forgotten when such beauty is present. Excellent sharpness and exposure. Regards. Klaudio.
pierrefonds (53370) 2014-01-24 4:29
The presence of the people has an effect of scale. The distance between the beach and the mountains is giving depth to the composition. I like the way the composition is divided, the sky, the mountains and the lake with the beach. The good luminosity is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.
timecapturer (41969) 2014-01-24 4:53
wow! what a great place to take a stroll. It looks other worldly and your composition perfect at giving us an idea of its scale and barren beauty. Awesome!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
adidas5nb (4099) 2014-01-24 4:55
this is absolutely stunning.love the frame and the composition.great place.love the human presence.
SnapRJW (27198) 2014-01-24 4:57
What a magnificent landscape Subho. There is something quite beautiful about this type of barren vista. The couple walking on the lake shore look so small and insignificant in this huge landscape. Excellent work. I would love to visit this place. TFS and warm regards Rosemary
holmertz (34775) 2014-01-24 7:55
A very elegant composition. The shore makes a fine curve and the couple are well placed in an area of very light sand. I like the contrasts of various grey and blue areas. The brightness and clarity are excellent.
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-24 8:22
What a shot Subho!
A spectacular frame with dark blue Pangong sandwiched by gray and tan. Feel of the place is so nicely captured. And check-mate with the human figures placed in the thirds. I see all the C's (Colors, Clarity and Composition) have been meticulously taken care of.
Boddo bhalo chhabi! Boddo bhalo!
rychem (16574) 2014-01-24 8:31
Romantic walk and romantic płace, beautiful landscape, interesting shoreline, you have included this couple , it adds perfectly to the composition, compliments
Silvio1953 (111284) 2014-01-24 8:45
Ciao Subho, fascinating landscape, lovely composition with cute walking couple, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
marina7 (8035) 2014-01-24 10:01
I wish it were me there:)) Just love this kind of places. Fantastic curve of the gray and sort of volcano-looking beach..and that blue...well, breathtaking! Amazing, provocative and teasing image!:))
Corry (4208) 2014-01-24 10:13
Belle prise de vue de cet endroit avec l'eau bleue. La courbe de la plage ajoute à la composition ainsi que la présence des deux personnes. Note intéressante. Salutations.
Fis2 (79890) 2014-01-24 12:36
A very interesting place.
Excellent colors and sharpness.
Persons add savor of composition.
COSTANTINO (47864) 2014-01-24 12:43
what could I say for this shot?
excellent artistic shot with the couple
in this beautiful place for a walk
the contrast btween grey and blue is
dynamic your notes are very useful
have a nice weekend
dekanski (1757) 2014-01-24 12:59
Thanks, nice photo, Although the scenery does not seem romantic to me, a couple certainly is! I wish I had the opportunity to visit the lake, but ... I doubt, it's too far for me.
chrislo (3763) 2014-01-24 14:21
Such a beautiful scene. The soft light and slightly desaturated colours (except the blue) give it both a sense of strangeness and a very moody atmosphere. The curve of the shoreline is a strong graphic element that adds to the attractiveness of this shot. The contrast of the grey sand and the deep blue water is very striking, and the people on the beach add a human element to this stunning landscape. Well done.
Kamilutka (6789) 2014-01-24 16:10
very nice photo with excellent composition. The simplicity of it is one of its best features and one can admire the all details working so well together. Two walking people on the beach add some life to it and change the character of the picture entirely. The colors and sharpness are very good and so is the light.
Thanks for sharing
PaulVDV (19399) 2014-01-24 16:24
A very attractive composition partly due to the curve of the headland.
It's a wonderful landscape and thanks to the two people we realize that the distances are much longer than we would think at first sight.
Beautiful pure blue sky and water.
Best regards, Paul
npecanhuk (59098) 2014-01-24 16:30
Very beautiful place!
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent! I love the presence of that couple!
TFS - congrats,
mcmtanyel (8327) 2014-01-24 17:11
This is an excellent photo. The colors are just lovely. The composition is spot on and the majestic wilderness is awe-inspiring. Congratulations on the photo and thanks for the tip.
abmdsudi (36472) 2014-01-24 20:21
It does look romantic and very powerful image! A lovely composition full of narratives and a good use of the breath taking surroundings where the couple are perfectly placed at the third. I am really struck by the way this couple are absorbed and starkly stand out in this vast open beautiful landscape. A picture with mood that you have shot splendidly in excellent contrast, clarity and colours. Immense capture, simply awesome. Tfs
fabbs99 (14521) 2014-01-24 21:41
This is classic spot to shoot.Is it the spot where they shot the last scene of 3 Idiots.Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors. TFS.
subhendu_bagchi (24449) 2014-01-25 0:27
it is really a fascinating scene. The atmosphere is heavenly and the ideal for walking. You placed the couple in a nice position of the frame. Great composition. Light/ colours/ depth all are perfect, I have to say. Excellent photography. Tfs.
jemaflor (77550) 2014-01-25 3:06
great landscape and a shot very well composed, I like the light and the blue color and in particulat the two people, perfect tiny detail, tfs.
SWEETFREEDOM (20840) 2014-01-25 4:46
spectacular lake, great colors and surrounding landscape.
RhodieIke (11108) 2014-01-25 22:29
Wow what a fantastic capture of this amazing place certainly worth getting up early for especially to catch the super blues of the lake.
The couple walking are the icing on the cake as they give the whole scene perspective and life as their does not appear to much vegetation.
wonderful, well done, Tfs.
macjake (49438) 2014-01-26 1:21
very good information in the note about the colors of the water.
not sure if i'll ever get to this area of India, even though I really do want to some day - looks beautiful in the Northern areas with the mountain landscapes.
the terrain of the mountains in the bg look soft, like there could be falling rocks at any moment - it doesn't look like the typical mountain peak hard rocks we normall see. I wonder what type of rock it is.
love the color set here, and the people add alot too.
siudzi (29705) 2014-01-26 2:34
A truly romantic scene you photographed here! The landscape looks very interesting due to the cold, almost winter tonality and lights but a couple makes it so unique and beautiful. Like it a lot! Perfectly done.
Have a nice Sunday!
annjackman (16861) 2014-01-26 2:34
A well chosen title. The couple are well placed in the frame and give scale to this enormous landscape. I like the curve of the lakeside with the beautiful blue contrasting with the rather bleak looking mountains and FG. Very well composed and processed.
Kind Regards, Ann
Miguel82 (17325) 2014-01-26 6:59
Pangong Tso is indeed a unique place of Transhimalayas Subho, a mineral landscape of grey color, high altitude lake, a fantastic shot, congrats, thanks, have a good We
Noel_Byrne (17397) 2014-01-26 7:18
Amazing scenery, and reading your note I am glad you got there early to capture this incredible blue color. I guess it would look very different with brown water instead, and this layered effect from the path, the water, the mountains and the sky makes a surreal and amazing sight. Beautiful!
All the best
Cricri (97215) 2014-01-26 9:48
Splendide cette image, j'aime la courbe du sable avec le couple , le bleu azur de l'eau, des montagnes spectaculaire et toutes beauté, vraiment une très belle réalisation
adramad (33662) 2014-01-26 14:57
That so gorgeous blue waters of this lake, which is a great contrast to the mountainous shore with these shades of ocher to gray, the flat edge of the foreground, with the couple walking, are a splendid complement to this beautiful composition.
Very good management of both the brightness and the sharpness.
The color is great, very well balanced.
Very well done. I love
I wish you a happy start to the week.
Waylim (24570) 2014-01-27 17:13
Excellent photo, I love the beautiful and bare landscape of the high plateau. The presence of the two people adds the romantic mood as well as providing sense of scale. The light is strong, but you managed very well with good color and not over exposed the bright area.
nikkitta (11230) 2014-01-28 11:28
Yes a freat place to enjoy walking along, but more interesting to take photos like this very smart one following your note about early arriving
Like your composition with the curve if the beach and the very stark contrast between so blue waters and barren mountains
Greetings, congrats, enjoy watching
Romano46 (15808) 2014-01-28 11:52
il paesaggio è straordinario e colpisce il grande contrasto tra la roccia nuda e l'azzurro delle acque.
La composizione è perfetta e la stessa presenza umana anche se minuscola la ravviva in maniera perfetta.
Eccellente la nitidezza e accurato il contrasto.
Ciao e buona serata
ourania (22900) 2014-01-29 11:22
I like very much the shades of blue and the way the beach and the mountain extend against them. A wild but peaceful environment, the depth within the frame is striking, the contrasting textures and colours are fascinating, the light exalts all of them and creates a unique atmosphere. The couple is perfectly placed in this setting, they make a captivating focal point that vivifies this place and provides scale and reference. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
jcpix (9324) 2014-01-29 14:58
My, that is some serious vivid blue color from the lake...I would so love to see all of the varying shades. Sounds like quite a trek to get there, but judging by this picture and your notes, I'd say well worth the time and effort! :) Otherwise barren landscape, this really jumps off the screen in contrast...and I find the whole of the scene fascinating. Good idea to include the couple, not only for scale, but also to infuse some life into an "empty" setting. Smart composition as well, the natural formations and layering is a strong element. Quite compelling to say the least. Thanks for sharing part of your journey. Have a great day ahead.
NorthernLight (1209) 2014-02-11 7:44
an impressive barren mountain landscape. The different shades of blue make a great contrast to the colors of the rocks, stones and sand. Due to the people in the picture you get an idea of the dimensions of the details of this landscape.
Best wishes from Sweden
- Copyright: Subho Banerjee (Subhogen) (4049)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-09
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/800 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Best of Shipshuck's Friends [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-24 0:57