The most visited monasteries in Leh are Shey, Thiksey, Hemis and Spituk.
Phyang falls into the category of the other magnificent Gompas near Leh, which are much less visited.
Phyang Gompa or monastery is located around 20 kms. from Leh, the capital of Ladakh. This monastery built on the hilltop was built in the 16th century and belongs to the Red Cap sect. In fact Phyang is the only one of two monasteries in Ladakh belonging to Drigungpa School the Red Hat sect of Buddhism, established from the teachings of Phakmadrupa Dorje Gyelpo in 1110-1170 AD . Originally when the monastery was built, it was known as Tashi Chozong, established in the year 1515AD.
Some new cement and coloured stupas, some older mud stupas on the left and the fluttering prayer flags in front of the monastery led us to the majestic monastery perched on a hill slope in front of the high altitude Himalayan peaks
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dkmurphys (47014) 2014-03-04 0:29
Superb iconic image from the mountains of your country. I like the pov and the colors. Well taken.
shreya2000 (901) 2014-03-04 0:36
A Well taken picture. Sharpness, colours and clarity is very good. Thanks for sharing.
Royaldevon (26847) 2014-03-04 0:37
Good Morning Angshuman,
Thank you for the interesting notes which accompany your photograph.
The prayer flags make a most effective lead as the flags and their shadows combine into an arrow shape, pointing towards the monastery.
You have included lots of interesting details for our perusal, including the mud stupas, the monastery itself and the most amazing Himalayan setting.
Have a great day,
Subhogen (4065) 2014-03-04 1:25
Beautiful composition to present this rarely visited Monastery of Ladakh. I have not visited this as well, so thanks for sharing this with an informative note. I like the row of prayer flags and their shadows converging in the middle of the frame. The line of chortens gives good depth to the composition. Very unique view from the surroundings of this beautiful monastery. Colours, clarity and luminosity are excellent too. Thanks for sharing.
photographer_sg (3151) 2014-03-04 1:27
Hello Angus human
that is a beautiful composition with excellent framing of the prayer flags which also provide charming colours. Interesting and informative note on the old monastery. The contrast with the clear blue sky is superb. Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
dip (23528) 2014-03-04 2:00
very good presentation of the monastery and informative note as well,
the flags seems very nice against the blue sky while they shadows creates a good contrast on the path,well done!
holmertz (37739) 2014-03-04 2:50
What would photographers travelling in the Himalayas do without the prayer flags? They views of mountains and monasteries are nearly always spectacular, but their beauty is usually enhanced by the colourful flags blowing in the wind. This time you also made excellent use of their shadows that adorn the grey foreground.
danos (83629) 2014-03-04 3:04
the clarity as the contrast of the colours are the main characteristics of the photo.The earthy aley,lead-in the eye to the old Monastery on the hilltop with the colourful small flags to outline perfect against the blue of the sky.Well done.
jhm (135826) 2014-03-04 3:07
Almost not to believe that on these place can find a monastery middle of no where.
Your picture is small but fine to look at.
You create depth and perspective.
Very well composition, excellent presentation, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-03-04 3:56
pretty image of the road leading to the monastery. I like the colorful praying flags which cast some shadow on the path at the very nice angle. The scenery is quite simple with colors but the buildings add a lot of cheerful tones to the composition and make it more eye catching. Good choice of POV and well given proportions.
Thanks for sharing
dta (63524) 2014-03-04 4:04
Hello Anghuman ,
An amazing composition with so strong elemnts : monastery , tuppas , prior flags and their shades . Great colors and superb clouds .
papagolf21 (83486) 2014-03-04 4:11
Bonjour, cher Angshu,
Dommage que l'on ne puisse pas la voir en large version, car la beauté des lieux est saisissante.
Un grand merci pour le partage.
Sergiom (55401) 2014-03-04 5:38
Un très beau cadrage vertical qui nous offre cette belle série de drapeaux ainsi que leur ombres sur le col. Le point de vue conduit très loin vers la montagne . La lumière est exceptionnelle.
yquem46 (38382) 2014-03-04 6:23
Not gone to this one !
Nice colors light and construction of the image here
Good use of the prayers flags and their shadows on the lane
Best regards, have a nice evening
mayjayne (3171) 2014-03-04 6:49
Interesting play of the coloured prayer flags, against its own shadows. Nicely composed with the wonderful clouds in the rich blue sky.
Nice Work !
pierrefonds (55272) 2014-03-04 16:18
The distance between the flags and the monastery is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the monastery. The good luminosity is making the colours to stand out. Have a nice day.
jjcordier (73764) 2014-03-04 22:20
Jolie composition verticale avec une bonne exploitation des drapeaux à prière et de leur ombre.
subhendu_bagchi (25326) 2014-03-04 23:24
what a shot dada! Like your composition which is really enjoyable with vibrant colours. Great view. It would be more better if you found one HUMAN figure in front of your camera... I really enjoyed this colourful composition which is looking superb with those effect of shadows and those stupas at back. Darun chhobi. Tfs.
emka (73847) 2014-03-04 23:53
Hello dear Angshu,
Another view that I love so much. The colourful prayers flags, some old and some new stupas, crisp air and wonderful high mountain landscape. Nice shadows of the flags on the road. Perfect colours and sharpness. I would like to go there somewhen.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Nicou (117324) 2014-03-05 1:52
quelle vue de ce monastère sueprbe compo et iamge avec cette banderoles de drapeaux colorés et son ombre en haute montagne quelle luminosité et tons et le ciel pur sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
npecanhuk (61636) 2014-03-05 4:36
Lovely and interesting details!
Beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities that I truly enjoyed!
Those colorful "flags", the mountains in the bg and that sky are highlights here!
TFS - congrats,
Fis2 (82448) 2014-03-05 5:12
A very interesting place.
Good vertical frame and colours.
Have a nice afternoon
pajaran (48997) 2014-03-05 5:20
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan i dobar tekst o starom manastiru, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled na ulicu i arhitekturu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa senkom.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Interesting and good article about the old monastery, with a history and description of the ...
A nice view of the street and the architecture ...
Good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place and demonstrated architecture, beautiful colors.
Good composition, well captured the moment a shadow.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
PaulVDV (20719) 2014-03-05 10:18
Beautiful mountain scenery with a good presentation of the gompa in its barren surroundings.
I especially like the long line of the prayer flags and their shadow running over the entire picture.
Best regards, Paul
abmdsudi (40258) 2014-03-06 8:22
Another strong image and the rugged terrain! lovely compo and viewpoint with the prayer flags all pointing to the stupas that give it all the religious impact. A stunning shot not only in color rendition but the refine elements well put together with the backdrop frames the scene nicely. I love the deep contrasting blue too. Delicious indeed, Congrats and tfs
Romano46 (16580) 2014-03-08 6:59
complimenti sia per il soggetto che per la bella composizione che lo valorizza in maniera eccellente.
Splendidi i colori e nitidezza di altissimo livello.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
Didi (55145) 2014-03-09 3:58
I see the Tibet influence there
Very nice place different than the south of your country
Very good lights ambiance
nikkitta (13556) 2014-03-12 13:21
Very informative note, I visited in Tibet a monasterie odf the Yellow Hat sect of Buddhism, will search the diferences
Great capture, without words you said (because of the prayer flags), that the bulding is a Buddhis one
Their shadows lead the way to the colores stupas
Great shot, plenty of local colors
ChrisJ (94842) 2014-03-12 15:12
Looks reminiscent of Kathmandu Valley. I like the shadows of the flags leading the eye in with perspective towards the real flags at the back then the ye comes forward towards the front. Good colour and saturation. Tfs!
mkamionka (29465) 2014-03-15 14:37
beautiful presentation from this amazing place. I like your composition which includes so many interesting elements. The geometry is so pleasant for the eye. I like also vivid well saturated colors. The blue sky contributed here very much.
adores (34736) 2014-03-30 10:33
Wonderful place and a great weather! I really prefer the old mud stupas. Fantastic architecture and view, with the mountains in background. I like the symmetry formed by the flags and colours are excellent!
COSTANTINO (51974) 2014-04-02 22:06
I love shots of this kind
nice capture from an excellent chosen
point of view showing a monastery
much less visited from the others
I like pov and colors
welldone and wellseen
tatadalou (5641) 2014-05-24 11:44
Stupas, prayer flags and traditionnal architecture on the background represent the idea I make myself of this area. These three elements are very well placed in your composition, and make it balanced. The prayer flags add an impression of depth and drives the look to the monastery.
Strong light but well managed.
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (54921)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD, RAW, Marumi 72mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Ladakh - "The Broken Moon"
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-04 0:27