At the end of the long Rupshu Valley, situated nearly 300 kilometers from Leh, lies the dazzling Tso Moriri Lake, literally meaning the lake of the mountain. The largest and the most beautiful lake in this valley, Tso Moriri, unlike Pangong Tso, is situated entirely in India. It is surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks from all the sides.
A dusty road passing through the Rupshu Valley leads to Tso Moriri. The surrounding region is dominated by grassy planes and small mounds rising here and there. This is the terrain of the nomadic Khampa people, who herd pashmina goats and yaks and mostly lead a harsh life. As you enter the region, you spot several of their dwellings characterized by cheap yet modern tents.
It was after almost 10 hours since we began, that we reached Tsomoriri Lake stretching magnificently all of 20 kilometres. The first view of Tso Moriri is beautiful. But as you drive over a dusty road winding around the lake, the view becomes mesmerizingly beautiful. The water of the lake, a lovely shade of blue, reflects the snow-clad mountains on the other side and the brilliant forms of clouds in the sky. At the shore of the lake, the clarity of the water seems admirable as you can observe the bottom slope away into the depth for several feet. The thousand hues of blue that were painted on to the scenery. I had till now only seen pretty pictures of sapphire blue waters and skies. Used to the monochromatic greys of the city, the vivid colour of the lake seemed almost unnatural.
The small settlement of Korzok is the only permanent colony in this region & is one of the highest villages in the world at 15,075 ft, The locals, apart from their traditional businesses of gathering salt and trading pashmina wool, also depend on the cultivation of barley, which is done at a high amount. Tourism is also an important dependency resource for them. They facilitate tourists with restaurants run in temporary tents, which, out here, are nothing short of a great service.
The last 4 weeks have been very hectic & unsettling for me & that's the reason I could not post any pictures or critques.....life has settled down from last weekend & hopefully I will resume my normal activity in TE beginning today
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yquem46 (35290) 2012-10-09 1:14
A long time without seeing your posts ! Everything all right ?
Not an easy game to shoot at Tso Moriri due to the lack of FG, but you managed well here thanks to the successive layers of the poles, the white stones and the yellow grass
Light and colors are just the way I remember them
have a nice day, welcome back
SnapRJW (23538) 2012-10-09 1:30
Hello Angshu - Nice to see you again and with such a lovely landscape shot. The composition is so simple and yet that is the beauty of it. Gorgeous layers of colour and texture with lovely light across the mountains and grass. A wonderful feeling of remoteness and pristine wilderness. TFS and take care. Rosemary
sevy (14267) 2012-10-09 2:04
I am happy and interested to see this shot because it is a place I dream to visit one day. I had an opportunuity this summer but it was finally cancelled.
I really like the so special lightning we can have in Ladakh.
The only thing I would have removed is the iron fence, a bit breaking the idea of wilderness the photo should share.
lousat (64069) 2012-10-09 2:06
Really a magnificent place and a fantastic atmosphere! A great capture whit the strange typical colors,soft details and perfect exposure.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
dta (56542) 2012-10-09 2:11
hello Angshuman ,
This is a simple composition , but the contrasted layers provide a splendid effect . For sure , the blue one is very attractive . Superb light , too .
holmertz (31226) 2012-10-09 4:15
A different kind of composition of marvellous pastel colours. The fence in the foreground is an interesting addition which breaks the atmosphere in a clever way. This is very much a photo which could have been a painting.
pierrefonds (50972) 2012-10-09 4:26
The distance between the fence and the lake is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the scenery. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
bergese (6699) 2012-10-09 4:32
Un paysage étonnant où se succèdent de belles lignes colorées.
Bluejeans (64243) 2012-10-09 4:51
Ola Angshuman ,
Que bela esta paisagem com as tonalidades de verde neste campo faz um bom contraste com as montanhas castanhas de fundo , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Sergiom (45308) 2012-10-09 5:05
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Ce sont les couleurs qui font la différence. J'aime la rencontre du bleu du gris et du jaune.
danos (78040) 2012-10-09 5:54
welcome in the site after your absence with this superb photo fromTso Moriri.Great the view of the place with created layers to make the image so beautiful, with the blue 'line' to contrast perfect with the other colours of the scene.
chrisvek (6995) 2012-10-09 6:04
Superb cpature of this beautiful place.Superb colors and atmosphere.Very nice framework.TFS
mohammad_H (7488) 2012-10-09 8:12
Very nice landscape with pleasant outlook
Dark clouds in the background waiting for the rain
Good sharpness and beautiful colors
Have a nice evening
papagolf21 (79518) 2012-10-09 23:42
Bonjour, cher ami Angshu,
L'encadrement valorise bien joliment l'ensemble de la composition.
Un paysage fabuleux.
Très bonne journée.
Nicou (105679) 2012-10-10 0:30
Grandisoe image et compo fantastique vue ces bandes bleues sur le plan d'eau cette bande de terre quel graphsime et au sommet ces montagnes au douces formes, quelles couleur splendide iamge.
Bravo et amitié
kordinator (14795) 2012-10-10 2:17
Nice to see you again and with such a lovely landscape shot.
The point of view is showing the details and colors of the scenery.
Great compositio,excellent framed.
jhm (127907) 2012-10-10 3:04
Lovely mountain landscape picture, also nice quiet and pleasant picture for look at.
Depth and perspective be superb.
Nice captured and composed.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Wednesday,
Graal (92118) 2012-10-10 3:40
landscape is very nice. Unusual nature. Good informations about this place and well done photo. Frame I like, too.
Have a nice day.
pajaran (41611) 2012-10-10 4:00
Kod mene je 13,oo. sati, vreme za rucak.
Kod vas je vece, dobro vece.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar teks ...
Lep pogled ...
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepa panorama.
Lepa priroda i trenutak sa senkom.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc.
Sve najbolje sa lepim secanjem na putovanje.
When I was 13, oo. hours, time for lunch.
In the evening you, good night.
Very interesting and good text ...
Nice view ...
Good sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, beautiful panorama.
Beautiful nature and timing of the shadow.
Good evening and peaceful night.
All the best with the beautiful memories of the trip.
maria-v1981 (10416) 2012-10-10 4:53
The layers are impressive and whole the scenery has a calm and a tranquility. The colours adds a lot and the presentantion is excellent as usually.
Have a nice evening,
Fis2 (76922) 2012-10-10 7:00
A very curious landscape.
I like colours and sharpness.
mkamionka (27051) 2012-10-11 4:04
spectacular landscape. I like the extraordinary colors and multiple layers of the composition. Excellent photography!
t must have been a breath taking view.
I wish you have a quieter and peaceful time to be able to post more excellent photos :)
abmdsudi (32471) 2012-10-11 4:47
A scenic mountain landscape so very well captured in nice layers of colours and beautifully composed with incredible backdrop. Great feel of space and depth with patches of green and turquoise pulling the eyes in, and such vividness throughout. Excellent coloring, lighting and contrast blessed by the grey sky. Wonderful nature shot, Well done, TFS.
photographer123 (6246) 2012-10-11 7:23
Nice use of layers,colors..but an average shot..:-(..best wishes...
josepmarin (56471) 2012-10-11 12:01
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
this landscape is really spectacular, I like its simple beauty, with the diverse chromatic stripes that decorate the hills, and the strong graphical effect that they offer us.
The aesthetic quality of the composition is very high, and the technical execution is perfect.
I hope that the serenity has returned to your life, and that everything is OK. Welcome again.
ciakgiak (30379) 2012-10-11 14:50
Splendido paesaggio che si sviluppa per linee orizzontali, con differenti textures e colori bellissimi! Splendida la luce e qualità eccellente.
Un caro abbraccio
Didi (51263) 2012-10-23 11:56
Should be a panoramic view, but it's indeed a very nice view
From the other side of the barreer a lower position to give a deeper foreground.
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (52890)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-05
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon SX 120 IS
- Exposure: f/4, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Ladakh - "The Broken Moon"
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-09 0:54