THE PIC: the pic was shot during a trek above the lake at appx. 5200 mts above m.s.l. these horses had delivered our tents and sacs at the base camp and were on their way down as they crossed us half way up.
THE LAKE: Tsomoriri or Lake Moriri is fed by springs and snow-melt from mountains on the Changthang plateau. Water enters the lake in two major stream systems, one entering the lake from the north, the other from the southwest. Both stream systems create extensive marshes where they enter the lake. It formerly had an outlet to the south, but this has become blocked and the lake has become land locked. As a result, the water is now becoming saline. The lake was a source of salt for local people until 1959.
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abmdsudi (32577) 2013-10-23 21:01
Beautiful sweep of mountain landscape, with the typical Himalayan blue sky, breathtaking indeed the clarity of the image is superb. The horse creates a nice focus point and colour in the FG and leads to main attraction - serene lake. Honestly i feel that you check the colour corrections again; especially the slight over powering blueish tinge on the mountain backdrop, and the cloud formation's lack of detail - the polariser will solve this issue, then the contrast can be enhanced a bit, seriously I still think you have not benefited much from the true hi-mountain colours there. You may disagree with me, but that's my sincere constructive critiques i have for you, hopefully this is acceptable, Great effort, Congrats. tfs
Kamilutka (3738) 2013-10-24 1:04
interesting picture and very good DOF. I like the landscape in the background - it is interesting in itself. The horse in the foreground catches attention by contrasting red saddle. Nicely composed - maybe slightly little bit to central - but I guess you might disagree. Perfect sharpness and great picture overall.
Thanks for sharing
krzychu30 (12793) 2013-10-24 1:22
this one is amazing my friend!
The subject,the way you composed the scene and finally clarity and bright,vivid colors.Everything seems to be perfect about your shot and the end result we see is truly delightful.
Wish You a great day
timecapturer (37236) 2013-10-24 4:22
a wonderful capture this. Everything is here, a beautifully colourful fg study of this delightful horse and set against an awesome backdrop. The clarity and DOF are just superb and the effect just captivating. Bravo!
Regards - Brian.
serp2000 (33239) 2013-10-24 5:38
Good presentation of the nature and landscape of Jammu and Kashmir. The lonely horse is the main hero of this composition, well done! TFS!
holmertz (31408) 2013-10-24 5:52
The white horse with the red "carpets" gave you a perfect foreground for this shot of the magnificent Himalayan view. The light management is perfect and the colours are very good.The scenery is overwhelming.
Fis2 (77084) 2013-10-24 6:17
Curious composition and POV.
I like colors and light.
Have a nice evening
Romano46 (11653) 2013-10-24 8:07
il soggetto è il cavallo, ma è un ottimo pretesto per mostrare un paesaggio straordinario che hai inserito molto bene in una composizione eccellente.
Una foto caratterizzata anche da una eccellente nitidezza e da colori molto curati.
Ciao e buona giornata
lousat (64327) 2013-10-24 8:44
Magnificent capture where the horse is like the cherry on the cake,the scenery is simply fantastic and i like a lot your perspective,the best details and colors too from this incredible world.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
fabbs99 (11252) 2013-10-24 12:34
Congrats that you made it to Ladakh,I am planning to go next summer.Classic shot of the horse by the lake.Simply wonderful scene.Incredibly beautiful shot executed with a superb quality. The DOF, saturation and exposure were managed perfectly. Great work! TFS.
ourania (18764) 2013-10-27 5:58
this is a wonderful picture with an unusual theme and with great natural beauty and daily life interest. I like very much your point of view, timing and framing that have really made the most of the scene and the scenery. You've combined foreground and background interst very aptly, the horse matches the diagonals of the landcsape very well, enhancing the dynamism and harmony of your composition. There's excellent clarity and immense depth. You've balanced lighting and colours superbly. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great week,