Diskit in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir is famous for its 14th century monastery, believed to be the largest and oldest monastery in Nubra valley. The Nubra Valley lies north of Leh and is accessible over the Khardung la (18,500 feet/5,600 m), one of the highest motorable roads in the world.
Diskit is situated at an altitude of 10,310 ft above sea level, at the edge of desert on Shyok river valley. It takes about 45 minutes through a long row of scattered chortens or stupas to reach the gompa which is set on the highest point near the village. Belonging to the Gelugpa (yellow hat) sect, parts of the gompa, which houses 120 resident monks, are about 760 years old.
If you check this picture , these chortens or stupas line the lower left part of the picture, while the Diskit Monastery is on the right….would give the viewers an idea of the distance and scale.
I took this picture from between the stupas and chortens, framing the monastery between the two different types – the mud chortens on the left being older...
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baclama (18836) 2014-04-07 1:14
very nice shot...
I would like to visit and trek in the landscapes....
shreya2000 (2637) 2014-04-07 1:26
Really the other world. I like your representation of this world. The 3 towers in the right is looking very nice. Composition is very good. I like it.
papagolf21 (103908) 2014-04-07 2:56
Bonjour, cher Angshu,
Le régal et le plaisir de contempler vos photos sont toujours présents.
Un grand merci de nous présenter des trésors étonnants.
jadesgran (5423) 2014-04-07 3:05
A very informative note- thank you
What a fasinating place.This is something completely diferent to me.So T.F.S.
I like the way you have composed the scene to include the white wispy clouds and lovely blue sky.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-04-07 4:27
a beautiful photo of this place with splendid composition and attractive details, great mediterranean lights and the POV is excellent,
pierrefonds (68183) 2014-04-07 4:34
The distance between the vchortens and the monastery is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the chortens. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (82971) 2014-04-07 4:51
Le point de vue est parfait et nous montre très bien le beau village au loin dans les montagnes. Une belle image profonde et lumineuse d'un paysage de toute beauté.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-07 6:45
una bella e particolare foto dal Ladakt, una delle più belle regione della terra.
Composizione di grande effetto, colori vivaci e soggetto affascinante.
Ciao e buona giornata
holmertz (55035) 2014-04-07 9:09
Yet another amazing view from the Himalayas showing buildings and other expressions of local culture blending with the spectacular nature. You have composed this very well with the monastery seen between the older and the newer chortens. You have also handled the harsh light very nicely.
patpatch (1601) 2014-04-07 9:43
A nice shot ,and an impressive sharpness.I like the bright colours and the composition is remarkable.
dip (23890) 2014-04-07 10:37
a very well composed shot of the monastery,very good point of view and excellent framing,
beautiful details and an informative note,
thanks for sharing,
cargus (10273) 2014-04-07 10:51
Une scène intéressante d’architecture ancienne, magnifiques couleurs , image claire
et bien fait.!!
lousat (93756) 2014-04-07 15:08
Hi Angshu,one of the most rich composition of your gallery,very very beautiful,what a place and what a perspective,the diagonal light is the best to create this beautiful 3D effect,very interesting and very well done!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
macjake (69859) 2014-04-08 1:18
i like how you show us very unique and different sides of India, or at least it is to us western folk :)
Isn't it amazing how these monasteries are built basically right into the cliffs and mountains!
and they also seem to be so far away from common civilization - but i suppose thats the point.
the wide angle worked out well, showing off the large sky line and clouds. gives us a sense of the land.
Kielia (24077) 2014-04-08 6:20
another fantastic and exciting place that you have captured excellently. Your POV works very well and the management of the light is outstanding. As already mentioned, it is the excellent perspective that makes this scenery very interesting! I also love the colors and the beautiful sky. My compliments also for the notes!
Nicou (145294) 2014-04-09 1:34
quelle recherche de cadrage juste entre les duex parties des monument quel monastère au sommet des montagne savec ce beu ciel et la vue au loin splendide.
Bravo et amitié
mesutilgim (95850) 2014-04-09 1:46
Another nice capture from North Indıa with perfect pov and very nice caloudy sky as background.
Many interestng notes.
TFS and best regards
jhm (155370) 2014-04-09 3:32
You chose a very well angle with the village between the old towers and statues.
Excellent panorama view about these area.
Nice perspective and depth picture.
Excellent captured, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Fis2 (100828) 2014-04-09 6:23
Good frame and colors.
Graal (103034) 2014-04-09 7:34
unusual place and view between the mountains. Good shot and presentation here. Fine light and colors. Amazing construction.
Have a nice day.
pajaran (62590) 2014-04-09 10:44
Interesantan i dobar tekst o manastirima, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled na arhitekturu ...
Dobar snimak, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepa arhitektura.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting and good article on the monasteries, with a history and description of the ...
Nice view of the architecture ...
Good shot, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place and demonstrated architecture, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, beautiful architecture.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-04-09 10:55
This such a marvelous, unique angle and POV to shoot the Diskit Gompa. I am reliving my time spent over there through this excellent photo. The monastery in the distance looks like a large bee hive. Excellent framing with the chortens in the FG. The clear blue sky makes such a nice contrast with the brown barren mountains. Very well taken and thanks for sharing.
danos (99902) 2014-04-10 0:59
very nice the view as the presentation of this section of Ladakh region witht the stupas line with the red edges on the top of them make the image even more inviting,as contast perfect with the other colours of the image.The Monastery complex on the hill,complete perfect the whole scenery.Well done.
Didi (60588) 2014-04-11 6:48
Very beautiful mountainscape
Good frame quality, nice lights ambiance
But the sharp filter is a little bit high
abmdsudi (55706) 2014-04-11 17:47
Fantastic scenery amidst the rugged mountains scape, some sort of spiritual emotions are aroused on seeing this picture. The compo is superb renders more space to the foreground chortens on both flanks as our primary interest and the way you have included so many in the frame but leading nicely to the maonastery in the distant, your perspective on them and the fact that they are lovely set against the darker part of the background. The sky is stunning and tis looks great with more space at the bottom, exposure control is seamless, your always rich colours tone really lift the image. Interesting commentary and Great shot as always! Congrats
Thks for sharing
ChrisJ (116136) 2014-04-14 14:29
The red parts of the 3 stupas contrast well against the blue sky. Good sharpness and well framed and composed with the 5 fg structures framing the bg hilltop village. Also a striking contrast between the crumbling weathered stupas at left and the newer more well cared for ones at right. Tfs!
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-04-15 23:16
Excellent composition in wide. You Got a fine frame with those chortens and find a nice harmony between nature and architectures. Superb shot. TFS.
adores (45891) 2014-05-04 15:01
Another good shot from this incredible region! Good pov and sharpness! It's a very good shot, with beautiful colours and sky. I still prefer the old mud chortens:)!
COSTANTINO (66639) 2014-05-20 22:17
Good morning my dear friend
its a fascinating place indeed
the beauty is the blue cloudy sky
dominating this photo the excellent
chosen point of view shows a great
depth with the monastery in the
middle its a different world
have a nice day
josepmarin (58359) 2014-05-23 10:06
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
this image is very clear and has a great luminosity, and by means of it we can enjoy the beauty of the group of stupas, and the gorgeous architecture of the monastery which climbs along the hill.
I admire the quality of light and of colours, and the graphical efficiency of the blue sky and the clouds.
It's a fantastic composition, well done.
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (56760)
- 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, Marumi 72mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Ladakh - "The Broken Moon"
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-07 1:05