Leh in late afternoon light, with Leh Palace at left, and the Namgyal Tsemo Gompa at upper right. I will post a wider view to workshop. About Leh:
Leh, the capital of Ladakh is situated at a height of 3505 meters and is towards the eastern parts of Jammu and Kashmir. The region is watered by the Zanskar River, which flows into the Indus River just below. Spilling out of a side valley that tapers north towards eroded snow-capped peaks, the Ladakhi capital sprawls from the foot of a ruined Tibetan style palace - a maze of mud-brick and concrete flanked on one side by cream-coloured desert, and on the other by a swathe of lush irrigated farmland. As one approaches Leh for the first time, via the sloping seep of dust and pebbles that divide if from the floor of the Indus Valley, one will have little difficulty imagining how the old trans -Himalayan traders must have felt as they plodded in on the caravan routes from Yarkhand and Tibet: a mixture of relief at having crossed the mountains in one piece, and anticipation of a relaxing spell in one of central Asia's most scenic and atmospheric towns. Leh is a beautiful destination with so many attractions and is the center of Tibeto-Buddhist Culture for ages. Its colorful gompas have attracted the devout Buddhists from all over the globe. Besides, it is also a favorite hiking locale and is known for some of the best hikes in the country.
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marieaude (1196) 2005-06-29 8:59
Hello Tan, very nice view of Leh and the montains. This place really looks great and the sky is beautiful. Colors are nice. The trees in front, look a little bit strange, but i like a green touch they give. I like it. Thanks
huynt (5079) 2005-06-29 9:16
You are my great teacher in TE. I always see the great and very nice image from your wonderful shot. A exellent landscape. Well done.
alainh (35583) 2005-06-29 9:24
A splendid light make the nice shot.
congratulation for this one
MiguelP (14470) 2005-06-29 9:32
Buenos días Capitán... What you show us today? A great wide shot of India, worthy of a David Lean´s movie. I like the colors, the composition but mainly the way you´ve protrait the greatness of a human landscape. Take care and keep travelling.
summersun (4978) 2005-06-29 9:35
nice view, with a beautiful light over the city adn a cloudy dramatic sky over the mountains. good colors and details.
betogrein (2232) 2005-06-29 9:43
Beautiful photo, very good composition and colors. Congratulations.
Paolo (41222) 2005-06-29 9:52
Tan...every day a great shot from all the world!
excellent POV and as everytime all is perfect. great quality and all is on top level.
baba_flies (8829) 2005-06-29 10:30
This is a "wow" picture ... simply beautiful.
carper (96) 2005-06-29 10:37
nice one Tan,
very good view, great depth, fantastic light, very good compose, well it's a nice one, well done,
bnallama (3763) 2005-06-29 10:51
Tan... you have a nice 'stock' of beautiful landscapes!!! Thanks for sharing. Bala
Cormac (26563) 2005-06-29 11:03
Fantastic light! This is truly a magic place, and your photo captures it perfectly. Great note as well. Bravo!
AmiBe (6042) 2005-06-29 13:32
What a strange place, like an other planet.
Very impressive these houses built on the mountain.
Nice light and colors as usual. The wide-angle version is good, too.
Tue (31002) 2005-06-29 15:47
Great view over this city with all its houses in their rocky surroundings. I like the way the trees and the palace are raised above the city's roofs. Beautifully done!
MarekP (4750) 2005-06-29 16:28
Very nice photo full of interesting details and beautiful colours. Composition of the WS version is even better, although it is less colorfull. Very well done!
bboss (3578) 2005-06-29 16:33
A beautiful shot, amazing light and very good composition, The palace is situated perfectly in the frame. I hope I will be lucky enough to get as good a shot on my trip (by this time next week I will be in Leh).
toni_al (15875) 2005-06-29 16:59
Superbe, incroyables ces villages dans ces montagnes, avec des constructions qui paraissent assez rudimentaires.
Very nice shot
davido (1982) 2005-06-29 17:14
The palace really looks like the Potala.
The colours and the quality of the pic are excellent.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-06-29 17:47
Yes - seen that palace on TV - Yes did a wonderful job (as usual :-) - I like the fine low light with shadows in the background - an interesting place indeed.
danyy (0) 2005-06-29 18:01
Toi, tu me donnes vraiment envie de voyager avec tous les splendides paysages que tu nous proposes.
Ici encore une vue surprenante sur des cités que nous n'avons pas vraiment l'habitude de voir.
Un ciel superbe et des jeux d'ombres et de lumières interessants.
Well seen and captured.
maphoto (8082) 2005-06-29 21:35
What a beautiful place again Tan, the light is incredible and the colors in the mountain absolutely fantastic. this gives me really the taste to travel, there is so much beautiful place on this planet, thanks for sharing and your beautiful album from many countries, well seen.
sarju (5324) 2005-06-29 23:08
very impressive POV .... the thing I like the most about this photo is the lighting and the dark clouds and the mountains
I think I will post a photo of Leh too in few days .... thanks for bringing up the memories ....
cheers .... sarju
amol (952) 2005-06-30 0:44
this is a wonderful shot of Leh... does total justice to its amazing landscape... must have been an amazing Point of View...
the image is sharp and well saturated... but the peacock blue colour of the sky looks unnatural... did you do some pp...
nerve (10231) 2005-06-30 3:35
Harika çekmissin Mr.Captain,,(ben hala Delhi'den dısari çikabilmis degilim..:(
Bu Ladakh en gitmek istediğim yerlerden biri, tibet kültürüne asigim ben cünkü..
very impressive image imo.. wonderful POV again, and its taken beautifully..
(belin düzeldimi? kendine dikkat et, ;)
PixelTerror (0) 2005-06-30 4:22
That's a beautiful place and I like your luminous view, I find the setting of the Namgyal Tsemo Gompa particularly impressive here. Nice use of the pola too.
Have a nice day,
hdl (7035) 2005-06-30 7:01
Impressive, both picture and note. Well done.
I'll be back
mishreyee (0) 2005-06-30 8:54
How could you capture so beautiful light? it is really splendid picture, many thanks for sharing it with us in TE.
greg64g (11193) 2005-06-30 8:55
Wonderful view, i am very impressed, what a panorama that i m not used to see.
i like it a lot
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2005-06-30 11:11
No doubt this is the best view of Leh I have seen.could you tell from where you took this shot
Tibetix (0) 2005-06-30 11:16
Üstat bitirdin beni burda :) Başka bir şey demiyorum ben...
Işık ve sevgiyle... Cengiz.
jpages (1670) 2005-06-30 15:21
Good composition with the three horizontal areas, the town, the mountains and the sky. I like the visual impact of the two little red houses.
It is also nice to see the general view. Thanks for sharing them.
Best regards Tan, from the hot BCN (summer is here!!!!).
john_c (24666) 2005-06-30 18:57
What a magical spot, Tan. And such a harsh, unyielding landscape surrounding the town. Interesting to see the greenery below and those trees resemble Lombardy poplars. The WS is also very interesting. A dramatic and dynamic rendering of this hidden spot, and it would seem that winds would not only blow about the dust but also make for clear views when the dust settles. Well captured.
jbweasle (9393) 2005-06-30 19:22
A stunning landscape, Tan. The foreground is sharp and bright while the mountains provide a darker, brooding backdrop. I like the small spots of red - they really catch the eye.
coco (30439) 2005-07-01 10:13
This one is more than a nice picture.
The mountains and the sky create a wonderful deepth with the shadows in the background. The city with more light is the main protagonist. This is not new, but is fantastic how the light also says it to us.
nwoehnl (122) 2005-07-01 11:31
Magnificent photo in the high-altitude setting, Tan. Gorgeous light captured (as in much of your work), and a very comprehensive framing with the city buildings in the foreground, the palace overlooking it all, and the great inclusion of the Namgyal Tsemo Gompa on the steep slope. Also nice to see this layering of the mountain ranges, all the way back to the snow-capped range. The WA view in the workshop is also impressive. Congratulations.
sarpedon (352) 2005-07-01 11:42
Workshop sanki daha net ve derinlik de daha iyi gibi. Ondeki tepelere bagli dogal olarak. Ama benim en cok oradaki gokyuzu hosuma gitti.
Bu arada kirmizi evlerin bir ozelligi var mi?
erdna (5711) 2005-07-02 15:49
Beautiful photo Tan. Althought the the WS shows more of the mountain, I prefer the original because of the village the human side of it and the breathtaking snow capped mountains at the back.
mumek (20202) 2005-07-21 16:55
Good evening Tan !
Next super landscape, now from Leh. Amazing colours and excellent light especially on the mountains. Very well done.The note as usual very informative
ewasting (762) 2006-02-23 15:58
One can only admire ... relishing the beauty the place... incredible light and colours:)
Budapestman (82620) 2006-08-19 13:34
Amazing shot! What a mood and view! Fabled place and photo, again! Fantastic details and super POV! Interesting note! Perfect!
Thank you, nice days
ruisc_pt (10892) 2007-02-16 13:59
These colours and lights are something special. The tiny houses in the huge background mountains and involving sky resulted outstanding..
ramthakur (1517) 2007-03-20 14:20
My words, most likely, are going to be lost in the maze of hundreds and thousands of them you must be receiving as a routine on your extraordinary pictures. Nevertheless, here goes.
I visited Leh in 1988 and did not have a camera. However, I captured the images of this wonderland on the film of my memories. 18 years later, I see this picture of Leh and find it in perfect match with the ones I have in my mind. I have seen numerous pictures of this place here and elsewhere, but this strikes a chord because it captures the essence of the place.
I am not active on TE because of time constraints and visit it only once in a while. Today I saw this image on the front page of the site and was driven to it irresistibly.
erhan1958 (15565) 2007-06-27 7:04
LADAKH BÖLGESİNDEKİ LEH KASABASI GERÇEKTEN KÜÇÜK TİBET. 1996 SEYAHATİMDE ZİYARET ETMİŞ HAYRAN KALMIŞTIM. İŞIĞIN BOL YOLUN AÇIK OLSUN ERHAN
tom_imbard (159) 2007-08-07 15:34
a very intense picture, with wonderful colors and contrast
i definitely would have liked to shoot this one!
samrat_roy1 (697) 2008-05-04 23:12
beautiful place, isnt it? i like the title of the picture. perfect! i must appreciate your effort in capturing the shadow over the mountains. the mix of brightness and shadow is pristine. tough i feel that the picutre lacks sharpness, especially towards the bottom part (the trees for example), the overall landscape is very interesting. good capture...
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-11-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Minolta 404si, 28-80mm, Fuji Superia Reala, Circular Polariser
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Indian Himalayas [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-06-29 8:46
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