A Horse and A Mare...
A sequel to Rohtang - Pile Of Dead Bodies???...
Rohtang means "a pile of dead bodies" and La means "pass" in Tibetan. I totally agree that this photo does not do justice to its nomenclature but that is how Rohtang Pass is... totally unpredictable and surprising...
At an height of almost 4000 mts(13000 feet), Rohtang Pass separates the lush green Beas Valley from the barren Chandra Valley. It is one of the two gateways to the Himalayan deserts of Leh-Ladakh and Lahaul-Spiti from Kullu-Manali region. The Pass is closed due to heavy snow for almost 6 months in a year. In summer, when road is cut through snow and the pass is reopened, you travel between many feets high walls of snow on both sides, which is quite an experience.
Rohtang stands true to its notorious name. Just last year in Oct, hundreds of people and vehicles were stranded there for a couple of days due to the sudden deterioration of weather and untimely snowfall.
But the summit of the pass turns into lush green meadow in summer studded with violets and varieties of wild Himalayan and Alpine flowers. You can also see beautiful horses n sheep grazing on the pastures...
That is Rohtang for you...
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DaveMacPhee (1140) 2005-09-06 7:01
This shot looks like a fairytale. You sort of expect to see single horn on their heads. Beautiful shot. I think there a couple spots, especially in the sky, that could be touched up a bit, but other than that, I really like this shot.
shailesh_date (599) 2005-09-06 7:12
That's a fantastic shot. I like the clouds merging beautifully into the snow on the mountains. Very well contrasted by the greens of the meadow.
If you happen to have a shot with just one horse instead of two, do share with us.
Good shot indeed.
jarkko (1169) 2005-09-06 7:16
Hi! Quite amazing place and what a fine shot too. Thanks for the note. Regards, Jarkko
ahanczewski (37) 2005-09-06 7:25
I agree that this looks like a fairytale- very magical. I especially like the way you captured the clouds, blurring the lines between mountain and sky.
Thank you also for the informative comment- very interesting.
Albrecht (11281) 2005-09-06 7:52
Great shot; nice peaceful atmosphere and those two horses are well placed.Sharp and good colours to.
Take care, -Albrecht-
prlcs (63) 2005-09-06 8:44
Très très belle composition. Je la préfère d'ailleurs très nettement à l'autre cliché. Le petit ruisseau qui démarre en bas à gauche et prend la direction des montagnes à l'arrière plan, les nuages qui surplombent les sommets et nous conduisent également vers le fond du cliché, les proportions idéales des différentes tonalités (vert, blanc, bleu) et enfin non seulement la présence, mais surtout la position idéale des chevaux. Tout cela concourre à donner un impression de perfection et génère en nous l'idée de se trouver face à une représentation paradisiaque ou magique... Un instant de photographie extraodinaire en quelque sorte. Félicitations...
ste (872) 2005-09-06 9:10
photo tres apaisante, "benetton" aimerait sûrement!
Lithium (596) 2005-09-06 10:19
Absolutely amazing photo. I love the horses and the surroundings are simply magic. A fairytale-like capture.
Ged (391) 2005-09-11 5:32
Nice shot and well composed, but I personally prefer the other one better. Well done though!
- Copyright: Amol Herlekar (amol) (952)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-08-14
- Categories: Nature
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Trekking in the Himalayas, Poetry in Motion..., Places that inspire a story 2... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-09-06 6:42
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