Lahaul and Spiti is the largest district of Himachal Pradesh with the lowest population of all India!.
Divided into its two parts by a mountain range, Spiti is reached by crossing the Kunzum La ( 4551 mtrs).
As one descends to the other side the first way station is Losar a picturesque village at the end of a long valley formed by the Spiti river.
Often windy, sometimes snowy but always dramatic in the light that visits it every evening - here is a picture of Losar, with dappled sunlight, catching the ripening fields of mustard and corn.
It is this ethereal light that gives Losar the same name as the famous Tibetan Festival of the New Year! A Godliness on Earth!
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cgrindahl (6113) 2004-08-03 4:04
Gorgeous image Vijay! The colors and hazy light is wonderful. I know from my visit to India that burning of cow dung for cooking creates a persistent haze in much of the country. I don't know whether that contributes to the haze in this valley, but I would be shocked if the air had been clear, especially in the summer. I've said before that I really appreciate these images you share with us. And I applaud your fine little Sony camera that does such excellent work for you.
pingu23 (590) 2004-08-03 4:09
Fantastic landscape ! Great grat lights and colors !
I love it. Very well done !
SylFondacci (4087) 2004-08-03 4:11
Splendid shot ! Like a painting ...
carper (96) 2004-08-03 4:11
Very good one Vijay,
Great view, fantastic colours, nice depth in it, very good photo, yes I like this one.
oochappan (16173) 2004-08-03 4:43
Perfect landscape shot with soft balanced color transition where mountains and lights make it very impressif. Thanks for the note.
spence (65) 2004-08-03 4:51
Superb scenery, Vijay and as your note confirms, a very special light. Composition is great too.
Tavo (587) 2004-08-03 5:36
I have never been in India, but this is how I imagine and feel that country, being fed up with the pictures of overcrowded Ganga river, Taj Mahal and Sikhs. I mean - colors, light, landscape, warm brightness and peace. Thank you.
sn00zie (2384) 2004-08-03 5:58
Vijay, this is a gorgeous picture. its breathtakingly beautiful... love the way the picture is in a complete golden haze. brilliant picture and yes, I agree with Curtis on the camera bit ;)
Olga (927) 2004-08-03 5:59
wow mountainman, it's difficult to critisize it!! so well balanced, sky against the ground, and the light IS the main hero here, especially these few rays breaking through the cloud... thanks!!
sengir (4956) 2004-08-03 7:16
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2004-08-03 7:29
Wonderful picture, Vijay. The atmosphere you show us, is very nice and almost intimate. The light is so soft and beautiful, and the colours all stay in the same range. Lovely, and very nice composition.
Proxilva (2157) 2004-08-03 8:25
very nice landscape...great colors, well balanced... TOP!!!
glider (690) 2004-08-03 11:11
Excellent landscape, Vijay. You was in the right place at the right time. I like your composition and gold colour tones. Itīs typical exemple that small camera can make very good shots. Very well done...
timotey (119) 2004-08-04 2:51
Astonshing shot ! So warm tones to give a special aspect to this landscape and a composition very well balanced between the moutains and the valley. The sky is amazing and gives a nice soft light to this shot. Very well done !
ChrisJ (116676) 2004-08-04 3:07
Superb lighting & subtle diagonal composition.
eleparc (24063) 2004-08-04 3:52
very nice colors and light... did you use a tripod? i ma ready to leave now on saturday to Leh... any chance that i see you in leh or delhi?
light (865) 2004-08-07 9:36
Beautiful and spectacular location. Superb atmosphere, great sun light. Colors splendid. Really nice tones, light, and great sensation of space and calm.
Uttar change done.
nalo (356) 2004-08-08 4:56
An other amazing picture taken by your hands! I like this landscape very much. So, thank you for show it to us...
bharat (474) 2004-08-08 5:25
Great Picture Vijay and beautifull expalnation on your photography.Great Shot from your side.
lucasvdb (635) 2004-11-01 10:59
Beautiful light ! Gives also a good idea of the vastness of these Ladakhi valleys.
misha81 (332) 2004-11-06 9:56
incredible effects of sun touching the hill within its rays
faubry (35447) 2005-04-08 11:29
very wonderful shot like a picture! very beautiful sweety colors, lighty , not others words to say!!
amol (952) 2005-04-09 2:53
simply fantastic...everything is so balanced...
amazing landscape...great light...natural colours...perfect framing and impressive composition...