Kaza is situated on the left bank of River Spiti, it is presently the headquarters of Spiti sub-division, perched at an elevation of 3,740 meters (12,300 ft) above mean sea level, is the largest township and commercial center of the valley and as is typical of the valley - its largely Tibetan. The town is overlooked by steep ridges that are permanently covered with snow on their top.
The Sakya Tenggyu Monastery of Kaza is new - inagurated by the Dalai Lama in July 2009 – compare it with the ancient monasteries of Dhankhar & Kye that are on either side of this small town. (Kye is about 11Km upstream, while Dhankhar is around 15 Km the other way). The newer building which greets visitors today stands where the former monastery, known as Tenggyud Lhundrup Choekhor Ling, existed for 35 years.
The Monastery is quite close to the Spiti River & one evening I captured this scene as I walked from the monastery to the river bank, along the avenue lined with sun drenched yellow deodars (a species of cedar native to the western Himalayas) which created an amazing luminescence against the backdrop of the arid brown treeless Spiti mountains.
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holmertz (38523) 2011-12-20 1:40
The long lines of trees along the road give us a strong perspective towards the mountain which rises quite dramatically in front of us. The tender yellowish green tone of the leaves also contrast very nicely to the darkness of the mountainside.
mrichat (1653) 2011-12-20 1:43
great presentation along the deodar trees,i think this was not shooted from the main road,but the left side of the road where the main town is.nice croppingThe trees are highlighted rather than the snow clad peak at BG.contrast betwn blue sky and the trees worked well here.A nice place indeed,really a perfect spot for mountain lovers and landscape shooters. Darun Hoyeche.
lousat (73837) 2011-12-20 1:48
Magnificent result from the best point of view,the trees like a road and the mountain like a imposing stop,great perspective,sharpness and colors,impressive light position too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Gerrit (45745) 2011-12-20 2:17
great POV looking up to this majestic snow capped mountain and along the avenue with the trees.
Perfect control of the backlight.
besnard (52443) 2011-12-20 2:18
La prise de cette rangée d'arbres donne de la profondeur à l'image. Une bonne luminosité, tout laisse supposer que l'air est très pur là-bas.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
carper (96) 2011-12-20 3:00
a very nice and well composed shot here from a very nice place, well composed and good photo job here.
dale54 (6461) 2011-12-20 4:19
ANGSHUMAN HI,I LIKE HOW THOSE BEAUTIFULL TREES LEAD YOU RIGHT INTO THIS SUPER SHOT!WHAT A VIEW!TFS! HAVE A GREAT DAY! DR
pierrefonds (55664) 2011-12-20 4:41
The trees are framing well the mountain. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the mountain. The late afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-12-20 5:17
Ola Angshuman ,
Lindo o corredor destas árvores a levarem o nosso olhar para o topo da montanha , parece um vulcão com as nuvens no topo , boa luz e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
prasun984 (5590) 2011-12-20 5:24
lovely landscape shot with nice framing by the tall trees both side of the road which goes to the end to touch the snow covered mountain :)
nice play of warm light over the trees & mountain...
nice chosen POV with good light management...superb clarity with nice color contrast & sharpness...
mayjayne (3171) 2011-12-20 6:14
What an amazing POV! The row of trees are vanishing towards the end, yet opening up to the magnificent mountain...the colours are calm and pleasing to the eye..
wolf38 (31014) 2011-12-20 7:21
Hello Angshuman. A photo in which everything is right. Composition, light and colors complement each other perfectly. Above all, the photo is beautiful in the aesthetic sense. Rgds, Wolfgang.
npecanhuk (62452) 2011-12-20 19:15
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and symmetrical composition are highlights and excellent features!
TFS - congrats,
Graal (95972) 2011-12-20 23:33
nice glance on the mountain through the rows of trees. An interesting note about Kaza, photo well done.
Have a nice day.
Nicou (117978) 2011-12-21 2:02
merveilleuse vue e tiamge sur cette montagne quel découpage au sommet avec ce graphjsime de forêt en premier plan et ces tons quel ensemble grandisoe.
Bravo et amitié
danos (84275) 2011-12-21 3:35
nice the view of this well captured image with the passageway of the trees to lead-in the eye on the snowy Mt,that is found the Sakya Tenggyu Monastery.I like the Spring light as falling on the scenery with the vivid colours to make it so charmy and picturesque.
josepmarin (57617) 2011-12-21 4:26
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
It is a good framing, I like the perspective of the trees that leads our look towards the building and the mountains in background, in a very dynamic composition, in which nothing distracts our attention.
The light is very pleasant at sight, and creates a nice effect of chiaroscuro in the image, as well as a high chromatic quality.
An excellent work.
ChrisJ (95080) 2011-12-21 4:58
I love the 2 converging rows of yellow leafed trees that contrast so well gainst the blue sky & add diminishing linear perspective. Good sharpness & cp use. Tfs!
cavli (1874) 2011-12-21 5:25
you composed this breathtaken view very well. very clear and sharp picture.
pajaran (49584) 2011-12-21 5:40
Kod nas je 14,40. sati.
Dobar ketst o mestu i manastiru ..
Dobar snimka drvoreda koji nas vodi u manastir i pogled na palaninu sa snegom, lepa fotografija.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, kompozicija i prikaz lepim bojama.
Imajte mirnu noc za odmor.
With us is 14.40. hours.
Good article on the place and monastery ..
Good shot alley that leads us to the monastery and the view of the mountain with snow, beautiful images.
Good shot severity, contrast, composition and beautiful color display.
Have a peaceful night of rest.
All the best.
sacimar (25975) 2011-12-21 6:24
I like this place, you chose an interesting perspective following the tree lines, the mountain in the background is also eye catching, well seen,
Fis2 (83120) 2011-12-21 7:39
Good frame and super colors.
Have a nice evening
abmdsudi (41134) 2011-12-22 22:59
A superb image, brilliant view at the point of this height and what a great feeling of space and immense depth. The symmetry really works for me, here the repeat verticals and sharp clean edges of golden trees combine to lead the eye deeper and deeper into the picture at the botom end to the tiny breaks that livens it up a bit, giving a sense of proportion. A good composition, beautifully delicate coloring and the effect of the snow peak mountain makes it a real beauty. Marvellous capture, it is certainly worth being up there and I can share your feel. Congrats
pablominto (53744) 2011-12-22 23:49
It is an interesting composition, where the symmetrical appearance draws attention!
The spring foliage makes a fine framing for the snowy summit, and the blue sky with the fluffy white clouds...
Fine light that renders attractive colours!
Ricx (13495) 2011-12-23 23:23
Hi Angshu, This is a stunning image.. I am sure that I cannot add anything more than what has already been said. It is just superb. Youi are a true artist..
Have a wonderful festive season.. Rich
delpeoples (52771) 2011-12-24 2:00
Namaskar dear Angshu
Such a magfnificent perspective created by the coloured trees in a row, leading the eye towards the star of the photo, those majestic mountains. Beautiful rich colours, great compo and impresive depth of field. I'm unsure if you celebrate Christmas, if you do, have a very Merry Christmas and if you do not, have a wonderful December :)
avishek_khan (544) 2011-12-25 21:45
Lovely composition! Nice tight crop to extract the beauty of the compo! Very suitable caption as well:)
dip (23528) 2011-12-26 8:53
a beautiful photo with nice natural colors and good lighting,the trees in the foreground add a great perspective!
jemaflor (82098) 2011-12-28 10:07
Interesting and beautiful view, good depth effect and V composition with these trees, tfs.
nikkitta (13871) 2011-12-29 14:25
What a place to be free and with time to takes photos
Great capture very symmetrical
Like the POV
Trees on both sides and the imposing snow covered mountains at the BG
Great and TFS
papagolf21 (83978) 2011-12-30 0:25
Bonjour, cher ami Angshu,
Cette voie bordée d'arbres aux feuilles frémissantes mène joliment notre regard sur ces montagnes aux sommets enneigés. Le ciel bleu s'octroie de petits nuages d'une grande délicatesse.
Excellentes fêtes de fin d'année.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-12-31 12:44
Hello dear Angshuman-san!
How majestic this view of the mountain is! The frontal approach to this photograph in my humble opinion is most successful. The mountain glows in charming blue. The contrasts with the golden trees along the avenue are very delightful. I like how the trees along the street seem to open up for you to reveal their beauty. You did not leave the view without it being captured; I would like to say, on your film. (It’s somehow more romantic to say it like this.) The view is very inviting, cleanness of the air, warmth of the sun rays, all the right ingredients are present in the image to make this photo a pure pleasure for us to see. Only my poor English limits me to explain and express myself well enough to fully describe the beauty of it.
With my warmest and utmost pleasure,
I wish you a very pleasant beginning of the year 2012, Angshuman-san
macjake (53902) 2012-01-03 10:36
smart composition here, it really works well from a visual standpoint as the eye is naturally drawn straight down the middle of the frame.
these types of photos are hard to find in the real world, and you took full advantage of it.
excellent lighting and depth.
i honestly would not change anything
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (55035)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-05-30
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO, RAW, Marumi 72mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: At Heaven's Door - Kinnaur & Spiti
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-20 1:27