As we were driving from Leh to visit the Wetland Reserve of Tso Moriri Lake, we crossed this beautiful valley through which a not so famous river was flowing.
I found the surroundings to be magnificent under the clear blue sky and was tempted to shoot some photos.
I was really embarrassed to ask the driver to stop as he had made numerous stops at my behest and we were running way behind schedule. But I thought I should not let this opportunity pass and I asked him to stop. He parked the car by the side of the road and said I can take as many shots I like and he will make up for the time lost. So I dedicate this shot to this gem of a person I met on my trip to Ladakh. His name is Sadik Ahmed and he had a wonderful in depth knowledge about the area and was always willing to help.
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williewhistler (16398) 2013-12-18 3:50
this is an excellent composition with good use being made of the vertical corners giving the breathtaking view along the river bed so much interest and drama.
The triangles of colour are a delight to view,your guide has served you well,it`s a lovely shot.
Fis2 (99686) 2013-12-18 4:15
Beautiful natural colors.
Good POV and perspective.
Have a nice afternoon
Nicou (144264) 2013-12-18 5:01
D'un côté la rivière qui s'écoule de l'autre la partie herbeuse quel contraste et la vallée la forme en Fond ce V mervielleux quelle vue splendide.
Bravo et amitié
CPD66 (960) 2013-12-18 5:10
well framed, good colour saturation and good POV.
rychem (37371) 2013-12-18 5:52
The landscape is really beautiful, great sense of composition, fantastic combination of colors
Silvio1953 (145605) 2013-12-18 6:27
Ciao Subho, lovely composition with beautiful duouble v, wonderful bright colors, splendid light and excellent perspective, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
willperrett (11080) 2013-12-18 7:06
Good story; great photograph. Maybe the sky's a little too saturated for my taste, but it's balanced by the yellows of the grass below. A very beautiful place.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-12-18 7:11
Hello Subho - You sound like me, I'm always asking the driver to stop when we are traveling in beautiful landscapes; most of the time the driver is my husband and he gets a bit fed-up! What a wonderful valley, the rock walls form an almost perfect V and you have managed to bring out the colours and textures of the rocks very well. Wild and remote, this is a lovely shot. Warm regards Rosemary
EstudioChispa (2176) 2013-12-18 8:22
Your eye was right to say "Stop here!" This is a brilliant composition, Subho! The balance between the blue sky and the gold grasses, matched with the same balance between the slate-color mountains and the reflective water, and the compositional "A" and "V" lines -- superb work!
Thanks for sharing!
Waylim (25502) 2013-12-18 8:58
Truly beautiful nature photo, love A and especial the V shape of the mountain, open up to the beautfiful blue sky and those few clouds spice up the sky just enought. The golden field and red trees give warm colors to this relatively baren land. I'm sure it would be cold up there as I have been in high plateau in Nepal and Tibet. Love the clarity of the air and how close we are to heaven.
seb1lopez (187) 2013-12-18 9:06
very nice and interesting: the pic seems centered but is not... nice! the V of the mountains respond to the V of the river and the ground, and the add of yellow and red plants is really nice!
dta (79094) 2013-12-18 9:15
Hello Subho ,
A gorgeous mountain view ! I like especially the contrast of colors in the FG , and the perfect V of the valley .
mcmtanyel (23995) 2013-12-18 10:58
Hear, hear! Here's to Sadık! (BTW, Sadık means loyal.) You found a magnificent view from the perfect POV. The layers of colors are very pleasant. Altogether a very impressive photo, congrats & TFS!
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-18 11:57
sei stato fortunato ad incontrare un autista così disponibile e bene hai fatto a fermarti perchè questa foto è un vero gioiello sioa per il particolare punto di ripresa che per il soggetto e nello stesso tempo per la luce ed i colori.
Una parte dell'India tra le più spettacolari che non finisce mai di stupire per le visioni che sa offrire ai visitatori.
Ciao e buona serata
nikkitta (17066) 2013-12-18 15:15
A note and history sufered by most photographers while traveling in organized groups
Good to stop at this very spot where the angles in v gave deepness and the color provided by the vegetation is quite stunning
Good lanscape of a so remote place
mrichat (1755) 2013-12-18 17:29
You know,most of the drivers are called "jaanbaz" in some documentry short films as i watched in TV, and also from the foreign travellers.Some of them sometime get iritated due to stopping so many times of your car.Still they are most coperative.Your story reminds me my kinnaur-spiti trip in 2009.
When i saw the thumbnail along the title i thought that it is a photo from either spiti or kinnaur valley,but the yellow shades can not be the apple orchards.. :P
The frame you presented here has a lot of vibrant color with different mode of tones.well saturated colors.Both sides of the river is well covered with grey typical ladakhi mountains. Nice pov.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-12-18 17:46
seeing this mesmerizing view of nature, i feel A for All and V for Void. In front of such gigantic beauty of nature we are just like void. Excellent use of the V of the mountains. Nice composition with endless depth. Good colourful one. Khub bhalo chhobi. Tfs.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-12-18 21:11
isn't this a gem of a place.its surreal and beautiful.love your frame and pov with excellent light and natural colors.
fabbs99 (17167) 2013-12-18 23:47
Superb shot of this beautiful valley from Leh.Lovely colors and a great composition.Very good management of light and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing.
pajaran (61856) 2013-12-19 10:17
Interesantan tekst o mestu sa opisom ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazana priroda.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the moment with a description ...
Good composition and perspective, good nature shown.
Good work, nice place and shown the moment, pretty colors.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
ourania (47120) 2013-12-19 11:11
you were lucky to make this journey and have Sadik Ahmed as a driver, guide and companion. Your picture has a superb layout, that makes the most of the dynamism of the landscape. The textures are very attractive and make this composition of lines and colours come alive. You used the light and the contrasts boldly and aptly, the colours are really magnificent. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
adramad (46496) 2013-12-19 12:27
A superb view of this small valley, with the river running along it, nice chromaticism those yellow plants, and red trees in the background, I like the V-shape of the two sides of the mountains, the sky between the same has a fabulous blue.
Great note to best place the image.
Nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I Like
Enjoy a good night.
pierrefonds (67539) 2013-12-19 17:29
The distance between the river and the mountains is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the mountains. The good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
hidibyendu (929) 2013-12-19 17:38
This is a magnificent capture of the beauty of India. Excellent mountainscape with a nice blue sky. Good rich colors and nice POV.
mirosu (16273) 2013-12-19 23:25
Beautiful mountains landscape photo in superb light & clarity. The vibrant colors and the color contrast against blue sky is perfect, Excellent deep DOF. Very well done.
ChrisJ (115529) 2013-12-20 2:59
A wonderful clear blue sky, so very different from the hazy Kathmandu valley in neighboring Nepal. It contrasts superbly against the dried yellow grass lining the banks of the stream. Good sharpness and aptly titled with the distinctive 'v' shape of the valley immediately noticeable. Tfs and have a nice weekend!
Royaldevon (39710) 2013-12-20 7:22
I just loved looking at this!
It is a very well composed shot of a very beautiful area. The converging lines make such effective guides and thrill with colours and textures, eventually reaching the edge of the valley slopes which are uplifting, as the reach out to the sky.
Have a lovely w/e,
delpeoples (58576) 2013-12-21 2:34
I really like the converging lines, the vivid colours and marvellous textures. The movement of the water is enchanting and you have created a marvellous perspective. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day.
kato (11630) 2013-12-21 3:00
You're capturing well this landscape by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the river which is flowing along the valley of steep mountain, and yellow flower bed and brown bush at river bank. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and beautiful color combination.
annjackman (21899) 2013-12-21 3:04
Wow - what a dramatic landscape with its steep mountainsides and rich colours in the valley. I particularly enjoy the red small trees/bushes. A lovely array of textures. Excellent exposure and sharpness - congratulations.
Kind Regards, Ann
Cricri (120521) 2013-12-21 10:35
Splendide couleurs et composition de ce paysage, excellent POV avec les rochers formant un V sous un bleu superbe du ciel, très jolie
dkmurphys (59995) 2013-12-26 1:11
Superb colors of this valley. It looks great, very picturesque!
Have a fine day.
Hansaphotos (8221) 2013-12-28 12:47
Beautiful landscape photo from the bottom of this v-shaped valley. The barren steep hillsides provides a fine colour contrast to the otherwise blue and orange. Very good DOF. Lovely work and a well chosen title:) Thanks.
A happy New Year to you and your family!
Angshu (56758) 2014-01-07 3:58
A beautiful view which perhaps only the barren regions of Ladakh & Spiti can offer. The perspective works well with the stream reflecting the sky and the dried grass bed, leading our eyes to the reddish bushes and the V valley beyond. Nicely done!
Mics (978) 2014-03-25 10:31
Beautiful landscape perfectly captured! I like the colors and composition.