It is a bad plan to make a trip to leh in September. I feel August is the last month to be there if you want an easy trip.
I was very disapointed with the shoot in Leh because I got very cloudy all over. But one of my friend says "A bad weather is actually a good weather for photography". This perticular day he was right. I was just roaming in the street. Sky was totaly dark with black clouds. I reached in front of Tsemo Gompa. Looking at Gompa I thought it will be a magic if there is some light on the Gompa. As a part of Ladakh Festival, a road show was happening in the street, but my eyes were on the gompa. Then after two hour of waiting sun appeared from behind the clouds, only for two minute and magic happend.
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jpc3829 (258) 2008-12-02 21:33
Very nice picture indeed !!
The brightness of colours is impressive, POV is original, massive clouds are threatening....
Good shot !!
brandstaetter (15915) 2008-12-02 22:11
yes, you found an outstanding contrast of colours, of dark and brightness.
chiaretta (2414) 2008-12-02 22:25
a very ggod shot: strange and well captured light, strong composition. COlours are well satured!
Thanks For Sharing!
Morac (27719) 2008-12-02 22:37
Very nice picture indeed !
These colors, the sky are beautiful.
I_WanderingSoul (686) 2008-12-02 22:49
So finally your wait paid off!
Its a different picture of the same Namgyal Tsemo Gompa. :)
The dark sky looks amazing and it contrasts well with the red monastery.
patshoo (952) 2008-12-02 23:46
Attractive POV,Well composition and placing of building in frame,I like the arrangement of light on the buiding that made an outstanding effect for this scene,Sharpness overall too.Good work,TFS.
delkoo (68) 2008-12-03 1:49
the quality isn't at the best, but the light is really beautiful.
somak_g (497) 2008-12-03 7:54
you wait paid off - you captured an outstanding image - just awesome. good pov & excellent composition too.
ps. i have problem with the caption - move it to one side & make it less bold. it will not be distracting.
hispic (9652) 2008-12-03 19:02
Marvelous light! The sunlight in the evening is hitting the gompa in the dark sky beautifully, it's certainly magic. You were worth having waited for two hours. Magical stunning shot!
Have a nice day, Hisashi
vmukherjee (612) 2008-12-03 20:24
Beautiful shot. The pov, dark sky, with the Gompa on top of the mountain look breadthtaking. But I would have like it even more if there were a little more details on the white portions of the Gompa. May be you could have tried multiple exposure, or the highlight / burn tool in photoshop will be of some help. Anyways, great work. Thanks for sharing.
trotter4ever (46) 2008-12-03 22:21
your wait certainly has paid off. Nice framing has made the snap even more gorgeous.