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Ladakh Landscape

Ladakh Landscape
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Copyright: Vandana Bajikar (vandana2923) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2465 W: 125 N: 5702] (22207)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-05
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D-70s, Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 DG MACRO, Circular Polarising
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: INDIA : Leh-Ladakh
Theme(s): My Photos >= 100 points [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-06 17:12
Viewed: 4276
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 120
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
TL friends, anothet landscape from Ladakh. Mountain, desert, and yes, soft white cotton clouds in blue sky.

This photo was taken in the middle of the day with circular polarizer. It was just start of the summer and yet snow to melt from mountain. Even though it was so dry and sunny...the whole terrain was looking amazing.

High altitude place (minimum 13,000 ft) in Himalayas, paradise for snow lovers. The vivid, contrast colors is the beauty of this region. The few little herds you see are mainly dzo and cow.

Happy Easter Weekend!


He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

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Hi Vandana, the sky is impresive, and the compo very well, good contrast colors, really a beautiful shot. TFS


The landscape looks beautiful. Good POV, and nice capture.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-04-06 18:13]

Gorgeous landscape, love the cow on the left!
What a stunning view! TFS

Grand vista! Pro work! Enjoyed.

Great landscape, good PP...

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  • Pops71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 252 W: 24 N: 523] (2093)
  • [2007-04-06 19:03]

Hello Vandana,
What a great landscape and perfectly captured. I like the POV with the mountains and the coton clouds in the background and the dark blue sky. Great colors and sharpness. Excellent results. TFS
Happy Easter to my GF :-)

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13324)
  • [2007-04-06 19:53]

Hello Vandana.
Great, great view. Amazing effect and point of view. You know how to show this the best!
Happy Easter!

Janek J-23

This is a great shot Vandana!
Beautiful sharpness and composition, the saturation here is superb thanks to your polarizer. The detail and perspective are great too.
You impress me so much with this shot, I love it!

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-04-06 23:10]

Hi Vandana

I like the silhouetted fg cow, which adds scale to this impressive landscape. Good colour, sharpness & lighting. Tfs!

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-04-06 23:11]

Hi Vandana,
Impressive landscape with strong colors. The dark and cloudy sky is outstanding. Very good composition revealing the vastness of this country. Bravo! Annie

Great shot and view Vandana!
Nice deserted landscape.
Just by looking at the clouds I knew you used a polarizer. A great piece of optics, which I used to make do some photo experiments with the clouds.

Well done.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-04-07 4:17]

Beautiful landscape shot my dear Vandana...:) Love the dramatic sky and the beautiful mountains, one after the other, form layers of different depth and different colours, the cow is just addin life to the photo, i love the contrast and the colours..:D excellent pov and compo, well done my friend, thanks for sharing


:) ltr

Hi Vandana,
Wonderful view with amazing detail, colors and fabulous clouds.
A nice Easter weekend to you too.
Kind regards,

hi vandana,
clouds and mountains yes similar I like the colours, very natural and excellent light and atmosphere. wonderful composition with great perspective,very well done.TFS

LOL! :)

Hello Vandana

Beautiful landscape. Polarizing filters always give dramatic results. The contrast is so nice. After reading the conclusion of your note I wont take any chances, I'm going to laugh all the time just in case! :) :) :) :) :)

Regards, Sylvain

hi vandana!
wow!! this is amazing landscape, excellent sky with beautiful clouds and great composition with mountains in BG.
i like it.

Hello Vandana.
Good looking picture of that desolated landscape.
Happy Easter.

Hi dear Lady Vandana;great nature a view,nice colours,I liked...

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-04-07 10:03]

Hello Vandana,
gorgeous POV, the scenery mixed with the clous is amazing.. Excellent textures and lovely colors. Fabulous composition.

Beautiful landscape in a perfect capture and the vastness of this Tapori country is well underlined with your photo.The Lama's seem so happy With the Andes in the back TFS

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  • gnc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 730 W: 10 N: 104] (1449)
  • [2007-04-07 13:31]

Great panoramic shot, vibrant sky, great tones. The cow nearby enhances the perspective. Well done!

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  • efi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 11 N: 211] (3730)
  • [2007-04-07 13:35]

hi vandana;

Very impressive picture Vandana. Technically perfect picture.
Excellent composition. Great atmosphere. Very well done. tfs. Stev.

Hi Vanadana,
What a great landscape and perfectly shot.
The mountains looks beautiful on the dramatic sky background.

Good work

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-04-07 20:49]

The landscape looks beautiful and nice capture.Well done.

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  • isa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 62 N: 139] (1593)
  • [2007-04-08 3:00]

Hi Vandana,
Great landscape, pretty sky and clouds.
Good shot, beautiful composition. Like the POV.
Happy Easter,

Hi Vandana, splendid landscape with wonderful colors and excellent light, very well done, Happy Easter to you, ciao Silvio

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-04-08 3:54]

Verry beautifull landscape Vandana.
I Like this.
GR Jos


Those white clouds over the mountains make this a very dramatic composition. Well captured.

Hi Vandana,

Beautiful it is worth, beautiful composition, great mixture of colors of the earth and this wonderful sky still enriching more the landscape. very well, good contrast colors.
HAPPY EASTER my friend....


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2007-04-08 11:21]

Stunning landscape. Perfect exposure, framing and POV. The clouds are amazing and the animal perfectly place. Great work



Hi Vandana..

Super landscape...Very good deep of focus and very "outerspace" splendid strange colors..

Happy Easter !

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
  • [2007-04-08 20:04]

Hey Vandana,

Nicely captured and well done on the comp. Excellent work


Hi Vandana,
Nice landscape, I like the different layers of colors as well as how detail the clouds are. Very good composition.

Hello Vandana.
Beautifull shot , nice view, great clouds and a very good composition.

Regards Frans

My first thought is MAGNIFICENT! Love the wide angle view! Nice shot!

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-04-09 9:18]

Georgeus Vandana,the contrast ,sky,clouds .this is beautiful view.good presentativ picture.

Hello Princess and a compliment for this stunnning view. Super and a big smile from
Uncle Rob :-)

This is a great nature shot! I like this POV and composition. There is something a little smooth about focus but those colors and lightning are great! Well done and impressive image! Thanks,

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  • sufi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 7 N: 106] (1336)
  • [2007-04-10 5:28]

Merhaba Vandana...
Oh my God... It's a very effective ambience...
The point of view, the perspective, the colors and the light are perfect... Especially the contrast between the hot and cold colors is wonderful... The sky is incredible...
Stay well..

An amazing capture for sure. The land and mountain ranges look nice, the CP looks as though it worked well, especially on the sky. Very good depth, excellant detail thoughout the whole image. Very well seen and taken Vandana. TFS Lyndon

Amazing landscape Vandana. Good detail and colour.
The beast grazing gives a great scale to the shot.

Regards Mark

Pt later :)

Beautiful and dramatic landscape. I like the brown and yellow textures, the dark blue sky and the lonely cow. Very good.



Hi Vandana.
Very impressive landscape,excellent colours,DOF and well captured.
My congratulations.
Best Regards

* Piotr *

Hello Vandana,
Beautiful sky and rich colours!
Placement of the cow is intriguing, and shows a photographer that thinks differently sometimes!
Pablo -

wow, I have GOT to get me some of those toys you guys play with !! What an amazing photo, its almost like I could step right in it! Love it! Beauuutiiiful color too. Wow. TFS

Thanks for your comments on my photo " Munch, Munch, Munch (20)" :o)

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-04-13 12:53]

Terrain of the higher altitude is perculair and it is nicely composed in this powerful image. Sky is provising an immense depth along with undulating surface of Himalaya ranges. A magnificient image my friend, well done.

Many thanks for sharing the beauties of nature.

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  • NecipP Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 669 W: 16 N: 404] (4722)
  • [2007-04-13 15:53]

Nice work Vandana the detail and light sets a very good mood to the shot well composed great contrast tfs rgds necip.

Hi Vandana,

Happy belated Easter! I hope you had a great time. :)
Another beautiful landscape photo from Ladakh! Great POV and those clouds look very dramatic!

Very well done

Salut Vandana

Superbe photo, j'aime tout spécialement les nuages, mais le paysage est aussi de toute beauté.


hi Vandana,
image sharpness here is brilliant.
Exposure is excellent!

Well done to you!
Best regards, Daniel

Hi Vandana!
Beautiful landscape.I love the contrast between clouds and sky.
Well done.

hello! this is wonderful place! excellent work!beauty scenery! TFS
greetings Aga:)

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  • pranab Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 0 N: 537] (3143)
  • [2007-04-21 16:01]

excellent capture of this mountainscape. great color and details. excellent pov to capture all the elements.

what a beautiful landscape photo.

nice details and colors.
I like it a lot ;)

Beautiful landscape! Great light and contrast.
Great clouds and I love the animal at the bottom
well done,

Another outstanding capture from Vandana: The use of polorizer worked great here, and I like the frame that included the cow on the left; and superb details as well!
great capture!

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  • lion Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 549 W: 64 N: 24] (5600)
  • [2007-04-27 9:16]

Great landscape.
I love that colors of the sky and impresive mountains and details.

Namaste Vandana
Very impressive landscape. Magnificent contrast.
The enduring beauty of ladakh can be felt in this photo.

What a surreal landscape ! splendid, and the cow is helping us to get the sense of proportions...

A very beautiful place.. and very beautiful landscape! You have a very lovely gallery!! TFS.

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