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Beauty in the mountain

Beauty in the mountain
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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: 2006-06-07
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D-70s, Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 DG MACRO, Polarizer
Exposure: 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: INDIA : Leh-Ladakh
Date Submitted: 2007-04-19 17:42
Viewed: 2181
Points: 98
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Another view from the Ladakh terrain. Yes, there is green, and there are villages located in the valley. After travelling thru serpentine road, this is the village you arrive "Lamayuru". Another beautiful village.

I was trying to get the complete view of the Lamayuru. If one knows how this terrain is difficult to find such complete view, somehow I could manage to get the Lamayuru complete view...monastry, village, approach road and vehicle too.

The oldest and spectacularly set holy site Lamayuru monastery is about 125 kms. West of Leh, founded in the 10th century . Lamayuru was once a lake. It was blessed by a lama after which, as legend goes, the water of the lake receded upto the mountains leaving place for the monastery to be built.

It is also the free zone of Ladakh since not even a criminal can be apprehended in this place the Lamayuru Gompa dates back to the 10th century and is known to be the oldest house of faith in Ladakh.

The monastery is also famous for being one of the most picturesquely located monasteries in Ladakh. It belongs to the Kagyupa Order of Buddhism and is believed to have been wrecked and reconstructed several times.

Thank you, and hope you are enjoying the Extreme North of India...Leh-Ladakh!


Act in the valley so that you need not fear those who stand on the hill.
Danish proverb

PS: Please have a look in WS to see another interesting land in this area called "Moon Land"

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  • Great 
  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-04-19 17:59]

Hola Vandana,
increíble vista de estas bellas montañas,
bella composición y pov,
excelente realismo...
saludos amiga.

Wonderful view. Excellent sharpness and details.
Good composition.
Just breathtaking :-).

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  • isa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 62 N: 139] (1593)
  • [2007-04-19 18:33]

Hi Vandana,
Great and beauty landscape, excelent POV and lights.
Well Done,

Best Regards,

saludos Vandana

Enacantador y me encanto el carrito rojo andando le da un toque especial bien logrado te felicito


Hello Vandana!
Lovely place!
Beautiful colours, light and clarity!
Excellent done!

Hello W P
Vandana: WOW.
I realy did not know Bloomington Il Had such nice Canaries!..?...? Oops wrong text!!!!!
Sure I am a little teasing.. what else can I say I am stunned by this breathtaking view! Soon I will organise a TL tour to India and I am sure Adam will provide us the Airplane *__*
Wonderfull Vandana, wonderfull!


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  • gnc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 730 W: 10 N: 104] (1449)
  • [2007-04-20 1:02]

Awesome panorama. Sharp details and tones. Very well composed and framed.

Hi Vandana,

You captured this great view wonderfull. I love the detail and the natural colors well done.

Grtz Pim

PS Thx for your kind words and thoughts.

Great view, and photo. Nice and crips clear, good colours, I like the way the clouds shadows the hills.

Well done.

Hi Vandana, a lovely image. Well composed with extremely good detail. Your notes too are always worthy. TFS,

Weldone and congrats on photo 100.

This is really beautiful Vandana! Great Shot, excellent control of the light! Alot of detail! Amazing, dizzing heights!
Ill be back.............

Hello Vandana,
Beyond a photograph of very great quality, I feel the force which emanates from this site chosen to build the monastery there and like a blessing at the bottom of the valley, the life, gift, in the medium of the hardness of the ambient conditions. I like the small vehicle which puts at its right proportion this imposing landscape.

Really a beauty Vandana, elcontraste of the rural thing with the greenery it is impressive, a very agreeable photo at sight with good approach and brightness,
always. Congratulations.


Hi Vandana,
Wonderful shot,very good composition,excellent sharpness and details.
Thanks for your sending/sharing.
Best wishes.

  • Great 
  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-04-20 9:21]

Hello Vandana,
wonderful shot, I loe how the clouds cast a shadow over the landscape it adds a nice contrast.
Great POV, the scenery you showing off is fabulous.

Almost speechless looking at this beautiful mountain scene. Great.
Best wishes,

Very nice view and a great compositon.

hi vandana!
excellent view again with beautiful compo and colors.
i like it.

Hi Vandana,
lovely view, great sky. So interesting your note. This is indeed extreme life. Nicely seen and presented. TFS

Kindly regards,

Hi Vanadana:
You are making me want to go there:)
Most excellent and outstanding in every way...
I notice those fine details all the way...
your lighting/exposures are so well balanced for all the shades on those mountain dents...

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
  • [2007-04-20 14:46]

Hi Vandana,

Beautiful view, excellent work.


Hi Vandana.
Beautiful landscape,fantastic colours,DOF and capture.Nice POV.
Best Regards

* Piotr *

Hi Vandana,

What an extra-ordinary view! Excellent POV, sharpness & colour contrast! The green grass really seems to be the odd one out there! (^_^)

Well done & TFS

This will not be your top rated photo Vandana, like the other it is a little sad, again in real life it might be very impressive. Good weekend and bye bye

Hi Vandana,
Great point of view and perspevtive of these beautiful mountains.
Very well framed with sky. Excellent sharpness and details
Thanks and have a nice weekend

Like an oasis in the midst of stunning and a bit forbidding mountain scenery!
:)follow a.s.a.p.

  • Great 
  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-04-21 3:39]

Hi vandana
Wath a beautiful country. Very beautiful lanscape.
Gr Jos


  • Great 
  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2007-04-21 3:45]

Hi Vandana,
WOW!! The combination of grey and green is awesome. Excellent POV, nice colours.

Hi Vandana, congratulation for your splendid 100th post on TL, great mountain landscape and wonderful architecture with splendid colors, great sky, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2007-04-21 10:24]

Hello Vandana!
Indeed the moon land, lovely places! Excelent compo and light, amazing details and sharp.
Have a nice we!

Spectacular view, with the majestic mountains, the green valley and those white houses on top of the hill. Excellent POV and compo. Impressive.



Hi Vandana.
Very nice places, very nice shot. Interesting motive, excellent composition. Well done. tfs. Stev

Hi Vandana, this is such a beautiful view...we don't have views like this in my little part of the world so seeing such views like this posted by you and others is a real treat. Your shot is composed very well, love the patch of greenery, and the house/castle is in a nice spot. The mountains...? WOW. Thanks for sharing this beauty.


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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-04-22 11:12]

Congratulations Vandana for your 100 posting.This is beautiful montain landscape.Excellent sharpnes and wonderful view and work.
My compliment.

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-04-23 2:44]

woe, wonderful view, Vandana !
Excellent compo and very beautiful colours.
Lots of great details to look at.


  • Great 
  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-04-23 12:37]

High and dry mountains, partial plantation, thin air, snowy peaks and winding roads - sum up those togather and it forms Himalayas.

Beautifully taken image where variety of hues are defining the regged terrain. Sky is looking fantastic with flufy clouds. Well done my friend.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful image.

Hi Vandana, what a spectacular view this is. it has the look of medieval times.. very nice shot, clear and sharp


Hi Vandana,

What can me to say of such beauty of this wonderful nature captured by you.
it is simply wonderful.
Great and beauty landscape, excelent POV and lights.


Great sharpness, DOF, colours, breathtaking!



  • Great 
  • jityna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 119 W: 7 N: 162] (1083)
  • [2007-04-24 11:27]

Vandana, stunning landscape and you took it perfectly.Compo and DOF is great.

Hi Vandana!
Great compo and beautiful view.I like it.

great dov in this photo! what a lovely place you picture here.. absolutely love to go there one day.
very much like the colours and the composition with the bright green meadows in the lower right corner of this picture. makes the mountains look even more majestic than they already are.

Hi Vandana

What can i say, this is really top class picture of Ladakh terrain, excellent composotion and beautiful lights.


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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-04-26 10:13]

Great landscape shot with nice colors & details. Well done.

Hi Vandana!!
what can i say...breath taking. Very good panorama of this beautiful place. Just anizing. Regards Maciej

Ah, the splendid Lamayuru... Is there a decent guesthouse there nowadays ? I'd love to return there for a 3rd time ("never 2 without 3", we say in French)...
Very good viewpoint and light,
Bravo, TFS,

Woooh it is a majestic view!
A relly wonderful capture from a very good point, with a superb light and depth.


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