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Ravines from Bakloh

Ravines from Bakloh
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-10
Categories: River
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-16 4:38
Viewed: 4831
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is an alien landscape classified as "ravine" of one of the tributaries of river Ravi which is seen from the hill top of Bakloh situated at an altitude of 4,500 feet.

A ravine is a very small valley, which is often the product of streamcutting erosion. A ravine is generally a slope landform of relatively steep (cross-sectional) sides, on the order of twenty to seventy percent in gradient. Ravines may or may not have active streams flowing along the downslope channel which originally formed them; moreover, often they are characterised by intermittent streams, since their geographic scale may not be sufficiently large to support a perennial watercourse. Refer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravine

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Very strange place, but beautiful alien landscape ;)

Hi Sranjan. What an amazing beautiful place and a picture. Information is well. Well done. Regards Leyla

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
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Hello Subhash,
Wonderful landscape witk marvelous color and depth of field giving us a great look at this strange erosion. I like the pillars the best, thank you for sharing this fine image Subhash.

I have been intrigued by these formations I have been seeing for the past 50 years whenever I have travelled between Chamba and Pathankot, Subhash. Many a time, I thought of camping in the area and going on a photo expedition down there in the valley where they are so large and formidable looking. With my new wide angle lens 18-200mm which I got recently, I think I will give it a try this summer when I visit Chamba.
The top view you have captured here gives a good idea about these columns carved by the elements of nature. I have a niggling feeling that in the Ice Age when ice melted and earth started on the next step of its evolution, some geological upheavals might have occurred in the next millions of years to form this strata. Have you looked at the formations carefully? They are formed of smooth, water/ice eroded stones of small to medium size which sometimes roll down to the road even during dry season. The clay has cemented these rocks together but they get loose during rains in particular.
Conversely, could the Ravi have left these depositions after altering its course again millions of years ago? Well, I am no geologist and these are mere ramblings.
Thanks for bringing to light this strange earth feature native to this part of the Shivaliks and best regards.

Hi Sunhash
Very intersting picture of strange formation.
Good composition and exposition. The background that is not uniform make kind of noise, but you've managed well with presenting the main object.
Thanks for sharing

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