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Chhitkul... the last village of India


Chhitkul... the last village of India
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-20
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Olympus Pen EPL 1, M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-31 6:20
Viewed: 2649
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chhitkul. the last village of India. and on the other side of those mountains, is Tibet. can you see the greenish blue glimpse of river Baspa? yes, it originates near to this village.

Chhitkul is in Sangla Valley, which is in the beautiful district (of Himachal Pradesh), Kinnaur. this village is situated at an altitude of 3450 metres above sea level, and has got few people residing in it. it has got one government high school too!

Chhitkul is extremely cold in summer, and in winter it goes far below the freezing point. most of the residents, before winter, start climbing down to Sangla and nearby areas.

the cow-dung kind of thing that you get to see in the photograph, is of Yaks. yes, people take good care of their yaks, sheeps, horses, hens and donkeys.

i tried to walk till the foot of those mountains... as it was near by... but the cold, sharp, freezing, powerful wind was extremely against it. then it started raining. so we had to run for a shelter and couldn't reach those mountains. but i had spent enough time with river Baspa, and collected many interesting stones from its bank.

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Hello Ruby,
A very interesting valley, great POV!
Regards
Lucja

Hello Ruby
Wonderful landscape. Great POV and beautiful colors.
TFS
Regards
J.Diogo

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-01-31 11:35]

Hi Ruby!
This is a lovely landscape with a nice DOF and wonderful colors!I wish to go there to see the Himalayas montains...Thanks for sharing!Keep on posting!
Regards from,
aNa

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-02-05 18:04]

Hello Ruby,
An attractive image filled with beautiful natural coloration and interesting geological features. Looks like a great place to spend the day photographing and exploring. Wonderful detail and just the right exposure. Well done!!
Ron

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