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Panch chuli Peaks.

Panch chuli Peaks.
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-02
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D-200, NIKKOR 28-105MM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-11 10:47
Viewed: 5043
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Panchchuli peaks are a group of five snow-capped Himalayan peaks lying at the end of the eastern Kumaon region, Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand state, India. The peaks have altitudes ranging from 6,334 metres (20,781 ft) to 6,904 metres (22,651 ft). They form the watershed between the Gori and the Darmaganga valleys. Panchchuli is also located on the Gori Ganga-Lassar Yankti divide. The group lies 138 km (86 mi) from Pithoragarh.

The five peaks on the Panchchuli massif are numbered from northwest to southeast. The highest peak is Panchchuli II, which was first scaled by an Indo-Tibetan Border Police expedition in 1972. The group's name is derived the legendary Pandavas's "Five Chulis" (cooking hearths), where they cooked their last meal before proceeding toward their heavenly abode.

This picture was taken about 5 kms from Munsiari, the last town in this region. I went to a potato field and from there i took this picture, used polarizing filter, and handheld shot.

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  • smurali Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 14 N: 609] (3596)
  • [2008-09-11 10:57]

Lovely slanting lighting makes this picture. The foreground is balanced by the more prominent house on the left and the haystacks.

- Murali Santhanam

Hi Sathish,

This is beautiful pictorial picture,the composition,POV,ligting everything is nice about it, am sure you will let out more pictures from the bag time to come :). TFS

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2008-09-11 23:17]

Hi Satish
Dreamland, romantic view and nice light.


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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2008-09-12 3:32]

Hi Satish,
I love the quality of light.Nice composition, only could have wished for more of it.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-12 21:02]

Satish, This is superb shot. Excellent lighting and great view. Lovely landscape. Ganesh

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-09-16 11:11]

overwhelming . no words

Bonjour Satish,
Ce panorama est superbe avec une bonne composition grace à ce magnifique premier plan qui donne de la profondeur à l'image dans une très belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

splendid landscape. it is the place where it would appeal to me to go in a my future travel. In order now I must myself be pleased of your beautifulst photo that ritrae at best the mountains of the chain. Details are portraits dearly, beautiful light and composition. the subjects in first give well the sense of the depth

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