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Mountains of Sikkim

Mountains of Sikkim
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Copyright: Georg Isbary (oki) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-27
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Sony DSC W7
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-29 2:48
Viewed: 4764
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sikkim (Nepali: सिक्किम (help·info), also Sikhim) is a landlocked Indian state nestled in the Himalayas. It is the least populous state in India, and the second-smallest in area after Goa. The thumb-shaped state borders Nepal in the west, Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north and east, and Bhutan in the southeast. The Indian state of West Bengal borders Sikkim to its south. The official languages are Hindi , Bhutia, Nepali, Lepcha, Limbu, and English. The language of almost all written transactions is English. The predominant religions are Hinduism and Vajrayana Buddhism. Gangtok is the capital and largest town.

Despite its tiny size, Sikkim is geographically diverse, owing to its location on the Himalaya. The climate ranges from subtropical to high alpine. Kangchenjunga, the world's third highest peak, is located in the northwestern part of the state on the boundary with Nepal, and can be seen from most parts of the state. Sikkim is a popular tourist destination for its culture, scenic beauty and biodiversity.

Mountains of Sikkim are just amazing. The more you get to the northern parts the more spectacular the himalayan range of mountains become. Chopta Valley and Yumthang Valley are my favorites.

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Hi Georg!
Wonderful view of the mountains! I know this location through Sagar's also beautiful shots and I like it very much. These mountains are amazing.
You found a very good expo for it, the close slopes frame the view perfectly while the clouds are glowing. TFS!

All the best for the New Year,

Hello Georg! Wonderful mountain. Amazing natural frame. Good POV. Great effect. Best regard!

Hi Georg, splendid landscape with superb mountains, excellent light, good colors, very well done, HAPPY NEW YEAR ciao Silvio

Hi Georg,
wonderful view of Himalayas except for the overexposure.

Hi Georg,
A lovely capture of these snow filled mountains. Excellent composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year 2008.

Hi Georg,

What a beautiful view of this mountain with great light and colours, good composition, pov and silhouettes.
Beautiful, thanks for sharing and a happy new year!

Greetings, Nel

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-30 17:37]

Hello Georg

Another beautiful capture of a majestic mountain.
The clarity is excellent with sharp focus and details.
Very good illumination with lovely colours.
A lovely composition.


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