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Cold Desert from North Sikkim

Cold Desert from North Sikkim
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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: 2008-10-20
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D-200, Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D AF ED, Hoya Cir. Polarizer 86mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-13 5:09
Viewed: 4563
Points: 24
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On my way to Gurudongmar lake the land beyond Thangu, North Sikkim became absolutely desolate with beginning of the Himalayan rain-shadow zone of cold desert that merges with Tibetan plateau. The mountains were painted heavenly with the beautiful tones of colors reaching the altitude of almost 20,000 to 25,000 feet ASL. Surprisingly I could see snow on one the side of the peaks only with local yak population grazing in the open pastures located on the steep slopes.

I present you this peerless landscape for strange biodiversity India carries with its topography.

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To eng55: Hellosranjan 1 02-13 16:40
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Hallo Subhash
What a wonderful landscape with wide open spaces. Very pleasant image with warm and rich colours. A definite peaceful and serene view. This is indeed a large piece of land, as far as one can look with the eye. The blue sky just peeping at the top of the mountain is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Hello Subhash! Wonderful landscape, wonderful long perspective. Nice natural light and colours. Good info. Interesting work. Well done!

Hy Subhash
This kind of landscape that I saw only on TV: impressive!
A strage lanscape for me: on the top of the mountains snow (water) but still desert. And the sky, without any clouds!
Well done and all the best,

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-02-13 7:18]

Hello Subhash,
For me inhabitant of lowland these huge mountains hard to imagine. Your photo like me because it's colours.
Regards, Pawel

hello Subhash

another of your beautiful Mountain/Landscape photographys
shot with fine POV and DOF, i love the colour tones
of your image and its composition, i went to see the camera
and it is the Nikon D-200, we understaund why this
photo is so beautifully composed, great contrast
between the ground/mountain's warm colour tones
and the sky's cold colour tones, one of your best photos,




This is a sight of the likes I have not fallen upon myself. It takes me to another place entirely which to me sounds a top YES.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-13 12:37]
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Hi Subhash,
Wonderful landscape from you again.Colors,POV and composition are excellent.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Subhash, a fine and perfect capture of the high summits with nice composition.
Have a nice WE and Happy Valentine'day MF!


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-02-14 7:55]

Hello Subhash, I absolutely like the landscape and the colors. Fantastic shot. Ganesh

Hi Mr. Subhash,
A nice capture of this beautiful landscape. Very well composed with good colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Nice landscape but you should crop the bottom. Its disturbing.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-02-19 14:26]

Hello Subhash !
These lands look so dry, I wonder what the yacks are eating ! But even this naked desolation looks beautiful, in its own way, because I love the shape of these mountains. The little patches of snow are a nice bonus. Composition and POV are excellent. Very well done !

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