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Lesser Himalaya

Lesser Himalaya
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-25
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-25 7:42
Viewed: 8783
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In February this year when I was touring my native place, I walked to our oldest apple plantation up the valley. The plantation is almost dead now, though my brothers have planted fresh saplings there recently. This place is very dear to me. My father spent almost his entire life of retirement at this plantation.

In my youth when I was passing through the Sturm und Drang of existence in the plains of India, I would visit him maybe once in three or four years. It would always be an exhilirating experience to spend a few days of quiet and peace with my old dad who lived the life of a hermit.
It was while walking up to that place that I took this picture of the Lesser Himalayas draped in a thick mantle of snow but glistening brightly in the winter morning sunshine.
Hope you like it.


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Ciao Ram, fantastic view of superb mountains, splendid light and colors, wonderful composition, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

A fine place to spend ones retirement Ram, the air must be very clear and fresh there. Your excellent panorama demonstrates the might of mother nature and compares it effectively with the exertions of man. A beautiful naturescape indeed my friend!

Hello Ram sir,

Very wonderful and halcyon view of the Himalayan haven. Thanks for the shot.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-04-25 10:56]

Hello Ram,
Magnificent to have a look at the large Version, makes this landscape so real and so close.
I think I recognize this view from another posting of yours, showing the slope with the man-made terrasses. Also striking the snow-covered mountain range in the back.
It made me smile reading that you passed through a Sturm und Drang phase..
Touching that you remember in a so gentle way your father.
Thanks so much for this so special posting

Dear Ram Sir,
How come today you & I have posted something almost similar landscapes from Himalays!!! Beautiful panoramic composition from Lesser Himalayas. TFS

Hello Ram,

A beautiful & serene capture of these mountains. Well done & refreshing to watch. TFS.

Best Regards


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-04-25 23:23]

Hello Ram,

A fantastic Himalaya scene, with marvellous sharpness & graphism. A superb pov. I like the lighting, & texture. TfsBest regards Siggi

Hi Mr. Ram,
A nice LP version of the Himalayas. Very good landscape shot. Very good light and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.


Hello Ram,
Superb panorama well captured , details and colours are coming out nicely on the large version
Well done

PS : Sorry for being quiet on TN but Iím presently in Bruxelles / Belgium, my old mother being quite sick, at his stage I donít know when I will be back home
Warmest regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-04-26 7:00]

A wonderful capture of this impressive Himalayan landscape Ram. The larger version is great to see and gives us a hint of the grandeur of this scene with the terraced and forested slopes of the valley dividing to reveal the snow capped mountainns in the BG in great lighting in the clean air.
Thanks for sharing this fine glimpse of your homeland.
All the best,

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-04-27 23:44]

Dear Ram!

Your picture is as beautiful as impressive! The heart of a mountaineer beats higher at its view. The large version shows rich details and reveals the majestic beauty of this mountain chain at best. Your native place is beautiful!

Kind regards


Hi Ram,
What a spectacular view. The larger version still doesn't do justice to the spectacle of this landscape. I like the inclusion of the houses in the FG, they give great scale to the scenery. The winter feel is well visable. I love the clarity of the air giving you this clear view on the huge mountain range.

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