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The Youngest of All: for Mario

The Youngest of All: for Mario
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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: 2009-12-23
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D-200, Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX AF-S N, Kenko Digital PL-CIR 67 mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-03 4:38
Viewed: 3518
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Shot from the altitude of 35,000 feet ASL this photograph of my motherland is dedicated to friend Aires Mario da Cruz.

The Himalayas are among the youngest mountain ranges on the planet and consist mostly of uplifted sedimentary and metamorphic rock. According to the modern theory of plate tectonics, their formation is a result of a continental collision or orogeny along the convergent boundary between the Indo-Australian Plate and the Eurasian Plate. This is referred to as a fold mountain.

The collision began in the Upper Cretaceous period about 70 million years ago, when the north-moving Indo-Australian Plate, moving at about 15 cm per year, collided with the Eurasian Plate. About 50 million years ago, this fast moving Indo-Australian plate had completely closed the Tethys Ocean, the existence of which has been determined by sedimentary rocks settled on the ocean floor and the volcanoes that fringed its edges. Since these sediments were light, they crumpled into mountain ranges rather than sinking to the floor.

The Indo-Australian plate continues to be driven horizontally below the Tibetan plateau, which forces the plateau to move upwards. The Arakan Yoma highlands in Myanmar and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal were also formed as a result of this collision.

The Indo-Australian plate is still moving at 67 mm per year, and over the next 10 million years it will travel about 1,500 km into Asia. About 20 mm per year of the India-Asia convergence is absorbed by thrusting along the Himalaya southern front. This leads to the Himalayas rising by about 5 mm per year, making them geologically active. The movement of the Indian plate into the Asian plate also makes this region seismically active, leading to earthquakes from time to time.
Sourec: wikipedia

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-03 4:40]

Hello Subhash
Wonderful landscape...thanks for sharing

Geographically speaking, many professional seismologists believe this will be the heart of the worlds next greatest quake. While it is somewhat quiet, it holds much pent up energy ready to become kinetic at a time none know. Your image gives this notion much power. The sun adds a dramatic touch,almost revealing some of the range mystery!

hello Subhash

another of your great Mountain Landscape Photographys,
with your fine POV you are dominating the Mountains,
i love the cold colour tones effect of your photo, TFS


Dear Subhash,
The first thought springing to mind is "Where were you, when you took this photo?" I assume in your plane (I read your intro...)

It is a view, few of us have seen or will ever have a chance to photograph.

So, truly THANK YOU FOR SHARING, and I add this impressive photo to my theme "Our Planet".

You did a fantastic job. It is ALWAYS difficult to take photos through the windows of a plane - even at low altitude - and usually, the results are hazy and/or the colours unnatural due to the tinted windows.

The crest of the mountain chain is sharp against the sky, and the few clouds add interest to the image.

A glorious image - beautifully presented.

Best wishes from South Africa

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 422] (1639)
  • [2010-01-03 11:58]

Hello Subhash
a truly beautiful landscape where colors, contrasts and light are all optimally balanced.
Very interesting notes.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-04 0:05]

Hi Subhash,
Very beautiful landscape again.Excellent DOF,details and framing.Very well done!.Have a great week!
Thanks for posting..

"DEAR" Dr. Ranjan,
Only today I've had a "breather" from my daily schedules to "work" for my beloved Mother-in-law who lays in the Hospice bed awaiting her MAKER.

I CANNOT thank you enough for the bounties you have been showering on this MOST UNWORTHY friend & pupil of yours. Am not even worth to tie your shoe laces... that's how deeply I feel about myself in comparison to you. And, here you are givig me "GIFTS" one after another.
To me you are PRICELESS... very few people know the work you are doing for mankind.... you are one of the most humble medical doctor scientist
I've ever known.

Hope & pray that my beloved India & its population someday are able to see even half of what I've seen in you.

Much love from this your servant,

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