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Rocky Peak

Rocky Peak
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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: 2011-02-27
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-27 3:36
Viewed: 2855
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While flying back from New Delhi to Jammu this afternoon, I opted for a window seat with the purpose of taking pictures of Zanskar Himalayas. Unfortunately, Himalayan mountains usually get wrapped up in thick clouds in the afternoon even though it is all sunny elsewhere and that is exactly what happened today. Only the lower parts of some massifs covered in snow were visible here and there. As a result, I had to be content with the shots of clouds surrounding the mountains until a double wedge of dark rocks suddenly appeared looming over the cloud bank. I took one or two quick shots of it and then packed up my gear. On reaching home at 2 p.m., I immediately transferred the raw pics on to my computer and started editing. After cropping off the picture heavily because half of the frame was gobbled up by the plane wing outside the window, this is the picture that emerged. It is certainly flawed by many limitations including shooting through the window of a plane, but I thought I might as well share it here on TN. It was taken about three and a half hours ago. Hope you will find it of some interest.
Thanks for looking.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-02-27 3:42]

Hi Ram.
I live in Ukrainian steppe and saw the mountains in Crimea and Caucasus from very far distance. Your wonderful shot brings me nearer to these wonderful mountains. Amazing scene, refined reproduction of impressive clouds, superb and pleasant details of the entire image as well as nice colours. Thanks a lot and best regards.

A breathtaking image of a majestic peak well exposed Ram, the general blue & white colouration improves the mood and tranquility of the scene greatly. Thanks for sharing this fine scene my friend.

Ciao Ram. Impressive lightning moutainscape with excellent spaces management. Godo colours and contrast. Maybe bit noised.


Amazing view, very interesting composition of clouds and the mountain summit.

Hi Ram,
this is a really interesting photo of Zanskar Himalayas. Perfect and dramatic photo from aircraft. Very nice atmosphere.
Thanks for sharing.

Ciao Ram, fantastic mountain in wonderful clouds, splendid composition, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Wow, that's beautiful, makes me want to go flying again!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-28 11:08]

Hello Ram,
superb panorama view.Great compo.Very nice POV,very good detail and colour. I like the plain blue sky contrast with the white snow mountain.Great job and TFS.Best regards Siggi

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