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Happy Birthday, Gandhiji!!

Happy Birthday, Gandhiji!!
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Copyright: Goldy RS (goldyrs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-20
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-01 19:50
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Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A view from Mukteshwar. I dedicate this shot to the Mahatma, who I feel, is becoming more and more relevant, as time progresses.

"Nanda Devi is the second highest mountain in India and the highest entirely within the country (Kangchenjunga being on the border of India and Nepal); owing to this geography it was the highest known mountain in the world until computations on Dhaulagiri by western surveyors in 1808. It is part of the Garhwal Himalaya, and is located in the state of Uttarakhand, between the Rishiganga valley on the west and the Goriganga valley on the east. Its name means Bliss-Giving Goddess. The peak is regarded as the patron-goddess of the Uttarakhand Himalaya.
Nanda Devi is a two-peaked massif, forming a 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) long high ridge, oriented east-west. The west summit is higher, and the eastern summit is called Nanda Devi East. Together the peaks are referred to as the twin peaks of the goddess Nanda. The main summit stands guarded by a barrier ring comprising some of the highest mountains in the Indian Himalayas (one of which is Nanda Devi East), twelve of which exceed 6,400 m (21,000 ft) in height, further elevating its sacred status as the daughter of the Himalaya in local myth and folklore.
Nanda Devi is also notable for its large, steep rise above local terrain. It rises over 3,300 metres (10,800 ft) above its immediate southwestern base on the Dakkhni Nanda Devi Glacier in about 4.2 kilometres (2.6 mi), and its rise above the glaciers to the north is similar. This makes it among the steepest peaks in the world at this scale, closely comparable, for example, to the local profile of K2. Nanda Devi is also impressive when considering terrain that is a bit further away, as it is surrounded by relatively deep valleys. For example, it rises over 6,500 metres (21,300 ft) above the valley of the Ghoriganga in only 50 km (30 mi)."


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Good Morning L'il Bro,

Stunning scene shot of these magnificent summits from great POV. The clouds around the summits and also lighted-shadow areas enhance this view. Dynamic shot! Great dedication!


I faintly recall seeing this massif for a fleeting moment from Kausani way back in 1982 while travelling by a bus. Gandhiji lived at Kausani for some time, so this picture is an apt tribute to him.
The picture is divine; Rishis of the lore were right about Himalayas being the abode of Gods.

Wonderful landscape!
Great light and colors.

hello Goldy
very beautiful scene,landscape,very good DOF,a fine photo output!
TFS thanks for sharing

hello Goldy
wonderful scene from marvellous snowy mountains and great landscape shot. superb colors and composition. great dedication to big leader of your independence Mahatma that today, Google.com also use Mahatma's potraite in main page.
TFS, best wishes my friend

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-10-02 1:42]

Hi Goldy,beautiful effect 3D on this pic,i like a lot the colors and the composition,a great tribute for Gandhi! My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-10-02 2:35]

Hi Goldy,
a simple but stunning shot depicting the beauty of this mountain.
well presented in brilliant view.


Ciao Coldy. Fascinating mountainscape with great light and excellente space's managment. Amazing colours. Great trbute to Mahatma.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-10-02 5:31]

Hello Goldy,
a very lovely and beautiful shot of Mukteshwar. The gradients and shapes give an artistic graphical presentation.
lovely colours and very good sky and clouds.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Goldy,

It is well divided, the green mountains the white mountains and the blue sky. The point of of view leads our eyes toward the snowy peaks which is giving depth to the composition. The morning light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hey my friend Goldy,

a nice picture with good deepth working and exellent pov.
fine natural colours, the blue tones, yeah i think with an dslr are better in balance.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-02 10:29]

Hello Goldy,
Fantastic landscape photo. Very beautiful light. Excellent POV, composition and DOF.
Have a great weekend,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-10-02 10:49]

Dear Goldy, Nice blue sky and nice note. Good dedication. Ganesh

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-10-02 12:17]

Slav Goldy,
This is very beautiful landscape.Nice blue sky and snow on the mountains.TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-10-02 12:56]

Hello Goldy,
A fine view of the Nanda devi range with an excellent layered perspective in the FG.
The colours and lighting in the clear air add quality to this shot, which make it a great tribute to Gandhiji, a man whose example many should follow in this troubled world.
Thanks and all the best,

bonjour Goldy
j'adore les montagnes, et j'adore aussi les photos de montagnes et celle-ci est superbe, le POV et la composition sont magnifiques,
j'aime bien les differentes teintes de bleu de chaque couche
très jolie cadrage
Passe un bon Week-end

Magnificient mountain landscape. This is, indeed, a perfect image for a postcard.
Highly impressive; DYNAMIC.
Congratulations & bravos are in order.
Mario from COLD COLD (eikdum thunda) Canada with the most friendly greetings.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-10-02 21:55]

Hello Goldy !
Wow, sucha mejstic panorama ! Thios mountains looks gorgeous, with the white snow against the blue sky and those clouds hanging around the top. I also like the different 'layers' of mountain. Wonderfull composed and taken from an impressive POV, with very pleasant colors. Very well done !

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-10-05 17:10]

Hi L'il Brother,

I was away for a few days and missed some great pictures. I had to choose this for today's comments because it is so beautiful. The snow covered mountains against the blue sky is stunning. I love the shapes and shadings and the wonderful clarity of this marvelous landscape. A magnificent dedication to a wonderful man.


Hello Goldy,
Some how I missed it on the day you posted it. Amazing capture with excellent sharpness & details under controlled luminosity despite of high altitude glare effect which is invariably encountered by all of us. Good relevant notes. TFS

Dear Goldy

I found this image trawling TrekNature for typical Mountain Scenery and have added your photo to my new theme "Our Planet"

It is really a "postcard" view, and as they say "I wish I was there".

It represents everything one sees and hears about the famous Himalayas and your interesting notes do describe them so well.

I like very much the layout of your photo i.e. starting at the bottom right corner, and one curtain after the other lifting up to the crescendo of the snow covered tops - finishing with an azure autumn sky.

The low sun (was it early morning or late afternoon?) only lightening the high mountains is adding drama to your beautiful image.

Best Wishes,
Kind regards

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