In the Shadow of Gods

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Sun rises on the Nanda Devi peaks while villagers carry on with their morning routine.

Took this picture in Nov of 2014 when I was on the way to Munsiyari on a motorbike. My first halt for the night was at KMVN guest house, Choukori. This picture was taken from the balcony of the room, just as the sun hit the mountain peaks.

In the shadows, the villagers carry on their daily life unperturbed by the beauty around the. On the left below you can see kids assembling to go to school. In front of the house a woman is drying clothes.

Technical details: Canon Rebel XTi + Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II.  Focal Length – 50mm, F/4.5, 1/30s, ISO100

Editing: Lightroom + Gimp (Border/Text)

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Panchachuli Sunrise

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Sunrise over the Panchachuli Peaks.
I took this shot from the grounds of Nanda Devi temple in Munshiyari. These Himalayan peaks are towards the east and sun rises exactly behind them, giving an aura to the peaks. The picture is a subtle HDR of three shots to try to preserve some texture on the top mountain peaks.

Technical details: Canon Rebel XTi + 28/1.8, F/8, 1/60s, ISO100

Editing: Lightroom + Gimp (Border/Text)

Stranded Amidst Beauty

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While returning from Leh, got stuck at Pang due to a landslide. It was evening when the road opened. Couple of water crossings later I was soaking wet and freezing. Decided to stay at a tent just before the NakeLa ascent. This remote settlement of a few tents presented me with an amazing sunset.

Picture above is of a seasonal stream called Wiskey Nala. At the back are the temporary huts of BRO workers – unknown workers who keep remote Indian villages and cities connected to rest of the world.

The camera was on a rock next to water
Technical details: Canon G1X Mk2, F/16, 2s, ISO100, CPL
Editing: Lightroom + GIMP (Border/Text)