Nature’s Carpet

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Wild flowers forming a carpet alongside the Manali Leh Highway

Between Manali and Leh the terrain and visuals change many a times. From lush green fields, to carpeted valleys to rugged terrain with seemingly nothing growing to snow covered passes it is a visual feast to drive on this highway.
As I was driving down towards Manali from Zing Zing Bar, The road snaked through what seemed a hand woven carpet of multiple hues. As I descended down to the river bed, I found wild flowers spread all over the sides creating a beautiful mosaic like a woven carpet.
Technical Details
Camera: Canon G1XMk2
Exposure: 12.5mm, F/2.8, 1/400s, ISO100
Editing: Lightroom + GIMP (Border/Text)

Stranded Amidst Beauty

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SunsetOnWiskeyNala

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)