Blurred Memories


The Himalayan peaks of Nun-KunĀ  showing through a fogged window in Rangdun, Zanskar Valley.

Rangdum is a small valley halfway between Kargil and Padum, a town in Zanskar. I did an impromptu stop of two days at the Julidok village which is located next to Suru River.

While it was the peak of summer, it was still cold enough for the windows to get fogged up at night. After a morning walk around the valley taking pictures, I went back to the warmth of my quilt and thorough the window watched the sun slowly bath the valley in light.
Technical details: Canon G1XMk2, 22mm, F/8, 1/125s, ISO100

Editing: Lightroom + GIMP (Border/Text)


Inverted Impressions


Snowy mountains reflecting in a seasonal glacial lake in the Upper Suru Valley.

During summer season, as the snow melts numerous small stream flow down the mountain slopes and create small and large glacial lakes on valley floors. These lakes and the green grass of the meadows attract both humans and animals alike.

While riding through the Suru Valley towards Rangdum, I came across this lake which reflected the beauty of the surroundings.

Technical details: Canon G1XMk2, 17mm, F/8, 1/320s, ISO320
Editing: Lightroom + GIMP (Border/Text)

Zigzagging Through


Tributaries zig zag down the mountain and merge into a larger river

During summer months as the snow melts, it gives rise to numerous rivulets which zigzag down the mountains to form streams and culminate into rivers. The valleys of Zanskar are full of such small streams originating in melting snows .
During summers, a lot of wild life makes these meadows their home due to plentiful grass and water.
While riding through the Suru Valley towards Rangdum, I came across this small valley branching off on the side with several small rivulets zigzagging though the greens.
Technical Details
Camera: Canon G1XMk2
Exposure: 33.7mm, F/4.5, 1/200s, ISO100
Editing: Lightroom + GIMP (Border/Text)

Nature’s Painting


A foot bridge across a river in North Sikkim

North Sikkim with its mountains, valleys, rivers and waterfalls is as picturesque as nature can get. Add to it some human elements like the bridge above and you have the makings of a beautiful landscape photograph.
While driving to Lachen from Gangtok, every turn of the road presented with a beautiful view encompassing these elements of nature. While it was not possible to stop at every point, I took a lot of pictures handheld from the moving vehicle.
The resulting not-so-sharp focus gives the impression of a painting on canvas.
Technical Details
Camera: Olympus E-M10ii
Lens: Olympus M.12-40F2.8
Exposure: 36mm, F/2.8, 1/250s, ISO800
Editing: Lightroom + Gimp (Border)

Adorning the River


Photo of a seasonal stream in the Suru valley of Zanskar region. I had stopped here for a brief moment of rest and to fill a water bottle. Took out the camera after noticing the wild flowers blooming next to the stream.
The camera was placed on a parapet next to the road to allow for the long exposure.
Technical details: Canon G1X Mk2, F/16, 0.8s, ISO100, CPL
Editing: Lightroom + GIMP (Border/Text)