Zigzagging Through

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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)
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Cold Wave

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A cold wind blows amidst tourists at Zero Point, Yumthang, North Sikkim
Going by the number of tourists, Zero Point is probably the most popular tourist spot in North Sikkim. Located around 60Km from Lachung, the altitude is not as high and provides ample opportunities to play in snow. Add to the fact that the road goes though the beautiful Yumthang valley, the small area is chock-a-block with tourist vehicles in tourist season.
This picture was taken at Zero point when a cold wind blew around the tourists causing everyone to huddle together and look up to inquire for cause of sudden cold.
Technical Details
Camera: Olympus E-M10ii
Lens: Olympus M.12-40F2.8
Exposure: 21mm, F/8, 1/400s, ISO200
Editing: Lightroom + Gimp (Border)

Meandering to the Top

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A freshly laid road meanders towards the high mountain peaks ahead
In North Sikkim as you climb towards Gurudongmar Lake, the landscape change to barren lands surrounded by towering snow-clad peaks. The roads zig-zag though the landscape making the going slow; perfect for the traveler who wants to enjoy the moment rather than hurry from one place to other.
This picture was taken while driving from back to Lachen from Gurudogmar Lake. There were few vehicles and the road was empty as far as I could see. The road went up till the hillock below the tall mountains and then dipped in to the valley.
Technical Details
Camera: Olympus E-M10ii
Lens: Olympus M.12-40F2.8
Exposure: 23mm, F/2.8, 1/4000s, ISO100
Editing: Lightroom + Gimp (Border)

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)

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)