Morning Light

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Morning Light adorns the peaks of surrounding the barren plains of Rangdum in Zanskar, Ladakh

Rangdum is a small village halfway between Kargil and Padum, a town in Zanskar.
The village is situated next to Suru River and the valley floor is covered with moraine. I did an impromptu stop of two days in this place. The remoteness and of course the beautiful surroundings were what made me stay.
Early morning as the sun starts coming up, the snow peaks get the first rays illuminating them much before the surrounding. Standing in the middle of dark valley with the tops slowly getting illuminated is a surreal feeling.
Technical Details
Camera: Canon G1XMk2
Exposure: 15mm, F/5, 1/180s, ISO500
Editing: Lightroom + GIMP (Border/Text)

Born to be Free

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Horses running free in the high altitude meadows of Zanskar, Ladakh

The valleys of Zanskar are full of meadows irrigated by melting glaciers. During summers, a lot of wild life makes these meadows their home due to plentiful grass and water.
While riding though one such meadow, I came across a herd of horses galloping across the valley.I had a split second to stop my bike, fish out the camera and take this shot.
There was a bigger white stallion who was leading the pack. Unfortunately that did not get captured in this frame.
Technical Details
Camera: Canon G1XMk2
Exposure: 40mm, F/8, 1/200s, ISO800
Editing: Lightroom + GIMP (Border/Text)

Adorning the River

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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)