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Old 22nd July 2009, 15:09   #16
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Great pictures!!! they are so lively that you feel like being there.

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Old 22nd July 2009, 15:09   #17
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Thanks man.

Yeah man, go for it. Just get under body protection for sure. BTW, what's the GC of NHC?
+1. Your Esteem trip gives me courage to atleast think about taking my Dzire VDi up the mountains.

Waiting for more updates and pics of your trip.
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Old 22nd July 2009, 15:09   #18
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Sony Alpha 100, now I know why the colors are so vivid! Sony SLRs are amazing when it comes to color reproduction
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Hey Suman da, here's one for you:

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Awesome! So you've seen one & I've seen one - we both need to go back to decide which is better!
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Old 22nd July 2009, 15:23   #20
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Great pictures!!! they are so lively that you feel like being there.

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Thanks! Believe me, I am reliving it big time watching these pics again and again.

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+1. Your Esteem trip gives me courage to atleast think about taking my Dzire VDi up the mountains.

Waiting for more updates and pics of your trip.
Hey man, anything's possible! Now that you've started thinking about making the trip, you sure are gonna do it soon.

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Sony Alpha 100, now I know why the colors are so vivid! Sony SLRs are amazing when it comes to color reproduction
Yup, I'd set the color mode to Vivid/Landscape most of the times. Tried playing with saturation levels here and there too.

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Awesome! So you've seen one & I've seen one - we both need to go back to decide which is better!
My friend, that's gonna be something requiring in depth analysis and exchange of emotions . Let's meet up sometime and check out the respective pics of the two.
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Old 22nd July 2009, 15:39   #21
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Hai Lordofgonder,

Mind-blowing pictures and vibrant colours.... fitting trubute to the land. Felt as if I could reach out and touch the road It must have been one great feeling finishing the King of all trips. Congratulations!!!!!

Living the dream..... longing to do it some time soon.

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This Leh stuff and all make me think of it as a 'One time must visit location'.
Man just look at those awesome pics! Faaantastic! Great snaps @lordofgondor!!
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Pictures to die for - Thanks to the shooter and his equipment. Me going to get Leh'd again!
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Awesome and splendid photographs. You did it in your Esteem and its loads of encouragement for me to try it out in my NHC. Am waiting to read more about your experience and see load of awesome pics. Keep them coming.
Murali - Remember you might get a Maruti Service centre at 18Kfeet & not a hotel advertisement!!, but not Honda Service centre!!! No, I am just kidding bigtime . You won't need a one. Go for it!!!!!

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Hai Lordofgonder,

Mind-blowing pictures and vibrant colours.... fitting trubute to the land. Felt as if I could reach out and touch the road It must have been one great feeling finishing the King of all trips. Congratulations!!!!!

Living the dream..... longing to do it some time soon.

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Hey thanks Ramky! I know how that longing feels like. And thanks to GOD, now I know how getting & being there feels like.

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This Leh stuff and all make me think of it as a 'One time must visit location'.
Man just look at those awesome pics! Faaantastic! Great snaps @lordofgondor!!
Yup definitely. And once you've been there, you'll wanna go again and again.

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Pictures to die for - Thanks to the shooter and his equipment. Me going to get Leh'd again!
You're most welcome Sudevji.

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Murali - Remember you might get a Maruti Service centre at 18Kfeet & not a hotel advertisement!!, but not Honda Service centre!!! No, I am just kidding bigtime . You won't need a one. Go for it!!!!!

takecare and drive safely
Hey man, you're scaring Murali!
On a serious note, the MASS in Leh is useless, only good for washing the vehicle. At least that's what my experience was with them. Partly because of them, I got stuck at a very bad place. More later on that though.
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Old 22nd July 2009, 16:44   #26
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Awesome Pics!!!

My F5 is screaming help
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Old 22nd July 2009, 16:56   #27
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Superb photography, lordofgondor, and some are ad photo material worthy of the Esteem - unfortunately discontinued... Congratulations on a successful trip.
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Old 22nd July 2009, 17:06   #28
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Day 3: Keylong – Jispa – Baralacha La – Sarchu

Left our hotel around 7 AM, and we were pretty excited about traversing the first mountain pass which had been covered with snow until a few days back. Our fingers were crossed that the situation hadn’t changed, and guess what, it hadn’t. The Nallah at Killing Serai was on our mind as the guy at the hotel had kind of psyched us out about its condition, so we’re kinda apprehensive, but full of spirit.

Enroute Jispa:

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Crossed Jispa and about 10 Km from Patseo-Zing Zing Bar, the road conditions became bad. The tarmac was broken and the road was mud & gravel with some water crossings. Then came Killing Serai, and I was like “what the f@#$”! A narrow lane, filled with water and a huge piece of bumpy twisty land right in between the lane. No way I was gonna drive over that without guidance from outside. So wife disembarked, and guided me through those ~100 mts of nerve wrecking stretch. But once we’re through, it was so exhilarating that we forgot to take any pic of that. Soon after came our next and a bit scary (at least for us) water crossing:

Been Leh'd & back: The dream come true!-dsc06279.jpg

Took us sometime to figure out the correct path to cross it, and wollah we did it without a hitch. Then came some nice scenery:

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We could now see the Baralacha La ahead of us and man, were we pepped up or what.

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Almost there:

Been Leh'd & back: The dream come true!-img_0388.jpg

And the Baralacha La is conquered by the dynamic duo, though only the sidekick is in the pic

Been Leh'd & back: The dream come true!-dsc06308.jpg

More pics of the wonderful Baralacha La coming soon...
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Old 22nd July 2009, 17:13   #29
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Awesome Pics!!!

My F5 is screaming help
Hey bro, next installment is on stand now.

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Superb photography, lordofgondor, and some are ad photo material worthy of the Esteem - unfortunately discontinued... Congratulations on a successful trip.
Thanks sir! Yeah I feel the same about the car being discontinued. It handled everything I threw at it without a complaint.
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Old 22nd July 2009, 17:22   #30
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Balle Balle. Now thats what I call lehed. Esteem with your better half to Leh, mate you cant play with fire any more than that. But great going bro. Am here till I break the F5 key.
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