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Old 16th September 2009, 21:38   #106
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Great pics of the rainbow, unfortunately i did not get to see the rainbow when i was there. But let me tell you the pics are doing the job to a great extent...
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Great captures of the rainbows
this travelogue is getting better by the day..and we are told there is lots and lots more to come...i'm addicted to this thread.
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Old 17th September 2009, 09:41   #108
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Thanks wolfheart, comments like yours motivate me to keep posting.
BTW this travelogue is around 1/10th done.
Miles to go before I sleep
TSK, what ? You have just completed 1/10th of what you have started, my this is going to take more of time than expected, either way i am enjoying your work and once again brilliant photos of the Rainbow along with the white elephant
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One of my fav shots from the trip
+1......a reiteration of "when you look back on your life, what will you remember"
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I hate this travelogue!!!

I have just spent the past hour and a half going through the photos and the narration when I should have been finishing the work that has piled up on my desk! Now I will have a backlog and my clients will be mad at me all because of you and your darn travelogue!

I hate your travelogue and I hate you TSK!!! I hate you so much and I hope....... may you keep wandering in lonely hard to reach mystical places where few people go!

Jokes Apart......excellent travelogue dude!!!
Lovely pictures and a great travelouge Tanveer!!!
I am so addicted to the travelouge that I have been in the office since 9.30am and have not even picked up a pen to do anything!!! Wolfheart's comments say it all... Keepon going
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Default Chasing Rainbows... CONT

A pic of the safari, she is still pretty clean.
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We decided to turn back. Anyways we will do this track while going back to hunder, right now camels were waiting
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Instead of the main road, took a small longer rote which went by the river
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This is where we came from
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The skies were clearing. Weather changes there in seconds. But still some rainbow left
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A shot of the steed.
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It was finally time to head back. Dune crossing time again.
The offroad tires gave confidence to park right on the dune. I did not decrease air pressure as the dune was not that soft. The rain had packed it up slightly.
Meanwhile, the rainbow again
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The white elephant on the dune. The tires are pretty sunk in, but little throttle and she literally shakes herself out of the sand traps
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Rear view
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After dune time it was camel time

.............. CONT
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+1......a reiteration of "when you look back on your life, what will you remember"
You mean searching in vain for the ever-elusive pot of gold?!

Tanveer, your travelogue makes for great reading as well as visual delight. Thanks for the efforts you are taking to share this with us.

Glued to the same.
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Great pics of the rainbow, unfortunately i did not get to see the rainbow when i was there. But let me tell you the pics are doing the job to a great extent...
No excuses. Rainbow or no rainbow, you better start your travelogue
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this travelogue is getting better by the day..and we are told there is lots and lots more to come...i'm addicted to this thread.
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TSK, what ? You have just completed 1/10th of what you have started, my this is going to take more of time than expected, either way i am enjoying your work and once again brilliant photos of the Rainbow along with the white elephant
Thanks for your comments guys. Indeed a lot is remaining. In pic processing I have just crossed Tangste, and in travelogue I am nubra. However this is just north Changthang
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+1......a reiteration of "when you look back on your life, what will you remember"
You are absolutely right. This trip made every extra penny on the 4x4 worth it many times over. We went to places and did stuff which taxi wallahs could not. We saw places where no 2WD dared to venture.

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Lovely pictures and a great travelouge Tanveer!!!
I am so addicted to the travelouge that I have been in the office since 9.30am and have not even picked up a pen to do anything!!! Wolfheart's comments say it all... Keepon going
Thanks harjeev!
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You mean searching in vain for the ever-elusive pot of gold?!

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Well we found our pot of gold. It was right there, beneath us, taking us towards the rainbow
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Amazing pics. Pristine paradise on earth. You have surely reclaimed your life.

After seeing the pic, I have decided that next July it is. I must attain nirvana.
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The rainbow pic was one of the best I saw in recent times !!
great going Tanveer. How come the safari was spotlessly clean for most part of tht day ?? (rainbow day) no offroading into dust and slush ?

I have a lot of work pending, but WTH I have a lot of Leh threads going around pending to read LOL ..
Bring it on, I am waiting still

Did you happen to cover marsmikla as well?
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I feel that the photo of the safari with the rainbow is everyone's favorite. Great pictures. This thread has got me thinking. May be next year. I will make it some day. Two of my friends are already going month for a 26 day trip. They are planning to visit Kargil and the Vaga border as well.
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Wow! I'm speechless - this trip looks like its been everything it was supposed to. Enjoyed reading this thread as well as looking at the jaw dropping pictures!
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Awesome stuff Tanveer!!
Glued to this thread now.

Safari looks just so majestic in those photos!! Lovely!!
And you are endorsing the notion, where there's a Safari, there's a way
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After getting Leh'd its time to get Cameled.
I have never enjoyed riding camels. At jaisalmer also, 2 minutes were enough to convince me that the white elephant is better.
Now with a back which was still not really 100% okay, no risks.
So my wife took the camel ride(150 for 15min is what the cartel was charging) and I clicked pics.

Now the Nubra camels are special. they are Bactrian camels, i.e. 2 hump camels and are critically endangered. Their other habitats are the deserts of mongolia, which has topography and climate similar to leh.

As for why 2 humps and not one, it has all to do with copulation.
Female camels watch lot of TV esp FTV and are heavy influenced by anorexia. So to be classified as good looking, mails have to be thin. Now the males love eating and at the same time they love sex too.

So they have devised a solution. During heat season they do not eat for 45 days, and no water for 20 days. This gives them FTV model figure and females are happy.

Therefore 2 humps for sex.

Anyways, without much ado, its time to camel
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Sun is coming out and rainbows are gone
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Lighting is tricky. Sun is behind me, albeit slightly hidden, and sun shining on the distant mountain is little too bright, leading to a back lit scene, anyways arent they cute?
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As I was mentioning, they are extremely errr... colorful
Look at the position
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mmm says camel one to camel 2, and they are kids, I wonder what adults would be like
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Mr Bachelor
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Sun is trying to come out now, but clouds have not given up, its going to rain again
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In the background are the tourists
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As I click camels, its started to drizzle again. The sun is out, but so is the rain
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With Sun and rain, I expect a rainbow. But I am wrong. Not one rainbow, but 2!!
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This time its so big that I can't capture it in one frame. 18mm is not wide enough!

To the left
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To the right
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A futile attempt to catch the rainbow fully
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Rainbow with camels, I have never seen a rainbow so vivid, so strong. ITs unreal
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the rain is making the lens wet, but I keep clicking. Nubra is truly heaven. How can someone go to Leh and not go to Nubra, its just 4 hours away!
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I decided to move back in an attempt to capture the rainbow fully. Again no success. Its big huge
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TO BE CONTINUED...........................
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