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Old 11th July 2010, 23:47   #196
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What Was I doing? Watching the unfolding drama; an old lady, aroubnd 85 waring only a Sari, built sturdy as a horse and moving like a jumping jack bean and her husband struggling to breathe, a young couple on a honey-moon, husband trying to support a vomiting wife, biker trying with difficulty to kick start his bikes with frozen tigh-muscles which were protesting at the sudden flexing and the biker wincing at the pain, a biker whoes front wheel has gone into a rut, asked me to pull him back to get back into the road, a 10 year old enjoying the snow visibly unaffected by the height, people scrambling to get a slot near the yellow board, jostling, glaring at each other, pushing, pointing fingers from below, waving arms, people slithering on snow, falling, trying to regain balance, one rolling down uncontrolably and laught about it in the end........ it was a sight to see, unlike any other place you would see in the world. Most of all, the excitement, joy, sense of achievement proclaiming, "Wow... I did it" was the most striking emotion on every face, we felt the same too. South Pallu to Santhi Guest house was a normal run, we were back there around 3 PM.
Can almost see it in front of my eyes. Thanks for the vivid description.

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Old 12th July 2010, 11:28   #197
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So far I used to believe that "Seagull" are only associated with sea ,
but your pictures have broken the myth .

Wonderful pics ! , these only you can enjoy on a self driving holiday,
that is too on a slow pace.

Again , after travelling all over the world , now I could say " Sarah Jahan
se Achcha Hindustan Hamara " .

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Old 12th July 2010, 11:53   #198
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Ramky and Team ,SUPERB !! I Am getting GREEN , I too wanna visit such exotic places.

BTW how long would it take if am gonna drive from Chennai

Will definitely do it some day or the other. I got lots of plan but no time

1.Goa Drive
2.Mumbai Drive
3.Top Slip drive
4.Kodaikanal
5.Karnataka forest range
.......
....
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On & on..
Josh: Only one way to do it, just drive out in the direction you want to go.

Delhi-to Delhi, it should be about 12-15 days, depending on what you want to cover, add 6 more days, Chennai-Delhi-Chennai on a tight drive if you're pressed for time, you'd need multiple drivers.

Arindam: Happy you voted for my K-TOP

CaptDey: +1 on that, no place like India.
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Old 12th July 2010, 12:01   #199
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Awesome pics of the seagulls Ramkya sir. Its really hard for me to sit here and just think when I am going to be here. But your pics and the narration again make me feel that I was part of this awesome trip.
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Thumbs up Magnificient...!

I must say this is a wonderful travelogue/photologue, you guys rock.
I have made up my mind on a getting myself Scorpio [need to start saving soon] after seeing your trip to Leh-Ladakh on the Scorp.
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Old 12th July 2010, 16:03   #201
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Pangong can make u go PING PONG..... Awesome is an understatement...


Breathtaking First view of Pangong...
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Wolt resting

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Unreal colors of Pangong...

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No its not a beach... Its the Pangong lake..

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Sunset @ Pangong

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FULL MOON @ pangong

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Old 12th July 2010, 16:24   #202
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Wow!!! Wonderful. Every picture is beautiful. Needless to say, Walt resting on the banks of the lake is the pick of the day.

Wallpaper stuff man
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excellent exposure in the full moon shot. I heard so much about Pangong and Tso Moriri. Pangong looks enchanting. Good show guys.
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Although i have taken some good shots in this trip but this one is the B E S T
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To all the Bullet fans

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Mind boggling landscape - WATTA LAND !!!
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Early morning shots would have made the last photo even more mind-boggling. Water is very still early in the mornings. The ripple effect has just taken away what would have been a brilliant mirror image!
Truly excellent photos Prajesh!
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kp good show man.You have simply gotten some of the best shots of Leh-Ladakh ever seen here. The place is really inviting and I am cursing myself now to have missed the drive with you . Only wish I had done it then without a 2nd thought.
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Wow!!! Wonderful. Every picture is beautiful. Needless to say, Walt resting on the banks of the lake is the pick of the day.

Wallpaper stuff man
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excellent exposure in the full moon shot. I heard so much about Pangong and Tso Moriri. Pangong looks enchanting. Good show guys.
Thanks guys!!

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Early morning shots would have made the last photo even more mind-boggling. Water is very still early in the mornings. The ripple effect has just taken away what would have been a brilliant mirror image!
Truly excellent photos Prajesh!
The water was still until one seagull tried to explore something in water.
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kp good show man.You have simply gotten some of the best shots of Leh-Ladakh ever seen here. The place is really inviting and I am cursing myself now to have missed the drive with you . Only wish I had done it then without a 2nd thought.
Terema Kasih dude

Wonder what an amazing photographic expedition it would have been if u were also there..

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Old 12th July 2010, 19:01   #208
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The brown birds are also called Brown headed gull or Brahmini Ducks, though few years back there weren't any common gulls (Larus Canus) these are comparatively newer pattern of migration. Sea faring gulls are fairly aggressive and are known to divebomb. Also found are the Bar headed geese (really beautiful birds with cute kiddies, get only few months to ensure kiddies are strong enough to fly back across the Greater Himalayan expanse), Black necked cranes (photographers delight during their courtship dance) some known sightings of Large owls coming in from Tibet and staying around to raise their chicks. Interestingly, once black necked cranes leave its time for Changpa's to move to upper greener pastures.

Its a dream waiting to be fulfilled to live with Changpa's for a year!
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Awesome pics!!! The one in the moon light with tall shadows and the camera stand in between is classic. Looks like three zombies.

The place is awesome and so are the pics?

@kpzen : Is that a wind jacket or a life jacket that you are wearing in the Best Pic?
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I have lost my speech and my adjectives!
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