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Old 7th September 2010, 15:09   #91
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Ajay's pictures are coming slowly. It's more of a coordination issue. He's really busy with his work in Zurich. Also Ajay's entire Ladakh coverage (for three years) is for a very different reason. He's working with much detailed planning and that includes a huge number of shooting people.

Colours and textures in shadow. Ajay Narayan's capture with EOS 1Ds Mark III.

Images from above 10000 feet.-img_0432.jpg <br /> <b>Ajay's gray, white and brown. Shot with EOS 1Ds Mark III</b>. <br /> <br /> <a href=Images from above 10000 feet.-img_0936.jpg <br /> <br /> <div style=
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If I may ask, - the backdrop of the mountain in the picture tsomoririway.jpg, looks like its been painted, or highlighted, esp the texture of the mountain. Is this a natural formation or achieved by post processing ?
Everything was like that. I've not added any texture or any effect.

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Old 7th September 2010, 15:13   #92
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This B&W one is damn sexy! Keep them coming mate!
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Amazing, awe inspiring snaps - sashtanga pranamam in front of you, Rudra Sir.

For processing raw, are you using photoshop, or some other software? How much time do you normally take to process one raw image to make a JPEG out of it?
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Ahhhh !! Marvellous pics. Particularly those of the Stakna & the other monastery and the lakes, surreal !!
The dark clouds actually enhanced the appeal of the snaps.
On a brightly sunlit day, the pics would not have been so unique.
I enjoy taking pics on cloudy days with the light and shadows changing every minute.

Wish I could tag along during one of your trips to pick up some tips.
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Rudra,

As usual after daily 4-5 visits to your thread I continue to be enthralled and amazed.

The surreal photographs...the browns, grays and whites and the turquoise blue waters, which adds up to the elements are all so perfectly contrasted by nature though in different textures, colors and forms... transforming the landscape into a master painting.

The contrast and richness of colors are breathtaking and so is your composition. The DoF in the mustard field and new road photographs is incredible. I must have gone back to monastery photograph, how many times??? Don't remember honestly.

You are taking us there every frame, but the difference is what you have framed may not be seen by most of us, had we been there as... a photograph is first shot in the mind.

I can see my creator in your photographs.They truly are Images from above.

Thanks,

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a photograph is first shot in the mind.

So very true.

Rudra da, words doesn't help any more.

We want more
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Shot with 1Ds Mark II.
Wow Rudra, whatta photo! I used this as my desktop background at office and home and people just cant believe that it was shot by someone on TBHP (not many are into TBHP - ofcourse I started educating them)

Here is my home desktop with your photo serving as the screensaver, shot with my new SX 20 IS. Excellent stuff!
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Old 7th September 2010, 21:31   #98
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I can see my creator in your photographs.They truly are Images from above.
Fazal, I'm deeply touched. I'm honored.

We reached Tso Moriri sometime around 5.30 in the evening. Weather was really cloudy and gloomy. Add to that it was really cold. After crossing 25 km of Chanthang plain I didn't to see any interesting shape or light formation. Bad weather just wanted to be there with me.

Around 8 pm I went out and found it's snowing. Not heavy but enough to dampen my hope for a better next morning. Around 9.30 temperature was -9.

6.30 next morning. No sign of any cloud. Clean deep blue sky. And that was surely not the background I wanted for famous Tso Moriri. I was depressed. Told Ajay that we should go back right now. Gypsy was covered with snow. Few other Sumos were struggling to wake up. Ajay wanted to go towards Karzok village. His agenda was very clear (as always). He wanted to take some record shots. There was small hillock and Ajay wanted to go to the top to get a better view. Ascending was bit tricky and this was the only time where we had to use 4 wheel low. From the hillock top view was surely better as we could see a wide view of the lake. But it wasn't really enough (for me) to pull out something I like.

Karzok village and Tso Moriri by Ajay Narayan. Shot with 1Ds Mark III.

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I shot only one. Backlit from 9 am sunlight. Pushed down EV to 1 and 1/3rd. <b>Shot with 1Ds mark II</b>. <br /> <br /> <a href=Images from above 10000 feet.-tso-moriri.jpg   <div style=
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Wow, what a photo. I was admiring from the first one, and just desisting from one more admiring post. But the last photo of Tso Moriri is just amazing. Rate 5*
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The latest set of pics are simply great.
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Surreal! I'm mesmerized, to be honest!
Just love the pics you've posted. Having seen you in action at times, i know how much patience you possess when taking a snap.

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Just speechless.... A totally different perspective.

5* from my side
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Like "Kung-fu panda"- There is no extra charge for awesomeness

btw, shouldn't these pictures be watermarked or something like that. We don't want web shots guys to pick it up and make moolah out of this by selling !!!
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For me this is the difference between photography and the art of photography.

I have foreover buried all my purist (may be non sensical) doubts about post processing, combining exposures, etc etc. It is about what an artist wants on his canvas. It is only now that I can relate to when Rudra says, he plans each of his compositions.

Superpb creativity at work here. Thanks for taking time to share.

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Leaving Tso Moriri and back to Leh. It was like wasting more than 24 hours without getting much desired results. But then, I should be used to this.

While driving back on Chanthang's yellow plain Ajay stopped suddenly. He was looking at his side rear view mirror and whispered "nice".

I sat there watching him changing his lens from 70-200 to 24-105. And here is the frame. Ajay Narayan's Chanthang. Shot with 1Ds Mark III.

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I came out too. Behind us it was rain cloud. On my right it's Tso Kiagar and sky was rich dark blue there. On my left dark black mountains were covered with last night's snow. Sky was blue..deep blue with scattered white clouds.. "NICE" I said. <img src=

I told Ajay that we're spending some time here. I felt like listening to Louis Armstrong's we have all the time in the world..

Tso Kiagar shot was an experiment. Two gradual filters were used. One from the top and one from the bottom. Rest of the shots were with Cokin's P 121S.

Shot with 1Ds Mark II.

Images from above 10000 feet.-kiagar3.jpg <br /> <a href=Images from above 10000 feet.-chanthang1.jpg <br /> <a href=Images from above 10000 feet.-chanthang2.jpg <br /> <a href=Images from above 10000 feet.-chanthang3.jpg <br /> <a href=Images from above 10000 feet.-chanthang4.jpg   <div style=

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