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Old 9th September 2010, 03:24   #121
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Ajay,

You and Rudra are mesmerizing fellow members with your very high caliber images. This thread has the best photographs on the entire forum, period.
5 stars are too less for the effort put in and the results produced.

I personally have never visited any thread on the forum with the frequency I am. It is nice to know that you too are a fellow member which I wasn't aware of.



Salutations,

Thanks for your appreciation...... ACTUALLY TO ALL OF YOU.

I am far far away from India. Such a trip for me requires a planning period of almost a year. The culminating result is in front of you.

The important thing on mind was to capture frames.

Rudra forgot to mention that in Tso Moriri, we were treated like VIPs and only our Hut had heating arrangement, while outside the temp. was under Zero. In the morning, the water pipes burst and while we drove out, others were still warming up their vehicles. Once we were at the top of the hill in Tso Moriri, Rudra's hands were so frozen that he could not shoot...except that one shot which you all see.

I shot only 4 images out of which 2 are published here. I had no problems with cold as in Zurich it gets much much more colder. But I already have about 200 shots of Tso Moriri from year 2007 with cloud formations. What I did not have was the clear sky like this time, hence those 4 shots.

The vegetation this year in and around Tso Moriri was so very different than the last time. In 2007, it was green and I could see and shoot many different impressions including animals and birds. This time it was quite barren as compared to last time. That's how it always is.

Most of these frames have a story behind them when we shot them. Unfortunately, the narration for each shot is beyond the scope of current Travelogue.

But the frames are there and they will keep coming......for a while !!!

Ajay
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Rudra-da now I guess folks wont give any more comments. They do not have any more adjectives left.

All will watch in silent admiration in front of their screens!
Very true.
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while outside the temp. was under Zero.

Most of these frames have a story behind them when we shot them. Unfortunately, the narration for each shot is beyond the scope of current Travelogue.
Ajay
Did you have problem with the camera batteries going dead at under zero, any precautions taken?

A brief story can only be more helpful for us to have a better understanding of the picture, not that the picture needs any words.

The idiom...A picture equals to a thousand words, in this case it is 10 000.

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Most of these frames have a story behind them when we shot them. Unfortunately, the narration for each shot is beyond the scope of current Travelogue.
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A brief story can only be more helpful for us to have a better understanding of the picture, not that the picture needs any words.
Dear Ajay,

I was wondering what kept you guys going. Its always about a dream, a passion that keeps you going. So I was pretty sure there would be some stories, some wishes, some dreams behind.

Please share it if it is Ok. It'll make us get the perspective of the picture still more right.

And regarding the pictures, words fail.

Only one wish remains - shower us with more of them

Regards
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Once we were at the top of the hill in Tso Moriri, Rudra's hands were so frozen that he could not shoot...except that one shot which you all see.
Same happened to me in Hemis monastery also.
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Did you have problem with the camera batteries going dead at under zero, any precautions taken?
Fazal, most new camera batteries can handle much lower temperature. EOS 1Ds series can work till -50 degree or so they claim. Cameras may work at that temperature but we can't for sure.

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Dear Ajay,

I was wondering what kept you guys going. Its always about a dream, a passion that keeps you going. So I was pretty sure there would be some stories, some wishes, some dreams behind.

Please share it if it is Ok. It'll make us get the perspective of the picture still more right.
Ajay has an extensive plan. He makes it a point to chalk out his route well in advance. He plans one year in advance. He can talk about more. Lalu, just go after him.

Ajay's big agenda is to shoot people. Here are some field shot from Stakna. Excellent harmony as whole village is working together..

Ajay Narayan's shot with 1Ds Mark III.

Family posing for Ajay.

Images from above 10000 feet.-img_0502.jpg

Don't know how he managed to keep that center one in focus.

Images from above 10000 feet.-field2.jpg

Lady of the field.

Images from above 10000 feet.-img_0507.jpg

Here's an off beat one here. Ajay's trademark. Stok from Stok Palace.

Images from above 10000 feet.-stok-palace-.jpg

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Ajay has an extensive plan. He makes it a point to chalk out his route well in advance. He plans one year in advance. He can talk about more. Lalu, just go after him.

Don't know how he managed to keep that center one in focus.
Dear Ajay,

Now you have to tell us

Wow, how did you do that focus?
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Don't know how he managed to keep that center one in focus.
My funny take would be that everyone else was actually working and so moving, except the center one - who is just pretending to work and so not moving
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Ajay sir and Rudra sir, I am just lost word, watching those pictures again and again, and they look more amazing every time I watch them.

Ajay sir, I am little keen to know how did you just focused on the face of lady in center only and rest all faces in motion?
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Incredible. No need to say anything more. The almighty always picks the right person for his purpose, in this case - showcase his magnificent creation and make us mortals eat some humble pie. It's true, we're nothing but dust.

Thank you.
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A brilliant showcase of mother nature Rudra sir, totally awestruck/dumbfolded/bowled over by all your images and its ability to bring the beauty of the place right around us while watching it on a screen.

Even , using any adjectives in my vocabulary would be an understatement of the beauty in your images. Keep them coming sir.
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Ajay sir, I am little keen to know how did you just focused on the face of lady in center only and rest all faces in motion?
See, it is simpler than you think and not a big effort. Important to realise, like Rudra also mentions, is to think what you want to shoot, you can call yourself at that moment a 'Frame-Catcher'. Accordingly, the need to use right technique at the right time. If I had tried to focus on the center lady, I could shoot 100 shots and not a single one would be like the one you see. I used Evaluative Mode, focused on the center lady and took 10 shots in a sec (motion freeze). Of course, with Mark III you can do that especially if you have a very fast CF card like Sandisk Extreme IV. I use that mainly for Wildlife to catch such action. This is a very normal technique and nothing new, but the final effect is what you see here.
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See, it is simpler than you think and not a big effort. Important to realise, like Rudra also mentions, is to think what you want to shoot, you can call yourself at that moment a 'Frame-Catcher'. Accordingly, the need to use right technique at the right time. If I had tried to focus on the center lady, I could shoot 100 shots and not a single one would be like the one you see. I used Evaluative Mode, focused on the center lady and took 10 shots in a sec (motion freeze). Of course, with Mark III you can do that especially if you have a very fast CF card like Sandisk Extreme IV. I use that mainly for Wildlife to catch such action. This is a very normal technique and nothing new, but the final effect is what you see here.
Thanks Ajay ji, point noted, I will try it very very soon .

Please post more, F5 button on my Laptop will need replacement soon
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Dear Ajay,
I was wondering what kept you guys going. Its always about a dream, a passion that keeps you going. So I was pretty sure there would be some stories, some wishes, some dreams behind.
Regards Lalu
We went there to shoot. That was the primary objective and hence also the driving force.

The beauty of Ladakh is in its diversity and the vast expanse of canvas that it offers. It's there for all of us to get it. That's what we are trying to do.....it's a long way to go....and it's not finished yet !
Many regards. Ajay
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The lady. Shot with 1Ds Mark II.

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Not sure how I missed this thread. Lovely shots.
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So here we start one by one. Our transport. With EOS 1Ds Mark II..
Rudraji

Thanks for sharing the shots. I feel privileged

Time to just sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful captures

Cheers
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Two shots from Kargil before entering. Both shot with EOS 1Ds MarkII.
The second picture is just out of this world. Beautiful

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To Nubra. Below left is Leh town and extreme right is the last bend before K Top.
Shot by Ajay Narayan with 1Ds Mark III.

Images from above 10000 feet.-lehkhardungla.jpg

One more from little below. Actually few hundreds feet below.
Shot by Ajay Narayan with 1Ds Mark III.

Images from above 10000 feet.-leh-khardungla1.jpg

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