Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2013/09/06

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Subject: [Leica] Where Heaven and Earth Meet...
From: lluisripollquerol at (Lluis Ripoll)
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2013 23:05:16 +0200
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The three pictures are absolutely gorgeous, excellent stuff!


El 06/09/2013, a las 08:47, Jayanand Govindaraj <jayanand at> 

> Just got back from a week in Buddhist Ladakh, the northern most part
> of India, in the High Himalayas. It is one of the few places I have
> been to where the journey within the area is far more important than
> the eventual destination as one amazing, jaw dropping vista after
> another opens up as you drive along in what is essentially a high
> altitude desert.
> I just processed a few shots as a starter, all taken at Pangong Tso
> (Banggong Tso is Tibetan for "long, enchanted, narrow lake"), a
> brackish, endorheic lake about 140km long, and around 14000 feet above
> sea level, which straddles India and China (Tibet). It is easily one
> of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, and is accessed by the
> Chang La Pass, at 17,590 feet the third highest motorable road in the
> world - which also makes it a very popular motorbiking destination.
> Unfortunately, ours was just a day trip, and if I ever go there again,
> I will camp for a few days. The whole area of Ladakh is very much a
> landscape sort of place, something I have never really concentrated on
> before, so it was quite a challenge to think a little differently. I
> was also testing out a new lens on the Nikon D800E during the trip,
> Nikon's new lightweight 70-200 f4, and to say it passed with flying
> colours is an understatement - just look at the last two shots:
> Pangong Tso: 
> Mountains: 
> Bikes: 
> Please see LARGE
> Comments and criticism, as ever, welcome
> Cheers
> Jayanand
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