Cut - Uncut

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Place : Rani Ji Ki Baoli at Boondi (Rajasthan)

I have written in detail about this place in one of my earlier post "The Queen's Step Well". I took the pic in way that it should only show the half part of the symmetrical arch. To shoot it in half or not, hence the title : Cut-Uncut :)

Post Processing : Black and White mode, Increased Saturation and contrast.


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What the heck you three guys are doing ? I am sure the Double Humped Camel would be wondering that when me, Prashant and Subbu sir were trying the capture the reflection of the Nubra landscape in his/her eye. Though i am sure the camel was enjoying it because it hardly moved while we tried so many shots to get this.

I am not happy with the result, The photo was taken at 12x of Optical Zoom in Macro mode. It could have come out better if I have used a tripod. Still I am posting it here because i liked the experiment (credit to Prashant for mentioning this kind of shot). Would surely like to know your viewpoint on this..........

Post processing : Cropped from all side and contrast increase.

Rail Road to Past

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Fresh out of my camera. Took this pic yesterday at National Railways Museum in Chankya Puri at New Delhi. Incase, if you are wondeing what I was doing there, well having fun with my nephew and niece (Vyom & Gungun). I have always been fascinated with Trains, so understandably this is one of my favorite place, right from kid days. Talking about my fascination with railways, i have travelled almost all across India in Trains including some of the famous and most picturise routes of Konkan Railways (Ticket in Rajdhani but spent all time sitting on door cuz of views), Kalka-Shimla, Darjeeling etc.

About this pic:- (Wheels of EM-922 Locomotive from back low angle, focus: centre wheel)

EM -922(NWR) : This glamorous locomotive which had the proud privilege of hauling VIP & Royal trains in the past also adapted itself by changing its name matching the diginitary it carried. It changed names from "Lord Clyde" to "Roosevelt" to "Queen Empress". This locomotive which hauled passenger trains on the Great Indian Penensula & North Western Systems was converted to super-heated type in 1922 and was rebuilt in 1914 at the Mughalpura workshops when its classification was changed from E-1 ton EM.
Year Built : 1907
Maker : North British Loco Co.,Atlas Works, Glasgow
Railway : Great Indian Penensula Railway

Post Processing : Selective Coloring using Photoshop, Sharpness increase

Vibrant Hues of Leh Valley

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View of Leh (Green Patch) taken from somewhere in between the road to Khardungla Pass or K-top as it is known as. Scenic beauty cant be as dramatic as what you see in Ladakh region. You can see the barren hills in various shades of brown topped with ice and a stream of water flowing between it and few green patches. Quite Dramatic.....isnt it ?

Khardungla Pass is officially rated as the highest motorable road in the world at 18380 ft. But contrary to popular belief the highest motorable road is Marsimik La (18634 ft) which is also present in Ladakh region. Indian Army doesn't advertise it as security reasons and let K-Top play the popular role for tourist adventure. Btw Marsimik La is just 700 ft short of Mt Kilimanjaro, that means K-Top is is just 952 ft short of Mt Kilimanjaro (the biggest mountain in Africa) Hats off to BRO (Border Roads Org.) to maintain the roads at such a high altitude.

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More Panoramas in store for you and Leh Trip pics divided in 4 Albums. The last album is of pics taken by Anubhav.

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