Vibrant Hues of Leh Valley

(ISO (ISO 100, f/8, Shutter Speed 1/500 sec)

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.

Check out rest of the Leh Pics at http://picasaweb.google.com/deepak79

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

More on Leh Trip : http://lehtrip.blogspot.com

22 Comments:

Blogger Rohit Talwar said...

Me First!

This is a wonderful image! Brilliant! Mixed like the earlier one?

8:09 AM  
Blogger Rohit Talwar said...

Oh, and Khardungla Pass image is AWESOME! Checking out more.. I am loving them!

8:11 AM  
Blogger Rohit Talwar said...

I love Shalimar Gardens and pigeons pictures!

Dal Lake in Evening..simply breathtaking. I want to breathe this place atleast once in my life.. *How I wish!*

8:20 AM  
Blogger ~ Deeps ~ said...

thanx rohit.....yeah this one is also panoramic pic...made by joining 4 pics......

9:49 AM  
Blogger Becoming a Stranger to Myself said...

kya sahi picture hai yaar.
i really wanna see these places. koi le chalo.:((

10:40 AM  
Blogger Becoming a Stranger to Myself said...

great pictures in the albums too. couldn't check out all but jitna dekha was just wondeful.
Awesome!!

10:42 AM  
Blogger Woodsmoke said...

PHENOMENAL

12:25 PM  
Blogger Chitrangada said...

Mindblowing as usual ..smtimes i do not have wrd to express ..:D

but this perfect wrk :)

8:47 PM  
Blogger mayuri said...

beautiful panorama... as ever
and the picasa albums... neatly arranged,,
and the lehpics... just beautiful

i dont hv words to say how beautiful them are... :D

10:23 PM  
Blogger Siege Perilous said...

superb pics Deeps... dere in album !!
and all the panaromas are too b'ful...
guess I got some inspiration to click panoramas !!

good work..keep it up !

12:57 AM  
Blogger Bakwaas said...

absolutely..magnificent and dramatic..i have to still visit this place...

2:17 PM  
Blogger Kanu said...

Everything said and done....I think what is really breathtaking is the shadow play....

With every picture I admire your work more...Hats off to YOU man for capturing this place like no one I have seen before....Just amazing

7:21 PM  
Anonymous navin harish said...

The clouds and sky in this shot are just amazing

1:04 AM  
Blogger Phoenix Rises said...

Wowwwwwwwww!!! That´s some pic!! Totally gave me goosebumps!

1:34 AM  
Anonymous Rahul said...

Hat's (completely blown) off!!

4:42 AM  
Blogger Chantal said...

Awesome photo.
I am back from vacation and will visit again!

5:24 AM  
Anonymous Somitra said...

the panorama has amazing colors , the sky is amazing , to create this panorama did u use a phot stitching software or is it in the camera

11:01 PM  
Blogger TripleSix said...

one of the most beautiful pic i have ever come across...

very beautiful!!!!

11:37 AM  
Blogger Born a Libran said...

Beautiful pic... Great work with the camera as well as with the processing. What photo stitching software do you use and what kind of processing have you done to this pic?

5:27 PM  
Blogger ~ Deeps ~ said...

@BSTM
next time chalna leh ki trip par :)
thanx....i hope u have seen all the pics by now......

@woodie
thanx BM :)

@chitra
thanx but i dont think its perfect....there are some mistakes in it

@Mayuri
thanx......yeah picasaweb is good but its lil slow....but i have no other site which can give me 100mb space to load pics

@seige perilous
Thanx a lot.....do let us know when u post panoramas somewhere

@bakwas....
yeah it is......do visit it....thanx

@kanu
hats off to u for writing down abt shadow play on the hills.....its magical sometimes.....as always ur comment is quite inspiring to me to carry on the good work.....

@navin sir
thank u sir.....i hope u checked the previous post too...there was one more panorama in it....

@phoenix...
thanx :)

@rahul
thanx dude...thats a big compliment....:)

@chantal
thanx..how was ur vacation ?

@somitra
thanx...i use software supplied with my camera to stich pics.....Arcsoft panorama maker.....

@triple six...
thanx lady...thats really one of the best comments :)

@born a libran
welocme to my blog...i use arcsoft panorama make, provided with my camera software......the only post processing done is :sharpness and contrast increase .......

12:27 AM  
Blogger danne said...

woow!!! What a photo!!!! Amazing!

4:21 AM  
Blogger Palak Chokshi said...

Mind blowing... so serene.. so beautiful... AMAZING capture Deepak... love it

12:20 PM  

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