Sanat Kumar Karmakar  

Monastery from Kaza by Sanat Kumar Karmakar

October 2020 - Monastery from Kaza

About the Image(s)

Equipment: Canon gear, 1/1000 sec., f/4, ISO 80, handheld shot from Jeep

Spiti District of state Himachal Pradesh in India. This images was photographed from the bank of river Spiti, on the way to Tabo .

I use Photoshop CS2019 and latest RAW processing to edit the frame. In this image a have cropped almost 20% from right side to highlight the small village. Color and sharpness enhanced. See the paths leading to the village from different directions.

7 comments posted

Sanat Kumar Karmakar   Sanat Kumar Karmakar
I am grateful to the authority for publishing the image, which is a very small view of great Himalaya. It was my dream journey to visit from Kaza to Manali of state Himachal Pradesh of India. I am uploading the original shot in low resolution. I welcome valuable comments from all honorable viewers.   Posted: 10/05/2020 22:01:50
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Louis Lo   Louis Lo
It is a good mountain view image, I would comment the sky was too clear without any clouds and the sunlight was too strong, if you wait until sunset or shot in the early morning that would be more better I think.   Posted: 10/06/2020 10:55:35
Sanat Kumar Karmakar   Sanat Kumar Karmakar
Thank you for your observation. In fact I shot this image during our jeep safari and the day's target was to cross the highest point of the route over Kunzum Pass of Himalaya and so we were in a hurry to avoid any incidents like avalanches and heavy snow-fall.
You have inspired me to upload other scape images of the same route.   Posted: 10/07/2020 09:32:22

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
Sanat Kumar, such a magnificent shot. I like the way you make that intimate small village even smaller by setting it against the huge mountains. It's personal taste, but I like images with deeper more saturated colors. I agree with comments about the sky and the constraints the time of day imposed on you. It might be fun to layer in another, more dynamic sky?   Posted: 10/07/2020 11:29:08
Sanat Kumar Karmakar   Sanat Kumar Karmakar
Dear Sir,
Thank you for your opinion. I also like dynamic sky and more saturated images. In scape photography, capturing actual color of sky is also my subject of interest. I have a collection of scape and shall try to improve.
Best Wishes   Posted: 10/08/2020 13:44:16

Gary Butler   Gary Butler
Sanat, I like the sharpness of the image throughout.

You have chosen to title this as the "Monastery" - so I feel that you should do more to draw and hold the viewer's eye at that point. From my experience increased contrast or brightness variation between the Monastery and the surrounding plain might aid in fixing the viewer's eye. I do agree with Louis's comments - a "moody" or multi-colored sky would certainly add to the appeal of the image.   Posted: 10/12/2020 18:54:42
Sanat Kumar Karmakar   Sanat Kumar Karmakar
Dear Sir, thank you for your value-added comments.
In fact we were going towards Tabo Monastery and we had found the village site like a picture. Due to favorable sunlight, the sharp post-processing could be achieved.
With regard to "Monastery", I feel inspired to post aerial view of the ancient site of Tabo Monastery of Spiti valley, Himachal Pradesh, India.   Posted: 10/14/2020 04:49:09


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