February 14, 2010

Moonscape of the Zanskar range, Ladakh, India

Location: Lamayuru, Ladakh, India (34° 16′ 58″ N, 76° 46′ 28″ E)
Date: 12 August 2009 8.15am
Camera: Canon 400D with Canon EF 70-200 mm F4L IS USM lens

Lamayuru monastery is one of the largest and oldest monasteries in India. It is situated about 3,800m above sea level in the Zanskar range with mountains of dramatic rock composition and structure. Such dramatic landscape is commonly referred to as Moonscape, with rocks varying from sedimentary to volcanic and colours from golden yellow, green, grey and bluish. It is a very dry area as all the monsoon rains are dumped while the clouds climbed the high Himalayan range. It is a land of dramatic and harsh beauty.

4 comments:

fufu said...

wow wow wow... moonscape!! can walk on top of the moonscape before really being shooting up to the moon... cool!!!

lechua said...

awesome shot. ur photos are inspiring indeed!

Photography Course said...

great Photograph of a wonderful place..

1ondoncalling said...

Good composition and strong patterns!