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Copyright: Rajib Ghose (yeti1975) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26 W: 21 N: 57] (502)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon F 80, Tamron 19-35AF XR, Fuji Sensia 100, Marumi Skylight 1A
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-04 1:06
Viewed: 3262
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kedar Tal is the most beautiful lake that I have seen out of the 21 high altitude lakes that I have photographed till date in the Garhwal Himalayas.

It is situated at an altitude of 5016m. Takes 3 days to reach the lake by a beautiful trek.

It is the base camp of the Jogin group of peaks, Thalay Sagar (seen in the center of the photograph) Bhrigupanth (extreme left of the photograph).
Thalay Sagar is one of the most beautiful peaks that I have seen and will post photos of it later. It is one of the most challenging peaks of the region. It was conquered in the 90s.

The light was very strong as I took this photograph on a bright clear sunny afternoon at around 2.30pm. It was end of October. I underexposed by 1 stop to get the details in the highlight. Brought out shadow details during scanning process using CoolscanV.

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Greetings Rajib

LOvely POV across this lake. The detail and colours in this photo are sharp. The light conditions for such locations is often harsh, you did well to capture this impressive photo.

Interesting note too.

Congratulations and TFS...


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-02-04 1:50]

Hi Rajib, this is a stunning scene. Yes, it is a beautiful lake, and the light from the sun gives it an even more special look.
Well seen and captured

High class landscape photography. Reflaction of the snow crating a superb effect in the lake.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-02-04 2:48]

Hola amigo,
excelente trabajo,
nitidez y colores hermosos,
bello lugar,

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  • ved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 102 W: 16 N: 12] (662)
  • [2008-02-04 4:15]

This is really beautiful.
Nice composition with good clarity. The white and deep blue add depth to the snap.
However, I won't compare it with others, as I found all the lakes photographed by you to be really amazing.

Excellent sharpness and clarity. The superb quality made me gazing this shot of a beautiful and adorable landscape... I think I need a cup of coffee while enjoying this, Rajib.
Thank you for sharing.

Hello Rajib,

Excellent composition. A sharp photo in beautiful natural colours. TFS


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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2008-02-05 7:11]

Hello Rajib:)
What can I say? - picture perfect - lovely landscape, just beautiful:)
:) later

Excelente toma y buena decision al subexponer. Muy buen escaneado. Se agradece la imagen.

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