Lazy sunday, was reviewing some pics I took with an old Minolta SRT 101 and my phone on my recent trip to India, mainly Kashmir and Ladakh.
Just thought of sharing some of my faves.
Amateur photographer here.
One of the monkeys that stole my hanged washed laundry, here seen waiting outside my door, they are vicious little rascals!
Nubra Valley, Ladakh. Amazing place with breathtaking scenery, part of the ancient Silk Road.
In order to get to Nubra Valley, one has to cross Khardungla pass, at around 18000 feet, one of the highest motorable passes in the world.
Camel riding in Nubra Valley.
Girl spinning prayer wheel, Leh
Night of the July 'super moon', ruined by this permanent cloud obstructing it. The best of my many shots of night photography with the Minolta,
unfortunately I went for the cheapest and lightest tripod which shook if you blew on it, lol
In Leh, I attended part of the Kalachakra
event, hosted by the Dalai Lama. (Hundreds of thousands
of people, a stark contrast to the emptiness of the nearby landscape.) Unfortunately I didn't have a zoom lens to get a good close up during the
teachings. This was the closest I got to him as he was leaving the premises.
Also I said I attended part of the event because I got some pretty bad food poisoning after eating out one night. Exactly on the days the Dalai Lama
gave the core teachings. Oh well, I guess there is something to be learned there, as Buddhism teaches. lol
Monks at the Kalachakra.
Macro shot of local flower, very proud of this, my first attempt at macro with a film camera!
Leh, local sheep snooping around.
Hope that sheep doesn't end up in this place. One of the tiny butcher shops in the markets of Leh.
Don't remember which of the countless giant Buddha statues I saw this one is.
Traditional door at a Buddhist monastery.
Riding the bus the Indian way. On top of it.
One of the royal gardens in Srinagar, Kashmir, were the locals go and refresh on hot summer days.
Dal Lake, Srinagar. I stayed at one of the many boathouses, all serving as accommodation for tourists.
More Dal Lake.
Himalayan mountains outside Srinagar.
Edited picture of the Lotus Temple, Delhi.
My last day in India. I was feeling gloomy, monsoons were approaching, maybe that's why I did this.
What a trip. It was definitely great to get away from the chaos and grind of daily life.
Except when I found myself in the chaos of the streets of Delhi, or in any trafficked road in India, for that matter, lol.
Hope you enjoyed,
Thanks for watching.
Om Mani Padme Om
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