Colors of Ladakh - Nikhil Nagane

In the summer of 2019, I had the fortune to check off one of the "places to visit" bucket list. I got to go and explore Ladakh, India. Ladakh is situated in the trans-Himalayan region in the northern-most part of India. The place is a landscape photographer's dream and is filled with outlandish landscapes!  

In this series of images, I am trying to explore intimate detail within a face of a mountain. Instead of capturing wide vistas and the grandeur of the Himalayan mountains, I have decided to focus of various patterns, lines and colors within the slopes of the mountain. These patterns and colors are present due to flow of water, glaciers and rocks over the mountains. The rocks and soil have different mineral oxides and salts in them, which give them their distinct palette of colors.

All the pictures in this series were captured with a Nikon D750 with a Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2. I used a circular polarizer filter for most of the pictures to cut through some of the glare on the rocks.

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