Today’s Image of the day is from Panar Bugyal

Article 2 of “Image of the Day” Series.

Image of the Day- Blog 2- Photography at Panar Bugyal in the Himalayas

EXIF: Canon 7DM2

Lens: Canon EFS 10-18mm @10mm

Shutter speed: 1/30 Sec

F-stop: f/9

ISO: 200

Aperture Priority

Evaluative Metering.

Sunrises and sunsets above treeline in the Himalayas are always extremely special, no matter what time of the year. This is from one of my visits to the high altitude Alpine pastures of Panar Bugyal last year.

I had just finished shooting the first light illuminating the high Himalayan peaks and was waiting for the light to hit the lower mountains. Two of my friends were out on the ridge to the top left, trying for a different perspective. As I turned around to see them, I saw this beautifully lit landscape in front of me.

When looking in person the landscape looks so amazing, one tends to think, no matter how I shoot I will get a good shot. When shooting however, it’s a totally different ball game. Our brain is tremendously efficient at taking in all the information coming from all our senses and giving us an extremely rich experience in an instant. Our cameras however see only in two dimension and it is up to us as photographers to convey what we feel to the world via images.

In this case for example I wanted to highlight how vast the landscape is, also the golden light hitting the peaks and the beautiful cloud patterns beyond it. In this shot I have used these yellow sprouts of grass and the ridge along the left, as leading lines to lead the viewer to the golden light illuminating the peaks and clouds beyond it.

Also while shooting I tilted the camera a bit towards the ground.  This gives the viewer a feel of him standing there and looking at the scene in person.

Since I am shooting ultra-wide at 10 mm @f/9, I have a reasonably good depth of field in the frame.


That’s it for the day, end of Blog 2

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