Spiti in Autumn
The Tibetan word Spiti means "Middle Land". Yes, the Spiti Valley lies in the upper Himalayas between India and Tibet at an altitude of 13,000 to 14,000 ft .
In the month of September-October,the Autumn Season starts in Spiti and also a most colorful one.The sky gets bluer,Mountains displaying light Orange Colors, Lakes turning turquoise,the Landscape of the Himalayas is dazzling than ever.
Obviously,this is one of the best time to photograph Spiti. Here are few Landscape photographs taken during this season.
Spiti Valley and Manali are connected by Kunzum Pass. Located at the height of 15000 ft, it is cold and windy place.All vehicles pass through Kunzum pass and drivers would worship Kunzum Mata and
seek blessings for a safe journey to Spiti.
ChandraTal Lake - Located at an altitude of 14,000 ft this scenic lake is a worshipped by Buddhists and Hindus.The legendary story says, the Pandava King Yudhistir along with the Dog were taken to Heaven from this Place.
A panorama of the Chandratal.
The Spiti Valley is not just about Landscapes or Mountains.The Buddhist culture,friendly people are inter-oven bringing an sue generis experience.
The monasteries are not only sacred and abode of peace. It is also the place where light and shadow plays brings different mood. The inside quarters of Monasteries are normally lit by natural lights through windows and doors.The artificial lights are not often used.
Inside Sakya Tangyud Monastery in Kaza.The hall is well lit by sunlight through large windows and doors
The natural light has a character and quality to bring many shades of emotions,depending on the time of the day and season.
In the Dhankar Monastery, the hall was lit by natural light from windows and doors.The quality of the light was mesmerizing the space and yet a prayer hall without a human presence looked void and dull. A monk came to rescue.He obliged to our request for a pose.
Another photograph of a kid taken with window light in the Kibber village.
As she was preparing the Tea for us,the natural light beaming through the window created a dramatic mood in the room.
With no light pollution,the upper Himalayas is one of the place to try Astro Photography.This Milkyway photograph was taken near Chandratal
Intrigued by the beauty of the Himalayas?
Perhaps you can join for our Spiti tour happening in September,2019.
Do mail us for more details.