Ladakh Mountains


Ladakh Mountains


On evening when climbing up a steep valley in east Ladakh I looked back across a series of mountains ridges playing out waves of pastel lights. I set up the camera on a tripod to take a series of images as the light changes. 

The Himalayas were formed slowly as sediments settled in shallow seas off the ancient coast of the super-continent, Eurasia. These hardened sediments were lifted up by tectonic plates colliding and forcing up the seabed causing the buckling and folding we see in the strata today. The dry dust-laden atmosphere in Ladakh creates a beautiful series of pastel hues in the varied rock types that make up the strata. 

Taken on Nikon 800E, 105mm lens, Aperture F8, ASA 400.

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