Ice Monochromes (Hemis N.P.)

24 to 30 January 2018, Hemis National Park, Ladakh.

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(Ladakh Trip).

Links go to posts with the colour versions of the images (where there may also be more information). If an image does not have a link (or a caption), the preceding one applies.

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This post shows details of ice in Hemis National Park. In most cases, captions are superfluous.

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A bank of ice around a gravel bar in the Indus River.

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A frozen waterfall between out first camp and the village of Rumbak.

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Frozen rapids in the river.

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Views of the frozen river.

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Exploring the frozen river with a macro lens.

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More details of the frozen river.

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A small plant struggling to survive though covered by the icy river.

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12 comments on “Ice Monochromes (Hemis N.P.)

  1. I so appreciate your stunning images . . . thank you for sharing, and giving me a glimpse into your Life-altering adventure! :)) Dawn

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    • Murray Foote says:

      Thanks heaps, Dawn!

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      • My close friend, Susan, traveled through Tibet in the 90s. (She has studied with a Rimposhe and is part of a Tibetan group in Hawaii.) Over the years, she has shared with me many of her adventures (often death-defying!) and stories of ponies and yaks. I dreamed about her one night, after she sent me a colorful scarf/table runner as a gift. In my dream I asked, “Susan — I love what you sent, but tell me, is it a scarf? Is it a table runner? How shall I use it?” She answered: “That’s the beauty — it can be used as anything you want. You can even use it to catch up your yak!” With that, she reached behind her and wrapped the turquoise/white/black-patterned scarf around the neck of a tan-colored yak, turned and skipped away, the yak happily following. I called her next day to share with her my dream wisdom/whimsy, and we both got a good laugh :)) :)) :))

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  2. Robert Hayes says:

    Cool….to coin a phrase. 🙂

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  3. leggypeggy says:

    Plenty of ice. A fascinating time of year to be there.

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  4. Robert says:

    Beauty in the frozen ice. Black and white photography allows you to examine the details in a photo.

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  5. Erich says:

    Some great photos in this post. Love your monochrome conversions.

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