Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Light and Composition Magazine: Photo of the Day December 10th 2010

My photograph of the yaks in North Sikkim featured in Photo of the Day in Light and Composition Magazine 10th December 2010. To see the photograph and to read the on line magazine visit the link below:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New Great Himalaya Trail Map of Nepal

NEW! Great Himalaya Trail Map of Nepal

Himalayan Map House is delighted to announce the largest and most accurate map of Nepal ever produced. Development of the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) Route Planner has been a massive project and will provide direct funding to vocational training programs and remote area tourism through the GHT Alliance.

Since 2003, Himalayan Map House and Australian, Robin Boustead, have systematically researched, documented and mapped every major trekking route in Nepal. For the first time all of this information is available on a new full-colour, highly detailed map that shows the GHT High Route, GHT Cultural Trail and all interlinking 3,500km of mountain trails. This will be a major asset for Visit Nepal 2011 and a vital tool for anyone in the tourism industry. Please see a colour copy of the press release with pictures of the GHT Nepal map and map cover. The GHT Nepal map shows:

·  All Nepal to 1:500000 scale, that’s 5km to 1cm size!
·  Total map size is 208 x 71cm
·  All major trekking routes are researched and logged by GPS.
·  50% of all major villages in Nepal.
·  All new road networks across the country, including mountain roads.
·  All National parks, Conservation and Wildlife protected areas.
·  A profile graph of the GHT High Route showing walking times and elevations.
·  Decorated with pictures of Nepal’s 8000m mountains and people from remote villages.
·  Costing Rs1500, this amazing, high quality map will be in shops from Sunday, 12th December.

For more information about the map, copies of digital versions to print and stockists please contact Pawan Shakya on the details above.

For more information about the GHT Alliance please contact Robin at robin@greathimalayatrail.com

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Himalayas at night

Project Himalaya headed by Jamie McGuiness is one of the reputed  companies running treks in the Himalayas.
This series of photographs taken at night, in my opinion,  are outstanding! Please do take a look!
For photo enthusiasts Jamie has included the technical data as well.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Yosemite National Park: Half Dome and North Dome

This is a view from near Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park looking at Half Dome and North Dome from an unusual angle.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival 2010

The Banff Mountain Book and Film  Festival is held  every year at the Banff Centre, Canada in November. My Sikkim book was a finalist  at the Festival many years ago. The results of the 2010 Festival are out and showcase the best in mountain literature and films. Visit the link below to see the list of winners!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Photography Workshops: The Creative Arts Kolkata 2010 Part II

The Photography workshop which I conducted for The Creative Arts Kolkata ended last evening. Here is the second lot of photographs from the participants.

Photography Workshops: The Creative Arts Kolkata 2010 Part 1

I recently conducted a photographic workshop for The Creative Arts, Kolkata with fifteen very enthusiastic participants. We photographed around Kolkata: the flower market near the Howrah bridge, the river and the Princep Monument and street shots on Diwali evening. Here are the first lot of  photographs from the participants. The second lot will follow soon!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sikkim: The Unpublished Photographs Part II

 This is an essay on the monastery dances of Sikkim from my collection of unpublished photographs.

Dancers practice at  Ralang  monastery before the masked dances
Black hat dancers, Rumtek
Pang Lhabsol Musicians, Tsulakhang, Gangtok

The photographer lama, Ralang Monastery
Dancer, Ralang Monastery

Pemayangtse monastery - prayers during Lhosar
The dancer representing Kangchendzonga - Pang Lhabsol, Tsulakhang, Gangtok 

Black Hat dancers, Phodang

Monastery door, Lachung

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hua Hin, Thailand: The Night Market Part 1

The night market at Hua Hin, a beach resort about three hours south of Bangkok, is a fascinating mix of food and shopping. This two part photo essay shot over a few days in Hua Hin focuses on both.
Boxes  for soap

Thai girls shop for fruits at  the night market 

Sweets and Condiments

Dining at a sea food restaurant at the night market 

Fish and sea food 

Flower soap for sale 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sikkim Trekking: The North Sikkim Plateau

A yak caravan makes it's way from Giagong to Cholamu in North Sikkim. This photograph taken in the summer of 1987 was well before the road to Gurudongmar and the North Sikkim Plateau.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Prayer Images

I was shooting a prayer service in a Wat (temple) in Bangkok last week when I suddenly realised that a lot of my photographs are linked to prayer and worship. The photo essay below shows some of them.
Wat Suthat, Bangkok

Wat Chakkrawat, Chinatown Bangkok

Angkor Wat, Cambodia 
Lingshed Monastery, Zanskar 
Entrance of Tashiding Monastery, Sikkim

Leh, Ladakh


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