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Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8117 W: 150 N: 18082] (80586)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-17
Categories: Nature
Camera: NIKON D200, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 100 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-10-12 1:48
Viewed: 674
Points: 48
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Very cold and bright silent morning at an altitude of 5000 meters above sea level taken at Karakoram Highway linking China and Pakistan - being the highest paved international border crossing in the world. The high peak mountains which remain snow-covered throughout the year with different colours as the land changed constantly to go with the elevation,.offers some of the most breathtaking mountain landscape. Realizing how difficult it must have been to even build this 1300km long road through such rugged and treacherous mountain region made me appreciate how lucky I was to see the magnificent views and everywhere you look there is dramatic scenery.....

Taken from a moving vehicle on my journey from Kashgar to Taxkorgan - a border town close to Tajikistan, looking towards the mammoth Pamir Mountain Range.

Setting: 270 mm, 1/250 sec, F20, ISO Raw 100, 0850 hrs & polarised

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Spectacular capture of the snowy mountains. A lovely artistic scene. Well seen.


Hello Abmdsudi,

The subtle grey hues paint this dramatic picture of mountains, mountains and more mountains.
It's a fine shot considering it was taken from a moving vehicle.
Those two roadside posts, though not artistic in any way, do help to set the sense of depth.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11346 W: 163 N: 19023] (140575)
  • [2018-10-12 2:41]

Witaj Abmdsudi!
Interesting place.
A wonderful landscape, snow adds flavor to this painting.
Good POV, composition and colors.
Good presentation.
Well done.
Nice afternoon.
Warm regards.

hi friend,
magnific landscape whit and incredible light. Good composition,
ciao, Giacomo

Dobar dan.
Interesantan i lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje, lepa panorama.
Lep put i planine sa snegom.
Zelim vam lepo popodne, sve najbolje u za vikend, srecno.

Good day.
Interesting and beautiful view, good text ...
Beautifully shown, good perspective and contrast, beautiful colors, beautiful panorama.
Nice path and mountains with snow.
I wish you a good afternoon, all the best in the weekend, good luck.

Hello Abmdsudi,
Another perfect capture and TE entry in your gallery. This time from Turkestan.
Very good pov and ligth management. Many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards

Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating mountain landscape with a lot of snow, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend have a good weekend ciao Silvio

HI Abmdsudi.

This is the unique territory of the north-west China, diverse in cultural heritage and rich in amazing landscapes. A thin air is a must to experience while crossing the spectacular mountain range, and it's worth the lack of oxygen in the lungs. I know it from my own adventures to that region. TFS!!!

Bonjour Abmdsudi,

On n'a pas souvent l'occasion de voir des photos de cette région. C'est tout à fait spectaculaire, presque comme si on étais sur la surface de la lune. J'aime bien la ligne jaune de la route .



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4101 W: 0 N: 9779] (66685)
  • [2018-10-12 8:04]

Great graphism of snow covered slopes, the view of ssnowy mountains is simply beautiful, a very well managed photo
regards Ryszard

Hi Abmdsudi
Oh fantastique paysage de montagnes , un excellent jeu de lumière et de couleurs, très belle présentation
Meilleur vœux

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4656 W: 2 N: 8428] (40560)
  • [2018-10-12 15:12]

Hello Abmdsudi,
A unique place. I would like to visit them:)
I like nice composition, good sharpness and nice colours.
Interesting picture from this place.

Hi Abmdsudi
I like these types of perspectives, taken at 270mm focal length, everything is pushed together tightly. cool to see the pavement, and the depth of the mountains in the bg. simple but effective for sure. cheers

Hi Abmdsudi,
Lovely view with these mountains, interesting effect with the contrast with the snowy landscape in the BG, tfs.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25992 W: 522 N: 44456] (189655)
  • [2018-10-13 0:36]

Hello Abmdsudi,

This is a picture that get almost never to see, 5000 meters above sea level taken at Karakoram Highway linking China and Pakistan.
You chose an excellent angle and lovely exposure.
Also a wonderful panorama about the area.
Nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2758 W: 35 N: 5546] (29730)
  • [2018-10-13 1:12]

Great how the yellow line is placed here, Abmdsudi. Impressively hazy distance. When I travelled there many, many years, I was so impressed by how clean these roads were, on the road often encountering teams of street cleaners, in fluo jackets...must be one of the worst jobs in the world, maybe done by convicts... Impressive location, great shot!


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15332 W: 0 N: 16877] (186428)
  • [2018-10-13 9:26]


la route gris et cette ligne jaune qui ondule quelle compo et vue cette montagne plus noir et le fond avec la couche de neige comme le blanc ressort et ces formes arrondies sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

Hello abmdsudi,

One can feel the cold fresh air looking at this picture.

Best Wishes,

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2836 W: 1376 N: 3393] (42047)
  • [2018-10-13 23:50]

Hi Abmdsudi

No one on the picture for once. We feel the cold temperature looking at the mountains covered of snow.
Well done in rough conditions

Hi, Abmdsudi.
Impressive landscape with these great mountains covered with snow, I imagine the cold in this plain of the road, which I suppose covered with snow in the winter months.
A magnificent color,very good lighting management and very good sharpness.
Well done. I like it.
Have a good start to the week.
Very best regards.


wonderful landscape view from China with a perfect composition, clarity and sharpness.Very good and informative note.Very well seen and done.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


Breathtaking mountain landscape indeed !
I can well imagine how lucky you felt to witness this magnificent panorama !
The snow-covered peaks behind the grey mountain make it look like a “world beyond”.
Thanks for sharing this incredible experience !

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11192 W: 174 N: 20492] (90342)
  • [2018-12-10 11:32]


amazing scenery with these "dunes" of snow at side of the highway. in bolivia and chile I crossed a borderdine with peaks around 6,000 meters around, but the highway it self was around 4,000.

take care


hello dear friend
today I visited your gallery and I chose
this original photo with designs and details
very cold and bright this silent morning
all your photos bring your personal stamp
and have your own personal style
welldone as always

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