October 16, 2008

SWF: Wild Daisies


Enjoy skies and views from across the globe here.

Wild Daisies of Mana

Himalayan Mana Village
Indo-Tibet Border
Uttarakhand, India
August 2008

I shot this picture as I approached the Mana Village after a small trek - on a cold misty morning - approximately 4-5 kms away from Badrinath. Many places famous in Hindu mythology lie close to the Mana Village. The Village shuts down in winter for 6 months or so as it gets snow-bound with sub-zero temperatures. The inhabitants of Mana are mainly Indo-Mongolian tribals and it is the last village on the borders of Indo-China region. The backdrop of snow covered mountains and glaciers in Mana is a captivating sight.

Earlier on this blog, I've posted another picture on the way to Mana Village where I've set in a nutshell my Journey to Garhwal in July-August this year.


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51 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

WOW, what a shot and what a location.

Gill in Canada

Photo Cache said...

whoa, pretty surreal.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Beautiful. Wonderful composition :-)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How fortunate for you to have been there so close to Tibet!
Happy Sky Watch!

Texas Travelers said...

Nice perspective on the photo.
Well done.

Nice "Sky Watch" today.
Thnaks for the visit to our , Horizontal Light.
Troy and Martha

PS: I took a quick look at some of your earlier posts. They are great with some terrific photographs. I'll be back later for a more lengthy look.
.

krisuh said...

Truly a nice perspective, have to agree with texas travelers. Great cature!

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect catch for Skywatch Friday!!!! Mine's up too hope too see you around.. Have a great weekend!

babooshka said...

Gorogeous cool shot for skywatch.

Migs CFL fan said...

Fabulous shot. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers

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Louise said...

Absolutely fantastic! Thank you for sharing and also for the commentary that went with this incredible photo.

Zhu said...

Just the name, Himalayas, makes me dream. Your picture adds to the magic!

Rose said...

this is a stunning photo...and I liked the photos in the other postas well...

ellen b said...

What a fabulous shot! I like it...

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

What an amazing photograph... the clouds around the mountains and the daisies are amazing... the perspective is fantastic!! Beautiful work!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat-Canada

•♥•♥[V]♥•♥• said...

gr8 shot..i want to go there now.
:)

Dirk said...

Lovely picture, I love the composition.

Lakshmi said...

absolute dream celine..u seem to have vanished with the clouds as well :)

Arija said...

Top mountain shot, rocky crags and cloud-kissed wildflowers, just great.

John said...

Amazing shot!

vincibene said...

Fantastic picture! Breathtaking perspective!

reluctantfarmchi said...

This is beautiful - like the clouds are watering the flowers. Stunning. I appreciate your stopping by my moon shots this week - and for your comments. Happy SWF.

Dewdrop said...

Truly captivating. Amazing... with the blue and the clouds! I love this shot!

CHEWY said...

Your travels amaze me and your photos are stunning. - Would you remember all these places and details without your blog journal?

Carletta said...

Amazing image!
This is one of the reasons I love Sky Watch - I get to see parts of the world I wouldn't get to see otherwise.

I also loved the sand dunes below- marvelous images!

Deborah Godin said...

I'm so glad you stopped by my SWF and left a live link here - this is a beautiful blog, I'm going to bookmark it and come back when I can spend more time. I love this part of the world, and your photos really draw me in. I don't travel so I really appreciate seeing and reading about places.

Powell River Books said...

Daisies are my favourite flowers. I like the way they frame your shot. I invite you to come see my sky views from the BC Ferry to Powell River. -- Margy

Positive Images Surround Us said...

That's a great shot! I like your composition. Thanks for sharing it!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

wonderful photo reminds me of LOST HORIZONS

Indrani said...

Great shot,Celine!
Where did you stay when you visited this place? Was it a conducted tour??

Inkataika said...

Wow indeed! This is so exotic to me. I love mountains and sky. This one is like a dream. Wonderful! =)

GMG said...

Hi Celine! I’m glad I could take some time to get here, this time to be rewarded with a beautiful Himalyan picture!!
The village shuts down for winter? Where do they go?

Now, do you want to have a look at a magic place: Delos, Apollo’s birthplace and home to Dionysus sanctuary? Blogtrotter has it! ;))
Hope you enjoy! Have a great week!

Jeannelle said...

I am in awe of seeing photos from this special place.....thank you! Happy SkyWatching! Greetings from Iowa, USA.

shaker said...

great composition !

Ms. Hays said...

A truly fabulous capture!

KeiserKids said...

Great shots! Thanks for seeing my skywacth and your comment.
by : Savanna

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

so beautiful

Sayani said...

wanna say "WOW"!!!

great and charismatic
:)

nonizamboni said...

Such a beautiful photo capturing the mysterious, sacred quality behind the venue. I'm so enjoying reading of your journey.
Thanks for sharing!

CHEWY said...

Hee-hee
I forgot to say... at first glimpse, because of the exaggerated angle... I thought the daises were palm trees with SNOW on them!

napaboaniya said...

A very beautiful shot of the sky at Himalayas :) A place on my wish to go to list :)

San said...

You've caught it at such a moment, such an angle, this place looks like a make-believe land.

Gorgeous, Celine.

NovaS said...

fantastic scene.. that must be chilly out there...

the7msn said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am so glad you did because now I have found yours - how fortunate you are to have traveled to so many beautiful places. Now I look forward to traveling through your archives.

Jeanne said...

What an amazing view. I love the angle you took your picture from. It's hard to imagine the isolation of the tribes there in the winter months. So glad you stopped by to visit my blog.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

those are just so pretty i love daisies and these look so special;

Mridula said...

Lovely shot, the combination of the sky and flowers!

Ram Dhall said...

Absolutely brilliant shot.

Though I have never been to Mana, the milestones on the way to Dehradun/ Haridwar do talk of this fabulous place.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful experience.

When do we get the detailed write- up !!

Rural Writer said...

That shot positively sings with poetic composition. You obviously not only have the heart of a poet, but the eye to see the world as a poet. The angle, composition of colors, and sharp detail - what a shot! A great photographer too! It would seem you're a person of many talents!

indicaspecies said...

My dear friends,

I'm overwhelmed by the tremendous response that I have got for this post. My heartfelt thanks to each and everyone who has visited me and left behind your footprints with such delightful words. Each comment is gratefully acknowledged. Thank you.:)

~vagabond~ said...

Beautiful, beautiful picture of the Himalayan Mana Village. Would love to see it for myself someday.

Merisi said...

Beautiful,
the perspective pulls you in, as if one were there.