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To the Gates of Heaven

To the Gates of Heaven

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alexander stefanatos

Pro Member, thessaloniki

To the Gates of Heaven

Taveling from Lasa to Yamdrok lake at 4.500 m above sea level and along the origin of Brahmapoutra river.

Traveling from Tibet's capital Lasa to Yamdrock lake, one and the most impressive of its sacred lakes at an altitude of more than 4000 mt, is just a trip to another world and to another time dimension...The bus was almost one of those old wood, early Twenties, wagons that would make you think was waiting good horses to make it run...But the course to the summit was a real dream, along the valleys of river Brahmapoutra's origin, imposing mountain peeks in many places shrawded with huge white clouds always runing above your head and being one of the most outstanding things to admire in those altitudes.

In the photo, haystacks, collected by the locals, in one of the valleys on the feet of the mountains.

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  • s. sabine krause 18/02/2016 8:56

    it must have been a unforgettable experience, that trip of yours "to the gates of heaven!" my first thought, when spotting this image, was that it looked like something right out of a legend or fairy-tale: a congregation of hay people ; ) waiting for their adored deity to step down from the sky and speak to them! ; )) beautiful play with light, focus, dof and rhythm, alexander! the warm, earthen tones – lovely, a treat for the eyes! greetings, sabine.
  • sparkling light 15/02/2016 17:24

    At 4500 m above sea level I would not be too sure if I would think about taking photos. Even at 3000m my lungs tend to ask for more oxygen. So, compliments from me for your brave performance.
    Cheers, Jost
  • SINA 15/02/2016 16:40

    Ein ganz wunderschönes Naturfoto einer herrlichen Landschaft lieber Alex
    hab eine gute neue Woche und herzliche Grüsse von mir Kristine
  • mike snead 15/02/2016 1:43

    a fabulous picture,alexander.

    really another world.


    best regards.

  • Adele Oliver 15/02/2016 0:48

    impressive mountain range under the blue sky and white clouds .... terrific these troll like haystacks ... beautiful capture !!!
    greetings, Adele
  • Mirjam Burer 14/02/2016 12:44

    a most impressive landscape and beautiful image of it, Alexander..I like the coloured version here and find it an impressive document..compliment and thank you for explaining..
    me agapi...
  • Michel C 14/02/2016 10:46

    Très belle série ,bravo.
  • Harold Thompson 14/02/2016 9:39

    Interesting shaped haystacks good depth to the scene
    :-)) Harold
  • Sue Thompson 14/02/2016 8:33

    A truly amazing and very beautiful landscape and sky. This earth of ours is a truly wonderful place......

  • Cameraqueen 14/02/2016 8:19

    This could be part of Middle-Earth where Tolkien's characters live!
  • patrick hyrailles 14/02/2016 7:02

    belle prise de vue bravo
    bonne journée