This holiday season, we hosted a contest on Instagram to find the best time-lapses. We got spectacular entries that captured treks in their entirety. It was hard to zero down to just one winner, but here it is! We have also included some special mentions below.
The entries were judged based on the following criteria:
- Quality of the video and other technical aspects such as exposure, contrast and light.
- Composition of the scenes.
- The backstory in the caption.
- The story of the time-lapse.
#IHTimelapse CONTEST WINNER
We liked Ashish’s #IHTimelapse entry because it has been very thoughtfully put together. It showcases several sections of the Roopkund trek. Watch out for the shots of snowscape towards Junargali and of the sunset! Congratulations Ashish Chopra! You have won yourself a Mountain Lover’s Gold Calendar of 2017! We hope it inspires you to go on many more treks!
In the cradle of Mount Trishul at an altitude of 4785 meters,lies the high altitude glacial lake of Roopkund. Owing to its accessibility and the views of Trishul and Nanda Ghunti from the Junargali top, it is a favourite among trekkers. It is worth every step taken, for the reward lies not only in reaching the lake, but the journey to it as well. Passing through high altitude meadows of Ali and Bedni Bugyal, the trek is one of the rarest to offer everything in a single package. #ihtimelapse #roopkund #junargali #timelesshimalayas #emtybagfilms @indiahikes
A post shared by Ashish Chopra (@ashishchopra778) on Dec 29, 2016 at 5:00am PST