Kashmir September-2012 Photo Contest

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Kashmir September-2012 Photo Contest

Category Photo Contest

By Sandhya UC



The contest results are out ! The top three winning photos are below. Our Judge Srinivasa Prasath shares with you why the pictures turned up winners. Post your comments below.


First Prize: The first prize goes to Shyam!

A postcard shot which everyone wants to carry back home for memories. Photographer has chosen a right time and point of view for this shot. Depth is rightly conveyed using the flowing cold water at the touching distance and the glow on the mountains in the far background. Nicely exposed for the glow and shadow details. Makes me want to be there and experience the bliss directly!


Second Prize: The second prize goes to Mahesh!

Beautiful symmetrical reflection. The patterns formed by reflection using the shadow, light play is very intriguing in this shot. Very well spotted by the photographer!


Third Prize: The third prize goes to Subbu!

A serene scene well captured by the photographer. The rocks at the bottom slowly lead the eyes into the frame from right to left. At the left, the light rays grab the attention, retains all the focus and lets you enjoy the peace and beauty of the place that is portrayed by the photographer. Good job done on the exposure as well.




Here are the shortlisted 15 best photos of the Kashmir Great Lakes trek. Trekkers were asked to submit their best photos from the trek for the contest.


The judges will now run through these photos and choose one among them as the winner. Before the judges choose, tell us which of these photos deserve the best photo award (use the comments box below).


The photographs selected here are in random order. The numbers attributed to the photos are to identify the photographer and does not denote any ranking by Indiahikes. Use the number and the name of the person to make your comments.

Please click on the photo to view the enlarged image.



A note from Indiahikes:


The winners get the following awards from Indiahikes.


The winner of the photo contest gets a Rs 5,000 Trek Voucher from Indiahikes.

Rs 2,500 Trek Voucher

Rs 1,000 Trek Voucher




1-Photographer: Aditi

2-Photographer: Aravind

3-Photographer: Arun


4-Photographer: Mahesh


8-Photographer: Pankaj Vaksh

10-Photographer: Ramesh

11-Photographer: Shwetha Naik


12-Photographer: Shyam

13-Photographer: Shyam


14-Photographer: Subbu


12-Photographer: Suveer

Sandhya UC

Co-Founder & COO

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Sandhya is a founding partner at Indiahikes. Over the past ten years, she has explored and put on the map few of the greatest Himalayan treks in India, including Kashmir Great Lakes and Kedarkantha. She is a TedX Speaker and has been awarded the Women of Worth Award by Outlook Business in 2017.

She believes in sustainable living just as she believes in sustainable trekking.

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