Rupin Pass Photo Contest Results

Rupin Pass Photo Contest Results

Category Photo Contest

By Usha Hariprasad


The Rupin Photo Contest results are out. With great difficulty, we have selected the top three pictures from the fantastic entries sent by trekkers. Our judge, Prashanth UC, an avid trekker and photography expert, shares his thoughts on the winning photographs.

First Prize: Nishanth


The lines, geometric patterns & placement of the subject in the frame make this unique and interesting. On the left hand side of the pillar we have the closed dwelling, kids sweaters indicating the harshness of the weather. The shoe waiting for its owner, gives us the feeling the man/woman of the house is out for earning daily bread. The right hand side is full of life , with 3 kids waiting for their turn to explore the world. The dog is doing what it can do best, guard the house and catch few winks of sleep. Overall a winner.

Second Prize: Arun


The star trail, the mountain face & the illuminated tents, make up for a perfect exposure on a harsh chilly night. There stark contrast between the colors of life in the tent surrounded by black , white and grey. An eerie feeling of lively human life in the undiscovered universe This is a work of a perfectionist who has literally spent time out of his comfort zone.

Third Prize: Prateek

A picture that captures the tranquil of  Himalayas . A gentle green slope against a blue mountain backdrop, with dramatic white clouds coming in, this is riveting to the eye.  A hint of human settlement seen in the form of fences. While nature is about borderless boundless beauty, we get our tranquility by securing it with fences.

The winners get the following awards from Indiahikes.

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

The second runner up get Rs 3000 Trek Voucher from Indiahikes.

The third runner up gets Rs 2,000 Trek Voucher from Indiahikes.

About our Judge:

Prashanth UC is an avid trekker and photographer.  Interpreting the pictures through short poems is his passion. He trains corporates in sales and marketing, conducts market research, creates corporate anthems / songs through his company Thoughtrain.

Usha Hariprasad

About the author

Usha Hariprasad is a freelance writer and has worked with Citizen Matters, Alternative and Indus Ladies writing about travel and green living. She worked in the IT field for 5 years before deciding to follow her passion for writing. She is now part of the content and tech team at Indihahikes.