September 2015 Photo Contest – Results

“You don’t take a photograph. You make it.” – Ansel Adams

True to Ansel’s words, all the photographs below have been made with talent and a good eye for beautiful things.

We received entries from multiple treks for the September 2015 Photo Contest –  Roopkund, Deoriatal – Chandrashila, Pin Parvati and Kashmir Great Lakes. 

The winners of the September 2015 Photo Contest are below! Congratulations! 🙂


Somain Verma – Roopkund 

A terrific photograph, sometimes is fairly simple. It is an honest composition, without many tricks with the computer. Photographing landscape as rich as the Bedni Bugyal requires special hands to bring out its beauty. Somain does that with his eye for light and colours. Waiting for the clouds to give it the perfect touch of shade, makes Somain’s skills stand out. 

Roopkund - Somain Verma 2


Vishwas Krishnamurthy – Roopkund

Vishwas’s photograph of the Patar Nachauni camp is an unusual angle, with a spectacular play of colours of one of the most photographed spot on the Roopkund trek. It is difficult to find fresh angles of a location that is photographed so often. Not only has Vishwas managed that, he’s also brought out the enormity of the landscape beautifully! 

Roopkund - Vishwas H K 12


Raghavendra SN – Roopkund

Raghavendra’s dramatic photograph of the horse on the meadows is terrific. The evening light, the dramatic sky and the horse peering directly into the camera is a rare touch. It is not an easy photograph to take. Not only is it a dramatic photograph, it also gives readers a peek into the lovely meadows of Roopkund.

Roopkund - Raghavendra S N 1

Other notable photographs:
1. Abhijit – Deoriatal
2. Dr Abhishek Kavlekar – Photograph of the three sheep
3. Abhijeet Rane – The photograph of the monal.


1. Vishwas H K: Roopkund

Roopkund - Vishwas H K 12

 2. Abhijit: Deoriatal – Chandrashila

Deoriatal - Abhijit5


 3. Somain Verma: Roopkund

Roopkund - Somain Verma 2



4. Padmanabha: Kashmir Great Lakes

KGL - Padmanabha 2



5. Satyen Dasgupta: Kashmir Great Lakes

KGL - Satyen Dasgupta - Towards Nandkol



6. Ian Chung: Pin Parvati

Pin Parvati - Ian Chung 6



7. Dr. Abhishek Kavlekar: Kashmir Great Lakes




8. Dr. Abhishek Kavlekar: Kashmir Great Lakes




9. Abhijeet Rane: Roopkund

Roopkund - Abhijeet Rane - Monal Full Glory



10. Abhijeet Rane: Roopkund

Roopkund - Abhijeet Rane - The Bugyal of all Bugyals



11. Pradeep Saxena: Deoriatal – Chandrashila

Deoriatal - Pradeep Saxena - Sari Village (Custom)


 12. Raghavendra SN: Roopkund

Roopkund - Raghavendra S N 1




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