star trails - pangong lake - ladakh (india)

Star trails - Pangong Lake - Ladakh (India)

Exposure time: 1h 45m - plus 1h 45m of "processing time" for noise reduction (i.­e.­ capture of a black frame).­

This is the maximum exposure time that can be achieved with this camera with just one battery.­ This drained my battery empty.­ For longer exposure times, you would need either a battery pack or a DC plug from an external power converter.­

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Spangmik, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Those are photos of my June 2009 Motorcycle road trip in the Himalayas (Manali, Leh, Kargil, Srinagar).­

I was riding a Royal Enfield "Bullet" 500cc Machismo, that I rented in Delhi.­

Photos of the trip to Pangong Lake via Chang-La Pass (Ladakh, India).­

The water of Pangong lake is salty, which gives it a very blue color.­

The Pangong Lake (Pangong Tso) is located in Eastern Ladakh, near Tibet, in the Himalayas.­

Parts of the Pangong Lake area are in a disputed territory between India and China.­ These photos were taken in the area controlled by India.­

For more information about Pangong Lake, read the Wikipedia article: en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Pangong_­Tso

For more information about Chang-La pass, read the Wikipedia article: en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Changla_­pass

Photos taken during a 7-week, 7000 Km motorcycle tour across parts of India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu and more) in May-June 2009.­