Door Handle of Ki Monastery, Spiti valley, India
© Capt Suresh Sharma. All Rights Reserved
My new Flickr friend, Gurbir Singh Brar www.flickr.com/photos/gurbirsinghbrar/, was taking his own company’s young employees on an incentive cum team building tour to Spiti Valley. He offered me and Raminder Pal Singh www.flickr.com/photos/raminder/ to enjoy a sponsored trip of five days. I was quite tempted and accepted it happily with a rider to the proposal that if I have to proceed on some important work, I will pull out. Raminder was no too sure either. I was lucky for not having other distractions, so we left Chandigarh on the 1st July, via Manali, Rohtang Pass, Kunzam Pass, Losar and Kaza was the destination. We had quite an exhilarating trip. It is a tough route for driver and vehicle and our driver was quite horrified with the route conditions, as there was no road on the most of the stretch. Through out the journey, he kept cribbing about one thing or the other to find excuses, probably to drop out of the trip. The he reached vertex of our patience, before he could cross over that, we shook him up with our motivating stern lecture.
We enjoyed this brief, thus tiring trip, though turned out to be as exciting. I got some nice shots of flowers and Ki Monastery, which will be posted in due course of time.
Bhudhists use nice range of bright colours, as its needed for that arid zone. This image is of a portion of one of the main doors of Ki Monastery. While Gurbir was busy clicking portraits of a local young lad, I was attracted by this colourful door and its handcrafted brass-work.
Note: I do not know why when I processed this image in PS it had a superb rich orange colour, the moment it was on Flickr it lost the richness of the colour.