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December 2021 Trek Photographer Of The Month Nominations Are Out – Vote For Your Favorite Images


December brings in a white winter within the mountains. We noticed the primary winter teams of KedarkanthaBrahmatal, and Dayara Bugyal open in December. They introduced in some gorgeous snowscapes with them.

However, treks equivalent to Sandakphu PhalutKuari Go, and Deoriatal-Chandrashila witnessed dramatic adjustments within the panorama. The scene transitioned from autumn to winter.

This set an ideal platform for picture-perfect frames and we had been flooded with entries for the December 2021 Trek Photographer Of The Month

We obtained over 800 nominations in December. Going by these footage was a delight. The number of landscapes that these treks depicted was immense.

We’ve particular prizes for our high 3 pictures

  • The winner will get a trek voucher of Rs 5,000
  • The primary runner up will get a trek voucher of Rs 3,000
  • The second runner up will get a trek voucher of Rs 2,000

Winners can use these vouchers to guide any Indiahikes trek within the subsequent one 12 months. We even have a Trekkers’ Selection Award, which would be the photograph that wins the best votes out of our 12 nominations. The Trekkers’ Selection Award Winner will get an Indiahikes goody bag.

Vote to your favourite pictures beneath.

You may vote solely as soon as, so check out all of the entries earlier than you solid your vote.


1. Chermanna Achappa – Kuari move

A view whereas climbing in the direction of Kuari Go summit. Image by Chermanna Achappa

This uncommon black and white image is taken from the part between Khullara to Kuari Go summit. Its wide-angle fantastically captures the elegant mountain views from the Kuari Go trek. 

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/400, Aperture – 11, ISO – 100, Focal size – 18mm. 

2. Guhanesan Sivalingam – Brahmatal

Sundown view from Tilandi campsite. Image by Guhanesan Sivalingam.

We’ve seen a number of footage of Mt. Nanda Ghunti however none like this one. The photographer has taken this shot from a sensible angle that makes it really feel like Mt. Nanda Ghunti is simply three steps away from the place he stands. 

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/400, Aperture – 11, ISO – 100, Focal size – 18mm. 

3. Sumit Dutta – Sandakphu Phalut

Snow laden campsite at Molley. Image by Sumit Dutta.

Winter has arrived on the Sandakphu-Phalut trek, protecting the panorama in a white blanket of snow.

In our November Images Contest, there was an image of the Molley campsite taken from the identical angle. The setting was completely completely different then.

On this body too, the image justifies why the setting makes for an excellent seize!   

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/50, Aperture – 1.8, ISO – 1000, Focal size – 10mm.(Captured in cell) 

4. Abhra Sengupta – Deoriatal Chandrashila

Early mornings at Sari Basecamp- Heavenscape. Image by Abhra Sengupta.

It takes a inventive thoughts to seize daylight like this. Discover how the solar’s rays are illuminating the finer facets of nature. This detailing makes the image stand out. It seems like a celebration, lit up with daylight. 

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/2000, Aperture – 5.6, ISO – 100, Focal size – 59mm. 

5. Ramshesha N- Kuari Go

From high miniature trekkers. Image by Ramshesha N

Right here’s a picture-perfect body that captures the nice composition of Kuari Go trek. We find it irresistible when photographers go the additional mile to seize such a shot on the proper time. 

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/320, Aperture – 11, ISO – 100, Focal size – 16mm. 

6. Faizan Shaikh – Brahmatal

Trekker emotional second within the summit throughout dawn. Image by Faizan Shaikh.

A variety of our trekkers undergo a humbling expertise on reaching the summit. However having a possibility to seize it on digital camera is uncommon. To seize such an image, the photographer needed to step into an intimate body. That requires constructing consolation and belief. 

It’s an ideal {photograph} that captures the journey of the topics in addition to that of the photographer. 

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/460, Aperture – 1.8, ISO – 100, Focal size – 6mm.(Captured in cell) 

7. Krutanjali Deore – Brahmatal

Bekaltal in winter. Image by Krutanjali Deore .

Bekaltal is a scorching spot for photographers. This season introduced an excellent alternative to seize the season’s first snowfall.

The fantastic thing about the photograph is that it’s tough to determine whether or not it’s a monochrome or a colored photograph. Look intently, after which think about the quantity of snow it took to deliver out such a dilemma! 

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/2000, Aperture – 2.4, ISO – 50, Focal size – 10mm.(Captured in cell)

8. Chermanna Achappa – Kuari Go

A stroll in the direction of Kuari Go summit. Image by Chermanna Achappa.

The size of this shot made us go – wow!

Images like these make you realise how tiny we’re in entrance of those large mountains.

We love the composition and the timing of this shot 🙂

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/640, Aperture – 22, ISO – 100, Focal size – 135mm. 

9. Krutanjali Deore – Brahmatal

Image by Krutanjali Deore.

This image underlines the struggles of a winter trek.

Trekking in winters is not only concerning the gorgeous mountain views or massive landscapes coated in snow. These mules play an necessary function in making a winter trek profitable.

This {photograph} fantastically captures their presence on the trek.  

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/1300, Aperture – 1.6, ISO – 100, Focal size – 10mm.(Captured in cell) 

10. Darshil Shah- Dayara Bugyal

Solar gentle glow on the Dayara Bugyal. Image by Darshil Shah.

It’s tough to make out if this can be a image or a portray. The photographer has taken an enormous advantage of capturing this shot within the morning glow of solar. The way in which the solar rays have turned the white color of snow into an orange shade is a sight to behold!

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/3000, Aperture – 1.7, ISO – 100, Focal size – 10mm.(Captured in cell) 

11. Vasudev Sharma – Kedarkantha

Julota Campsite Balcony view. Image by Vasudev Sharma.

The setting of all campsites on the Kedarkantha trek is picture-perfect. This image is a testomony of that.

We love how flawless the Julota campsite seems to be on this shot!

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/250, Aperture – 1.7, ISO – 100, Focal size – 5mm.(Captured in cell) 

12. Ramshesha N – Kuari Go

Timber can also see trekkers. Image by Ramshesha N

This image is all concerning the diversified color tones. The photographer has achieved an excellent job composing this image.

Discover how the way in which sunrays are attempting to seep in by the oak tree, spreading their golden impact on all of the leaves. It’s actually magical! 

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/250, Aperture – 7.1, ISO – 100, Focal size – 35mm. 


Outcomes will likely be introduced on February 1st

 

Which one is your favorite shot? Vote for it beneath!

  • 2. Guhanesan Sivalingam – Brahmatal (23%, 870 Votes)
  • 12. Ramshesha N – Kuari move (20%, 771 Votes)
  • 10. Darshil Shah- Dayara Bugyal (18%, 702 Votes)
  • 6. Faizan Shaikh – Kedarkantha (16%, 595 Votes)
  • 7. Krutanjali Deore – Brahmatal (5%, 202 Votes)
  • 5. Ramshesha N- Kuari move (5%, 190 Votes)
  • 11. Vasudev Sharma – Brahmatal (5%, 185 Votes)
  • 4. Abhra Sengupta – Deoriatal Chandrashila (2%, 87 Votes)
  • 3. Sumit Dutta – Sandakphu Phalut (2%, 83 Votes)
  • 1. Chermanna Achappa – Kuari move (2%, 81 Votes)
  • 8. Chermanna Achappa – Kuari move (1%, 20 Votes)
  • 9. Krutanjali Deore – Brahmatal (0%, 15 Votes)

Complete Voters: 3,801

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