Satish

Photographer, blogger, traveller. Addicted to yoga.

Road to Pathankhot

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Road to Pathankhot

Pathankhot is 80 km from Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh. The distance can be covered in an hour and 45 minute by car. The route is scenic with spectacular mountain views. The road is narrow and winding. Two trucks can barely scrape past each other. However there is not much of traffic on the road. One may see an army truck now and then. Parts of the road are maintained by Border Roads Organisation.

Dalhousie is at a height of 2000 metres and has a cool climate. Temperatures can drop below zero in December and January.  Population is close to 10,000. It is named after the British Viceroy, Lord Dalhousie. It is the conviction of some residents that on a clear night they can see Lahore across the Indo-Pak  border.Nearest railway station is Pathankhot which is 108 km from Jammu.

 

Camera Settings for Landscape Photography

Your digital SLR camera can capture the mystery and grandeur of landscape photography. The following tips can help you to produce attractive landscape pictures.

Depth of Field

You will use the camera either in manual mode or aperture priority mode. To bring most of the scene into focus, aperture has to be kept small so that the depth of field is big.  It is best to keep the f/stop between f/8 and f/11. If the f/stop is higher than f/11, you could see some loss of sharpness.

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Wide Angle Lenses

Wide-angle lenses, 24 to 35 mm, are preferred for landscape photography because they can show a broader view, and therefore …