April 20, 2014

Skyfall

Photograph by Jayanta Roy, National Geographic Your Shot

"I always like to travel in the Himalaya," says Your Shot contributor Jayanta Roy. "This photo is a previsualization; I had wanted to capture a rain of stars over Kanchenjunga for a long time, so I chose the location and timing, which is at almost midnight. It was bone-chilling, the wind was so strong and cold. The location is a tiny village called Lungtung in eastern India, population ten."

Roy took a few test shots and changed location a few times to add the tree and place Kanchenjunga exactly in the middle of the frame. The picture was recently published in the Your Shot Daily Dozen.

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41 comments
Prasad Prsamy
Prasad Prsamy

LOVELY. the Best Composition and Tone,thank you for sharing.

Gopesh Sharma
Gopesh Sharma

Awesome shot of the  highest peak in India. This makes me a believer of sacredness of such beauty and ruggedness and the reason for object of worship by locals.

Prashidhda Neupane
Prashidhda Neupane

it always amuses me to see the photo of anything related to Nepal..

Shannon T
Shannon T

"Skyfall" is a proper title for this photo. Fantastic.

Leyla R.
Leyla R.

Absolutely stunning...  

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Sorry I missed this great shot!  I put my comments off for too long, I expect. j.e.s........

Manu Soman
Manu Soman

Amazing! Really, really amazing...

Raj Padia
Raj Padia

Great capture ...Congratulations !

Ly Min
Ly Min

Excellent night photography.

Gia Williams
Gia Williams

beautiful and makes your heart skip a beat. 

Lokesh Gautam
Lokesh Gautam

AWESOME view!!!!! its in black and white but  still my thoughts are adding beautiful colors in it .....the range of Himalayas hiding many secretes behind its thick coated snow!!!!!!!!!  <3   

cynthia t.
cynthia t.

love Rain of Stars :) Great shot Jayanta!

Janice H.
Janice H.

Amazing, magical and wonderful.      I love this photograph!

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