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

November within the mountains makes for beautiful pictures of landscapes. The grass is a magical sun-baked golden and is sprinkled with contemporary frost each morning. You can too see the clearest views of massive mountains of our nation. You additionally stand an opportunity to see the primary snowfall for the winter season.

For the November 2021 Trek Photographer Of The Month contest, we obtained over 150 pictures. Every {photograph} was distinctive in its personal manner – attention-grabbing frames, nice perspective pictures, feelings, and never-before-seen pictures of a few of the world’s highest summits.


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 in your favourite pictures beneath.

You’ll be able to vote solely as soon as, so check out all of the entries earlier than you solid your vote.

1. Aditya Ram – Kuari go

The primary viewpoint of Mt. Dronagiri from the Akhrotghetta campsite. Image by Aditya ram.

As you step into Gorson Bugyal, you get a terrific view of Mt Dronagiri and Mt Nanda Devi. You don’t get to see this view anytime earlier than this level. We love how this {photograph} captures the very first sight of this grand mount Dronagiri. 

From a images perspective, we significantly preferred the composition and framing of this photograph, utilizing the withering tree within the foreground. It made for a really uncommon shot of the mountain we now have seen so many occasions. 

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/2500, Aperture – 6.3, ISO – 200, Focal size – 45mm.

2. Amith Sreedhar – Deoriatal Chandrashila

Trekkers watching the dawn falling on Mt Chaukhamba. Image by Amith Sreedhar.

For us, simply to catch a sight of Mt Chaukhamba from the shores of the Deoriatal is value doing your complete trek. Many trekkers seize the majestic mountain throughout dawn or sundown from the Deoriatal lake. Nevertheless, it’s uncommon for us to see a narrative unfolding in {a photograph}. That is what we love about this shot. We love the composition of this image because it captures the precise emotion of beholding this view in entrance of our eyes. 

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/60, Aperture – 4.3, ISO – 100, Focal size – 35mm.

3. Prajna Pujary – Sandakphu Phalut

The Molley campsite on the Sandakphu trek. Image by Prajna Pujary

This can be a image that made us go “wow!”, not for the situation or the composition. It’s purely for the colors and the morning mild that’s been captured on the proper second. It’s onerous to consider that it is a shot from a Himalayan village in India and never from any European setting.

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/1800, Aperture – 2.8, ISO – 200, Focal size – 10mm. (Captured in cellular)

4. Siddharth Jain – Har Ki Dun

A trekker takes within the view of the Swargarohini massif from Har-Ki-Dun. Image by Siddharth Jain.

Most trekkers go on summit climbs to get good views and a way of accomplishment. But, right here’s a trek in a valley that offers you as large rewards, and this {photograph} captures that fantastically. The composition, following the rule of thirds, the main strains, with the trekker’s placement resulting in Mt Swargarohini, the dramatic clouds, all of them make for a shocking shot. 

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/2000, Aperture – 2.8, ISO – 200, Focal size – 5mm. (Captured in cellular)

5. Harshal Mehta – Sandakphu Phalut

A horse meanders round a freshly snowed panorama at Sandakphu. Image by Harshal Mehta.

This can be a uncommon composition. There are a whole lot of spellbound color combos on a trek however the way in which this image exhibits the mix of a brown horse & the white winter snow makes it class aside. 

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/320, Aperture – 4, ISO – 1250, Focal size – 70mm.

6. Swati Gavde – Sandakphu Phalut

A panoramic shot of the Sleeping Buddha. Image by Swati Gavde.

The Sleeping Buddha is probably one of the photographed landscapes within the trekking world. But, right here’s an unlimited panoramic shot that took our breath away. We love the colors of the sundown captured on this image, the sharpness of the weather and the depth of discipline within the {photograph}. 

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/80, Aperture – 5, ISO – 400, Focal size – 66mm. 

7. Vedant Talnikar – Kuari go

A spectacular view of mount Dronagiri. Image by Vedant Talnikar.

Capturing scale on a trek just isn’t straightforward. It typically requires the photographer to climb closely off the path, go to a vantage level to get a perspective. And the photographer has accomplished precisely that on this shot. It is among the finest pictures we now have seen that captures the dimensions of trekkers towards the backdrop of Mt Dronagiri.

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/1435, Aperture – 1.7, ISO – 100, Focal size – 4mm. (Captured in cellular) 

8. Harshal Mehta – Sandakphu Phalut

A resident on the Sandakphu path appears to be like on from his window. Image by Harshal Mehta.

Sandakphu Phalut is a trek that exposes you to the tradition of the Indo-Nepal border and the life they lead. But, it’s a side of the path that’s hardly ever spoken about. Which is why we beloved this photograph. It’s a easy portrait {photograph}, which may inform you a thousand tales and run you thru so many feelings.  

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/100, Aperture – 4, ISO – 2500, Focal size – 36mm.

9. Dharun Viswanathan – Phulara Ridge

Alpenglow as seen from the Bhoj Gadi campsite on the Phulara Ridge trek. Image by Dharun Viswanathan.

This image tells you ways underrated the campsites of Phulara Ridge trek are. Right here the Bhoj Gadi campsite is proven in such a marvellous setting. Merely for the novelty of this {photograph}, and the alpenglow on the mountain ranges within the backdrop, we love this shot. 

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/60, Aperture – 4, ISO – 400, Focal size – 24mm. 

10. Nikhil MG – Har ki dun and Ruinsara tal

A view of Maninda Tal from the Har Ki Dun trek. Image by Nikhil MG.

Maninda Tal is a not-so-well-known a part of the Har Ki Dun trek, but it surely appears like this image lastly positions it on a pedestal. We’ve by no means seen an image of the lake flowing out right into a stream from such shut proximity, and with such a beautiful composition. 

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/4431, Aperture – 1.8, ISO – 125, Focal size – 7mm. (Captured in cellular)

11. Ravichandra – Sandakphu

Dawn at as seen from Sabargram on the Sandakphu-Phalut Trek. Image by Ravichandra

Silhouettes should not straightforward to seize. However right here’s a photographer who has accomplished so with aplomb. It’s not simply the colors, but in addition the composition of the shot, which captures the sundown from Sabargram so fantastically. It virtually appears to be like like a portray out of an artwork gallery. 

Digital camera Settings: Shutter – 1/200, Aperture – 6.3, ISO – 100, Focal size – 24mm.

Outcomes will likely be introduced on January 1st

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

  • 5. Harshal Mehta – Sandakphu Phalut (26%, 696 Votes)
  • 6. Swati Gavde – Sandakphu Phalut (18%, 479 Votes)
  • 3. Prajna pujary – Sandakphu Phalut (14%, 383 Votes)
  • 1. Aditya ram – Kuari go (12%, 323 Votes)
  • 10. Nikhil MG – Har ki dun and Ruinsara tal (8%, 231 Votes)
  • 7. Vedant Talnikar – Kuari go (8%, 225 Votes)
  • 9. Dharun Viswanathan – Phulara Ridge (7%, 178 Votes)
  • 8. Harshal Mehta – Sandakphu Phalut (3%, 81 Votes)
  • 4. Siddharth Jain – Har Ki Dun (2%, 61 Votes)
  • 11. Ravichandra – Sandakphu (2%, 57 Votes)
  • 2. Amith Sreedhar – Deoriatal Chandrashila (0%, 4 Votes)

Whole Voters: 2,718

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