Ladakh – A Time lapse Journey

Ladakh – A Time lapse Journey

Please read below the authors description and story. I am still waiting for my turn to visit Leh Ladakh.

With India in Motion, my goal is to showcase the incredible beauty of India through time lapse videos.

Here is the first instalment towards fulfilling that goal. A time lapse showcase of Ladakh. I spent 3 months in Ladakh (6 weeks in Autumn and 6 weeks in the Winter) shooting these videos.

I do this on a shoe string budget. Spending around 300 Rupees (~5$) a day. In Autumn, I traveled around Ladakh on my motorbike and in the Winter I hiked and hitchhiked my way through this wonderful land. It was a lot of fun!. I camp a lot, both to minimize costs and to be at the right location at the right time, and stay in village homestays wherever I can. The warmth and generosity of the Ladakhi hospitality is an inspiration for all of us to emulate.

It is a long video. I tried to make it interesting by arranging these sequences based on their location.

Some major locations like Nubra and Zanskar are missing. The weather during the fall was not ideal (it was the time of the Srinagar floods). The winter sequences are short. I had to keep them short while shooting in order to save my camera batteries and also my fingers and toes!

Technically, it has issues too. First off are the hot pixels that are stuck to the frames during the night timelapses. And there is quite a bit of flicker too when the scenes transition from Day to Night. I tried my best to remove them, but the flickr is still there. So yeah, the video is not perfect. Life never is. All we can do is to keep on improving.
My next goal is to cover Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. I’am currently in Manali working on this and a few other things.

I am traveling full time to shoot these videos. If you like these videos and would like to support me, please consider donating a dollar or two at my Patreon funding page. Every little contribution helps.