This shot was taken on the second day of my solo trans ladakh cycling expedition. It is taken from a high point on the road leading to chang La at an altitude of 17586 feet. it is an uphill climb of 4500 feet from this village to pass. climbing that with a heavy loaded bike taken a certain toll on your body. I stopped here to take a breath and looked back towards the village. It is MESMERIZING in a cloudy morning.
4 AM. Benaras is sleeping. The stars are dead. The people are hollowed out like the inside of a drum playing the same beat it grew up to...