Kedarnath Trek in Oct 2020

tusharxtreme

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How to capture Milky Way on a Mobile Phone ?


Captured milky way on phone at Gumkhal(first night halt


I have taken Slow Motion Video with your tips.
Now want to capture this Milky Way / Stars also.
Paaji inorder to Capture this, one requires a phone which has Pro mode in his Camera, and then adjust the shutter speed to either 20s, or 25s depending upon the night conditions, ISO set to 1600 or 3200, infinity focus and white balance could be left to auto and most important thing, no light pollution and phone should be stable, use timer to click the shots once you have identified the frames.
 

tusharxtreme

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Sharing the next set of pictures for the Yatra-

First Darshan of the Temple after reaching there in the evening around Arti time
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Similar time the view from the other side
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When it got dark during the Arti time
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Tried using the nightscape mode in the phone to capture this
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This is how the Mandir looks at 1 Am in the night
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Completely deserted
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The time I was sitting there was amazing at 1 in the night, temp was hovering around -1 to -3 degree but I was fully packed in my Jacket and caps and it felt good sitting there.
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Sat there for almost 20 mins and then roamed around the premises, and I could not see a single soul for those 15-20 mins, I was alone with heart full of emotions of having done the trek of 21 kms and feeling overwhelmed upon spending some time with Kedarnath Baba.
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This is how I looked while roaming around the premises of the temple.
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If you have liked the pictures till now, more will be added soon, but if you are interested in watching my journey you can checkout my first post here and you can watch my videos to this place.
 

tusharxtreme

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Penultimate set of pictures which I would like to share and without much waiting, here they are-

First View after getting up in the morning and getting ready to stand in queue for the darshan

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A little closer view
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The temp was around -2 degrees before the sun's rays could bring some respite from the chill in the air
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Me after the darshan
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Behind the temple wali Selfie
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After the darshan, it was time to have breakfast and sunlight was good later in the day.
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The amazing view of the Kedarnath mountain ranges at the back which makes me wonder this is perfect photo for a wallpaper on Laptop
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Once you start exploring the area at the back of the temple, you would reach a viewing gallery which acts as a dam which was rebuild in 2017 as a part of the Kedarnath reconstruction process in order to save the temple in case if anything like 2013 occurs again.

The below set of pics are like a paintings on the wall and acts a information of various mythological facts known to us.

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After going through the viewing deck and clicking the pictures, it was time to visit Bhairav Baba which is a 1 km trek on one of the sides of Kedarnath
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Bhairav Baba overlooking and protecting the valley from above
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As a part of the reconstruction project, the construction is such that a dam has been built and it splits Mandakini to flow in two separate directions behind the temple and meet
again after temple premises ends 700 mtrs down the stairs.

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Entry bell to Bhairav Temple
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Last set of pics before we leave for our return journey to Sonprayag
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Hope you guys liked the pics. Will upload more pics in coming days.
 
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