On 29th morning we started by 9AM to Turtuk. This is a village in the northern most part of India along the borders of Pakistan. This village with predominant Muslim population was under the control of Pakistan until 1971. This is opened to tourists in 2009. This village is the last outpost in India.
The people here are happy to be in India. They are friendly. They are used to get photographed by tourists and journalists. Women generally refuse to be photographed, kids are happy and some don’t mind posing.
We had our lunch and took some portrait, street and landscape photographs. Mentors were there to guide and give tips.
As the camera, NikonD7200 was purchased in the first week of September I had tough time in knowing its functions and shooting. But I enjoyed being in Turtuk, a beautiful village along Shyok river and part of Shyok valley.
Before starting to the village we were told we will visit the last outpost on Indian border, but that was cancelled due to tense situation prevailing at that time. So we returned back to Diskit early and had photography review session. We were given suggestions how to improve our photography skills.