Throughout his travels Fred Bremner was struck by the expansive landscapes of the Indian subcontinent. Here he has managed to capture the vastness of the landscape while retaining a stillness and tranquillity. This composition appears to have been influenced by Western aesthetics incorporating aspects of the Picturesque. Travelling to Kashmir in 1896, Bremner was following in the footsteps of poets, artists and early photographers. Like countless others before him he compared the scenery to that of Switzerland, writing: "Switzerland is without the charm of oriental life, the quaint manners and customs of the people...which all add to the attractions of a trip to the Valley of Kashmir".