The Rangamati lake, surrounded by lush green mountains, is one of the most beautiful (but little known) places of the Indian subcontinent. The whole Rangamati town is entwined by this lake.
The lake was created in the 60s or 70s by building a huge dam at Kaptai, which caused the re-settlement of a huge number of indigenous poeple of many ethnic groups. These people lost their homes, belongings and were uncompensated by the Bangladesh government. Even today they are threatened by Bangali people who are gradually taking away all their land.
Took the photograph at mid-day from a fast moving engine boat with a 70-300 lense (at around 200 mm)hence couldn't get a better depth of field.
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sayan (2617) 2006-05-17 8:33
Welcome to TE. A great one to start with. To me, the composition is good, but the dof is not that good as you have correctly mentioned in your note. The colours are attractive and particularly I like the different colours of the dresses of men in the boats. I would have liked to keep more of the sky in the top right corner and probably that would make the diagonal edge of the hill more prominent and would be more nice to watch.
pranab (5354) 2006-05-31 15:19
wonderful color contrast and saturation. nice composition with the elements.
like the vast area acccentuated by the river and the boats.
sray677 (124) 2006-06-01 10:10
Beautiful.Well done from a moving boat.I also agree with Sayan.You could keep more sky or just no sky. But still I like it.Rangamati...another place added to my wish list of places to visit in BD.
- Copyright: Kazi Nazrul Fattah (neelkaak) (458)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-13
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon F3 HP, Sigma 70-300 APO Macro Super II f/4-5.6
- Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-16 2:06
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