Jayanti (or Jainty) is a very small picturesque village close to Buxa Reserve Forest in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, India. The place is on the banks of Jayanti river inside the reserve. The river forms a natural border with the Bhutan Hills (Sinchulla Range).
It is only 30 km away from Alipurduar Rly. Station but the place is still not overcrowded with tourists as one has to pre-arrange conveyance from the station to reach here.
The picture is of the most important part of the village, the tree and its cemented pedestal being the central point. Under other trees nearby you can find two tea-stalls, a small eating place, a medical store and even a barber-shop!
Can you read what is written on the platform?
There are 3 questions;
1)Who am I?
2)From where I come?
3)After death where I go?
There is no clue as to who has written this. I think it will be written after the writer discovers who he/she is.
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goodwill (4224) 2013-09-14 8:53
Someone is burning the sins nears the holy cow!!
The sky in the background is terribly washed out.
The composition fails to impress, and if the energy starts flowing from quality photography to snapshots, and uploading the images just for the sake of uploading, the downward journey has started.
Its time to concentrate on the camera, the different settings, control over the exposure and the list is not too long.
I am sure you are here not for chiseling the writing skills.
There are a number of artists from whom you can learn, and Subhendhu Bagchi is one of the finest artists, whose footsteps you can follow.
Miguel82 (21702) 2013-09-14 10:46
Authentic street shot Alekhya, it's the gate of Assam and eastern India, a region I'd like to visit soon, that little bull has a strange behaviour maybe it feels cold, magnificent banian tree, good morning picture, I'm eager to see the next photos, kind regards
korbee (6617) 2013-09-14 10:50
Amazing how many good photgraphers I see from West Bengal,I am a fan of the Bengaly films of Ray and Ritwik Gadag,it is one of the most cultural states of India.
I see youve just started,because your gallery is still small,but with strong work!
This is India village life at its best expressed.
Well done Alekhya.
Good night from the Netherlands.
subhendu_bagchi (25396) 2013-09-14 11:07
personally I like this shot a lot. I was their in Doors in 2006, I can feel the atmosphere. Nice natural composition with the available morning light which comes from right. The smoke mixed with the mist of the weather, created an haze which made this morning view more interesting though you hadn't got a clear blue sky... Nice street photography where we can see some shop and a nicely textured tree, through which the orange morning rays are trying to enter in middle... We can see a cow/bull is standing close to the fire to get some warmth in such cold mid-december cold atmosphere of terrain... No people in the road in such morning but the drivers are on road with their trucks because they have to travel a lot during the day, probably Assam or Kolkata... So, at a whole this image fits with my taste... Well done.
macondo (18551) 2013-09-15 5:51
A charming village scene, and a good note to explain the tree and its pedestal. I think you have captured the atmosphere well, although in some ways the structure on the left side is a distraction. I would suggest getting in a little closer to the tree (the focal point), or moving a little to the right before shooting, which would also bring the buildings and trucks in the smoke a little nearer.
Indrasish (2833) 2013-09-15 10:32
Excellent shot dear.. Nothing to say about the composition.. The cow, banian tree, smoke everything is perfect.. I can feel the atmosphere.. I like it.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. It will be also excellent in BW version.. Very well done my friend..
Good night and wish you all the best..
fabbs99 (16147) 2013-09-15 22:03
Nice shot from Jayanti.I like the dust and smoke in your shot.Good sharpness and clarity as well as nice colors.Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
Valensiaa (240) 2013-10-04 6:38
Very nice shot. I love the meaning of it and thouse words on platform fits perfect with the mood and place makes it even more special.
Colors, quality and composition are great also. Thank you for sharing it.
abmdsudi (41152) 2014-01-05 21:07
Good authentic rural shot and creative way on your part in forcing us to absorb the narratives then to enjoy this photo. The compo is boosted by the wonderful tree and the animal drawing the eye into the frame at the same we get to enjoy the surroundings with lots of everything thrown in showing the real situation of this place. It's cold out there but I love the atmosphere, the colours are just perfectly natural, the smoke effect of slight hazy morning and touch of vivid colours all add up to this. Good exposure too, excellent clarity and great dof Excellent shot and tfs
pajaran (49602) 2014-01-26 13:13
Interesantan tekst o mestu ...
Lep pogled na mestu ujutru ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
An interesting article on the place ...
A nice view of the village in the morning ...
Good time recording and perspectives shown good place and moment, beautiful colors.
All the best.