North Bengal is the land of tea. Roughly two sectors grow tea, the Darjeeling hills and the foothill land of Dooars.
This is shot at the "Chulsa" tea garden near Chalsa, on way to Samsing. This is a wonderful undulating landscape with carpet of tea gardens. The local tribal population are engaged as tea pickers.
Contrary to some places in the Darjeeling hills, where the tea pickers use baskets, here the women use a bag with slings hung from their head. The sun beats down very strongly here, ... I was wondering how they manage to do it for a long time in summer!
Dooars grow mainly the CTC type of tea, which is consumed by the bulk of the Indian population ... more common with us as what we have as 'Chay' in most parts of India. This tea is produces rich liquor but contains less of flavor elements. The flavor tea is mostly grown in the misty hills of Darjeeling.
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cfreire (11741) 2007-11-05 10:15
Very interesting composition with good depth. The colors are vivid and nice. Perhaps, the woman in first plan would need a bit of light in her face. In general, the result is beautiful. Regards, Consuelo
xavis (3180) 2007-11-05 11:40
a very nice picture that shows perfectly what I have tried to say in my note of the picture of today. i like how you have took this moment and the composition is very nice showing us this kind of work.
partha (14020) 2007-11-06 7:27
Very good documentary shot. Perfectly composed and brillintly represented.
sayan (2617) 2007-11-07 0:42
hello Arnab da,
Nice post this one. I love the greenery here. Nice angle to take this shot.
leo61 (0) 2007-11-08 9:05
I`m a pssionate teedrinker(green tea) and like this image a lot.It`s a pitty that her face is in the shade but I like your composition with the picking hand in the foregrpind and the other worker in the background.
drweizy (528) 2014-03-06 1:08
very good scene, thank you for sharing.
- Copyright: Arnab Chatterjee (arnabchat) (7233)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-10-04
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D Rebel XTi, Canon EF18-55mm f3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Murti-Suntaleykhola-Mongpong
- Theme(s): Tea and Coffee, Arnab's own favs, Children of the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-05 9:37