The Dooars are the floodplains and foothills of the eastern Himalayas in North-East India around Bhutan.This region is divided by the Sankosh river into the Eastern and the Western Dooars, consisting of an area of 8,800 km² (3,400 sq mi). The Western Dooars is known as the Bengal Dooars and the Eastern Dooars as the Assam Dooars. Many wildlife sanctuaries and national park like Manas National Park in Assam, Jaldapara National Park, Buxa National Park, Gorumara National Park, Chapramari Wildlife Reserve and the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary in West Bengal are located in this region and it is home to a large variety of wildlife including the famous Indian one horned rhinoceros.
The location pictured here is on the outskirts of the Gorumara forest range and the people probably locals working in the forest. The two ladies refused to be photographed and covered themselves with their umbrellas. I wasn't able to understand the language they were speaking in, it might have been Nepali. The national parks being annually closed from 15 June to 15 September, I had to limit myself to the outskirts. The WORKSHOP photo will give an idea of the density of these forests and their beauty in the monsoon months. Though these roads are safe during the day, I was cautioned about elephant and bison attacks in the night hours.
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Silvio1953 (128231) 2014-08-14 2:37
Ciao Satya, lovely daily life composition, excellent perspective, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
snunney (88246) 2014-08-14 3:27
I like the oblique point of view and the presence of the people; both help create dynamism for the composition. Excellent capture of this lush verdant jungle. Superb colours and clarity.
COSTANTINO (58665) 2014-08-14 4:27
Hello my dear friends
interesting capture of an interesting jungle
I love its natural colors and people
ready for work
your notes are really useful the dooars
the floodplains and foothills at the eastern
pajaran (54114) 2014-08-14 5:13
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o Dooars sa opisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontarst, lepo pokazani zemljoranici koji idu na posao i zeleno drvece.
Dobar rad, lepa fotografija u radionici.
Tezak je zivot zemljoradnika, rade od ujutru do uvece.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article about the Dooars with a description ...
Good time recording and kontarst, beautifully displayed zemljoranici who go to work and green trees.
Good work, beautiful images in the workshop.
The life of a farmer, working from morning to night.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
Sergiom (65111) 2014-08-14 5:25
J'aime beaucoup cette scène de la vie quotidienne dans cette partie du monde. Les gens se rendent au travail avec de l'équipement très primaire dans ce qui semble une forêt impénétrable.
jhm (142780) 2014-08-14 5:51
Both pictures are very nice, but these picture is for my the most beautiful.
Nice perspective and depth picture.
Colours and sharpness make these picture attractive.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Cricri (110253) 2014-08-14 9:50
Intéressante note et belle scène de vie, ces personnes allant aux travail a pieds nus dans cette foret sauvage, belle image présenter aussi en WS, merci
Noel_Byrne (26543) 2014-08-14 10:39
Your workshop adds a lot to this post, while the main post is great and the lead of the road and the people is excellent, the workshop has a sense of lonliness to it, and ties well to your note of wild animal attack, it gives an appreciation for the lives of this people whom you have photographed really well. An excellent post that to me, a stern european, opens my eyes to a far away part of the world.
Thanks as always
Royaldevon (32543) 2014-08-14 14:05
You are educating us with such fine notes about the region and its people. I am not surprised that the ladies refused to be photographed, I had a similar problem when I asked ladies carrying jugs on their heads if I could photograph them! But, what did surprise me was these people walking barefoot on the road. Is this normal? Is it a sign of their way of life or their poverty?
I was concerned when I read about the possibility of animal attacks. Were you alone taking these shots?
A nicely angled shot with the figures well positioned. There is a sense of the density of the forest, reinforced by your w/s. The verdant greens reflect the rainfall.
My warm regards,
ourania (35009) 2014-08-15 7:09
although the people wished to keep their presence discreet, its very interesting to watch them walking with their tools in an environment that is exotic and fascinating but to them a daily sight and workplace. I like very much the solid dynamism of the walking line and the perspective. Textures and colours look natural and agreeable, your timing is excellent too. The forest path in the workshop crosses a stunningly dense natural environment. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
nikkitta (16204) 2014-08-15 14:05
Good capture in diagonal and informative note about the forest
Like the presence of people contrasting with the very green vegetation
My experience en India with women was good, always smiling when noticing a photo
Other regions, different ways of behavior
Good work, regards
rychem (26722) 2014-08-15 21:14
You showed the special atmosphere of this dense forest, very nice photo with good composition, the note is very informative
Nicou (127694) 2014-08-16 2:19
quelle vue et image superbe le long de la route ces personnage avec leurs outils allant au champs pour le travail la belle végétation superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (88735) 2014-08-16 8:24
I like scene from daily life.
Excellent POV and colors.
holmertz (43619) 2014-08-17 3:07
This is a photo I happened to overlook. It's a fine picture from an exotic environment and it gives us an interesting view of the locals walking neatly in a row. I think the colours could have been slightly adjusted to make the green tone less dominant. Before reading the end of the note I looked at the WS and thought "what abour wild animals?". Then I got your explanation.