This photograph was taken at Jhalong during our tour to Dooars.The word Dooars means the “Door”. The name may be given Dooars as it is the entry point or the door to enter Bhutan. Situated at the foothill of eastern Himalayas Dooras is well known for its tremendous natural Beauty. The whole Region is rich with lush green tea gardens and the flowing river like Jaldhaka, Torsha, Sankosh, Dyna, Karatowa make the land fertile enough. You do not found the tribal Toto anywhere in the world except at Totopara in Dooars. Besides there found tribal people like Rabha, Koch and rajbongshis in this region.
About Jhalong: Jhalong is 99 km away from Siliguri. Jhalong lies at the foothills of the Himalayas, on the way to Bindu in Kalimpong sub-division.It is situated on the bank of the river Jaldhaka on the Indo-Bhutan border.
Jaldhaka Hydro electricity project on the Jaldhaka River is a major attraction. The large reservoir is the playground of a varied collection of hill birds as well as migratory water fouls.
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Dragonheart (8414) 2006-12-13 4:22
Excellent capture, the mood is very joyful. Kids seems to be very happy with you. Well framed.
Thanks for sharing
arnabchat (7233) 2006-12-13 4:38
Kausik kichhu emon chhobi tulechhilo o-r summer trek-e.
very well composed double portrait, the spacial touch of innocence and smile makes it special.
pastadog (13111) 2006-12-13 5:05
Hi Partha :))) Cute double smile portrait, actually triple because like as a surprise we discover a third child deep there. Nicely framed / composed. A shot full of joy! Thx for sharing, Daniel
Dubsie (346) 2006-12-13 6:08
You know what...this photograph makes me break into a smile...pretty weird thgh...imagine sitting at your office desk and smiling at your computer screen ;).
What a pure image! Great play of light, great PoV, great composition (all the three kids), everything superb!
dhurjati (2709) 2006-12-13 11:39
Nice to see a post of Jhalong through your lense.I had been in Jhalong and I so much liked the place that I visited there twice in span of four months.Now Im planning to spend few nights there.I have seen many young boys out there-but unfortunately didn't managed to shoot enough.The only exception you can find in my gallery in the image "Boy from Bindu" shoot just outside of Hydel project.Where actually u shoot those boys?Outside Hydel project area?
Coming to the snap,it is nice,but little much brighter than my liking and I also feel that it lacks enough contrast.But it brings with it the fresh essence of the beautiful place-Jhalong.
sabyasachi1212 (19773) 2006-12-13 12:27
These hilly kids are such a joy to photograph with their spontaneous smile. I like the way you have used the distance between them.
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2006-12-14 2:16
Sure such picture bring smile to onlookers.Congrats for lovely catch.Did you see ad of photo division of photo ontest on HAPPINESS
isabela_sor (47746) 2006-12-14 3:47
Pure smile,pure joy ....and this photo makes me very happy..I just wake up and see such a beautiful image..now this will be nice day for me!!!Shukriya,my friend
A nice day for you too
bhorerpakhi (559) 2006-12-14 8:07
Happy faces are so good to watch, bhari sundar mukhgulo, ekebare nishpap hashi.
arindam_thokder (3987) 2006-12-17 14:54
Nice double portrait Partha...I like these kids always. I have been to jhalong few times and I love Dooars.
ninaL (21348) 2006-12-18 17:26
Hi, Partha. I like this photo very much because is fool of life. There is more than some smiles, there is a lot of joy. Best regards. Grazyna.
haybelg (631) 2007-03-09 2:33
wonderfull portrait indeed
I love te mixture of curiosity and joy on the faces
- Copyright: Partha Pal (partha) (14020)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-12-08
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 30D, 17-40 f/4 L USM Canon
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Dooars-the unexplored beauty
- Theme(s): Children of India, DOOARS........The unexplored Beauty [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-13 3:58