This is why I frequently go back to the eastern Himalayas for. You are guaranteed to such sceneries, washed by clouds, mist and fog, moist climate, intermittent rains and cold.
The Darjeeling district of West Bengal is the most accessible place for tourists, a night train's journey from Kolkata, locals prefer a weekend to visit these places. Polular for its majestic view of Kanchendzongha, Darjeeling also offers nature lovers a lot. It is a bird watchers' paradise. Also famous for its indigenous flora (like orchids) and fauna, it hosts numerous Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks.
The famous filmmaker Satyajit Ray (his 84th birth anniversary was celebrated yesterday) made a film on this theme, Kanchenjongha, where he depicted how magnificent the snow peak can be, despite being elusive. One has to be patient to have a good view, and luck does matter.
Personally, I am a drop dead mountain lover, and the moist cold eastern Himalays attract me most.
This shot was taken from the balcony of our room at the DGHC bunglow, just after sunset. It was darkening and the clouds came down to sweep over the nearby hill slopes. Another shot taken few minutes before, with some more light, in the WS.
A special shot for me, my 100th post from my country.
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matri (627) 2005-05-03 2:25
cool colors with playing you indeed, this photo master for me, last january i was in Derjeeling shot photos well am going to post in TE
bantonbuju (51781) 2005-05-03 3:19
hi arnab, i don't know if paradise looks like this, but this is an excellent, moody picture - love the hills overlapping each other, with great dark tones; very mystic picture! so nice;
aloyho (6798) 2005-05-03 3:55
The stunning beauty of this place is very beautifully captured here. I like your control of the different tones which really gives that feeling of space and depth. I too love mountain scenes and especially those that would stir up our feelings and imaginations. Simply Impressive!!! Thanks and regards.
clodreno (0) 2005-05-03 5:34
Beautiful image Arnab..
I really like the lighht in this one. a real moody shot.
well framed too.
Paolo (41222) 2005-05-03 5:40
Wonderful image Arnab!!!
i like that night foggy view!
and great and interesting note too.
Luan (12971) 2005-05-03 6:04
your picture is wonderful, the foggy landscape is quite mystic, i like this dark and soft colors, I think is the best moment to enjoy the vew......I'm taking a deep breathe and I'm relax now ;o)
Thanks for the therapy ;o)
lestans (17128) 2005-05-03 14:50
....so this is a place that I shall see if I'll come back to India (or: WHEN I'll come back)
This is a magic pic, Arnab! And very interesting notes. Thank you for this 100th post and for the other ones before.
jeanfrancois (1260) 2005-05-03 15:47
Great feeling here.
Himalaya is paradise.
maciekda (19895) 2005-05-04 8:11
very nice landscape photo Arnab, beautiful light - those dark colors make this picture mysterious. nice compositon as well. nicely done
ianmcall (1213) 2005-05-10 5:13
The low light here is very effective, timeless and somewhat mysterious looking. Nice composition with all the layers. Congratulations on your 100th post.
dkeus31 (27735) 2005-09-16 7:00
Yes, Arnab, it is also a nice one, well done, too.
- Copyright: Arnab Chatterjee (arnabchat) (7233)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-04-21
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus C350 zoom Camedia
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): North Bengal- People and Nature, Arnab's own favs [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-05-03 1:23