I took it just before reaching Kalipokhri. A pleasant place to see and it is on the trek route of Sandakphu and Phalut. Sandakphu is about 6 km from here.
In the way we found the childrens were playing together. It was about 2-30 pm of noon. But the fog started to cover the entire area. The children were playing and some were passing their time by taking a small nap. The atmosphere was so cheerful with their activities. We asked them about the cottage of 'Pema Didi' ( as we fixed it earlier as our night staying cottage ). They whispered and one guided our vision to a certain place. After reaching the cottage we heard that she was died last December. After some time we discover that the man taking nap is the husband of Pema didi and two of those childrens are her off springs and the rest are her relatives.
Now I am sharing the playing scene with you. Hope you like it.
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pajaran (54165) 2009-11-06 1:34
Pravi trenutak, vesela lica, vrlo dobra fotografija.
Svidja mi se, posebno odvojenost boja motiva.
Puno pozdrava, Paja.
Budapestman (82620) 2009-11-06 1:37
Playing may be superb in environment with pleasure like this. Photo caught very well. I like it the cheerful mood and the kind details, the foggy landscape provides beautiful background to the scene. Splendid shot. Have a nice day!
snunney (88383) 2009-11-06 1:39
A nice capture of these children at play. I like the use of the partial desaturation to lift them from the background.
rikko77 (10861) 2009-11-06 2:05
nice scene and good effect with the monochrome background. I like it!
have a nice day,
belido (19934) 2009-11-06 2:35
this is nicely done. You know I like partial desaturation and here it works very well. A nice daily life scene with the happy children and good photography vision. Well done!
papagolf21 (89122) 2009-11-06 3:12
Bonjour, cher Subhendu,
J'aime beaucoup la façon dont vous traitez cette image, nous avons l'impression de participer à vos découvertes.
L'image est vraie, sans fioriture, une photo reportage très intéressante.
lousat (81112) 2009-11-06 7:34
Hi Subendhu,very nice work,a strange composition whit a strange work in PP and a strange situation too....very interesting to see a pic of daily life in these mountains out of tourists circuits,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano
Urs (14082) 2009-11-06 7:54
That must be cold, at least all the people in the picture feel like that. The mist in the BG adds some mystic to the shot, which already looks interesting just because everything seems to be gray. I really do not know how you made this kind of color, but it has been there. The sharpness is a bit flow, but the pictures has such a lot of atmosphere. Well done
Giorgio (11279) 2009-11-06 10:09
- A good-natured picture Subhendu, simple and well built with a foreground well coloured and very living that contrasts with the monochromic background it's very successful, well done!
Have a nice weekend.
josepmarin (57841) 2009-11-06 12:43
The partial desaturation creates an interesting effect in the image, in which the children and the resting men are outlined due to the vivid colors in his clothes.
Good idea, and good graphical result.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2009-11-06 12:54
Good composition. I like the partial desaturation here. Good capture of people joking in this misty hill.
Have a nice weekend
paololg (31448) 2009-11-06 14:18
Ciao dear Subhendu,
interesting image in which you have played in excellent way with the colors. The photo has pleasantly animated from these smiling children and from a suggestive BG. Compliments!
Ciao, have a bautiful week end!
paura (47166) 2009-11-06 15:17
Excellent framing and beautiful colors settup here, friend. very beautiful photo job.
gervaso (11040) 2009-11-06 16:51
The colorful clothes of the boy have a beautiful contrast with the foggy surrounding in black and white! The desaturation was a good idea. Beautiful image! Very good job!
Waylim (25368) 2009-11-06 20:25
This is my kind of picture, I like the casual atmosphere, where the local villagers and children are just enjoying themself playing or working, I think I know what they playing here. I use to loved it as a kid. I Like your treatment to the photo, but I don't think it is really necessary. It would be just as beautiful as it is naturally. The sharpness and clarity is a bit soft but that doesn't really mater here it is the spontaneous moment and joy from the people that make this photo a good one for me.
Graal (99496) 2009-11-06 22:57
an interesting scene, well informations. Good reportage and shot from the road. I like it.
jhm (142852) 2009-11-07 0:54
A very nice trip between the mountains.
I like it the cheerful mood and the kind details, also the children give a good feeling, the foggy landscape provides beautiful background to the scene.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Angshu (56456) 2009-11-07 3:41
A very nice scene indeed...actually the partial desaturation has enhanced the effect of the picture. A spontaneous picture, candid and joyous, that's what makes this picture a beauty...good work!
darek1978 (13361) 2009-11-07 5:29
What a spectacular view so well captured here! I like the view of this shot and the way you have composed this photo with the children in the foreground and very impressive, misty background. Well done!
Thanks for sharing,
peppe59 (14551) 2009-11-07 5:37
beautiful image of these boys with the background of the mountain wrapped from the fog. Good week end.
celmaleite (4974) 2009-11-07 6:09
Gostei do resultado do seu trabalho dessaturando apenas uma parte da imagem. Bonito cenário. Parabéns!
danos (89625) 2009-11-07 7:20
a nice snapshot of the this group of young people on the hills,that playing and chating in this beautiful environment.I like the haze on the background,as the duotone of the scene.Well done.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
Amaz (11475) 2009-11-07 10:27
Very peculiar work, Subhendu!!
Excellent idea to make this mixed composition!
Very well done!!
My best regards,
Longroute (19396) 2009-11-07 12:22
Did you desaturate the land or it was the fog who gave you that gray colour? Most likely it's the first...
Well the idea is not bad but you were too hasty to shoot: you cropped the feet of the boy in fg. I think you should have taken a picture of them while they where walking, it would have been more natural.
Fis2 (88823) 2009-11-07 12:28
Have a nice weekend
ymrk (14955) 2009-11-07 13:12
The lovely portraits of this childs...good perspective and interesting background also...Namaste my friend!
BeBeHooker (0) 2009-11-25 1:30
Very fine scene. Nice children, very beautiful. Mysterious mountains, amazing scenery. Good shot.
- Copyright: Subhendu Bagchi (subhendu_bagchi) (25973)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2007-10-24
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5600
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Sandakphu-Phalut Trek-2007
- Theme(s): partial desaturation, SANDAKPHU - PHALUT - GORKHEY TREK. 2007 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-11-06 1:23