Road to Darjeeling - II : This is another shot of the Road to Darjeeling taken near Castleton Tea Factory at the approach of Kursoeng Town on Pakhabari Road.In the background you can see the famous TV tower of Kurseong .The town is situated at an altitude of 1458 mts (4860ft.) and it is 51 km from Siliguri and 30 km from Darjeeling.The word Kurseong means – the place of White Orchid. Because of its lower elevation, Kurseong enjoys milder and very healthy climate throughout the year.
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jhm (130620) 2013-09-14 1:36
Real a typical picture of your country with the antennas as real eye catcher
Your picture is fantastic, in high quality made
You chose a wonderful angle this cares for depth and perspective.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Nicou (109629) 2013-09-14 1:47
merveilleuse image et compo avec ce ciel en fond gris avec le camion bâché rouge et les personnage splendide vue.
bravo et amitié
krzychu30 (14346) 2013-09-14 2:11
Fine continuation of your series Farhat!
I like the framing and how you put sccents in this shot.It´s a good balance between architecture and daily-life composition.I like also these three men and how they look curious towards your camera.
Have a nice weekend
ikeharel (46944) 2013-09-14 2:37
The worker were probably wondering about the tourist who taken them in camera, Farhat, so far with just an inquisitive friendly look.
The high road offer a marvelous landscap to see, and I reckon many communication towers along.
The lory with the orange cover contrast well onto the grey & green environment.
Adventure's photo well collected.
Have a nice weekend,
Miguel82 (16568) 2013-09-14 4:13
Interesting view showing the mountain road and landscape of Darjeeling area, I can see the daily life of people
Good exposition and colors
Have a nice day Fabbs
Kugart (1776) 2013-09-14 6:37
A very captivating scene from around the countryside in Darjeeling .love the way these roads with the buildings along the side seem to cling to the edge of the mountain. Like the casualness of the men in the frame and the depth you have achieved in the shot, the mist covered mountains in the background are magical.
Have a good weekend.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-09-14 9:04
Another spectacular road-"show" from the hill-station.
Excellent clarity and beautiful colors. The clouds added a perfect ambiance to the scene.
Schnappilic (9498) 2013-09-14 13:09
Interesting daily life scene. Good reportage picture. TFS!
dta (59121) 2013-09-14 13:41
Hello Farhat ,
I like a lot this kind of very scene of the daily life . Not any oustanding architecture or landscape here , but a really interesting view , well composed , with thez fine effect of the low clouds in the BG .
pajaran (44316) 2013-09-14 22:14
Interesantan tekst o mestu i tornju, sa datim podacima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the place and the tower, with the given data ...
A good time recording, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place and time indicated.
Have a great rest day, all the best.
danos (80252) 2013-09-14 22:27
nice the daily snapshot from this section of the road to Darjeeling.I like the creative perspective with the red car to adds contrast this moody and foggy day.
jcpix (8296) 2013-09-14 23:29
Love these perspectives through the eyes of a local, you've taken us along for the ride and given the pictures a personal touch in doing so. The small group of men appear quite curious to what you're doing, you definitely caught their attention. There's a contrast of elements here which is subtle, but interesting. The clouds in the distance would suggest perhaps some stormy weather, but everything else appears well lit by sunshine. Well detailed, sharp focus, and presented with facts. Nicely done in showing us more of the journey. Have a great day ahead. Take good care.
Indrasish (2517) 2013-09-15 0:10
Excellent shot here.. I love the wonderful composition.. I know this route well.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Very well done.. And thanks for attaching an interesting note with it..
Good afternoon and have a nice sunday..
elenimavrandoni (11075) 2013-09-15 1:30
in this case it is impossible to remove the cables from your picture..but all it matters is to show things just the way they are in real life and you succeeded perfectly to do that
all the best
mohammad_H (7940) 2013-09-15 1:51
The concept of this picture, beautiful view of the mountain, and along the deep background air waiting Fog and Rain, eye catching and spectacular, good resolution
Best wishes to you
marabu61 (6301) 2013-09-15 3:33
Pleasing everyday scene on the road to Darjeeling, where India doesn't look like India indeed. The stormy sky contrast with the sunny street below and the orange truck acts as a good anchor point to hold the composition together.
have a great sunday
jacquest (17531) 2013-09-15 4:40
This is a well done street scne of this country. There is a lot of elements to see in this image and a good light shines through the clouds to give good colors and clarity.
Fis2 (78762) 2013-09-15 6:32
Good reportage foto.
I like frame and colors.
UlfE (14449) 2013-09-15 6:39
Excellent and very well-composed photo. The organge truck is a real eye catcher and you make good use of the wall and the wires in your composition. The inclusion of people is also very good and makes the scene more vivid. TFS and have a nice day!
eldancer1 (22413) 2013-09-15 7:41
Looks like those guys are curious as to what you are doing, like photographing them? I like the effect of the low hanging clouds on the mood. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
daddo (21258) 2013-09-16 2:41
Salam Farhat.A desirable place where to live or spend one's holidays. I notice quite a bit of soil erosion on the right. Hopefully there are strict regulations as to where to build or clear the land from trees. Nice to see a hint of sunshine lighting up the houses. regards. Klaudio.
mcmtanyel (7307) 2013-09-16 9:22
There is a certain charm that this place shares with villages along the Black Sea in Turkey. It is interesting that the eastern Black Sea region is famous for its tea in Turkey - maybe it's the combination of the mountains and the flora plus the simplicity of life that these two regions share that looking at this photo reminds me of the Black Sea region.
batalay (33867) 2013-09-16 13:55
In the United States, Darjeeling is especially known for its tea. In 2010, I visited New Delhi and Chandigarh, but I imagine this is somewhat west of Chandigarh. I love the brilliant orange, and as a highlight, the green shirt of one of the men serving as a counterpoint.
PiotrF (2382) 2013-09-16 15:13
Another picture of your series.Nice colors.Technical a very well picture!Composition and presentation make these picture attractive
adramad (32851) 2013-09-17 11:27
Nice perspective of this road surrounded by buildings on one side, but with a fabulous mountain scenery, on the right side despite the fog covering the background, my attention these large structures on houses, not is if some kind of antennas or wave receivers.
Good management of light and sharpness.
Have a good day.
ourania (21414) 2013-09-17 11:32
this picture is very interesting because it shows a view of a remote and, perhaps, rarely visited town, a little lower than the clouds. The inhabitants are intrigued by your attention. The natural environment must be lovely but the view of the town is not very attractive. I guess there are similar sceneries in other parts of the world, in some parts of Greece too. Your picture has great clarity and very effective lighting. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
ChrisJ (92090) 2013-09-18 13:30
The orange tarpaulin and truck chassis contrast superbly against the cooler hues of blue grey in the sky to give a superb warm vs cold color contrast. The sharpness is impeccable and the narrow sides of the road add good lea in lines and perspective. Tfs!
pierrefonds (52564) 2013-09-18 16:43
The length of the street is giving depth to the scene. The presence of the poeple is giving life to the picture. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the facade of the buildings. Have a nice day.
mkamionka (28031) 2013-09-19 2:31
I like your reportage from this road. There is so much going on: the local people add also a nice touch.
Very well done,
mirosu (10128) 2013-09-19 3:20
Your photo remind me to my trip to Mussoorie in 2011. Almost the same road. Nice composition, I like the inclusion of red lorry, creating nice contrast. Also the people add nice life to the scene. Well done my friend.
macjake (48333) 2013-09-21 0:53
as i've mentioned before, i really like this mini series you've shown us along this road to Darjeeling.
this one is different because we can see people looking straight at you, they all seem to be very interested in what you're doing :)
cool to see the rustic truck on the left, and the radio tower. excellent exposure levels here.
nikkitta (10418) 2013-09-24 15:48
I miss this interesting road capture where are present all typical elements arranged in a perfect way, a curve
Like it , from the people watching you till the orange van in contrast with the opposite vegetation
Well balanced, well done
holmertz (33489) 2013-09-29 10:58
A lot of colourful details increase the pleasure of watching this photo, although actually the scenery provides pleasure enough on its own. There is a very nice balance to the composition and a fascinating light under the monsoon clouds.
SnapRJW (26074) 2013-10-08 21:43
Hello Farhat - India is a county have never had the pleasure of visiting and this is an area I would love to see. I guess because the hill-stations hold a particular colonial mystic for me... probably not politically correct to say so and I mean no disrespect at all but I cannot imagine a little slice of England up in the mountains! This shot remind me a little of the hill-station area of Sri Lanka. Misty mountains form a contextual back cloth for this interesting DL shot. Warm regards rosemary
kato (10563) 2013-10-19 16:23
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the buildings which standing on both side of the winding road and misty mountain in the distance. It's also impressive the TV tower and electric wire. And, it's interesting to hear that here is healthy climate throughout the year in spite of the highland.
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (13475)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-27
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix L1
- Exposure: f/4.9, 1/620 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-14 1:34