Road to Darjeeling - IV : This shot was taken near Tung on way to Darjeeling from Kurseong. Here you can see a mother waiting with her daughter by the roadside waiting to board a hired vehicle to Darjeeling.A Maruti omni van is standing idle next to them.The ominous dark monsoon clouds is hanging in the sky ready to pour down any moment.
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pajaran (48543) 2013-09-21 9:20
Lep pogled na mesto i trenutak sa kombijem i putnicima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan trenutak.
Prijatno vec i sve najbolje za vikend.
Nice view of the place and the moment the van and the passengers ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful moment shown.
Pleasant but also all the best for the weekend.
Noel_Byrne (20902) 2013-09-21 9:23
At first glance, it seems as if the people and the van are actually suspended in mid air, as the effects of the clouds behind are so vivid. This gives a brilliant sense of height to the image, and the van and people look very much of this place, traditional and part of a class shot.
All the best
mesutilgim (80146) 2013-09-21 9:27
Very nice roadside capture from Kurseong with this mother and her daughter.
Quite dramatic sky backing the scenery.
TFS and best regards
serp2000 (38001) 2013-09-21 9:30
Good contribution to the Road Movie theme. I see there is impressive panoramic view on the background. I remember that small buss. they are very popular in India. Is it a domestic version of Suzuki?
Have a great WE!
eldancer1 (25250) 2013-09-21 9:56
Very nice capture of this rural scene. Transportation has evolved so much since my younger days growing up in the Philippines. I like effect of the cloudy on the mood. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-09-21 10:02
Again a beautiful one in the series.
Great colours and clarity with such a dramatic sky!
An eager moment of the family nicely captured.
Silvio1953 (116071) 2013-09-21 10:38
Ciao Farhan, lovely daily life composition, nice scene, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Miguel82 (20410) 2013-09-21 12:03
Good evening Farhat, a nice view of that altitude road with the passengers of a van, I prefer to take that type of vehicle to travel, it's better and more confortable than bus, fine colors, framing and pov
Have a nice We
dta (63008) 2013-09-21 13:24
Hello Farhat ,
I really enjoy your road serie . This one could be a simple view , but the composition is excellent with the effective diagonal , and the misty BG creates a fantastic atmosphere .
mcmtanyel (10591) 2013-09-21 14:24
Another charming photo and - you guessed it - an interesting vehicle. Did you take this from inside a vehicle? If you did, congrats, you eliminated all the adverse effects of the glass pane between you and your subject, all except the little bit of reflection above the lady's head. It is starting to get cool here in western PA, I think I am going to have a cup of tea in honor of this photo (Darjeeling, if I can find some).
danos (83127) 2013-09-22 1:37
very nice the snapshot this moody day with the mother and daughter to are waiting for the hired vehicle.Excellent presentation of this beautiful moment at the roadside.
Nicou (116564) 2013-09-22 2:34
Avec la brume en fond et ces brouillard quelle compo de cette mère et son fils avec le petit bues sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
kato (11630) 2013-09-22 2:38
You're capturing well this daily life shot by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the landscape from the highland's roadside and the mother/daughter waiting to board a hired vehicle. The whole is harmonized by a good color combination.
snunney (79767) 2013-09-22 3:16
I hope they got their lift before the heavens opened:-) A charming daily life image very nicely presented.
krzychu30 (15332) 2013-09-22 3:20
I don´t know if you took this picture from inside a car,so if this just a reflection or last sun beams on the dark,dramatic sky,but it looks just magnificent!(I mean this light beams above the woman coming from the clouds.Did you notice it?for me looks really great)
But also other aspects and elements of your composition appeals to me much.The scene is well framed and timed and despite cloudy weather you were able to bring out really bright,vivid colors and good contrast between them.
Have a nice sunday
Fis2 (82028) 2013-09-22 3:55
Curious light and colors.
Photo has climate.
I like this daily life shot.
Have a nice afternoon
ikeharel (52433) 2013-09-22 4:23
Looking beyond the lady and girl along the road, we can comprehend the how high the ride is.
Clouds looks threatening, though.
Taking the photo through the car glas, can easily corrected the reflected shine on by PP.
have a nice week ahead,
williewhistler (12497) 2013-09-22 4:29
the threatening sky gives the shot a very nice atmosphere,I hope the smartly dressed lady and the small child were able to shelter from the coming rain.
Really nice photography.
gildasjan (40918) 2013-09-22 5:02
Une belle scène familiale avec deux personnes bien placées dans le cadre.Ce ciel menaçant crée une atmosphère très étrange donnant un caractère particulier à cette image.
clic (14168) 2013-09-22 8:32
Quite dramatic road scene, indeed: Those passengers waiting seem living isolated in the mountain and will suffer of the imminent bad weather!
Much perspective is offered by the view of dwellings down below.
Not the ideal moment for a paraglider flight from that high point!
rychem (19523) 2013-09-22 9:04
Excellent composition of this photo, great clarity and a bit of nostalgic mood, nice scene
subhendu_bagchi (25258) 2013-09-22 11:06
hello Farhat, I have an experience how much fearful be the monsoon rain in hills. Here we can see the dark monsoon cloud in background gradually overlapping the greens. The local women with her cute daughter is waiting eagerly for a taxi. Even when your taxi is going to cross them, she is turning her head with a hope. Her slightly blurry face is telling the story... Your composition nicely described the story with a nice looks of nature. Colours are natural and good light. The reflection from your car glass can be cloned easily in PP. Overall an enjoyable one (as a photograph)... Tfs.
PS- nice to see the car no is starting with WB & not with GL :)
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2013-09-22 19:35
tense active life scene, very impressive sky!!
all the best
mirosu (12576) 2013-09-23 0:36
A very nice photo of mother with child. You have well included the car with the group of trees in BG. The light is pretty good. Your higher point of view is also very good.
Wish you a very nice week.
Schnappilic (9686) 2013-09-23 11:53
An interesting daily life scene with a good light and cloudy sky. I like the result!
nikkitta (13320) 2013-09-23 15:56
Another capture on the interesting road where all is grey with exception of the waiting mother and girl and the vegetation
Well done, congrats
Kugart (1778) 2013-09-24 1:46
Nice atmospheric and moody scene on the edge of the road with the mist and clouds in the background. Nice job done on what seems difficult lighting conditions.
jhm (135294) 2013-09-24 1:51
In the fog atmosphere these nice picture with the woman and child as extra subject, you shows us a very good picture.
Excellent detailed, sharpness and colours are pleasant
Nice composition, excellent presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
gervaso (9359) 2013-09-24 5:06
The dark clouds announcing a coming storm is beautiful in the picture, making the lighting really interesting and a beautiful contrast! Wonderful composition!
adramad (35433) 2013-09-24 9:18
A broad perspective that the haze left guessing. women and girls give a nice touch of color next to the van, a route certainly exciting.
Well maintained the lighting and good sharpness.
The color is natural and appropriate.
Have a good evening.
All the best.
ChrisJ (94802) 2013-09-24 10:31
The mother and child provide scale and animate the scene. The cloudy sky has given a superb diffused light which has allowed maximum shadow detail. Good graphism at right of the dark trees against the lighter sky. Sharpness is adequate. I am not sure about the 2 diagonal sunbeams at left. I may have cloned them out. Tfs!
claudeD (30545) 2013-09-24 11:33
Interesting picture from India showing this daily life scenery. i like the dramatic sky in the background.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mkamionka (29259) 2013-09-24 12:36
nice street scene. Presence of local people and the car with inscriptions in a foreign alphabet is always a bonus.
Romano46 (16578) 2013-09-24 17:23
una scena di vita che ci riporta nelle lontane regioni indiane con i suoi colori, i suoi paesaggi e soprattutto con il particolare clima monsonico quale il cielo fa presagire.
Il luogo sembra piuttosto impervio, ma hai avuto la costanza e la capacità di documentarlo in maniera molto efficace.
Assai belli i colori e curata a dovere la composizione. Molto buona anche la nitidezza unita ad un buon contrasto.
Ciao e buona giornata
mohammad_H (8772) 2013-09-25 0:58
A beautiful moment with sky background with clouds climax
A good definition of life, social documentary
Cricri (101513) 2013-09-25 11:01
J'aime ce fond brumeux avec une légère lumière qui rend une atmosphère particulière a la scène, le regard tourner vers vous de la dame et de la toute mignonne petite fille, belle composition
aliabazari (11803) 2013-09-26 8:14
Hello dear friend
Beautiful view of everyday life. Very well done.
pierrefonds (55002) 2013-09-27 16:05
the presence of the people is adding life to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the minivan. The light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
holmertz (37149) 2013-09-29 11:02
Although this scene is very ordinary and undramatic it is a great composition. Everything is so nicely lined up along the road and the clouds and light filling the background are just fascinating.
josepmarin (57517) 2013-10-01 2:39
the monsoon clouds create a threatening atmosphere in this scene.
Mother and her daughter provide a nice vitality into the composition, and I guess a small sun rays crossing the clouds, adding a beautiful element in the ensemble.
A good work.
ourania (26560) 2013-10-02 14:15
an interesting feeting moment, you've captured a lot of information in this quick shot and brought us close to the mother and daughter that even you hadn't the time to observe properly from your moving vantage point. A spontaneous portrait, perplexed expressions and a very dark and dramatic scenery. It looks like a fleeting and mysterious scene from a dream. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
macjake (52264) 2013-10-05 4:06
a fine looking atmospheric photo aswell, and thats cool because its not your initial intent or plan to have this photo a nature type of scene.
I wonder how this little girls life is going to play out, only time will tell I suppose.
funny looking van with the bug-eyes.
cool shot once again
EstudioChispa (1890) 2013-10-25 14:00
I very much enjoy your composition here -- the dark sky above, the land so far below! The mother and child are balanced by the trees and utility pole, and I love the look at the hired van -- Ferrari logos!
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (15747)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-27
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix L1
- Exposure: f/4.9, 1/549 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-21 8:38