To the north of West Bengal stands the East Himalayas as a natural backdrop. A vast texture of dense forests teeming with wildlife, unending tea gardens, Babbling rivers, interspersed with sleepy or busy settlements, constitute a fascinating tourist destination -
the Dooars. Not so much known to the world, the Dooars valley stretching from River Teesta on the west to River Sankosh on the east, over a span of 130 km by 40 km, forms a major part of Jalpaiguri district.
Derived from the word 'doors' (doors to Bhutan), this region also forms a gateway to the hill stations of North Bengal, Sikkim, Bhutan & the North-Eastern states. The dense natural forests interwoven with lush green tea gardens are cries-crossed by Teesta,
Dooars - pluckers at tea garden
Raidak, Torsha, Jaldhaka, Kaljani and other rivers & their innumerable tributaries trotting and rolling down from the hills. The entire region is served with a network of motor-able roads running through the deep forests and tea gardens. A meter gauge railway service connects Siliguri and Cooch Behar via Alipurduar. A journey itself by rail or on road through this region gives immense delight to both the mind and the eyes.
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kleeross (159) 2008-04-08 21:27
I think this is a great picture. I like the strong colors and composition on this one.
ambar_81 (673) 2008-04-08 21:34
This is an incredible composition with lovely colors of nature.Light is superb throughout the shot. But what I didn't like is the frame. It's distracting the eyes out of the picture. Perhaps a black frame would look better.Anyways great job.
dhurjati (2709) 2008-04-08 21:40
It is the name "Dooars" in the title of your shot that compelled me to have a close look at this one.I have a couple of points to make here in terms of this composition.Firstly,I think that the colours look bit unnatural here.You have given greater emphasis on the sky and have really worked on to make the sky good.But while doing a PP, you should remember that the line between natural and unnatural looks is really very fine one and I feel that just you have crossed the limit here.Secondly I should mention about the framing here.Don't really think that the yellow border and the inner frame is helping the cause anyway.Thirdly,I feel the colours are too much saturated here.Last but not the least,I feel that too much importance and exposure is on the sky,including more of the green tea garden at the bottom perhaps would have increased the dynamism in the composition.
These are totally my views - Hope you won't mind my frank opinion.
Waiting for more from Dooars,
sayan (2617) 2008-04-09 0:18
this is a nice capture. the clouds are really beautiful and the colors are great, though a bit overpostprocessed I think. silhouettes of the trees are looking good. But I don't like that yellow border!
nabarun (336) 2008-04-09 5:34
this is a good composition but the totally unrealistic colors have somewhat taken away the beauty of Dooars. i think u have stretched the post processing a bit too far!
Arindam_1984 (292) 2008-04-09 9:10
very nice picture
and good color as well
keep snaping and keep posting
Colombiana (2955) 2008-04-09 14:41
Beautiful photo and the colors are amazing...
somak_g (497) 2008-04-10 10:26
i agree with dhurjati and nabarun. this is over processed - i really hope this is an experiment gone wrong. please excuse my language - but this looks like a cheap calendar page. dooars is natuarally beautiful - a bit of PP work is ok - all of us do it. but you should know when to draw the line.
MeAT (1174) 2008-04-12 7:12
I like the colours, the dramatic look, how you did the framing.