No Entry at Ramitey
An uprooted tree denied our jeep entry to the highest view point, Ramitey top (6,400 ft.). Dense fog with poor visibility in the deep forest and the brain puzzling monotonous buzzing of the wild insects all around, impacted almost like a horror movie.
We had to get down our jeep and walk the last 2 kilometers to the top. My daughter, already immune to fear by watching a lot of horror serials in TV, enjoyed the adventure of negotiating the fallen tree with her water bottle in hand.
Ramitey top is 10 Km. from Pedong bazar, which is on the ancient Silk route.
Only Jeep can negotiate thru the dense forest to reach Ramitey top. Breathtaking panoramic view of the rivers (Rishi khola, Muddum khola and Tista) all around Pedong and Kancenjunga are available from the top. Longest view of flowing Tista River is available only from here.
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japiey (10163) 2007-07-01 2:02
SPLENDID VISION !!!
An adventurous journey, and you turned this an amazing image with the addition of a perfect action from the little angel..
The misty blanketed nature is well imaged..
SALUTES, for this ardous task, which now feels
holmertz (58250) 2007-07-01 2:05
A nice family picture that also fulfills the criteria of TE: learning about the world thorugh photographies. The light from behind creates an eerie atmosphere, like in a fantasy movie.
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-07-01 2:58
Nice picture, I learnt something else about India. Good family picture and great atmposhere.
Gustaw (21670) 2007-07-01 3:24
Hi, my friend!
I like your photo because your photo have atmosphere. Good composition, good efects. I like your colours and light. Well done. Fog is beautiful.
ls7902 (7348) 2007-07-01 3:28
Nice composition through the inverted "V" of the fallen tree. Great background atmosphere with the fog. And I love the parasite growth on the on the fallen tree. Your daughter adds a lot of impact to the photo. Well done. Regards. Latiff.
xuaxo (6854) 2007-07-01 4:33
Dear Dr. J.
That's really an amazing picture, indeed seems like a movie scene.
photographer123 (6246) 2007-07-01 4:46
good shot with nice note..but one thing to say you can cut more one right side of the frame..best wishes...subir
vincz (19113) 2007-07-01 5:19
Looks really like an image out of a fantastic movie. The atmosphere with the mist and the overall darkness is excellent. Superb light mangement, excellent composition.
leo61 (0) 2007-07-01 5:25
You managed a great shot here.Ì was looking at this shot and for a moment I was waiting for the movie to start.This looks realy like a scene from a horror movie.I like how your daughter is placed direct between the big branches of this fallen tree.The jeep in the fog looks great ,too and the diagonal and vertical trunks in the distance are very good for the composition.
partha (14023) 2007-07-01 8:48
Well timed shot. the atmosphere looks brilliant. Nice capture.
Manamo (3710) 2007-07-01 9:01
this one is terrific! Really! First, the mood is kind of creepy with the haze, the trees and the lighting. And then, you have that cute little girl running with a huge smile in her face:D It looks like a beautiful moment!
Tell me(excuse my ignorance please:D), are there any tigers in this part of the world?
Have a nice day,
sadeik (3282) 2007-07-01 12:16
That tree has been like that for a while so nobody could have been that way for some time. Why, well the epiphytes on the trunk are growing straight up to the light phototrophic is the word I think.
Great atmosphere and nice shot
nivaldo (15417) 2007-07-01 18:12
Yes, Dr. J. , just like an adventure movie and the BRAVE CHILD (you daughter!) showing us her courage! :-)
A great shot, beautiful image indeed!
Congratulations, my Indian friend!
PixelTerror (0) 2007-07-02 2:27
Some trouble for you to move forward, but also a nice photo opportunity, I like the facts it trasnmits the message of approaching an undiscovered and mysterious area, anyway the little girl is not afraid at all ! Well done also from a technical point of view.
Have a nice day,
rzesynepkarzarn (0) 2007-07-02 3:18
Hello Dr. J.,
Beautiful and mystical view!!!! Congratulations on your work. There are many points to talk about here;
Your perspective of view is great, nothing more - nothing less, just exact! I liked the diagonal cut by the tree across the scene and the girl in motion. She looks happy to be there in the dark enigmatic jungle. The jeep behind, nearly lost in the haze makes me think that this is like dead end :) People look concerned about this unexpected situation, hence the girl is enjoying to be small enough to go through the trunks. The shape of the tall thin trees defined in the whiteness also looks fine. Great shot Dr.
Docarmo (9767) 2007-07-02 7:40
Excellent image! Mysterious mood, broken by the joy of this lovely girl - I feel reassured because she is safely going towards her father.
Maria do Carmo
dokadak (11518) 2007-07-02 12:09
Perfect compositian, great idea and well captured.. I really like it very much...
sayan (2617) 2007-07-03 0:00
Hello Dr Bhunia,
Excellent timing. You have beautifully captured your daughter in action. The background is splendid. It reminds me of a scene from the movie Jurassic Park. The ambience is like that in this compo. Wonderful.
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-07-03 0:56
The scene looks like that of Jurasic Park ... nice capture. The uprooted tree created a perfect framing. Good capture ... well done! tfs.
indoka28 (5261) 2007-07-03 3:42
Yes, This one is amazing ..everything has been said about the quality of the photograph here..I liked the way you have captured your daughter while she was walking..even if its scary..it gives a feeling ofd immense joy of being in a Holiday which is being radiated from your Princess,,,
Beautiful colours and the ambience is full of misty wet feeling which takes me into a trance ..
Thanks for sharing this..!!
Now the most important question: How the hell did you cross this place after this..??????
stego (24132) 2007-07-03 17:58
A very moody image. The fallen tree makes a nice framing, the density and darkness of the forest, the fog and the happy child make it kind of dreamy. Much attractive indeed!
crckt (7222) 2007-07-03 19:47
Hi Dr. J,
I wonder where the blue light is coming from! Does a lot to the picture, adds to the mood.
noborders (1010) 2007-07-03 22:37
Funny but also note, for an atmospheric photo... You were probably frustrated by the situation, but you took advantage of it and this photo is certainly a success...
belido (19934) 2007-07-04 7:10
very impressive shot! I like that kind of mystery atmosphere. Very nice colors and foggy background. Great job!
sagar (2410) 2007-07-04 7:13
Very mystique picture with beautiful colors.The ambiance is enchanting.
Didi (60590) 2007-07-08 3:00
Very nice composition, the mist gives a mysterious ambiance, that's great !
Just something is missing here : The sound :))
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2007-07-09 0:07
Nice framing of girl chid and Jeep.Lovely colors.Fog adds to beauty.TFS
jrj (34843) 2007-07-11 3:56
Hi J. A real expedition this one. The fallen tree, the jeep, the vegetation and the mist sure makes this to a special photo work. Combined with the informative note a most suitable TE work...
flory (4848) 2007-07-11 9:48
hm,what a fantastic atmosphere you got here from this deep forest! ..and this fallen branch and the mystical coming from the bk increased the feeling that we are in the movie..but in a good one;)
arjun_das (1851) 2007-07-15 8:21
it's a wonderful capture of the nature. the dim light and the mist at BG make the environment more mysterious. it's a real credit to get such a high quality shot in such a low light condition. tfs.
riclopes (35577) 2007-07-18 9:38
Olá Dr. J., this is really good. Full of dramatism, mystic atmosphere and splendid composition with the trunk and your daughter approaching. Congratulations.
rajhema (1873) 2007-07-23 9:29
Thrilling place to be Dr. J. Your narration is interesting. And the picture looks like right out of Jurassic Park ! Great one.
batalay (40201) 2007-08-02 6:30
Hello Dr. J,
This is a fabulous photo, with the dense folliage and color in the foregroun fading into the blur of the foggy background. The composition is first rate, as well as the exposure.
I've been away for a month; I apologize for not visiting your gallery in this time. You've submitted a number of excellent potos.
rafid76 (0) 2007-08-05 15:48
reminds me of jurrassic park, at any moment im expecting the T-rex.
such a lush forrest and really inviting with that fog. well done
vbl (1421) 2007-08-23 6:16
Hi Dr J:
Nice and dinamic capture. Good compo and good light control.
banyanman (7789) 2007-08-31 6:35
You've captured the atmosphere of the rainforest very well in this shot, Dr J, and you've composed it nicely with the jeep in the archway formed by the fallen tree. At first I thought this would look better without your daughter so much in the foreground, but on second thoughts, she helps to provide scale which shows that you couldn't have driven the jeep through here. She looks excited at the prospect of a 2km hike! Cheers . . . David
isabela_sor (47748) 2007-08-31 6:42
It looks like a scene from Jurasic Park ....I like it!And I like the girl's enthusiasm :)For kids doesn't exist limits :)
See you soon
starky (1616) 2007-09-14 9:02
Hi Dr J.Nice picture and nice composition and lovely little girl.
Best regards, Bosko.
clnaef (6289) 2007-09-17 11:09
Belle mise en scène et bon cadrage. Merci pour le workshop.
MeAT (1174) 2008-02-20 18:35
Really cool blue background in this picture. I love how the trees in the background show nice diagonals pointing to the center.