Located at an altitude of 8500 feet, Rishyap is one of the most picturesque villages in Eastern Himalayas, with a 300 degree view of some of the loftiest snow peaks in the world including Mt. Kanchendzonga, Mt. Kabru, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Siniolchu among others. Apart from the snow peaks, the dense coniferous forest, the terraced agricultural patches and the simple ever smiling village folks makes up Rishyap, which situated on a lofty cliff, retains its pristine charm. The 11 km road to Rishyap from the nearest town Lava, is an unmetalled one. You need a four wheel drive or better still, trek through the thickly wooded forest. We were there at the onset of monsoon, when clouds play truant and you may miss the snow peaks altogether. We weren't so unfortunate though, as clouds lifted its veil to reveal Kanchendzonga. But I found the cottages which are leased out for rent, no less attractive.
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Dragonheart (8414) 2007-06-28 10:15
Excellent! shot and good composition. I like the saturated colours and the background is awesome!
mattosborne (85) 2007-06-28 10:15
It sure is every bit as beautiful as you hav described mate. The fog complements your dream house theme and the boy running joggin towards it.
belido (19934) 2007-06-28 10:18
the title translates exactly what I feel when I check your post. It could really be the front page of an fantansy drama book for kids. Yes, the inclusion of the kid makes me feel that. Great work!
bhorerpakhi (559) 2007-06-28 10:18
Oh WOW! Its my Dream House for sure:) This looks more European than Indian, tai na? Khub sundar, khoobi sundar.
anjan (1086) 2007-06-28 10:37
As Poulomi said, this luks more European (Swiss 2 b precise) than India. Is Rihap this beautiful. I hav 2 add 2 my list of must visit places. The boy is in the rite place at the rite time.
Cormac (26565) 2007-06-28 10:48
Great shot! I like the combination in this one, with the boy on the path, leading to the house, which stands out so well against the background of the deep green forest. I find that the contast and colour of this really give this a realistic feel. Very beautiful!
Silke (3027) 2007-06-28 11:11
Outstanding colours, composition and PoV combine to make this another winner!
partha (14023) 2007-06-28 11:22
Excellent eyeypleasing colour, lush green trees, ingressing clouds and the inclusion of the boy give it a nice look.
delkoo (68) 2007-06-28 12:01
A good choice for this setting,
You were there at the right moment to get this surprising episode of indian landscape. Very original!
Excellent composition and perfect moment to capture such place and such scene.
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2007-06-28 12:17
Beautiful nature photography with wonderful colours. Lovely shades of green and attractive details.
kevinos (7517) 2007-06-28 12:30
Quite a different picture for you, Sabyasachi. It presents a delightful and verdant view of the Himalayas. it is nicely composed with the cottage to the right and the boy walking the path adds human interest. Yes, it looks a delightful place, with the fluffy clouds suggesting a heavenly context. regards kevin
lucasgalodoido (23649) 2007-06-28 12:48
Good house, but my dream house would be in the beach! Good colors and good presence of the cloud!
Congratulations and Hug!
veve (4189) 2007-06-28 12:57
Looks almost like a fairy-tale scene!
Great composition,colors and contrast!
hay_kes (31439) 2007-06-28 14:01
What an amazing capture.Great colours, POv and Perspective.TFS.
xavshot (69835) 2007-06-28 14:48
le contraste des couleurs est saisissant et donne beaucoup de relief à la photo. J'aime bien les nuages sur le haut et la lumière qui passe tout de même sur le reste de la photo. Bien vu
deblink (2548) 2007-06-28 18:54
This is a very pretty image with the building nestled in amongst all the lovely green vegetation. Including the child walking up the path adds interest to the image. Very nice composition, of very good quality.
melmcree (18) 2007-06-28 22:02
Very bright and colorful house. I love the fact that it is nestled in the lush greenery and the fog enveloping the mountain enhances the mood nicely. The presence of the boy makes this a nice landscape into a wonderful photograph. Wouldn't expect anything less from you.
Have a good one,
darrasin (2860) 2007-06-29 0:14
Hello Sabyasachi! This is a dream house indeed. The density of that forest is just amazing and makes a great contrast with the charming house. Well done!
Graal (103038) 2007-06-29 2:57
very nice composition, interesting place and informations. Well quality of photo. I like it.
vincz (19113) 2007-06-29 3:34
Excellent composition Sabyasachi. i like very much the mountin ccovered by thisk green forest half "eaten" by the clouds, and the human elements (houses and kid) at the opposite corner. Colours are ver nicely satturated. A very good feeling gets out of this picture.
japiey (10163) 2007-06-29 4:03
From yesterday, after I saw this amazing vision, I was in thoughts..
Not the word BEAUTIFULL can be the perfect one here..
Now, I have been in love with this, and I'd like to call this "MY LOVE"...
It's a joyous moment stepping there, within the mountain mist, and nature's magnificient
display of green...
Lucky, you are, to be there, dear friend.
faubry (35447) 2007-06-29 4:56
bonjour Sabya, wonderful landscape with dreaming little houses... superb composition with this little boy at the middle, good saturation colors,
agbonavita (0) 2007-06-29 6:48
I love the boy inclusion here, he made the diference! I think without him the photo will lost much of the beauty. It remember me a story for kids, about a boy that cross his land to his home in the mountains..
giorgimer (34941) 2007-06-29 6:51
wonderful place, very nice composition, interesting to see all the yellow part of the image concentrated and the wonderfull green in the BG
Fis2 (105322) 2007-06-29 7:58
Curious place. Good composition and frame. I like the colors and lioght.
Greetings from Poland
siolaw (38292) 2007-06-29 8:07
A nicely composed image with houses and running man in a good position letting us see a good deal of hill with thick, dark green forest, top corners also look nice with left cloudy and blue sky on the right side.. Well satureated colors and optimal framing
Greetings from Goa
luiscar (3286) 2007-06-29 9:39
Hello Sabyasachi, very good composition and big laying of all the elmentos.
I like like in a special way this sky with fog in the side left and cleared in the right.
jrj (34843) 2007-06-29 9:44
Well made compo S. Not only interesting here to see those houses but compowise also the mist and not least the inclusion of the boy all details important for the final result. Quite a place.
Budapestman (82620) 2007-06-29 9:50
Beautiful shot, idyllic and peaceful atmosphere, I like it very much. I like the fascinating gleaming colours and the fog in the background. Picturesque composition, very attractive details. Soothing and fine impression, Congratulations. Have a nice weekend
feather (51130) 2007-06-29 10:53
Very good shot. You have composed it well with the houses off-centred and your low POV has worked very well to raise the height of the boy, who's inclusion was a very good idea. I lie the light and cloud contrasts. The WS is good too and shows more of what we expect from the Himalayas.
photographer123 (6246) 2007-06-29 12:02
well composed...very neat & clean..but the the position of the boy is little disturbing to me..otherwise very good color & placement of elements..best wishes...subir
patdeph (35748) 2007-06-29 12:07
a very nice composition with this boy going to these lovely houses.The light on the forest is wonderful,and the green makes a nice contrast with the white walls.I like this big cloud on the left,and I think that the low POV is excellent.
Bluejeans (64251) 2007-06-29 15:25
Ola Sabyasachi que fantastico lugar com estas duas casas no meio da floresta muito bonitas as cores gostei da criança em 1 plano , parabens!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Angshu (56760) 2007-06-29 20:01
Oshadharon setting for a cottage. It's bliss & closer to heaven feel for sure. Inclusion of the Boy from your low POV adds interest…perhaps could have been better if he was closer to the cottages. The view of Kanchendzonga in the WS is amazing.
Partha_c (2029) 2007-06-29 21:18
Hi Sabyasachi. I haven't heard of this place. Thanks for introducing through this beautiful shot. I liked the edge of the clouds just above the treetops and the cottage and of course the quietness I always look for. Regards.
Tezic (17867) 2007-06-30 0:27
It's a perfect nature composition... very good framing... congratulations...
axiotea (21651) 2007-06-30 1:12
These two cottages are very special with its indentation and steep roofs. It contrasts and stands out nicely against the luxuriant vegetation which is on the top left side covered by the cloud. It is a beautiful place!
The Ws is also great...
Have a nice day
enedimd (1532) 2007-06-30 9:33
Wonderful shot snd compo. Saturated colors, foggy sky are so good.
Actually, Dreamy House, very nice and lovely.
Have a nice day.
Charo (51212) 2007-06-30 17:26
Precioso paisaje y estupenda composición. La luz y el color son excelentes.
Gerrit (52283) 2007-07-01 6:49
great composition. The forest in the clouds and the boy walking towards the houses that seem to small, the form a peculiar and attractive ensemble.
toto (0) 2007-07-02 3:37
Belle photo de ce superbe endroit, qui doit par moment se trouver complètement dans les nuages, quelle plaisir d' y etre au sens propre.Amitiés Thomas
indoka28 (5261) 2007-07-02 10:55
Amazing shot...ki jayegaa..!!! OODBHOOT..!!
I loved the way u have ploaced the boy in the frame..not to talk about your compo,colours and calrity which are always top of the standard..and i must thank you for th lovely WS and the link in the note..!!! ei season e first time MT K ke dekhtey pelaam..!!!
ben4321 (9875) 2007-07-02 14:01
What's this, an architectural shot from Sabyasachi? Definitely something a bit different!
It still has the essential human element though, and I like how you placed the boy almost prefectly between the two gabled roofs, but not quite.
The mist over the tree-covered hillside makes for an atmospheric backdrop.
Xalkida (11744) 2007-07-02 14:44
Hello my friend,
Great shot. I love the colors, it's like a painting from a famous naturalist painter! Excellent framing too! Well done!
cuneyt-sb (6576) 2007-07-02 23:26
PErfect POV , light and colors,
Like it very much, congrats my friend good capture
Paolo (41230) 2007-07-03 5:56
Hi Sabyasachi, amazing one, so colorful and with perfect composition, excellent quality and POV.
Emile (20352) 2007-07-03 8:09
Beautiful composition with the house and the impressive green colors of the surroundings, the fog covering part of the mountain produces a very good effect and the presence of the boy was a very good addition. Well done.
mfonda (891) 2007-07-04 9:07
Wow, beautiful photo.
Excellent composition with the boy walking towards.
The clouds and fog here really add a lot.
Nice work, thanks for sharing!
sayan (2617) 2007-07-05 0:18
Hello Sabyasachi da,
Wonderful capture! Beautiful greenery, the house is a dream house and you have composed this well by placing the kid in the foreground. beautiful work.
Manash (499) 2007-07-05 22:47
durdantooo... chele tar ganji ta oonyo color hole aaro bhalo hoto...kintu jebhabe compose hoyeche seta asadharon..
zeca (19762) 2007-07-06 20:34
This is a very nice perspective, well captured from down to up and including the nice mountain and its beautiful details. The houses has interesting architecture and the boy walking give us a perspective and a mood. Well taken!
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-07-07 4:00
Hi Sabya, woow the place looks fantastic!
i love the houses in the green and the fog too..
the children is a great add here..
prumod (8300) 2007-07-08 6:53
very pleasant and beautiful greenery... you framed it with moments of life... nice contast...
sebinho342 (19317) 2007-07-08 10:47
Hi Sabya, well i see that there are some discussion on your PP work ... Let me tell you something : yes you are very skilled in PP, i don't think that your pictures are over post processed. In fact i don't consider there can be under or over post process on pictures, PP IS PART OF THE PICTURE.
PP has to serve the vision you want to share, the idea you want to vehiculate, the atmosphere you want to deliver. Of course i do love your PP skills, i'm a lover of PP (when they are well executed) (sebinho342 : at least 2 pictures deleted due to over processed here are my stats so i can talk about PP lol) and for sure yours are intriguing, disturbing : BUT GOOD.
Terrific picture here my dear Sabya
robertosalguero (288) 2007-07-09 21:56
A dream house indeed. The landscape here is excellent. The foggy mountain and the child walking ahead give the image a very interesting perspective. Beautiful view and colours on this well crafted picture. THanks Sabyasachi.
salvator (19110) 2007-07-10 0:47
Wonderful composition and superb use of the misty background. Very nice colors and sharpness too.
Best regards. Salvator.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2007-07-10 11:32
This is a fairy tale picture. Excellent composition and lovely colours.
Scharan (14144) 2007-07-10 13:50
Uma ótima fotografia deste cenário maravilhoso. Composição e cores lindas com um belo contraste. O detalhe da neblina é sublime.
fayeulle (27827) 2007-07-12 22:12
I really like the way you framed this picture including the boy on the right side. I like also the foggy atmosphere on the mountain.
bakes888 (18499) 2007-07-13 2:23
Hi Sabyasachi. Dream house indeed, certainly a dream setting. I love the mist in the hills and the rich greens in the foliage. Well composed, the young boy walking towards the house adds to the allure of the house. Thanks for sharing.
john_c (24666) 2007-07-14 7:19
Indeed a house of dreams. Your POV is superb, looking upward toward the house and hillside with the boy walking away from you. The great light and contrast here combine with high quality to create high impact. I love the misty background. Well captured.
scobert (5355) 2007-07-15 9:30
This is simply a fascinating photograph! The boy walking toward this strange looking house, the fantastic canopy of trees and misty clouds hanging overhead makes me think of a childrens' fairytale. I am waiting for all the mythical forest creatures and strange spirits to come out of the thick forest canopy. A very imaginative and creative rendition of this remote dwelling! Surperb composition and photography!
jplebrun (21208) 2007-07-16 10:19
Bonjour Sabyasachi, c'est vrai qu'elle semble être dans un rêve cette maison entourée de tant de verdure, belle composition avec ce jeune enfant qui revient à la maison. ;)
Salutations du Québec
pierrefonds (70553) 2007-07-18 4:04
A good POV of the houses and of the forest, the child is good addition to the photo. It has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.
jmcl (14535) 2007-08-18 9:09
Glad I stumbled across this .. the subject is beautiful .. the forest seems so thick as to be almost surreal .. add the mystic fog .. and the nestle this bit of humanity in there and it is magic .. amplified by how you have placed everything in the frame .. wonderful.
savask (1891) 2007-09-22 7:52
well center with the boy in the middle and fantastic color clarity
Flavia (10352) 2007-10-30 6:53
Amazing how the house colors came-out the fog. The boy in the path adds a nice touch to the composition. This pace looks very special.
Hellas (7009) 2007-12-13 5:15
I like very much your composition with this wonderful house into the nature. The colours are saturated and the fog adds to the scene. The access is difficult but it's worth trying!
My best wishes,
fserajian (2299) 2007-12-17 15:17
A nice composition, well captured. TFS
arpitaroyagasty (75) 2010-06-04 3:41
veeery beautiful..really a dream house,Rishyap is a beautiful place I know..and your pic too.
korbee (6619) 2010-09-10 10:18
Beautyfull Sabya.,typical Himalayan hillstation houses,the Jungle and the monsoonclouds in the BG are magnificent.
I think the boy is a big deal for the composition.
humayun (3105) 2010-12-11 9:11
very nice houses..........
good like dream.........
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-12-14 8:56
Wonderful kid, amazing double houses, excellent landscape in the background.
Good point of view. Original composition. Superb sharpness and focus.
adidas5nb (5743) 2012-07-20 19:46
I Have been to RISHYAP...and frankly you have captured the mood of the place brilliantly.If you have to tell someone what RISHYAP is all about and what it feels like, this is the pic.(wish the boy wore something other than yellow)
- Copyright: Sabyasachi Talukdar (sabyasachi1212) (19779)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-06-14
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: CANON EOS 400D, Canon 18-55/3.5-5.6 EF-S USM EOS Digital, 58mm UV filter
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-06-28 10:09