for indian tourists,an unexpected and sudden snowfall in the middle of april during a visit to the himalayas is a matter of great excitement.but when back to the plains and into the scorching heat,its 40 degree celsius now,the mere sight of such pics provide great relief... AAAAAAAH!
place:Sandakphu (3636 m; 12,400 ft) is the highest peak in the state of West Bengal,India.It is situated at the edge of the Singalila National Park in Darjeeling district on the West Bengal-Sikkim border,and is the highest point of the Singalila Ridge.Sandakphu has a small village on the peak with few hostels.Four of the five highest peaks in the world,Everest,Kanchendzonga, Lhotse and Makalu can be seen from its summit.
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snunney (98241) 2014-04-23 3:00
It is very attractive this snowy scene, pleasantly lit and with lovely soft pastel colours in the area of the sky. Man and dog help bring it to life and offer a good focal point.
Indrasish (2939) 2014-04-23 3:27
Dear Dwaipayan Da,
Excellent shot here.. I like the composition.. The red color works well here.. Superb image quality too.. Very well done..
Good afternoon and have a nice day..
williewhistler (16394) 2014-04-23 4:11
a very attractive winter scene with a good sense of depth that has the added benefit of the man in the red jacket and his faithful dog to add extra interest.
The exposure settings work very well.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-23 6:05
a fascinating shot from India, not how I could ever imagine it looking, but then you are up in the mountains. Looks wonderful and I can image a real sense of relief from 40C. Magic!
Regards - B.
serp2000 (44013) 2014-04-23 6:08
OMG! I can't belive that this is India... It makes cognitive dissonance in my mind. Fantastic scene!
Very unusual black&white & red colours combination!
Well done, Dwaipayan!
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-04-23 7:53
Ooooffff, ki weather peyechho... Amar hingshe hochhe. Amra sukno ar nyara peyechhilam... You are really lucky. Great shot with all white and the contrasting red... Excellent light too. TFS.
holmertz (51940) 2014-04-23 8:53
This is a less common view from West Bengal, state of steaming hot Calcutta. It looks rather like an average European winter landscape. It's a very well exposed photo with well captured tones of the snow and perfectly mild colours of the sky. The red man and his dog are perfectly placed in the foreground.
saxo042 (37870) 2014-04-23 8:58
A very interesting picture. At this altitude I can really understand that you may encounter such Nordic scenes with full winter. A very attractive picture and the man in red is the eye-catcher that makes this picture more than just an ordinary winter capture. But all colours here are indeed very attractive.
rbassin (22715) 2014-04-23 12:12
une très bonne photo,avec de bons contrastes et un bel impact de la veste rouge dans ce paysage enneigé.
L'homme avec son chien donnent vie à ce cliché
Waylim (25502) 2014-04-23 15:27
I can understand your relief, and I have been there up in the Himalaya hiking to the Everest Base Camp. And when it was all done and back to Katmandu, and it was hot and humid, but what a different feeling.
Love this shot with the whole image in cold and white grayish and hte red stands out perfectly, the presence of the dog adds to the composition well too, poor thing got to stay up there while the tourists are gone to the warm places :)
ourania (44938) 2014-04-24 1:28
I like very much this simple description of the exciting weather phenomenon, there's a fine air of mystery and intimacy in your photo. A very elegant arrangement of the monochromatic scenery against the misty background. I also like how the man and the dog stand out with their colours and movement, they offer reference and meaning. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-04-24 5:15
A red jacket is just the thing to wear in a winter white landscape Dwaipan... look how it stands out in this delicately coloured shot.
I like this scene very much, simple and beautifully rendered.
Gigidusud (20825) 2014-04-24 9:45
Beautiful winter lanscape with a nice contrast colors. Well done!
Graal (102752) 2014-04-24 23:07
fine scene on the snow. Amazing winter in India. Good captured moment. Also nice contrast.
Have a nice day.
annjackman (21895) 2014-04-25 2:13
An unexpected picture from India and a very lovely one too. The red jacket against an almost monochromatic BG is eye-catching. I like his position in the frame and the interaction with the dog.
Kind Regards, Ann
rigoletto (34279) 2014-04-25 15:05
splendid composition and use of red. painterly result.
Cricri (118709) 2014-04-26 10:02
Grand changement ici de l'Inde sous le soleil!! très jolie composition, le paysage blanc, et la personne vêtue de couleurs attire le regard, des teintes douces du ciel, belle image
worldcitizen (8570) 2014-04-28 18:21
We had a rough winter here in the eastern US, but I still like the sight of fresh snow. :-) I like the way the bare branches have a dusting of snow on them; it looks like powdered sugar. :-) You were lucky to capture someone in a red coat and hat, since they really jump out against the white background. The dog is nice, too.
jmdias (63912) 2014-05-01 2:31
very beautiful compo. I liked the silver hues, the shapes like those trees and the presence of the dog. anyway the personage in red is the best, bringing more life, movement and color contrast. TFS.