Sandakphu is a place where people love to go by trekking .This trek starts from Manebhanjang for a distance of 32 km. The road is full of stones and hairpin bends. Because of shortage of time, we hired a car from Manebhanjang to Sandakphu. People who are trekking to Sandakphu, generally, take a break at Tumling for the first day, then at Gairibas or at Kalapokhri for 2nd day. Usually it depends on the capacity of walking. As we were going by a land rover (no other car would have gone there), it took almost three hours to reach Kalapokhri. Upto that place there were some drizzling and the sky was cloudy. But after Bikebhanjang (a place between Kalapokhri and Sandakphu), snow fall started. It then became a snow storm soon. The road was full of heavy snow and our good old land rover started skidding. We were forced to walk the last one km to reach Sandakphu. That was a "dangerously beautiful" experience. All our hopes of viewing Khangchendjonga from Sandakphu were lost. The storm lasted till midnight. And in the morning it was that what you can see!!!!
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danyy (0) 2006-03-18 12:49
excellent cadrage et aussi les lumières sont parfaites. J'aime tout autant les couleurs.
Dommage qu'elle manque un rien de netteté.
ramthakur (1517) 2006-03-19 10:02
I walked to this place in January 1965 while doing a course at HMI Darjeeling. While we stayed the night there, it snowed and we had 3 feet of it by morning!
Your picture reminds me of that time 40 years ago.
It is a good shot in the diffused light of the morning. The view of Kanchenjunga (whichever way you spell it) is distant yet nice. Thanks for sharing.
amol (952) 2006-03-20 2:25
a well framed composition... I love the way you have captured Kanchenjunga in between those snow ladden trees... the clouds above and the foreground below kind of act like borders and give the photo a panoramic look... why don't you remove some noise using NeatImage and experiment with different sharpening levels... something tells me that this composition has something in it which can make it look a lot better... hope to see more of Sandakphu from you... were you able to see Lhotse, Everest and Makalu??? and welcome to TrekEarth...
partha (14020) 2006-04-11 14:02
Fantastic. U use the foreground well.
When u went there?
I visited last at January 2006.
I like it throughout.
Mistral (15402) 2006-04-15 5:37
Nice landscape with dramatic clouds but wonderful mountains. It's a place on my list to go...
samrat_roy1 (697) 2006-04-20 10:08
excellent shot sayan, it looks like a dremland. awesome man. nice work. did u do any modification digitally. whatever, its great job.
thanks for sharing.
jrj (34841) 2006-05-04 7:57
I like the setting here where you use the foreground trees in a good way. The setting with a little snow is perfect as an 'entrance' to the great mountains in the back
talatbay (2424) 2006-07-04 12:22
Hi Sayan, very good landscape
vinicio (23423) 2006-11-10 7:57
Excellent framed landscape, well seen and done, compliments, I like this true winter feeling that came from this image, beautiful light and composition.
Angshu (56462) 2007-06-23 3:25
How well you used the trees for framing! The colours are fantastic, especially the pinkish hues over the snow covered leaves & the mountains in the distance. Great shot
noborders (1010) 2007-08-19 4:44
Great scenery, and interesting to see such a landcape in the spring, as we normally visit those places later in the year... There is a beautiful atmosphere here,
- Copyright: Sayan Chakrabarti (sayan) (2617)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-03-12
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon FM2, Vivitar 35mm
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Trekking in the Himalayas [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-18 9:34