Mystique morning view from Sandakphu.
Sandakphu is the highest point (3611 Meters) at the extreme north of West Bengal and surrounded by an enormous 220 degree panorama of visual angle by Everest group, Kanchenjunga family and many other famous peaks of the Great Eastern Himalayas.
The great mountain Pandim is not high enough to own the honour of an eight thousander scale. But it has its own gorgeous appearance that attracts the eyes.
As you see this early wake-up scene of the Sikkimese great (Pandim range) was captured from Sandakphu, West Bengal.
Oh yes! Pandim is my obsession.
Dr. J. Bhunia
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danielswalsh (13599) 2006-08-20 4:21
Great shot Dr J.
Not very often a sky is good enough to be the subject, but it sure is here. Great detail and contrast in the clouds. The colors are appealing- did you use a polariser or some sort of filter for the colors?
robertosalguero (288) 2006-08-20 4:22
Hello DrJ Bhunia,
This is a beautiful composition. It almost look like a painting. Excellent colours and PoV. The clouds have very good details and contrast.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2006-08-20 8:42
Great shot with an amazing sense of depth. The little bit of foreground and the trees are a very good element in the composition. And the sky is… well it is magnificent. Congratulations.
arnabchat (7233) 2006-08-20 13:57
more a painting than a photo. have you seen some tibetian local paintings? :) beautiful moment captured.
hoorge (1434) 2006-08-20 21:57
What a lovely shot. This looks so much like it was painted. Lovely colors.
mishreyee (0) 2006-08-21 0:17
Hello Dr. Bhunia,
Amazing sky...the colours look like watercolour painting... You are lucky to see so many colour shades!! This is far before sunrise, still, what was the time exactly?
ben4321 (9875) 2006-08-21 7:57
This is really outstanding.
The colours and subtle tonal gradations in the sky are beautiful, and complement the snow capped peaks and mist filled valley perfectly.
binita (464) 2006-08-23 8:20
excellent colour composition. looks like a water colour painting.
sayan (2617) 2006-09-27 8:38
Hello Dr. Bhunia,
Wonderful shot again from you. This is more like the water colour painting. Wonderful landscape captured and a nice colourful and dramatic sky!.
aloyho (6798) 2006-09-29 9:46
Hi Dr Bhunia,
The highland is definately an interesting place for photo shoots and this scene is no exception. The clouds create much excitement and the mist along the mountains is most attractive to the eyes. A very well taken shot!! Regards and thanks.
Tasmaniac (285) 2006-10-02 21:20
As a long time fan of sky shots, I'm naturally attracted to this scene. Nicely captured, Dr J!
TFS the view.
batalay (39277) 2007-01-13 20:04
Hello Dr. J,
This is indeed an inspiring view. The trees in the foreground appear sharp, and as the distance recedes one sees the degradation of light, and the appearance of fog; and finally like a curtain these magnificent mountains create a suburb of paradise. There is one suggestion I would make, however, reducing the sky somewhat. If you were to crop the image with a more panoramic aspect ratio, it would accentuate the astonishing beauty of the land. One possibility would be to crop the image 800pixels wide by 494 pixels high, you would have the golden rectangle. Excelent photo in any case! Regards from Virginia, USA
morning-dew (1794) 2007-01-23 13:19
Superb shot, color.... every:)
I love it!:))
Mistral (15402) 2007-01-23 13:52
Namaskar Dr J.,
welcome on TE!
beautiful location and stunning sunrise with great clouds formations.
A smile from Italy
Wanda1 (15142) 2007-01-23 22:46
Hi Dr Bhunia,
A beautiful scene with lovely soft pastel colours. Nice and sharp and well composed.
PJE (20758) 2007-01-27 23:16
Wow I love this photo DrJ! The clouds and mountains have come together in a most wonderful setting here. Add to that the clouds on the lower part of the frame makes this a real attractive capture. Thanks for sharing!
Emiel_Skyfreak (3002) 2007-02-01 15:00
Hi DrJ Bhunia,
What a lovely photo, gorgeous scene and a lovely sky as addition to it. The quality is great, colours fine. I like the myst below the mountains..and those few trees on the right are also a nice addition to the frame..maybe you could have captured a bit more of them, further very fine!
stego (24132) 2007-02-12 10:17
Wow! What a view! Mystique is a good adjective for it; others could be "fabulous", "breath taking", "magnificent", "made in heaven".... Those mountains that seem to float above the mist, that strangely coloured sky and those silhouettes of the trees on the fg make an extraordinary image.
By looking only at it is hard to believe that a crop like you did in the WS, following our common TE friend Bülent advice, would put it even nicer.
Congratulations and TFS.
xuaxo (6846) 2007-02-17 12:32
Hello Dr. J.
Magic colors - that's the point in this amazing photograph.
bhorerpakhi (559) 2007-02-20 8:41
Hello Bhunia da
Absolutely awe inspiring. Sandakphu at its very best. Congrats once again.
PS : Aaj dwitio padakhsep. Workshoper jonno onek dhonnobad.
photographer123 (6246) 2007-02-21 11:44
I dont know how I missed this shot..wonderful..color is very unusual..nothing to say more..best wishes..SUBIR
THY (1657) 2007-03-16 22:17
This picture is very pretty likes a painting.
India is very pretty?
jrj (34843) 2007-06-14 3:58
Quite and interesting and special result of this morning capture J. The coloured sky over the misty landscape of grand mountains is presented like a dream landscape where you use well the details also of the foreground silhouetted trees. Well seen.
ALIRIZA (16423) 2007-06-15 5:14
Hi Dr. Bhunia,
Excellent scene, marvelous atmosphere. Dans of the clouds, snowy mountains and the fog are beautiful. Well done my dear friend...
All the best... Have a nice weekend...
Didi (60588) 2007-06-16 6:00
Hello Lucky man, it's a good chance to live close to this beautifull place.
Very nice colours; the landscape gives a good sensation of peace away from noisy towns.
crckt (7222) 2007-06-19 11:42
Hi Dr. Bhunia,
Amazing photo this! The sky and the mountains just make this place magical.
Thanks for sharing.
Docarmo (9671) 2007-06-26 19:27
I think I found an adjective not employed here yet. It was not an easy task, because this picture is GRANDIOSE! Et voilà! That's it.
I agree with all members who were filled with wonder at this image. It is in my favorites, if you don't mind.
Maria do Carmo
sagar (2410) 2007-07-01 1:27
Hi Doctor J,
Seems like someone has played holi in the sky.Your Sandakphu series is a gold mine.
Enjoy the weekend,
Angshu (56760) 2007-07-02 20:54
What a picture! I am, as if transported to this abode of Gods. Wonderful layers, wonderful muted colours. The trees in the foreground appear sharp, and with distance the sharpness diminishes into the fog & mist. Magical..I am actually short of words to praise the beauty.
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2007-07-03 6:14
You have amazing collection in your gallery.This one has beautiful colors with low clouds.
mvdisco (17794) 2007-07-05 21:14
Wanderful composition with beautiful colors and sharpness, nice landscape and great picture ..supers..Très jolie photo..
bebep (2089) 2007-07-06 7:41
another splendid landscape,
with colors of those that only to those heights can be seen, good realization, a joy for the eyes, thanks of heart
giorgimer (34941) 2007-07-08 14:36
wonderful mountain view, I find the light is very interesting
matt_harris_42 (151) 2007-08-19 6:41
This picture deserves two points for the stunning colours alone. There is probably not much that I can add to the 33 critiques above mine, so it will suffice to say that I am thoroughly impressed by this picture.
banyanman (7789) 2007-10-03 7:32
You've captured some wonderful colours in the sky here, Dr J - I only wish you had angled your camera down just a few degrees so that the foreground is not cut off at the bottom - I think that would have enhanced the effect of the receding layers. Cheers . . . David
MeAT (1174) 2008-02-20 18:39
Wonderful landscape. Definition is superb.
The purple sky is not my favourite. I have a feeling there is a bit too much filter action going on there! hihihi
Nice layers on top of one another.
rajhema (1873) 2009-02-24 3:51
You have one awesome collection Dr. J. and an elaborate into. IMO, the picture has too much of sky. I guess keeping the mountains in the center of the picture would be more beautiful. You have been to a remarkable place. I traveled most of southern and western India. never got a chance to go to nor-eastern. Should make it one day.
- Copyright: DrJ Bhunia (bhuniatrekearth) (764)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-10-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Sony DSC-W5
- Exposure: f/5.2, 1/200 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Indian Himalayas [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-20 4:18
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