.. that they could be someone's model.
This brother and sister from Yangri village were watching us from a distance. When called for sharing some chocolates, they came to us straight without any hesitation.
Yangri is where motorable road ends but an automobile seldom reaches this place.
[Describing the route :]
We were on a short trek from Lolegaon to Bagh Pool [Sevak/Coronation Bridge] via Charkhola-Devi ki sthan-Deorali-Samthar-Deorali-Yang Makum-Yangri-Upper Ponbu-Lower Ponbu-Jereiter-Babouti-Purbikhola.
Total distance is about 40KMs.
One can reach upto Samthar by jeep. We had a walk from Lolegaon though. It was a 15KM joy walk [24 KM by road].
There from go upward to Yang Makum village and walk about 15 km to reach Jereiter Babouti Primary School. One can stay at Lower Ponbu or Upper Ponbu also. A tent would help. At Lower Ponbu a tin shed of a Mandir is a shelter also. You can enjoy a beautiful wide Teesta valley view from Upper Ponbu. From Upper Ponbu/Jereiter Babouti Primary School to Purbi Khola is a downward walk - enjoy the woods, butterflies, chirping birds. Then go upward, enjoy the beauty of Teesta valley again and come to Baghpul.
A beautiful tree day trek.
Take sufficient food with you since after Samthar, nearest shop you will find is at Siliguri, about 40 kms away from there.
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dhurjati (2709) 2006-08-04 6:04
Beautiful village trail which gets life with the presence of these children.Nice color of the surroundings.Nice lively portrait indeed.
mishreyee (0) 2006-08-04 6:19
ei chhabita satti bhari sundar. tomra je route-e gechho tar ekta map tairi kore rekho, porer trekker der kaje lagbe.
catalina (799) 2006-08-04 6:59
This might sound strange to you, but THIS LOOKS SO MUCH LIKE ROMANIA'S COUNTRY SIDE!!!! (in summer time :d)
We have a lot of corn too and the kids ..the way they are dressed dirty and the expresion ...
well done ...
gabrielpat (7163) 2006-08-04 7:02
Lovely little children in the corn fields.
Maybe you cut the legs ans the childerne are in the middle of the picture..the roof uopon the head of the little girl is not really welcome. anyway they are very nice.
thaprem (2554) 2006-08-04 9:56
Every one of your shot, takes us a long way into the places you go & people you met in a close & memorable way. In that sens you have a fantastic job on your shoulder!.
As to this shot, you have a nice one, depecting the dry & remote place in such a sense... perhaps a bit of saturation & sharpness helped?.
That is just me.
sabyasachi1212 (19771) 2006-08-04 10:12
I love the way you have captured the siblings with the long winding road beyond them. I wonder how far they have travlled down that road or how far they will travel in the future. Their world is confined to such a tiny place that even coming down to the foothills in Siliguri is a big deal for many. But I guess its staying away from the urban influence that gives them this heart of gold.
Daily life in rural Bengal has largely been an untouched subject, except for some fine coveragres by Arnab and Partha. I am happy you are doing something about it. This is a nice colourful image of the toy seller and the buyers gathered around him, reflecting a nice laid back attitude. There are two things which I don't find right over here : the focus on the toys isn't sharp and the blue frame just does not fit in here. I think a simple white frame would have been fine.
wolf38 (31258) 2006-08-04 15:25
The photo has a very good screen layout and marvelous colors. The two serious children are very beautifully photographed. The photo could be perhaps still somewhat sharper. Altogether the photo pleases me very well many greetings, Wolfgang
- Copyright: Kausik Das (kaud) (1840)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Kodak easyshare CX6200 digital
- Exposure: f/4.5
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-04 5:20