I don't know why he was so happy. I was walking along the Yangri village of Darjeeling district at Northern part of West Bengal where I found this little man greeting me in so happily. Might be he was happy as I tried to snap his school also!
[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 three 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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sabyasachi1212 (19773) 2006-08-07 4:48
Kids specially those from the hills make such wonderful models for portraits. Such an innocent smile. I like the way you have included the surroundings.
stephtbest (94) 2006-08-07 4:50
It's a good shot but I find that the child is too much in the middle. If you don't mind, I can propose a workshop
dhurjati (2709) 2006-08-07 4:55
Nice portrait.But I dont like that house at the left.I would have preferred to see more of the surroundings.Anyway,nicely done.
oochappan (16688) 2006-08-08 2:19
the WS indicates that others crops would be possible to enhance this fine potrait of the boy with a very happy smile. I would crop it mo the left house really just above the head. Fine to see a very natural shot that stays to reality to take the viewer in to the place.
- Copyright: Kausik Das (kaud) (1840)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Kodak easyshare CX6200 digital
- Exposure: f/4.5
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-07 4:36