Jibhi is a scenic hamlet in Banjar valleyof Himachal Pradesh. Jibhi can be approached from Chandigarh-Manali Highway some 8 km from Banjar town towards Jalori Pass.
After arriving at Jibhi, It was not very difficult to find Rana. Guest house run by Rana was booked for us & we got a fine room built from deodar wood with the superb natural scent of deodar enlightening our olfactory senses.
I was very eager to talk with Rana and to get myself drenched with his knowledge about this part of Himalayas. I spent a good amount of time talking to Rana. He did an incredible job of exploring Banjar valley, setting up guest houses, compiling the history of Banjar valley, outlining the trekking trails, exploring unknown villages, ancient temples etc. most importantly he had been doing this since last 20 years. He was also involved in various initiatives for saving environments against dam constructions etc....truly an unknown hero of Himalayas...
In this picture....the play of sun drenched valley against the shadowed slopes of green mountains...
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pierrefonds (48347) 2013-01-16 4:31
I like the play of the sin creating lighted and shadowed areas. The hill is framing well the village. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the village. Have a nice day.
macjake (39227) 2013-01-16 5:07
I'm always impressed with your views from India, you often show us the 'unseen'.
here is another perfect example of just that.
and you have chosen a rather fitting title too.
lovely landscape with hidden gems scattered about the hillsides.
and a well written note to accompany it.
enjoy your day
sevy (13273) 2013-01-16 5:18
I am right back to Himalaya and Himachal Pradesh with this shot. Exactly what I still have in mind.
Nice variation in the color and contrast going high in the landscape.
Sergiom (39223) 2013-01-16 5:29
J'aime beaucoup cette photo faite d'ombres et de lumière. Le village est beau accroché aux flancs de la montagne toute verte.
dta (51418) 2013-01-16 7:21
Hello Angshuman ,
A superb view of the hamlet , nestled between terraces fields , and pine forest . beautiful contrast of the golden grass with the greenenry , and of the lit parts with the shdy ones .
dip (21909) 2013-01-16 11:54
very nice capture of the scenery,
good point of view,amazing green tones and good lighting,
lousat (57626) 2013-01-16 11:56
Beautiful capture of this very small village out of the world,perfect exposure in these different light levels and great details and colors,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
danos (73974) 2013-01-16 23:00
very nice and chary is this hamlet that is spread on the hill of Banjar valley.I like its beauty as is surrounded from all this greenery and floodlight during this time of the day with the light of the new day..
Graal (88886) 2013-01-16 23:51
very nice landscape here. Amazing hill grown by the forest and village down. Fine game of light with shadows. Good comment in note and photowork.
Have a nice day.
Fis2 (73100) 2013-01-17 6:36
Beautiful light and shadow.
Excellent colors and sharpness.
Very impressive picture.
pajaran (36224) 2013-01-17 6:57
Lep pogled i trenutak sa senkom ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
Nice view and the moment the shadow ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good content and composition, well demonstrated.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
Nicou (97679) 2013-01-17 10:16
quelle compo et image superbe quel ombre sur la colline merveilleux et ces beaux champs fantastique captage on dirait une montagne en noir superbe.
Bravo et amitié
PaulVDV (15017) 2013-01-17 11:53
Very attractive landscape picture with the forested mountains rising up behind the village and the fields.
The ridge in the shade is wonderfully shown here as it is completely surrounded by the landscape bathing in full sunlight.
Best regards, Paul
papagolf21 (76561) 2013-01-18 0:51
Bonjour, cher ami Angshu,
Le passage d'un nuage donne à cette composition une beauté toute particulière.
Le contraste entre lumière et ombre est fort joliment mis en valeur.
Très bonne journée.
josepmarin (55027) 2013-01-18 4:30
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
I like the strong contrast between the green hillsides under the shade and the sunlight of the morning that illuminates this landscape from your back, creating a few nice tones of gold on the village.
The quality of the light and of the colors is high, the image is very sharp, and the composition is elegantly structured.
The title of your photo remembers me a wonderful song of John Denver.
A beautiful work.
wolf38 (28180) 2013-01-18 8:03
Hello Angshuman. The view from above in the beautiful scenery is wonderful. Great natural colors and light. Informative text. When I see this photo I think that I will visit North India sometime.
mkamionka (24529) 2013-01-19 11:37
very attractive play of the light and shadow. The shade makes a nice background for the well lit view in the foreground. Beautiful view, excellent presentation,
jhm (122444) 2013-01-20 2:11
A wonderful panoramic image about these area.
You play excellent with light and shade, with lovely green color and a nice village against the mountains
Very well taken and excellent presentation. TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
abmdsudi (26233) 2013-01-20 7:07
A brilliant picture, unpolluted with the dramatic ray of light captured in a brief moment and it looks fantastic in real life. You have done well getting the exposure right on this let alone getting a good composition, you seem to have caught the spotlights really well and the 'darks' are balanced and both have highlights with the light pulling the silhouette together. And amids the greenery, we can make out clusters of hamlets and specks of sparkling vivid colors in there. Lovely colours in vibrant greens of a very pleasing serene high altitude image. Pure inspiration. Well done, tx for sharing, Congrats
holmertz (26932) 2013-01-20 8:48
This is a fine view that my present workload made me miss. I don't know what caused the shade on the forested hill, but I get a feeling of something immense lurking over the valley out of sight from us. The sunny hillside on the other hand looks very inviting and would probably make for a fine trek. It looks reasonably easy from here, but I imagine it to be fairly tough. That hill is probably a lot steeper than it seems. It's a well composed picture including branches of a tree in the upper left corner and a well shaped cloud to the right. The colours are lovely and well saturated.
nikkitta (5862) 2013-01-20 9:35
I love India and be there back with your original captures
Informative note that tells a way of live ( Rana) and creative title for a very beautiful landscape, a mix of vegetation, houses and at the back the imposing mountain
Good work, congrats
I don't know what deodar is
npecanhuk (53901) 2013-01-21 2:19
Sharpness, management of (difficult) light, colors, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
maria-v1981 (10403) 2013-01-28 4:54
Outstanding Place. Beautiful colors, amazing dof and great composition. Village on the top has added immensely, while the light is perfect.
Have a nice Monday,
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (51174)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-06-01
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO, RAW, Marumi 72mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/11, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: At Heaven's Door - Kinnaur & Spiti
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-16 4:23