In today's post I move from the barren hills of Northern most state (Jammu and Kashmir) of India to the green hills of the Southern most state of my country Kerala.
The above shot is taken at the hill station town of Kerala, Munnar (translated it means Three rivers).
Munnar is situated at an altitude of 1600 meters above sea level on the Western Ghats range of mountains. Munnar is well known for its tea plantations. Though not world famous as the Darjeeling Tea, Munnar is believed to produce quality tea. The main occupation of the people are tea cultivation and tourism.
However both tourism and plantation is turning out to be the bane of Munnar, as hotels, resorts and plantations are being built at a rapid pace. This is causing massive deforestation and posing serious threat to the rich flora and fauna of Munnar.
Jungles around Munnar are home to the Nilgiri Ibex ( a wild goat), Sambar, Elephants, Nilgiri rock pigeons, Grizzled giant squirrel, Gaur (indian bison).
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Fis2 (88061) 2013-12-16 5:21
Beautiful green landscape.
Good POV and composition.
Have a nice evening
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-16 5:44
Yes, green it is! Different shades of green very well managed along with the texture. Nice point of view selected with the bunch of trees in the center. Even though the colors here do not have great contrast, you extracted the beauty of the place wonderfully.
Very well done.
Nicou (126408) 2013-12-16 6:11
quelle compo avec ces champs mervielleux et les trace sur les champs et la coline et ce bosquet qu sommet sueprbe cpatage etz ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (25944) 2013-12-16 8:29
This patchwork of tea fields is simply fantastic, the deep green is impressive, wonderful landscape and excellent photo
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-16 9:21
il Kerala è nota per essere una delle regioni più ricche di verde dell'India ed in effetti questa tua foto dà ragione a quanto si dice.
E' interessante vedere come il terreno sia ricoperto da coltivazioni che determinano un colore così intenso, ma ancor più stupefacente la presenta del minuscolo bosco in cima alla collinetta.
Solo pochi alberi ma sufficienti per movimentare questa bella foto attraendo l'attenzione dell'osservatore.
Un bel soggetto fotografato molto bene con ricchezza di dettagli ed ottima nitidezza.
Complimenti anche per la bella presentazione.
Ciao, buona serata e buon inizio di settimana
yquem46 (38746) 2013-12-16 9:39
We are again in the same tracks, but you've been more lucky here with the weather than me
The green of the tea plantations is excellent and you've taken advantage of the bush of trees on the hill. Well spotted
Maybe a bit too much of sky
have a nice evening, all the best
adramad (39496) 2013-12-16 9:46
Very interesting article that helps us locate the beautiful composition, today we samples, these splendid hills covered with tea plantations. Nice graphics which give zigzagging trails ranging between plantations.
A very good natural color, in a clear day.
The brightness is very good, as is the sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Have a good day.
Silvio1953 (126962) 2013-12-16 11:21
Ciao Subho, lovely and peaceful landscape with fantastic group of trees on beautiful hill, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
chrislo (4155) 2013-12-16 12:46
These tea plantations make me think of a thick velvet carpet. The soft play of light and shadows across the field enhances the different shades of green. I like how the bunch of trees crown the hill, making it an interesting focal point in the photo. A beautiful and refreshing composition.
jcpix (13724) 2013-12-16 17:14
For anyone who's favorite color is green, this should make them plenty happy! From this distance, the hillside almost looks as if someone ran a comb through the fields. :) The grouping of trees along the tops and ridges adds a vertical layer of green to match the deep and rich color throughout. This is simply beautiful, and a well presented display of the countryside showing detail and form. There's also a subtle play of light and shade which enhances the overall finish, nicely controlled exposure settings to render this outcome. Looks quite appealing!
subhendu_bagchi (25935) 2013-12-16 17:16
hello Subho, another very good composition here. The green is so enchanting and it can refresh our mind. Nice depth of this image. A good one. Tfs.
fabbs99 (16803) 2013-12-16 18:53
This is a lovely shot of the landscape and tea gardens from Munnar.Nice warm colors and sharpness.Great view,too good.TFS.
mcmtanyel (14989) 2013-12-16 22:35
Emerald green mountains - a soul-relaxing scenery, TFS!
pajaran (53731) 2013-12-17 0:58
Interesantan tekst o mestu sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na plantazu caja ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazana zelena polja caja i drvece.
Dobar rad u zeleno.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article the place with a description ...
Nice view of the tea plantations ...
Good composition and perspective, nicely demonstrated green tea fields and trees.
Good work in green.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2013-12-17 1:29
I just love this green landscape of this tea plantation. You have composed the image well showing that stand of trees in the midst of the quilt of tea fields.
mirosu (15102) 2013-12-17 1:32
Beautiful green Munnar landscape photo. Excellent arrangement with the tree group in the middle of tea plantations. The BG with the hills is excellent. I like this place, I visited it n December 2010 and also last October. I love this green place.
Noel_Byrne (26117) 2013-12-17 3:03
the greenery here is very lush and beautiful and it is sad when I read your note and think that a place like this could be redeveloped with soulless hotels and resorts, as these are the places that can never be replaced by man. The composition is perfect with the hills in the foreground and the clump of trees perfectly in the centre. Thanks as always
williewhistler (15033) 2013-12-17 6:31
the verdant tones are delightful in a well composed photograph,with the curves of the rolling landscape and the lines all leading to to the trees atop the hill it`s a fine piece of photography.
pierrefonds (58786) 2013-12-17 15:51
The wideness of the area is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the scenery. The good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
nikkitta (15810) 2013-12-17 17:52
Tea plantations with a so green color and nice patterns , like in China, few contrast with the red land and good composition with the trees to catch the view, it will work better with a bit less of sky, my idea
Cricri (109761) 2013-12-19 3:37
Extraordinaire vue de ces plantations vallonnés avec au centre quelques arbres, bonne lumière et présentation
cornejo (34066) 2013-12-19 5:29
Hi Subho, lovely view of this beautiful tea plantation, beautifully captured in this great and beautiful picture. Interesting picture with good sharpness, depth and quality. Nice good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Miguel82 (25521) 2013-12-27 18:22
The green fields of Munnar, tea orchards, pleasant hues and high definition, the rest of the forest is visible in the middle, I'm spending a wonderful christmas holidays, I hope you're well, all the best Subho, warm regards