For a country well known for its beautiful high snow mountains, the Terai sub-tropical region that stretches through out the southern central part of Nepal provide a wholly different experience altogether. Chitwan is one of the few undisturbed areas of this flat lowland savannah-like region with its very rich flora and fauna offering quite breath taking landscape and being the largest remaining area of tall grassland in Asia, home to the last populations of singled-horn rhinoceros and the last refuge for the Bengal tigers.
Picture was taken at Sauraha village on the bank of Rapti River, Chitwan. To the right of the river is demarcated as a rhino sanctuary, the backdrop comprises the Tikauli forest area and backed by hazy Mahabharat hills in the far distant.
For landscape photography of unfamiliar location, I usually starts with checking out the sight once or several times before actually go to shoot. This allows me to familiarise with patterns of behaviour and light conditions, it also means that I can roughly predict what is likely to happen and when. I considered what would be the right light for this image, then waited for the sun to drop beyond the horizon, to get softer light while following the rhythm of the boatman’s stroke till he made a final stop on the bank before firing away the shutter.
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holmertz (58398) 2012-10-23 9:01
This delightful view needs no blur to underscore the speedy movements of the participants. The low light, warm colours and still water tell us of a very quiet and peaceful atmosphere when people start preparing for the night. There is a fine human touch in the little group of people just about to anchor their boats. This is altogether a very pleasant photo.
ciakgiak (30433) 2012-10-23 9:17
c'è una luce fantastica in questa immagine, molto calda e suggestiva che rende dorati i colori dell'acqua.
Molto efficace in questo contesto la presenza delle barche rosse.
Credo che tu abbia scelto il momento perfetto per eseguire lo scatto.
Un caro saluto
TopGeo (38216) 2012-10-23 9:30
Hello Abmdsudi! A picture of high quality, well balanced and beautiful colors. The effect of reflections is simply fantastic. A scene ideal. I love the warm light in this image. Also, the shapes of the reflection of water is very attractive .
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-10-23 9:58
Really lovely Abmdsudi - The warm light across the water and illuminating the boats is wonderful and the misty soft landscape is very attractive. A fine shot with a most peaceful feel. Faultless composition, I love the way you have captured the light across the distant water, it adds both depth and detail. Super work. warmest regards Rosemary
ourania (50679) 2012-10-23 11:25
the gentle light and the soft grading tones you captured in this photo are enchanting and I love the way they make an ambiance and a backdrop against which the bolder and warmer tones of the boats and the three people stand out. Your composition is excellent. The eye catching boats are placed perfectly in the frame and the scene adds to a great sense of balance and peacefulness. I also love the depth and mysterious distant background. A wonderful evening impression, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
cigdom (2594) 2012-10-23 11:32
I find this photo so peaceful. I make me think that how nice can it be to be in this place and have a rest.
Warm lighting and nice composition!
rbassin (24279) 2012-10-23 12:45
Les teintes sont superbes, et belle scène avec les barques et les reflets sur l'eau.
Une bonne soirée
saxo042 (37966) 2012-10-23 14:43
This is a very calm and peaceful scene. All colours are soft and subdued and there is a very pleasant mood in this beautiful picture.
bukitgolfb301 (44841) 2012-10-23 20:32
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH
Great shot for Asian daily life. Wonderful and also fantastic image indeed. Great angle and great framework as usual. Color gradation of the river refleting with sunset light is so attractive and marvelous. Thanks for your sharing and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo
mirosu (16273) 2012-10-23 23:10
Excellent photo in relaxing mood. I like the evening sun lighted river water color because it contrasts nicely with the dark surrounding. The golden tones are beautiful and your comp with the fisher-men & -boats works so well. I really love the feel of this. Very nice!
papagolf21 (108233) 2012-10-24 1:04
Quelle prise de vue ! Une image éblouissante de beauté et de sérénité.
Une véritable peinture.
CLODO (35616) 2012-10-24 1:36
Always an instructive note with your picture. I like very much the hues of the boats lighted by a lateral low sun, so eye catching, amongst the muddy river.
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-10-24 1:45
I agree with you,it´s not the view we expect when we think about Nepal.The more interesting is for us to see different side of this beautiful country.
And the scene you immortalized on this picture is really magnificent.The men with their boats by daily work,the rives so beautifully illuminated by the warm coloured rays of sun-that´s all we need to get amazing view and to capture its unique mood.And you did it perfectly in this composition.I think this spectacular light is the most important feature of your composition and you were able to utilize it perfectly.Beautiful,kind of "dreamy" scene.
Have a nice day
dkmurphys (63825) 2012-10-24 1:53
A deep calm atmosphere along the river. I like the colors and the warm sunlight. Well composed, enjoy a fine day.
jhm (159080) 2012-10-24 3:44
Technical a very well picture also a lovely secne with the boat on the river..
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Great composition, wonderful presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
pajaran (65154) 2012-10-24 5:03
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled na reku i camce sa ljudima ...
Dobra ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lep trenutak sa svetlom i refleksima na vodi.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good text ...
Nice view of the river and the boats with people ...
Good sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition, beautiful moment with light and reflections on the water.
Good evening and all the best.
Fis2 (105322) 2012-10-24 6:55
Lovely view, beautiful climate.
Good frame, colors and light.
I like it.
Noel_Byrne (33458) 2012-10-24 8:37
Very calm and serene image, with wonderful light and colours. A real sense of tranquility, and I particularly like teh depth afforded by the canopy of the trees in the distance. Really nice.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-10-24 9:13
So peaceful looking scene! Romantic, too, but I don't think those people trying to make a living off the river agree with me. I like the warm golden lighting. Good dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-10-24 9:51
Another very nice daily life image.
Wonderful composition with great management of lightand perfect colors, sharpness.
Absolutely lovely picture of this place.
COSTANTINO (69026) 2012-10-24 9:54
peaceful atmosphere and a wonderful
capture of this beautiful landscape
the effect ot the reflections is
great sharpness and lightness
jemaflor (102359) 2012-10-24 10:01
Well composed with this boat and these people, so lovely light with an interesting golden tone for the water, tfs.
Schnappilic (9692) 2012-10-24 12:45
Congratulation for this successful framing with a special light. Great result!
All the best!
Waylim (25436) 2012-10-24 16:05
Thanks for all the wonderfu crits you did of many of my old shots. It allow me to go back and look at some of those old images and reminiscing the old time.
This is a beautiful mood you captured here, may not be the best quality due to the low light. there is a really peaceful and tranquil mood here with the calm and slow flowing river casting golden color of the remain of the light.
Beuatiful and moody image.
bayno (18344) 2012-10-24 23:43
the light is fantastic and truly unique scenery, you've waited for the right moment to shoot and the result is very nice, I love Nepal and its beautiful mountains, a small nation with strong people, perfect exposure and beautiful warm tones...
Graal (103038) 2012-10-24 23:47
very nice view. I like the warm light and colours. Also good composition and shot from fine POV. Nice scenery with the fishermen on river.
Have a nice day.
delpeoples (59684) 2012-10-25 0:58
Hello dear Abmdsudi
Such wonderful golden light and warm tones, both on the boats and on the water. The tranquillity is palpable and the definition so impressive. And excellent light management and once again another magical image to add to your Gallery.
kordinator (22177) 2012-10-25 1:31
Fantastic peaceful place you captured.
Warm tones and nice composition.
A nice shot with delicate light and colors.
High quality of the image.
marabu61 (11277) 2012-10-25 7:32
As time had stood still here, people crossing the river like they have done for hundres of years. A charming picture of rural life in Nepal with great colors and an alluring light.
have a good evening
adramad (49062) 2012-10-25 9:01
A wonderful picture, with a great perspective on the plain, which is lost in the distance with the mist, the calm waters of the river, look like silver, the effect of the tonality of light, ideal added charm to the image, these three men with their boats.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-10-25 13:58
The presence of the boat has an effect of scale. The point of view leads our eyes toward the trees in the background which is giving depth to the photo. The soft light is filtering which brings out some of the colors. Have a nice evening,
JFS (32459) 2012-10-25 22:51
Delicious light and scenery to present us this lovely moment. I can look at it for a long period. thanks!
fabbs99 (17175) 2012-10-26 0:06
I like the gentleness of your photographs.They always have a soothing effect to the eyes.Great shot this one too with the boatmen and the river.TFS.
Cricri (124988) 2012-10-26 11:38
La lumière basse donne un bel effet dorée au fleuve et illumine les barques, une scéne paisible dans ce paysage calme , merveilleusement bien présenter
siolaw (38292) 2012-10-26 21:41
You waited for the boat to be in a strong point in the frame and the soft light gives a pleasant, peaceful atmosphere. A well presented slice of daily life here!
mkamionka (39805) 2012-10-27 0:29
I would never guess it is Nepal. Very original view from this country.
The photograph is a true masterpiece. I like very much your informative note both about the place but also about your approach to take a great photo. I have indeed tried it and it is the best way to take a good photo. Sadly usually my time in a great place is limited sometimes so short that it is not enough to take a photo, not speaking about coming at the best light conditions. So especially while in travel I have to "take it or leave it".
Coming back to the photo. The light is fantastic. I like the subtle gradient of the color on the river.
The people in action are the highlight of course.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-10-28 6:34
Wo!What an amazing capture.So perfect atmosphere.Calm and peaceful!Brilliant framing and POV.Very good jo as always!
Have a nice day
danos (102566) 2012-10-28 8:41
very nice and calm this panoramic view of the river with the warm afterno light as falling on it to makes the image even more effective.The two boats with the men in them in this tranquil environment make the image unique.
emilbo (22616) 2012-10-28 16:17
Magnifique photo et belle atmosphère de tranquillité. Le bel éclairage de fin de journée donne de merveilleuses couleurs chaudes. La rivière tranquille qui se perd au tournant nous donne envie de la descendre. Belle présentation panoramique et les pêcheurs sont très intéressants.
Félicitations et bon début de semaine,
josepmarin (58359) 2012-10-30 4:09
I like the effect created by the light of the evening and its warm tonalities on the river, as well as the vital scene of the men and their canoes.
The image is very pleasant at sight, has a subtle beauty and I like the human atmosphere that offers us. It is a beautiful work.
siamesa (28123) 2012-10-30 13:37
Boa tarde Abmdsudi
Photos of rivers always are beautifuls.This one is amazing with the people included in the composition. I like the colors of the river.
Robert1969 (7160) 2012-11-03 0:59
Once again a picture that can used in a magazine.
This picture tells the viewer a story, it's
timeless and the picture has a nice atmosphere.
Composition and light management are (as alway)
mauro61 (52857) 2012-11-03 6:25
oltre che per la grande qualità ,l'immagine mi piace per il senso di tranquillità e per l'atmosfera che riesce a trasmettere.
Molto bravo a cogliere il momento,
kato (11630) 2012-11-24 18:31
You're capturing well this scene by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the wide river dyed to the sunset and boats on river. You have caught the winding river well. And, it gives a good atmosphere for the nature which is visible to the opposite side of a river.
aliabazari (16252) 2012-11-29 21:47
Hi abmdsudi Dear
Deep and beautiful composition. A beautiful landscape displays. Good exposure.
jusninasirun (17162) 2013-04-07 20:42
Your effort in checking out the site before shooting pays off with this handsome image with stunning tonal range of the water. The light on the boat crossing activity is fabulous in this fine landscape shot.
Hope you are doing fine and well done indeed for this lovely image.
Thanks for sharing and have a great week ahead.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-05-05 12:51
you did it again! you are doing it in each and every picture! I mean that perfection of yours is amazing!
you are a top photographer!
all the best
berek (50506) 2015-10-30 22:01
What a shot! A dazzling image of beauty and serenity.
A real painting.
Have a good weekend.
PiotrF (22600) 2016-04-19 16:39
Great view of the river. A good photo of an interesting warm color and beautiful composition. Fine presentation
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (57176)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-02-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NIKON D200, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-23 8:22