DARJEELING LANDSCAPE SERIES - I(IMAGES OF LANDSCAPES FROM DARJEELING - FIRST IN A SERIES OF 5 IMAGES).
This is a small cottage within the Raj Bhavan(Governor House) in Darjeeling.Raj Bhavan used to be the Government House in the British Raj era. It was served as the summer residence of Governor Generals of India .
Some tidbits about the town of Darjeeling.
Darjeeling is a Himalayan Town and a hill station in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is internationally renowned as a tourist destination, along with its Tea Industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is "hill town headquarters" of Darjeeling district with a partially autonomous status within the state of West Bengal. The town is located in the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalaya at an average elevation of 6,710 ft (2,050 m).The development of the town dates back to the mid-19th century, when the British set up a sanatorium and a military depot. Subsequently, extensive tea plantation was done in the region, and tea growers developed distinctive hybrids of black tea and created new fermenting techniques. The resultant distinctive Darjeeling tea is internationally recognised and ranks among the most popular of the black teas.The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway connects the town with the plains and has one of the few steam locomotives still in service in India. Darjeeling also has several British-style public schools, which attract students from throughout India and neighbouring countries.
Darjeeling had become an important tourist destination as early as 1860.It is reported to be the only location in eastern India that witnesses large numbers of foreign tourists.It is also a popular filming destination for Bollywood and Bengali cinema. Satyajit Ray shot his film Kanchenjungha (1962) here, and his Feluda series story, Darjeeling Jomjomaat was also set in the town. Bollywood movies Aradhana (1969), Main Hoon Na (2004), and more recently Barfi! (2012) have been filmed here.
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Sonata11 (33795) 2012-11-07 12:20
Wow!!!! Striking beautiful landscaping with very beautiful house. Magnificent management of vivid coors, sharpness, fantastic POV and DOF too. I like the architecture, looks charming. Very beautiful photo. Lovely tranquile atmosfphere. Awesome shot. Congratulation. Thank you.
All the best,
williewhistler (16394) 2012-11-07 13:46
lovely bright vibrant colours in a well composed shot,you have made good use of the tree and the shadows.
There are many interesting features in the charming building.
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-11-07 13:49
is it really in India?The architecture,landscape look more like it would be taken anywhere in Europe.I must admit,it´s original and new side of India you present us here(for me anyway).But the scene is really lovely,so green and full of vibrant colors and life.
Beautiful landscape and superb composition.
ikeharel (71321) 2012-11-07 22:27
Good morning Farhat,
The governor-mansion looks deliberatly illuminated on picture, nice and special honor to the place... only my humor.
The picture a bit darkened, but that was easily to handle, and yet not so disturbing.
POV was perfect to show the fine house.
COSTANTINO (65178) 2012-11-07 22:33
what a beautiful atmosphere,
what a beautiful place to
live or to have a walk there,
the greenery adds freshness
and the flowers colors
the dynamic contrast between
the blue sky and the greenery
is pleasant to our eyes
pajaran (60563) 2012-11-07 22:49
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst, sa istorijom ...
Lep pogled na cvece i kucu ...
Dobar snimak i kompozicija, lepe boje
Lepa kuca i trenutak sa senkom.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good text, with history ...
Nice view of the flowers and house ...
Good shot and composition, beautiful colors
Beautiful house and a moment with the shadow.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
jemaflor (97169) 2012-11-07 23:09
Well framed with ths house in a focal point of the view, very nice light capture, vivid colors are so plesant on your photo, tfs.
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-11-08 0:27
Hello Farhat - Darjeeling is a place I long to visit, your image shows the colonial influence on the architecture and the building together with the garden could be a little slice of England. Lovely play of light and shade in this shot but difficult to manage I think. To my eye the shot looks a little 'soft'. I have done a WS to sharpen it up and bring out the details a little more. I hope you don't mind. Warm regards Rosemary
danos (97765) 2012-11-08 0:38
vivid the colours of the image with the brilliant light to enhance the details of it.
I like the contrast of the colours,the beauty of the place with the flowers to decorate perfect the whole image.
Hansaphotos (8081) 2012-11-08 0:51
You show us here a surprising side of your country. A scene that could have been captured on the English countryside. Perhaps it lacks a little bit sharpness as Rosemary`s WS shows, but the overall composition, colours and light is good. Very well done:) TFS. Have a nice day.
Best regards, Erling
Robert1969 (7160) 2012-11-08 1:01
The vertical position creates a nice depth and
makes the picture nice calmness. Composition
and light management are good and the picture
has nice warm colors.
shevchenko (20516) 2012-11-08 1:46
Impressive view under cooling filter, nice blue sky, green field and soft sunlight, beautiful local house and garden, good frame to show it all, thanks for sharing.
mirosu (16227) 2012-11-08 2:22
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and nice color tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see the well lighted house with elegant shape. The whole is harmonized well by beautiful color balance of red, green, beige and blue. And, the clear blue sky draw out an additional good atmosphere, too. Well done!!!
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-11-08 4:39
This is my house of my dreams. Is so lovely and the colourful flowers in combination with the greens makes the scenery so attractive. Wonderful image.
Have a nice evening,
cornejo (42251) 2012-11-08 5:33
Farhat Hello, very nice picture of this interesting house with lovely garden. Well composed and technically very well done with good sharpness, nice light and good color. Great job my friend, my congratulations on this beautiful work. Tfs.
Good morning and happy weekend from Jerez.
Best regards and best wishes.
dkmurphys (58650) 2012-11-08 6:32
Very attractive colors of this capture. Well seen, good catch!
Sergiom (79525) 2012-11-08 7:12
Voici une image bien construite qui jouit d'une très belle lumière qui fait bien ressortir les couleurs et les détails de ce très bel endroit.
quovadis (1867) 2012-11-08 7:54
Hi Farhat !
Lovely composition, the colours are sharp and the whole frame looks like from a children's book. Tfs !
holmertz (52638) 2012-11-08 10:33
This is not what most of us would find very typical Indian, but then Darjeeling represents a very special Indian heritage. The colours are marvellous and very well saturated, just on the right side of being overdone. The red and orange flowers look just sensational along with the green of the lawn and the roof.
rychem (35955) 2012-11-08 10:50
Simply beautiful, like a fairy tale, beautiful house hidden in the greenery, great lighting
jhm (152842) 2012-11-09 3:51
A wonderful picture with a lovely subject.
Maybe can sharpness a little bit better, but this is personal, perhaps through my old eyes!
Lovely colors and nice view about these area.
Excellent composition and wonderful captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Energysavingelk (1971) 2012-11-09 12:35
that's quite an uncommon situation for India, I presume. Interesting capture of house and surrounding hills, a little too dark and with a slight tilt to the left (see windows). Would it have been possible to include the whole tree?
Regards from Rhineland, and thanks for your comment on Saint-Pierre, Geneva.
Fis2 (97515) 2012-11-09 13:31
Nice composition and colors.
Good frame and light.
Photo has climate.
aliabazari (16168) 2012-11-09 18:04
प्रिय नमस्ते फरहत
वास्तुकला का सुंदर दृश्य. कोण और आकर्षक फ्रेम उठाओ. अच्छी तरह से किया.
सम्मान के साथ
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-11-09 18:42
Incredible colours. The red and green are so vivid and high contrasting. The blank sky makes a great background.
kordinator (20519) 2012-11-09 23:15
Amazing landscape in vertical formt.
Colors are amazing and natural.
Good lighting and composition.
So beautiful image.
m (0) 2012-11-10 5:48
this looks like a very cozy place and I love the bright colors of the sky and the flowers. And though the image looks a bit blurred to me it's definitely beautiful. My compliments.
Kielia (24077) 2012-11-10 9:13
you are presenting a very interesting impression of this fascinating house, accompanied by a nice note. You are giving me a detailed idea of the architecture and lifestyle in your surroundings. Very good photo work! Most of all I like the play of shadows and light. My compliments also for the notes!
mauro61 (52855) 2012-11-10 12:03
mi piace questa inquadratura con i colori che segnano bene i singoli elementi della scena.
Un po' più di sharp avrebbe definito meglio, a mio parere, l'immagine,
raszid62 (18515) 2012-11-10 13:45
Beautiful, yet modest house in a great neighborhood. Image in the wonderful, warm light, the colors are wonderful. Focus a little weak, but it compensates for the beauty of the composition.
गुड आफ़्टरनून. सुंदर, अभी तक एक महान पड़ोस में मामूली घर. अद्भुत, गर्म प्रकाश में छवि, रंग बहुत अच्छा कर रहे हैं. एक छोटे से कमजोर ध्यान दें, लेकिन यह संरचना की सुंदरता के लिए compensates. तुम्हारा.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-11-10 14:15
nice small cottage and flowers in fg. good colors and vertical format.
abmdsudi (54041) 2012-11-10 20:10
Briliant colours of an interesting place that looks so natural in fresh clean air. The background is really quite stunning in the different layers of colors. I like the vivid colors in the foreground to finish off superbly. and the composition works well. Wonderful photo! TFS
s_lush (16134) 2012-11-11 1:14
What a beautiful architectural and natural scene! The colorful foreground, green mountainous foreground and nice architecture in between make a strong aesthetic effect. Very good presentation of this picturesque place!
Didi (60588) 2012-11-11 2:51
Very nicelights on the house with nice colours.
Good peacuful ambiance
josepmarin (58357) 2012-11-11 5:49
I like the warm tonalities on the architecture of this nice cottage, and the long shades on the garden, created by the low light of the late afternoon.
The quality of the image, of the light and of the colors they work very well in your attractive composition.
Cricri (119395) 2012-11-11 11:25
Une lumière qui améliore le contraste, tout bon dans le cadrage, une présentation très agréable a regarder, une très belle réalisation et note
cigdom (2592) 2012-11-11 13:07
This photo is great mixed of blue, red and green. Beautiful, peaceful place to take photos! :) Very good job! Thanks for sharing
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-11-11 15:41
Love that little cottage with green roof. The yellow brick facade makes a nice color contrast. The atmosphere is enhanced by the beautiful flower garden around. A nice place for people seeking peaceful life.
ourania (45344) 2012-11-12 11:34
I like very much your composition in the vertical frame and the way this charming house and the red flowers stand out so brightly in the warm afternoon light among darker and cooler colours and shadows. It's a very beautiful and elegant image with a great tranquil and romantic atmosphere, a sense of isolation in a fascinating land. I'm probably too infuenced by films and novels but this is what I see here. I love the lights, colours and contrasts. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
clic (17075) 2012-11-14 5:10
I see an elegant visual balance created by the house location and its counterpart, the half-tree seen at left.
And of course, those vivid colors add the final "wow"
to this cozy scenery!
pierrefonds (66350) 2012-11-15 10:39
The wideness of the garden is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the house. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
delpeoples (58026) 2012-11-16 5:19
Namaskar dear Farhat
This is such immaculate scenery, so beautifully coloured with such beautiful crisp lines and colours. I like the effect of the shade in the foreground and the lovely red flowers in the FG make an impressive contrast.
Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful day
mohammad_H (9904) 2012-11-16 7:33
Attractive appearance, green space, with a blue sky background
Resolution, contrast well with beautiful colors
A good night along with pictures "attractive" have
zoomer (6) 2012-11-20 16:39
Hello,rich,lush colors for this beautiful setting.The angle of the light is just right to highlight the house.Friendly regards,Wolf.
serp2000 (44169) 2012-11-23 5:02
Attractive picturesque scenery! Good saturation, excellent composition and very interesting note!
siolaw (38292) 2012-11-27 8:19
A nice view of the typically British cottage in the Himalayas... Light and colours look good.
I may have cropped the shadows on the foreground lawn, but that is minor thing!
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-11-27 9:07
Hello dear friend
Beautiful scenery and a good view of the architecture. Exposure and composition are very good. With respect
elenimavrandoni (0) 2012-12-16 12:18
Hello Farhat, a very picturesque scenery with lovely and attractive house, flawless garden and panoramic background! Great sharpness and bright colors make this a beautiful postcard!
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-12-17 5:44
Ola Farhat ,
Linda esta tua foto parece foi tirada na Europa :) ,gostei muito atmosfera tranquila bom para descansar e passear , belas cores neste jardim , bom contraste de cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
omid266 (6746) 2013-04-04 22:41
Hello Farhat ,
Very nice and beautiful ,
Well done !
Thanks for sharing ,
With Best wishes and Prayers ,
fds (9342) 2013-05-27 12:39
dear farhat very nice picture with great house in this very nice garden with the reds colors
i licke and very blu sky
ciao dear friend
Miguel82 (27646) 2013-08-29 11:16
Hello Fabbs, I miss that picture, I like the architecture of that mountains house in Darjeeling, the garden is superb and green, clear shot with vivid colors
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (17167)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-14
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-07 11:36