DARJEELING LANDSCAPE SERIES -V (IMAGES OF LANDSCAPES FROM DARJEELING - LAST IN A SERIES OF 5 IMAGES).
In this photograph you can see Mt.Kanchenjunga from St.Paul's School,Darjeeling.In the foreground you can see the School buildings and in the background you can see the Kanchenjunga Range.
Some Tidbits about St. Paul's School,Darjeeling.
St. Paul's School is an independent boarding school situated in the town of Darjeeling in the Jalapahar near the army cantonment.St. Paul's is essentially an Indian residential school for boys. That is to say, the staff and the scholars are predominantly Indian, and its educational policy is oriented towards life in India and India's place in world affairs. But this has not come in the way of one of the School's most important assets: its international, multiracial and cross-regional cosmopolitan character. This is an asset of immeasurable educational value. Boys from many different parts of India, of different castes and from different religious communities, are living, working, eating, worshiping and playing together with boys.
In 1823, John William Ricketts conceived the idea of a school to meet the educational needs of the growing Anglo-Indian community in Calcutta. On May 1, 1823, The Parental Academic Institution was established on 11, Park Street in central Calcutta. The School was moved to its present Jalapahar estate in Darjeeling in 1864 with 31 boarders and a few day scholars. A number of its students fought in both World War I and World War II.
The beauty of this location has also attracted Film Makers from Bollywood.Two Hindi Movies have been shot here - Main Hoon Na (2002) and recently Barfee(2012).
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lousat (75766) 2012-11-21 4:40
Hi Farhat,great perspective to take so well the snowy mountains in background at this school whit a very nice architechture,beautiful view and great details,colors and exposure!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Sergiom (58876) 2012-11-21 4:46
J'aime beaucoup ce plan large. Le cadrage est parfait et très symétrique. Les montagnes en arrière plan sont majestueuses.
Sonata11 (33225) 2012-11-21 5:24
this is striking beautiful landsceping and architecture. Wonderfully executed with lovely colors, light, sharpness, POV and DOF are great. Beautiful picturesque photo. Perfectly well done.
All the best,
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-11-21 5:44
Intresting notes about the St. Paul's school. The location is magnificent and all the composition is wonderful, the harmony of colours and the light just completes the perfect result.
Have a nice evening,
Oceania (4772) 2012-11-21 5:50
The combination of snowy mountains, green trees, and red buildings is very rare. It's a ideal location for photographers.
This picture is very good in composition and clarity.
krzychu30 (15496) 2012-11-21 8:04
another fabulous composition showing us beauty and uniqueness of Darjeeling architecture and landscape.The panoramic format suits here just fine to present us the scene in a best way.The architecture is lovely,but I like even more this fantastic juxtaposition of it with the impressive mountains in the background.Couldn´t be more beautiful.Well done!
Have a nice evening
holmertz (40177) 2012-11-21 8:06
This may be one of the nicest situated schools in the world, provided the students can enjoy the view through the thick screen of trees. At least you found a good position for this shot. The panoramic shape of the photo suts the view perfectly.
tedesse (25129) 2012-11-21 8:40
Excellent point of view, showing the beauty and uniqueness of the architecture of Darjeeling and landscape. Wonderful panoramic view, beautiful colors and good sharpness.
jemaflor (83861) 2012-11-21 9:26
Nice panoramic view, well presented this beautiful landscape with all these snowy peaks in the bg, tfs.
Robert1969 (6998) 2012-11-21 10:13
This picture is a very nice example for a lot
of people. Without the cut this picture
wasn't nice wide and it didn't emphasizes the
mountains. Know are also the layers (fore-
ground, buildingand mountains) almost equal
in sizes and that works in this picture very
good. Light management is also very good.
cornejo (30800) 2012-11-21 10:57
Hi Farhat, very good photo of these interesting buildings in the charming background of snowy mountains. Very well composed and technically very well done, with sharpness, good light and good color. Great job my friend, my congratulations. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
Good day and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes.
danos (85865) 2012-11-21 11:34
as i see in each new upload the quality of your photos is better than the previous ones.
I like this panoramic shot from St. Paul's school, with the light management to enhance the vivid colours of the scene and the backdrop timeless snows of the high Mt.to complete perfect the whole image.Well done.
agulberk (3794) 2012-11-21 12:09
Very nice panoramic captured of beautiful architectural school buildingsin in F.G and snow covered summits of splendid mountains in B.G
Good composition and excellent presentation too.
Thanks for sharing
aliabazari (14863) 2012-11-21 19:38
प्रिय नमस्ते फरहत
Pnvrmyk दृश्य बहुत अच्छा था. वास्तुकला एक बहुत ही सुंदर और आकर्षक पंजीकृत किया गया है. बहुत प्रिय मित्र रहा है.
महान सम्मान के साथ ...
siolaw (38274) 2012-11-21 21:03
Intersting contrast between the British colonial architecture and the majestic Himalayan peaks in the backgroung.
Sharp too and well exposed.
abmdsudi (42760) 2012-11-21 21:58
This is technically a fine shot in this format with its color combination, contrast and sharpness in bright lighting. The snow peaks add the finishing touch nicely but imho a polarizer will enhance the bg quality even better. Great shot, Congrats.
Hansaphotos (6667) 2012-11-22 1:03
A nice panoramic view of these school buildings in this beautiful scenery. The majestic moutains truly makes a great backdrop in this scene. Very nice work:) TFS. Have a nice day.
Best regards, Erling
jacquest (18587) 2012-11-22 3:42
I like the construction of this image with a good POV on the buildings and the mountains in the background emerging from the shadow. The ligh is very good and enhances colors with good sharpness.
thebest (4276) 2012-11-22 4:05
What a beautiful panoramic photo - what is really beautiful is the snow covered mountains with the low lying clouds - of course the striking red school buildings add interest to the overall content of your photo.
The colours clarity & excellent perspective make this a top photo.
ikeharel (56212) 2012-11-22 4:55
Good evening Farhat,
I wish our schools would look a bit like this one.
style is a fabulous one, give a strong will to be a student once again... especially with the stunning mountains view from the windows, as here on far side.
Lovely location, great in colors texture.
pajaran (51376) 2012-11-22 5:51
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o skoli, sa istorijom ...
Lep pogled na skolu i planinu sa snegom ...
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazana skola sa crvenim krovom.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Very good and interesting article about the school, with a history of ...
Nice view of the school and the mountain with snow ...
Good image sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, good schools shown with a red roof.
Good evening and all the best.
dkmurphys (48566) 2012-11-22 5:54
Very nice composition with attractive elements and great colors. Well seen!
adramad (37449) 2012-11-22 9:49
A splendid image with the modern buildings of this famous school, surrounded by large trees that give charm to the composition, the impressive mountain range is a superb image and gives a great spectacle to this work.
Have a nice day.
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-11-22 10:03
A very beautiful and attractive storefront displays. Exposure nicely done. With respect
rychem (22359) 2012-11-22 10:26
Beautiful place and beautiful school, the students every day can see the mountains from the windows, well captured and presented
marabu61 (8203) 2012-11-22 11:08
What an imposing landscape with those snowcapped mountains in the background.
And hey, I even remember having seen the movie Main Hoon Na, my wife is somewhat of a Bollywood fan :-)
Great picture indeed.
have a good time
zoomer (6) 2012-11-22 12:40
Hi,breathtaking beauty!Looks like a modern day Shangri-La.Your shot is quite excellent in showing this school in its rarefied setting.All the best,Wolf.
TopGeo (38202) 2012-11-22 13:30
Hello Farhat! Excellent townscape photo. The framing is excellently chosen, the colors are also very well controlled, bright and darker at the same time.
allowing to see all the nice details. Very well composed in the lower level of building and with BG mountains and showing the front pedestrian crossing. I like it!
mohammad_H (9232) 2012-11-23 1:32
Beautiful landscape with good prospects
Contrast resolution and clear, good
Enjoy the moment
Nicou (120626) 2012-11-23 4:31
Avec ces montagnes en fond quelle vue et iamge quelle compo et captage, grandisoe iamge de ces belle maisons ave la neige blanches sur les sommets, sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-11-23 8:55
Nice contrast between the buildings and the mountains. Nice vibrant colours.
Cricri (105515) 2012-11-23 10:51
Belle présentation en format panoramique, intéressante architectures sur un joli fond montagneux, un tout qui baigne sous une belle lumière
kordinator (16555) 2012-11-23 12:40
Fantastic place you captured.
Great depth of field and excellent sharpness.
Nice colored and composed image.
ourania (30351) 2012-11-23 13:37
a wonderful and alluring presentation of the prestigious school and its marvellous ambiance. A very interesting, deep and well framed view with great details and beautiful light and colours. I love the way the warm colours of the buildings and the greenery stand out against the luminous blue hues of the amazing backdrop. Congratulations and thank you! A thought crossed my mind, that some of the students who fought in WW2 might have fought in the Battle of Leros, my island, with the british army. I've seen pictures and heard about the Indian soldiers on Leros.
All the best, have a great weekend,
Didi (56381) 2012-11-23 16:06
Well done for this panoramic view
It was possible to underexpose about -1/3 to give more contrast.
s_lush (16134) 2012-11-23 21:58
A very well balanced composition, with interesting and colorful architecture in the foreground and majestic mountain heights in the background. Excellent presentation of this highly picturesque place. Thanks for sharing and pointing position of the scene in the map!
mirosu (13340) 2012-11-23 22:44
Excellent pano photo. The view down is very good and the composition with red roofed houses and the majestic white mountains in BG excellent. Well done. Wish you a very nice weekend.
macjake (55688) 2012-11-24 8:26
I like that you're showing us completely different sides of India, sides that we don't usually see.
great to see the mountains in the bg and the colorful red roofs in the fg.
pleasing scene :)
mkamionka (30222) 2012-11-24 8:33
beautiful place indeed thank you for sharing it.
I like the charming colorful buildings set in front of the majestic mountain panorama.
Great light and colors.
Very well done,
Kielia (23405) 2012-11-24 8:35
a very fascinating sight and a very well composed impression of this wonderful landscape. The light and the colors are fantastic. What I like most is the atmosphere. And again I read your note with great interest. My compliments!
clic (14748) 2012-11-25 13:19
The Darjeeling mountains put on thier nicest getup to match the elegant architecture of St. Paul's school for this outstanding colourful wide "portrait".
shevchenko (19271) 2012-11-25 18:59
Very nice continuous mountain chain, clump and architectures, what an atrractive colourful view in a sunny day, good pov and tidy shot to frame it all, thanks for sharing a charming view.
marina7 (8053) 2012-11-27 8:07
that's the most scenic backdrop a school can dream about! I wish I had gone to a school like that, lol.
Fantastic view and your photo shows it at its best. Wonderful light and colors.
josepmarin (57713) 2012-11-27 10:07
I like the overlapping of the architecture of the School and the majestic mountains covered with snow in background.
The panoramic format is clever and works very well, the image is sharp and luminous, and the colors are beautiful.
It is a fine work.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-11-30 22:18
پاناروما بسیار زیبا با کیفیت نوری خوب
kato (11630) 2012-12-01 23:00
You're capturing well this landscape by a good angle, so it's interesting and impressive to see the high mountain with snow in Himarayas and school buildings with elegant shape below. And, it's good atomosphere for green trees, too. Students are studying under a good circumstance.
gildasjan (41556) 2012-12-02 9:06
Une image dans le format panoramique bien composée avec un bon contraste de couleurs entre les toits et l'arrière dans le bleu du voile atmosphérique.
tatadalou (6081) 2012-12-09 8:31
Without indication of place, I could locate your photo in Europe! Interesting composition with two planes well separated and well balanced. Strong light emanating from these buildings enhances the depth and the side "open spaces" of the landscape.
npecanhuk (64434) 2012-12-09 8:39
Beautiful architectural details!
Wonderful mountains in the background!
Specialr regards to the slim horizontal format, chosen pov, composition and colors!
TFS - congrats
pierrefonds (56536) 2012-12-09 18:19
The wideness of the area is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the school. The mountains are a natural frame to the scene. Have a nice day.
Alco (6906) 2012-12-12 9:16
Beautiful panoramic view of that school with the nice snowy mountains in the background.Sharp picture and superb colors.Well done.
Have a good day
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2012-12-15 11:47
Hello Farhat, beautiful scenery with great panoramic view and depth!Well maintained school buildings highliting the architectural details of year 1823!
A picture from the wonderland country of India!
Have a great weekend,
Kamilutka (8095) 2013-03-01 7:55
is is a pleasure to look at this photo and also the note accompanying is quite interesting. Beautiful light makes the whole scene amazing. The snow covered peaks in the background are perfect fond for this warm colored buildings.
Thanks for sharing
adidas5nb (5249) 2013-05-07 11:57
nice nice nice nice.a very classical darjeeling image,yet its so charming and pleasant.just love it.fantastically clicked.nice pov.
omid266 (4270) 2013-05-17 23:30
Salam , Hello dear Farhat ,
Really very nice photo ,
All the Best (Clarity , Scene ), ..
Good Luck !
fds (8136) 2013-07-26 8:22
ciao caro amico farhat un immagine veramente carina di questa cittadina con tutte le montagne schierate alle spalle
Noel_Byrne (23404) 2013-08-10 5:33
What a location for a school! Wow and wow. The buildings are wonderful design, but that backdrop in addition is just spectacular. Really perfectly realized shot, thanks for sharing.
All the best
aloyho (6798) 2013-08-28 6:09
You have chosen the right format for this shot. I like the strong contrast between the school buildings and the snow capped mountains and how the outline of the buildings and trees mimic that of the mountains in the background. It certainly make this institution stands out among the rest literally.
PiotrF (7598) 2013-09-09 10:51
Nice panoramic landscape from Darjeeling. Combination of snowy mountains, green trees, and buildings is very excellent.
Nice composition, colour and presentation be superb
Very well done
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (16163)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-21 4:08