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Enroute to Nainital

Enroute to Nainital
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Copyright: Sreya Dutta (envisage) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 40 W: 22 N: 35] (212)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-12
Categories: Trees, Mountain, Sky
Camera: Canon Powershot A610
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-04 3:05
Viewed: 3807
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We came across some of these picturesque spots on the drive uphill to Nainital. It was the most fantastic drive uphill, on a winding ghat road, with clouds at the same height as us.

Nainital is a town in the indian state of Uttarakhand and headquarters of Nainital district in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas. Situated at an altitude of 1,938 mts (6,358 ft) above sea level.

Kumaon (or Kumaun) is one of the two regions and administrative divisions of Uttarakhand, a mountainous state of northern India, the other being Garhwal. The Kumaon region consists of a large Himalayan tract, together with two submontane strips called the Terai and the Bhabhar. The submontane strips were up to 1850 an almost impenetrable forest, given up to wild animals; but after 1850 the numerous clearings attracted a large population from the hills, who cultivated the rich soil during the hot and cold seasons, returning to the hills in the rains. The rest of Kumaon is a maze of mountains, part of the Himalaya range, some of which are among the loftiest known. In a tract not more than 225 km in length and 65 km in breadth there are over thirty peaks rising to elevations exceeding 5500 m. The rivers like Gori, Dhauli , Kali etc rise chiefly in the southern slope of the Tibetan watershed north of the loftiest peaks, amongst which they make their way down valleys of rapid declivity and extraordinary depth.

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Nice shot. This place is really picturesque!
Now, I think the green tint has taken over this picture a bit and is taking away the true emotion this picture has to offer. Looking at the thickness of those clouds, I guess they were rain bearing and would've been dark colored to give the feel. Those 2 trees (foreground) on either side of the picture are almost camouflaged with its background and suddenly popping up from the top-left. You could've removed those 2 trees from your focus (if possible) to get a unobstructed view of your subject. Because of this excessive tint, the mountains in the background are looking very greenish. Otherwise a transition from green foreground to light blue would've been nice. Also I think foreground (tree region) brightness and sharpness needs to be increased.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-12-05 21:53]

Hello Sreya, Welcome to TN. I missed some of your picture. I like this picture POV which you have taken it on center and tried to show the sky with different color tones. Good composition and keep shooting. Ganesh

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-12-06 15:21]

Hi Sreya,
a very nice perspective created by the mountains. Great green forests and lovely soft sky to balance it beauty. The layers of maountains in the background is really pretty and inspirational.


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