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Corbett National Park - The Grasslands

Corbett National Park - The Grasslands
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Copyright: Goldy RS (goldyrs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-11
Categories: Savannah
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Gems from India part 2, Jim Corbett, Tigers & the National Park [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-15 4:55
Viewed: 4820
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is what we call the Grasslands in the national park.This part of the park is especially very beautiful due to these charred trees...
Today, this part of the park stands submerged in the water reservoir for the Kalagarh Dam...I do not know if that is a permanent thing or it happened due to a greater quantum of rainfall last year...This is part of the Dhikala Zone from a tourists perspective.Many people think Dhikala is the core area..well, it isn't, even though tiger sighting is very common there.One of the secrets to Corbett's success in Tiger conservtion is the fact that no one except a select few officials are allowed into the core areas.Dhikala is part of the buffer zone.
Hope you like this shot.

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To loot: Thank you, Loot!goldyrs 2 04-16 12:21
To Gert-Paassen: Where does the road go?goldyrs 1 04-15 10:14
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Hi Goldy!

I like this picture very much! The composition with the way going to one and the line of the (dead?) trunks to the other side is just superb! And I love the sky: wonderful different gradations of grey, pastel-like and so delicate. Indirect light provides so beautiful pictures!

Kind regards


Hi Goldy,
I received you message for my las photo. Some times I am very busy, so I take a beak myself to upload photo on TN. But, do not worry, all right. Thank you very much for your interest my friend.

a highly unusual image. Now this is a place of geology and nature clashing together in some dynamic way Goldy. I shall try to find the location on Google mapping and see what this is all about. Very nice image because it teaches or at best raises questions...you are enlightening!

Hi my beloved Bro Goldy,
A superb and fantastic landscape shot of this grassland!
Greetings from Cyprus,

hello Goldy

lovely Landscape shot of the Jim Corbett National Park,
i love your POV, the way you framed the naked trees
and the road ech side of the image, excellent DOF
with the Mountains, i love too the clouds of the image, TFS


Hi Goldy,
A nice shot of this grass land.But having spent a week touring all over this park,I am a bit skeptical about its future.The Park authorities are more concerned about tourism than Park management.Several poaching cases of tigers are reported to have been suppressed,Weeds like lantana are taking over wiping off indigenous species.Even grass lands are being over run by weeds.

This another fine shot of the wildlife sanctuary Goldy.
The color looks look natural, it's well composed, and good exposure under cloudy conditions..
Well done,

Hi Goldy,

Good composition with beautiful colors and cloudy sky.
Personally i should the half tree right cropped away.
I think at myself where the road passing away?

Regards Gert

Awesome shot, Sir!
Very well done!

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2008-04-15 11:51]

Hi Goldy,
beautiful landscape of a beautiful place, great sky and very nice colours, bravo
kind regards

Hi Goldy,

Very dramatic landscape. Good colours, lighting, composition and colours.



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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-15 14:14]

Hi Goldy,

This looks more like a painting than a photograph! How I would love to return to India to see this park and others. I love the composition with the bare trees to one side of the trails. Beautiful colors and a very atmospheric sky.


Grandi distese, alberi morti, montagne lontane, nuvole minacciose... una lunga strada ....Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hi Goldy.
Thanks for the visit.It's been awhile since I spent time in here, so it is nice to get around to new galleries.
This is actually a scene that a lot can be done with it. The rule of thirds seems adequately applied, and the loneliness in it shows emotion.
This could also be a decent print for a B&W with high contrast.
I do like the colours too.
It reminds me of a saying or song "The road less traveled".

I like this shot immensely for two reasons, Goldy.
First of all, it is a very well composed frame with the right kind of placement of major features like the road, the burnt up trees and the hills in the distance.
Secondly, it is a technically excellent picture with perfect projection of the ambient mood of an overcast day with the hint of impending rain.
Thirdly, it gives a very good impression of the Park in terms of land forms, vegetation and general outlook.
The note, as usual, is well written and quite informative.
TFS and all the best.

Hello Goldy. Dreamy path leading deep to the stunning layers of mountains. Excellent perspective of the dead trees. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-16 0:40]

Hi Goldy,
Very nice landscape photo with good exposure handling, colors, POV, composition and DOF. TFS

Hi Goldy,
What a lovely scenic view of this jungle WOW! An excellent capture. Very nice composition and nice colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-16 4:52]

Hello Goldy, Lovely view and simply superb. amazing shot Very well presented. Ganesh

Hi Goldi, lovely landscape with beautiful soft colors, great light, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-04-16 9:48]
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Hi Goldy

Thanks for this interesting landscape photo. We don't often see this kind of landscapes and it is really so necessary to capture nature in its simplistic or factual appearance. The spectacular and the ordinary or the exotic and the regular. The track leading off, who knows where, but up ahead there is some mystery or surprise waiting for the inquisitive discoverer. A heavy laden sky up ahead, will it bring life giving rains, does it hold devastating floods, or will it disappear bringing nothing of the promise. Dead trees to the side, where once was live, but they still carry the energy that the sun and the earth invested in them to recycle and replenish and to promote new growth. The cycle of life.

Yes, I know, it has little to do with your specific note and history of the area, but as they say, "A picture tells a thousand words". Being detached from the region this one probably whispered a slightly different story in my ear then what it told you. Isn't that the very ingredient that makes nature so dynamic?

Good work and TFS.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-17 6:21]

Hello Goldy

A lovely capture.
The composition is simple and beautiful.
I really like the craggy trees and how the dirt track leads to the hills.
The lighting creates an interesting atmosphere.


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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2008-04-17 13:13]

Hi Goldy!

Sharpness is outstanding from you! Composition is a hit as always and layers are wonderfully represented. The calm mood I like very much.

Sorry for being so short, for a few weeks it will remain because of work. TFS!

Best regards,

Hi Goldy, I like your composition in this shot, with the road leading off in a meandering path into the grass, and those dead trees. The hills are done very well with seeming layers between each row due to the mist effect. The split is very good, with 2/3 given up to that stormy sky and the 1/3 on the bottom for the sharp looking grass.

Thanks, John

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-03 12:11]

Hello Goldy,
Interesting view of this famous national park showing an extensive area of open grassland with the track giving it excellent perspective toards the hills in the BG and under a rainy sky.
Thanks for sharing this fine image,

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-05-31 23:43]

La vie doit être rude dans les environs.
Bonne journée.

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