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The Ramganga

The Ramganga
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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: 2008-06-09
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-18 3:43
Viewed: 4067
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
'In the village near which I shot the Kanda man-eater lived an elderly man and his only son. The father had served in the army during the 1914-18 war and it was his ambition to get his son enlisted in the Royal Garhwal Rifles not as simple a job in the 'piping days of peace ', when vacancies were few and applicants many, as it is today. Shortly after the lad's
eighteenth birthday a party of men passed through the village on their way to the bazaar at Lansdowne. The lad joined this party and immediately on arrival at Lansdowne presented himself at the Recruiting Office. As his father had taught him to salute with military precision and how to conduct himself in the presence
of a Recruiting Officer, he was accepted without any hesitation,
and, after enrolment, was given leave to deposit his few
personal possessions at home before starting his army training.
He arrived back home at about midday, after an absence of
five days, and was told by the friends who thronged round him to hear his news that his father was away ploughing their small holding at the extreme end of the village and would not return before nightfall. (The field that was being ploughed was the same one on which I had seen the pug marks of the man-eater the day I killed the hamadryad.)
One of the lad's jobs had been to provide fodder for their cattle, and after he had partaken of the midday meal in a neighbour's house he set out with a party of twenty men to collect leaves.
The village, as I have told you, is situated on a ridge, and is surrounded by forests. Two women had already been killed by the man-eater while cutting grass in these forests, and for several months the cattle had been kept alive on leaves cut from the
trees surrounding the village. Each day the men had to go further afield to get their requirements, and on this particular 156 Man-eaters of Kumaon day the party of twenty-one, after crossing the cultivated land,
went for a quarter of a mile down a very steep rocky hill to the head of the valley which runs east for eight miles, through dense forest, to where it meets the Ramganga river opposite the Dhikala Forest Bungalow.'

- Jim Corbett in the "Man-eaters of Kumaun"

I hope to continue this series if you like it.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Hi Goldy. Wonderful landscape taken from great pov with great colours, nice details and fine composition.
TFS and kind regards,

Hello Goldy,
Excellent capture with lovely colours and great details.
Wonderful landscape with nice details and focus.

Ciao Goldy Well done this quite landscape in good colours and intrigant shades.


Hallo Goldy,
a very beautiful landscape taken from an excellent POV with a marvellous rain atmosphere, splendid natural colours, nice composition with a pleasing perspective.
Best regards

Hello Goldy,
a nice pov on this misty picture.
Good of sharpness and fine colours.


Namastay Bro Goldy!

Awesome scene capture taken from a fine and relatively high POV! I think you've captured this greatly, both the near structure of the tree and distant structure of the fogy frorest are very sharp. The "S"-shape -like a snake body:)-formed by the stream also superb! Bravo l'il bro!
TFS and have a nice evening!


Hola Goldy

Bonita composición de este paisaje, con el rio y la niebla, buen POV.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hi Goldy,
A nice capture of this beautiful scenic beauty. Very good composition and view. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Ciao Goldy, beautiful landscape with lovely river, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Bro Goldy, perfect landscape capture of this stream from great POV.
TFS and regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-18 15:59]

Hi Goldy,very nice composition whit a magic and strange atmosphere inside,excellent and interesting work...today whitout elephants..eeeheh...Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,LUCIANO

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-09-18 22:46]

Dear Goldy

You present us a fine landscape picture in a simple, yet effective and pleasant composition. I have read your notes with great interest and I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures of your series.

Kind regards


Hallo Goldy
Quite and peaceful place is the first thought that came to mind. I like the scenery.
Lovely colouration of the environment. Well presented! Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Goldy brother..Fantastic landscape from a beautiful point of view...Composition and picture nice....lovely look ...TFS.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-09-21 1:13]

Hello Goldy,
excellent composition. The top view gives a wonderful landscape with the meandering river add beauty to the composition. You have added a branch in the foreground to give a dramatic composition.
Very well thought composition in excellent style. i like this vantage point.


Hi Goldy,

The river is taking my eyes toward the hill which is giving depth to the composition. The trees are framing well the river. The light fog has a special effect on the colors of the scenery. have a nice day.


Yes, Goldy, do continue with the story.
I should follow this note on your present two postings; but, I shall do so tomorrow. Am again full of pain and need to rest.
Mario from Canada with warm regards of gratitude for showing off "MY HOME" to the TN world.

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