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The Ramganga II

The Ramganga II
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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: River
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-19 1:43
Viewed: 3885
Points: 34
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Continued from my previous post

.....'At the head of the valley the ground is more or less flat and overgrown with big trees. Here the men separated, each climbing into a tree of his choice, and after cutting the quantity of leaves required they tied them into bundles with rope brought for the purpose, and returned to the village in twos and threes.

Either when the party of men were coming down the hill, talking at the tops of their voices to keep up their courage and scare away the man-eater, or when they were on the trees shouting to each other, the tiger, who was lying up in a dense patch of cover half a mile down the valley, heard them. Leaving the cover, in which it had four days previously killed and eaten a sambur hind, the tiger crossed a stream and by way of a cattle track that runs the entire length of the valley hurried up in the direction of the men. (The speed at which a tiger has travelled over any ground on which he has left signs of his passage can be easily determined from the relative position of his fore and hind pug marks.)

The lad of my story had selected a Bauhinea tree from which to cut leaves for his cattle. This tree was about twenty yards above the cattle track, and the upper branches were leaning out over a small ravine in which there were two rocks. From a bend in the cattle track the tiger saw the lad on the tree, and after lying down and watching him for some time it left the track and concealed itself behind a fallen silk cotton tree some thirty yards from the ravine. When the lad had cut all the leaves he needed he descended from the tree and collected them in a heap, preparatory to tying them into a bundle. While doing this on the open flat ground he was comparatively safe, but unfortunately he had noticed that two of the branches he had cut had fallen into the ravine between the two big rocks, and he sealed his fate by stepping down into the ravine to recover them. As soon as he was out of sight the tiger left the shelter of the fallen tree and crept forward to the edge of the ravine, and as the lad was stooping down to pick up the branches, it sprang on him and killed him. Whether the killing took place while the other men were still on the trees, or after they had left, it was not possible for me to determine.'

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

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Hi Goldy. Awesome landscape shot! Great details and nice composition!
Great POV.
TFS. Kind regards,

Hi Goldy my friend,

an good pov on this landscape.
It's looks on paradis.
Fine colours.


Hello Goldy,
Interesting landscape with nice colours and lovely composition.
Great shot.

Ciao Goldy. Good compo with interesting spaces management. Good work by the right POV to exalt the dephting.


Ciao Goldy, lovely and peaceful composition, beautiful landscape with wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Goldy..Interesting view, presentation and the way you took this picture..I like it...TFS.

Hi Goldy,
Another lovely capture of this beautiful landscape. Very well composed. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-19 9:16]

Hi Goldy,
Very nice landscape.Point of view is well choosen.Lovely work!Have nşce sunday!
Thanks for posting..

This is your own eye and unique style which almost simulates a post card from the 1950's. Collectables they are now.

Having your own technique works. I have mine which I used with the DSLR but discontinued after buying the Leica. There are days when I long for a DSLR once more...

Thanks for posting Goldy

Hello Goldy, perfect shot of this beautiful place with fine composition!
TFS and regards,

merhaba Goldy, my brother.
sorry for my silence. I was away from house for about one week and I rarely visited TN. now I see your last three post.
this is very nice landscape shot from Jim Corbett National Park. green forest and stream look very beautiful. This place will be exciting with its natural flora and fauna, especially Indian famous animals.
you nicely captured and presented with your good informative notes. thanks for sharing, best wishes

Hallo Goldy,
another very beautiful landscape, an ideal environment for wild animals, splendid natural colours in a nice composition
Best regards

Hi L'il Bro,

Very appealing looking scene, the cloud coverage and blue sky look great. Can almost feel this paradise from here. Great work with the composition bro! Well done!
TFS and have a nice week!


Hola Goldy

Preciosa imagen de este paisaje, parece un cuadro pintado, una buena composicion con ese fondo de montañas y nubes.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hello Goldy
wonderful landscape taken from a great POV
very fine composition with the river in the middle of the image, and the wooden hills in the BG,
Have a good night

Una toma en principio normal Goldy, pero consigues transportarnos a esas
lejanas tierras de La India, tan misteriosas y supongo que bellas por lo que
veo para nosotros. Gracias por compartirla.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-22 5:20]

Bonjour Goldy,
Il me semble avoir manqué quelques unes de tes images, je ne suis plus trop souvent sur TN, j'ai des problèmes de vertige ces derniers temps. Un paysage de toute beauté, habité par des créatures fabuleuses, mais dangereuses pour l'homme..un angle de vue très bien choisi pour nous présenter ceet environnement préservé.
Un grand merci Goldy

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