December 4, 2007

Tranquil Tuesday

River Rangeet


Near Darjeeling

Tributary of Teesta

Turquoise Rangeet flows

30 comments:

Priyank said...

Wow! How did you get such a top view?? Were you perched on the topmost branch of a tall tree ;)

kate said...

The turquoise colour is almost unreal - how beautiful! Your Haiku goes with the photograph perfectly.

San said...

Lovely meshing of word and image. Perfect calm.

imac said...

Lovely shot, quite stunning.


Next post of staithes posted.

Ananda Niyogi said...

Ahhhh - one of my most favourite places world - the mountains of North Bengal! I have passed through this place many times (I believe this is where the Rangeet meets with the Teesta), but never seen the waters so tranquil.

AJEYA RAO said...

Lovely pic. Did u hike up?

indicaspecies said...

Priyank,
Not perched, I was swinging around trees..LOL. ;)

This picture was shot from the heights of a mountain road. The SUV driver was not too happy to stop there as it was a narrow two-way mountain road with no barriers. At such a spot, I had to really rush with a few shots in a matter of few seconds.

indicaspecies said...

Kate,
Welcome to my space and thank you for your sweet words.

I had a peek at your blog. It's filled with wonderful stuff. I shall pay a longer visit again. :)

indicaspecies said...

San,
Thank you. Yes, calming effect of the beautiful placid waters. :)

indicaspecies said...

imac:
A compliment from the photographer means much. Thank you. :)

indicaspecies said...

Ananda,
I shot this picture on the way to the town of Jorethang, the Southern part of Sikkim, while I was returning from Yuksom to Darjeeling.

I recall admiring the meeting point of Teesta with Rangeet from the heights of that mountain road in amazement, however, can't remember the name of the place. I also remember very well the colour-difference in the waters of the two rivers (blue-white of Teesta and turquoise of Rangeet).

Let me stop before I get too carried away with wonderful memories and make this comment section sound like a post.

indicaspecies said...

Ajeya
Yes, I did. In fact, I was returning to Darjeeling after a 8 day trek from Yuksom to the base of Mt. Kanchenjunga.

It's referred as a trek to Goecha-la passing via Tshoka, Dzongri, Kokchurang, Thangsing, Lamuney, Lake Samiti and beyond. You might wish to google on it. I have posted some scattered pictures on it in this blog as well. :)

Pijush said...

Its simply fabu Celine.. Nice Haiku with awesome pic.. very nice..

Sameera said...

Nice to see this wonderful pic again!And lovely lines :)

Btw,I am not able to get the seasonal word here!

indicaspecies said...

Pijush,
Thank you. :)

indicaspecies said...

Sameera,
Thank you. :)

If you meant the seasonal word in the Haiku, I guess Haiku rules have changed over time. The nature/seasonal word is not a must anymore. In fact, even the 5-7-5 syllable rule is not a necessity anymore, though I try to go at least by that. Call it modern Haiku! ;)

Sameera said...

Ha ha!Okie...

Yeah the syllable count is perfect.In fact I had referred yours to verify when I wrote my first one!Season or not,your every Haiku is a tribute to nature's beauty :)

Cuckoo said...

It is indeed very beautiful scene with that turquoise blue water. And I know now that you went up there, so no more questions on that.

I don't know why my reader wasn't showing your new posts, so thought of coming here & check. What did I see? so many posts. :)

indicaspecies said...

Sameera,
Thank you very much for the kind words. :)

indicaspecies said...

cuckoo:
There seems to be a problem. I can't quite figure out why I do not receive notices of all comments to my mail inbox. I'll check on it after I return from my holidays.

And, thank you very much for your kind comments. :)

jeana said...

beautiful pic cela..

Anil P said...

It is amazing how things look so serene from above.

backpakker said...

what a beautiful blue..did you shoot it from a tree ? Just joking as the aerial view is amazing .

Shantanu said...

Awesome! Did you take this pic?

indicaspecies said...

Jeana,
Thanks. :)

indicaspecies said...

anil p:
It indeed is, and it seems all the more so because of the height while shooting the picture. :)

indicaspecies said...

backpakker:
Thank you very much. :)

indicaspecies said...

Shantanu,
Thank you. Of course I shot this picture. And 2 others of the River as well (if you wish to check the link at the top of this post above the picture). :)

Ram said...

This is simply amazing. One of the best shots I have seen in the recent times.

It reminded me of the picture post cards of Naini Lake.

indicaspecies said...

Ram,

Thank you. You made my day!
I'm delighted that you liked it so much.:)