Thursday, December 08, 2005

Hills of tea

This photo is from a tea plantation in Munnar, India. The lines you see in the background are where farm workers walk through the tea plants picking tender leaves by hand. Located in a hilly region with a lot of rainfall, everything is green and there are lot of small streams and waterfalls.
I included the rusty barbed wire fence and post in the foreground to give some scale to contrast with the clean and natural background. Also I think the fog rolling in gives an overall peaceful look to the image.

[click photo to enlarge]
Canon 20D, 50mm 1.4, AV f5.6

13 Comments:

Anonymous Alicia said...

I like the composition. The fence gives it a sense of depth and the fog adds to the mysterious environment. The thumbnail does the full picture no justice. Nice work.

5:36 AM  
Anonymous tc said...

You're a fine photographer Ahamed!

5:47 AM  
Anonymous jj said...

I am a tea person. and it is interesting to see the tea garden of tea-growing center. (India is the world's largest producer of Tea)

7:00 AM  
Anonymous Lucas said...

Seems to be really quite, really pacefull. It's difficult to think about the stress living in a place like that.

9:08 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks very much for the comments everyone.
I don't normally drink tea but getting a cup "fresh from the plant" was very good.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Doris said...

Lovely! love the quiet over all feel of the photo.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Very ethereal.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments, I appreciate it.

4:40 PM  
Blogger Bailey said...

I like the barbed wire in the foreground. Very interesting with the wide open space in the background.

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5:51 PM  
Blogger A said...

I like the paths, they look like ant trails

8:50 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments.

10:02 PM  
Blogger Very_Vera said...

Wow!
You have some really nice work on this site! I just wrote a children's book about tea and this picture hit home to me.

Great job!
Vera

6:59 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comment Vera. Hope you stop by again soon.

12:27 PM  

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