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The Sea...

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 14 November 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

In the still of the night
As man slumbers behind the folds,
the forest proclaims:

"I am the power
Brought by the sun from
The heart of the earth."

The sea remains quiet, saying to itself,

"I am the power."

The rock says,

"The ages erected me as a monument
Until the Judgment Day."

The sea remains silent saying to itself,

"I am the monument."

The wind howls

"I am strong,
I separate the heavens from the earth."

The sea remains quiet, saying to itself,

"The wind is mine."

The river says

"I am the pure water
That quenches the thirst of the earth."

The sea remains silent saying to itself,

"The river is mine."

The summit says,

"I stand high like a star
In the center of the sky."

The sea remains quiet saying to itself,

"The summit is mine."

The brain says,

"I am a ruler;
The world is in those who rule."'

The sea remains slumbering saying, in its sleep,

"All is mine."
....."The Sea" by Khalil Gibran

NIKON D70 1/250 second F/16.0 ISO 200 52 mm

A film maker from India who has recently rediscovered his passion for photography.

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Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

i love the dream-like quality of this photo, pavan.
and it looks like there is a forever, just over there, on the distance.

14 Nov 2009 6:04am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Très beau poème qui illustre à merveille ta photo!
La puissance de la mer...

14 Nov 2009 6:14am

Mirjam from Kiev, Ukraine

I like your endless perspective.

14 Nov 2009 7:05am

Yvon from Orleans, France

Wonderful sunset on the sea
beautiful colors

14 Nov 2009 7:26am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

the light of the sunset is incredible ! wonderful panorama , dear Pavan !
enjoy your week end

14 Nov 2009 7:28am

fabrizio from rome, Italy

icredible light the reflex is special awesome photo

14 Nov 2009 7:36am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Belle luminosité.

14 Nov 2009 8:25am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

What a great view... very well photographed, the reflections of the sun on the water are marvelous :)

14 Nov 2009 8:30am

Antoine from BOURGES, France

Beautiful capture. Have a good day. Antoine

14 Nov 2009 9:13am

Mhélène from Paris, France

beautiful ,quiet and great composition with this poem !

14 Nov 2009 9:21am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Nicely framed image, shooting into the light has shown up the dust spots on your lens, might be best to clean it

14 Nov 2009 9:30am

k@ from Paris, France

I would love to be there right now - soothing & superb*

14 Nov 2009 10:42am

christina from bruxelles, Belgium

Le paradis sur terre...

14 Nov 2009 10:57am

dideban from mashhad, Iran

1 star's my frind

14 Nov 2009 1:37pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow...this is so beautiful. The light is captivating.

14 Nov 2009 2:10pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

BEautiful tones in this seascape . Bravo !

14 Nov 2009 2:12pm

Philae from Luserna San Giovanni, Italy

Beautiful shot and landscape

14 Nov 2009 3:00pm

thami from Morocco

Une petite crique baignée de lumière qui nous invite à nous attarder face à la mer...
Bonne fin de semaine lumineuse!

14 Nov 2009 3:29pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

The quality of light is incredibly gorgeous.

14 Nov 2009 4:12pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful great view on the sea

14 Nov 2009 5:54pm

Amir Taheri Kondar from Bandar Abbas, Iran

very nice capture!

14 Nov 2009 6:01pm

eva from Rouen, France

great picture, great poem !

14 Nov 2009 6:11pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is gorgeous. I like the light on the bushes up front and then out across the water.

14 Nov 2009 6:17pm

Eros from tehran, Iran

khalil Gibran is one of my favorites... and i love the shot of urz which illustrates beautifully this poem.

14 Nov 2009 6:45pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful capture :)

14 Nov 2009 7:49pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

lovely light landscape ~~

14 Nov 2009 8:51pm

Mª Angeles from Barcelona, Spain

Preciosa foto, tranquilidad y serenidad me transmite. Saludos!!

14 Nov 2009 9:02pm

ppeut from Lille, France

Very nice sight on the sea, I like the colour on it thanks to the light.

14 Nov 2009 9:29pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Wonderful capture of a splendid poetric atmosphere..
Bravo ! :-)

14 Nov 2009 9:44pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful light and picture. A lovely place on the coast.

14 Nov 2009 10:38pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Amaizing golden tones.

15 Nov 2009 12:02am

Michael from United Kingdom

Wonderful shimmering light on the sea, it's a fabulous shot.

15 Nov 2009 12:57am

Ajay from Pune, India

The sea is so vast... anything in it looks so tiny. Even the sun at the horizon looks so small

15 Nov 2009 2:20am

Kalyan from India

simply beautifully captured shot...lovely colours & the reflections!

15 Nov 2009 3:29am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

I very much like the composition of this Pavan. quite relaxing. is this an hdr?

15 Nov 2009 3:38am

@shoti: Thank you Edwin! You are right, it is my first attempt at HDR:)

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Quite dreamy, love the light!

15 Nov 2009 6:13am

uvaraj from New Jersey, United States

the expanse and light reflections are very inviting. Wonderful work and thanks for sharing :)

15 Nov 2009 6:25am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

excellent capture
lovely view

15 Nov 2009 6:35am

Olivier V from Belgium

the sea is perfect

15 Nov 2009 7:08am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Nice. You interpreted the photo into a poem. The picture is amazing.

15 Nov 2009 7:25am

jeanne from marseille, France

toute la magie de la mer
son mystère est là

15 Nov 2009 7:36am

masoud from tehran, Iran

Lovely colours, great shot!

15 Nov 2009 8:33am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! the tones are simply beautiful! Great light and composition. Well done

15 Nov 2009 9:21am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A beautiful seascape

15 Nov 2009 10:19am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

A wonderful perspective on the sea Pavan. The light is exceptional!

15 Nov 2009 10:48am

don from spokane, United States

A fine view of the reflection of the sunlight on the water. The boats add to the picture's effectiveness too. An excellent image.

15 Nov 2009 3:07pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What a wonderful sight and atmosphere... The tone, light, composition are all so beautiful! Thanks for sharing such a charm and soothing capture!

15 Nov 2009 3:09pm

Val37 from Tours, France

Very nice ! I like it !

15 Nov 2009 3:48pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent view, colors and lighting

15 Nov 2009 4:44pm

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nice Landscape
well done

15 Nov 2009 4:59pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

a superb light for this beautiful maritime panorama!

15 Nov 2009 5:43pm

Tagazou from France

Wonderful... Grand Ma the sea and Grand Pa the forest in a little domestic row!

15 Nov 2009 5:47pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Very nice , good job I like it !

15 Nov 2009 7:15pm

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Goodnight, Beautiful poem and beautiful image of that golden sea by the sun. Thank you for your passage, I will gladly Good evening.

15 Nov 2009 8:18pm

Adela Fonts Artús from Barcelona, Spain

I want to thank the poetic text. Also your comments. Deep feelings. Photography is your signature! Wonderful and idyllic...

15 Nov 2009 8:28pm

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

very cool shot

15 Nov 2009 11:04pm

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

I feel like I could sit there and just watch the sun go down...

16 Nov 2009 12:57am

Reflecteur from Gothenburg, Sweden

Great view, perfect shot!

16 Nov 2009 1:40am

One from Açores, Portugal

This is truly a beautiful picture, great reflections gold !

16 Nov 2009 5:26am

Alex from Barcelona, Spain

El horizonte te ha quedado espectacular, buenas tonalidades.

16 Nov 2009 8:04am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Great view, perfect shot, bravo !

16 Nov 2009 9:13am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Nice seascape, soft gold tones are very pleasant and very soothing... can stay hours to look at that...

16 Nov 2009 9:13am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful soft light

16 Nov 2009 11:13am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

impressive light and wonderful colors.. great shot

16 Nov 2009 11:43am

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

a super shot. i love the colors!

16 Nov 2009 2:40pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

a very beautiful capture, looks like a peaceful spot :)

16 Nov 2009 4:35pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

Marvelous vista... great light! :)

16 Nov 2009 8:08pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

fantastic light!

16 Nov 2009 8:22pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

fantastic light!

16 Nov 2009 8:22pm

Nicolas from Paris, France

Fantastic golden light !

16 Nov 2009 10:45pm

crash from Weehawken NJ, United States

beautiful golden light!

17 Nov 2009 4:28am

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

Very beautiful light and compo.

17 Nov 2009 6:34am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Fantatsic view!!!

17 Nov 2009 11:58am

eme chiquilla from córdoba, Spain

wonderful sight and composition of yours :) gorgeous tones!

17 Nov 2009 12:22pm

Sriram from Chennai, India

nice lights.. nice tones... and beautifully framed!!

17 Nov 2009 4:07pm

Francine from Buire le sec, France

Great your light!

17 Nov 2009 5:56pm

Sarah from Sydney, Australia

The sea never ceases to mezmerise me. The light is stunning!

19 Nov 2009 6:43am

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

looks a lovely evening

20 Nov 2009 8:02am

1/250 second
ISO 200
52 mm