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Beauty In Decadence...

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 21 November 2009 in Landscape & Rural.

I see drawings and pictures in the poorest of huts and the dirtiest of corners.
.....Vincent Van Gogh


The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
....Charlie Chaplin

NIKON D70 1/40 second F/16.0 ISO 200 18 mm

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


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jeanne from marseille, France

là aussi belles couleurs d'automne
enfin j'imagine que c'est l'automne !!!!

21 Nov 2009 5:36am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

Very nice. This is HDR right? The composition is well done, the textures of the metal roof and the dirty dirt road are well brought out, the temperature of the picture suits it well. Excellent!

21 Nov 2009 7:25am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Elegant natural gardens...nicely contrasted with the corrugated roof line. Good eye !!!

21 Nov 2009 7:57am

Mirjam from Kiev, Ukraine

So sad and so beautiful. I like the tones of this photo.

21 Nov 2009 8:06am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hello, Beautiful colors in this beautiful rural picture. Good day.

21 Nov 2009 9:36am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Elegant natural,superbe couleur !

21 Nov 2009 9:41am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

a beautiful image indeed. beautifully tonemapped :)

21 Nov 2009 11:02am

Tomix from landerneau, France

fantastic!!
i like the processing!

21 Nov 2009 11:27am

Tagazou from France

Beauty in simplicity!

21 Nov 2009 11:53am

Val37 from Tours, France

Very nice processing, I like the colours

21 Nov 2009 12:26pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

excellent processing, such wonderful tones!

21 Nov 2009 12:53pm

k@ from Paris, France

I just love your tones here !

21 Nov 2009 2:13pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

great shot, fantastic colors

21 Nov 2009 6:11pm

Ardan from Manila, Philippines

wow. outstanding my friend. the colors are just wonderful. i love this shot.

21 Nov 2009 7:23pm

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful capture! Great composition and processing. I love the composition. I love the title and quotes.

21 Nov 2009 7:42pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely shot of this humble place. Fine toning.

21 Nov 2009 8:51pm

Peyman from mashhad, Iran

goog colors and mood

21 Nov 2009 9:26pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice compo with fantastic tones.

21 Nov 2009 11:29pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

beautiful pavan. i like the muted tones, and the way you "weathered" the photograph.

22 Nov 2009 12:03am

uvaraj from New Jersey, United States

I like the overall mood of the scene, especially the roof top details. Well done :)

22 Nov 2009 5:35am

Kalyan from India

wonderfully captured & composed shot...nice perspective!

22 Nov 2009 6:10am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Wonderful details, great tones!

22 Nov 2009 6:21am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Dramatic treatment. Great image and good quotes

22 Nov 2009 10:59am

Adela Fonts Artús from Barcelona, Spain

Despite the decline is a perfect image!. Today's society is decadent everywhere! Wonderful and idyllic shot!!! Greetings Adela

22 Nov 2009 11:00am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

good traitment.
I like the text under the picture.

22 Nov 2009 11:20am

Antoine from France

Superb capture. The compositon is well done. Have a lovely week-end. Antoine.

22 Nov 2009 11:34am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very nice colors in this special composition ! Nice :)

22 Nov 2009 12:07pm

Eros from tehran, Iran

precious sayings to accompany ur original , simple yet beautiful shot Pavan. i like it!

22 Nov 2009 1:44pm

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Le déclin se dissout dans la beauté...

22 Nov 2009 1:54pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Perfect details, also the composition is well done

22 Nov 2009 2:04pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A very good shot - interesting details !

22 Nov 2009 2:17pm

eva from Rouen, France

It's very strange : I can't think to Vincent here... but, after the hunt may be...
It's a beautiful shot, a question on the Beauty, interior beauty, secret beauty...

22 Nov 2009 2:30pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Perfect title. Fine composition.

22 Nov 2009 3:03pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great work you did here . Love this processing !

22 Nov 2009 3:26pm

fabrizio from rome, Italy

interesting and nice capture very impressive

22 Nov 2009 4:15pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I really like this lighting on the composition

22 Nov 2009 4:48pm

christina from bruxelles, Belgium

Joli et très romantique.J'adore.
Bonne fin de semaine?Paul.

22 Nov 2009 5:12pm

Bernardo from Spain

Me gusta el tratamiento de la foto.

Saludos

22 Nov 2009 6:17pm

eme chiquilla from córdoba, Spain

wow!! what a beautiful tones! and great quotes regarding your shot :D

22 Nov 2009 6:35pm

Joe Jubinville from Florida, United States

Today or tomorrow, the earth reclaims what is hers. Thanks for showing us this moment in natural history with an affectionate photograph and appealing composition.

22 Nov 2009 7:24pm

Kiki from Ambert, France

Man builds, abandons and the nature takes back its rights... beautiful demonstration in your photo !

22 Nov 2009 9:59pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Nice soft picture and color treatment.

23 Nov 2009 12:30am

One from Açores, Portugal

A wonderful capture and a perfect layout ! Well done.

23 Nov 2009 2:44am

Michael from United Kingdom

The colour toning is wonderful. I like it.

23 Nov 2009 3:27am

jpla from st Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Jolies teintes. Bonne journée.
JP

23 Nov 2009 6:24am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Beautiful HDR processing!

23 Nov 2009 7:26am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~!! ~~`you have done really well here ~~`beatuiful picture~~ love it ~`
well done !! keep on clicking!!

23 Nov 2009 7:54am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Gorgeus composition with splendid surrender atmosphere !
Bravo, well done !

23 Nov 2009 9:19am

Olivier from Belgium

La maison du sage...

23 Nov 2009 9:55am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

I love these shades of amber, sienna! but even more silvery green foliage! Van Gogh painted saw all the painted beauties and "hers" that which gives the sublime!

23 Nov 2009 10:07am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Superb capture Pavan. Light and tones are fabulous!

23 Nov 2009 10:16am

crash from Weehawken NJ, United States

love the tones .... nicely captured decay!

23 Nov 2009 12:59pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! This is such a great composition and amazing colour! Superb in every way.

23 Nov 2009 1:44pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

This is a beautiful shot

23 Nov 2009 3:50pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine composition using the open space and bushes and leads to the hut. The color quality fits the scene very well. Nicely done.

23 Nov 2009 3:59pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Interesting picture and processing, nice textures!

23 Nov 2009 5:37pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very beautiful!

23 Nov 2009 6:05pm

christine from France

Un abri bien rustique, mais une photo trés belle...bonne soirée

23 Nov 2009 8:07pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

The processing suit well to the subject. Like the tones.

23 Nov 2009 9:00pm

Reflecteur from Gothenburg, Sweden

Nice tones!

23 Nov 2009 9:34pm

ppeut from Lille, France

I like your processing to get these colours. It seems like coming from the past. Good job.

23 Nov 2009 9:52pm

Nicolas from Paris, France

Interesting, this quasi-desaturated landscape.

23 Nov 2009 10:49pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

My first thought, before I even saw the title - Beauty in Desolation!
Very nice pic but... why do the leaves seem to have double image? Or is it just my eyes?! :)

23 Nov 2009 11:20pm

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

stunning shot

24 Nov 2009 12:09am

Ajay from Pune, India

Indeed!!! And you have toned it so well so show the beauty. Looks very dramatic.

24 Nov 2009 1:01am

Will from Tokyo, Japan

Really nice tones to the shot, very classic feel to it. It would be nice to see original images and post processing shots to illustrate your editing techniques.

24 Nov 2009 8:30am

gavin hart from Gold Coast, Australia

I like the subject here and the way you have distributed the elements within the frame and the point of view you have chosen. Bushes are not always easy to achieve a good result with but these are well defined. I'd love to see what is in that weathered, corrugated iron hut.

24 Nov 2009 1:04pm

tce76 from St Laurent de Brèvedent, France

hello, and thanks for your visit and your com.
Yours pictures are wonderful too, and i'm sure to come back.
Bye.
Sorry for my English which is not perfect.
Thierry
(I give your blog on my planet)

24 Nov 2009 8:54pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great photograph and composition! I like the tones and colors that you used in this image and the small building against the water is very interesting!

25 Nov 2009 4:13am

rem_la from Villiers, France

j'aime ces taches violettes !

25 Nov 2009 7:35am

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

very nice :)

25 Nov 2009 10:31am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent colors and scenery

25 Nov 2009 5:26pm

pedro alexandre from loures, Portugal

i like the tones on this one, the framing is great too, nice work.

25 Nov 2009 5:43pm

k@ from Paris, France

I like it - still and always ;)
Love those tones, sincerly*

25 Nov 2009 6:15pm

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Quite an interesting image leading up to the building but there seems to be an issue with the clouds, there are grey blobs which draw me away from the main subject

26 Nov 2009 6:25am

Sriram from Chennai, India

Amazing tones colors and lights.. great shot!!

26 Nov 2009 12:26pm

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Love the overall beauty of this shot. Great tones and details!

26 Nov 2009 1:58pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

interesting processing

26 Nov 2009 5:30pm

noisycat from France

tès très beau , bravo pour le traitement , magnifique ambiance

26 Nov 2009 9:43pm

Reiner from Brensbach, Germany

Such a charming house. Beautiful.

1 Dec 2009 2:04pm

Megha from Mumbai, India

i like it :)

12 Dec 2009 9:37am

NIKON D70
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F/16.0
ISO 200
18 mm

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