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Shadows Fall...

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 15 March 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

All day I'm walking in a dream
I think about you constantly
Just like an ever flowing stream
Your memory haunts me constantly
Shadows fall and I try to drive you from my mind
So you're no longer near to me
But my heart sees you there with me
Every sunset you share with me
The rain that patters through the tree reminds
Me of you constantly
Your name is whispered by the breeze and love birds
Bring your song to me
Just as sure as each star keeps burning
In the sky your love will stay a flame in me
A flame that burns so bright
Not only through the night
But constantly
Though we may be far apart
You're constantly deep in my heart

..."Constantly" by Cliff Richards.

Considerable cropping is required when birds feature in a picture, unless you are fairly close or have glass upwards of 500mm. This picture is a bit grainy due to the low light and a good deal of cropping, but I feel the grain here adds to the overall feel and mood.

NIKON D70 1/640 second F/9.0 ISO 200 82 mm

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

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Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

awesome shot pavan! i like the bird in the corner, the whole photograph "wakes up" because of the bird.

15 Mar 2010 5:20am

☾éline from New York City, United States

Beautiful composition and light !

15 Mar 2010 5:43am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful composition and colors. The grain makes it even better!

15 Mar 2010 5:50am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Incredible tone heaven! the silhouette is cut in the glow of the fire! wonderful image!!

15 Mar 2010 6:06am

khadi from New Delhi, India

Stunning. The pigeon in the corner is amazing. It's a fantastic moody shot.

15 Mar 2010 6:14am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Wonderful sunset and composition

15 Mar 2010 6:17am

Marc L. from France

Wouahou ! quelles couleurs, superbe composition renforcée par un excellent cadrage.

15 Mar 2010 6:51am

fabrizio from rome, Italy

impressice red..... wonderful

15 Mar 2010 7:08am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Le ciel est en feu et c'est beau!
L'oiseau est aussi subjugué par ce merveilleux spectacle!

15 Mar 2010 8:06am

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

Incredible strong atmosphere in this image!
My summer nights are light and soft like HERE

15 Mar 2010 8:11am

Yvon from France

great colors for this sunset shot

15 Mar 2010 8:32am

Karine from Orleans, France

C'est du grand spectacle !

15 Mar 2010 8:37am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is a very beautiful shot! I love the colours of the sky. Incredible lighting. Very well done

15 Mar 2010 9:12am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

very beautiful image!!:)

15 Mar 2010 9:24am

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

So beautifully subtle. The colour range is breathtaking and the ambiance of the shot makes me mellow and contemplative. Stunning

15 Mar 2010 9:34am

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

J'aime bien la silhouette noire du pigeon qui fait contrepoids à ce soleil majestueux!
Bon début de semaine lumineuse et chaleureuse!

15 Mar 2010 9:51am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

The beautiful composition of a melting sun

15 Mar 2010 9:57am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Surrealist composition !! So nicely captured ! A superb sunset and love the black bird as per a shadow ! Bravo !

15 Mar 2010 10:26am

Sussi from Landskrona, Sweden

Exquisite sunsets and a lovely spread of light, like that, some silhouettes look a bit more diffuse, it increases the mystery of the image. Good job!

15 Mar 2010 10:28am

Elisa from Rosario, Argentina

Salut !
Je reviens encore une fois... :)
J´adore les deux coins de l´image, la lumière du soleil et le pigeon qu´en profite :)
À plus et bon début de semaine
Elisa, Argentine

15 Mar 2010 10:32am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Your images are of rare beauty, congratulations! Nice day.

15 Mar 2010 10:37am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Beautiful and not so grainy ! Nuances of colors are superb !

15 Mar 2010 10:40am

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Great photograph, if you did crop it , it is perfect. Love the color , the bird and the sun.

15 Mar 2010 10:40am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

just wow

15 Mar 2010 11:20am

MioModus from France

Tout simplement superbe !!!

15 Mar 2010 11:27am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A stunning image and warm with many readings. I appreciate the introduction and text of your comment in the line of your expressive image full of poetry! Best regards, Adela

15 Mar 2010 11:28am

crash from Weehawken, NJ, United States

excellent composition! i like thew addition of the bird

15 Mar 2010 11:28am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely limited colour. Glows with warm light.

15 Mar 2010 11:32am

eme chiquilla from sevilla, Spain

you've got the art of sunsets mastered! :D

15 Mar 2010 11:47am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Beautiful shot of this lonely pigeon against that amazing sky!

15 Mar 2010 11:58am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Amazing colors, the pigeon in the shot makes this shot Superb

15 Mar 2010 12:00pm

Olivier from Hainaut, Belgium

wonderful, simply wonderful!

15 Mar 2010 1:04pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

wonderful image!

15 Mar 2010 2:24pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

This is completely stunning!

Would you mind if I posted this on my blog red is | . . . |? It’s a blog about the many types of emotions that red provokes.

If you don't mind, please send me a flickr mail. Also, it would be helpful if you could tell me the most intense emotion this photo provokes in your mind. Thanks :)

15 Mar 2010 2:45pm

@B.Held: Many thanks for the appreciation! You are most welcome to go ahead and post this image on your blog:) I am sorry don't have a flicker mail ID... as for the emotion this picture evokes in me, Red is not only my favorite color but represents passion and romance in my might have taken a look at the song/lyrics I posted along:)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful colors and mood !

15 Mar 2010 4:42pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Impressive colors Pavan. Like the sky is on fire!

15 Mar 2010 5:24pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like this burning sky

15 Mar 2010 6:07pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wónderful shot with stunning colors!

15 Mar 2010 6:11pm

Emma from Menorca, Spain

Me gustan mucho estos contra luz que haces. Unos colores muy bonitos.

15 Mar 2010 6:20pm

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Bon cadrage et quelles couleurs, c'est beau !

15 Mar 2010 6:31pm

T.h.o.m.a.s. from Paris, France

magnifique couché de soleil ... bravo.

15 Mar 2010 6:40pm

6ft5 from stockholm, Sweden

Fantastic. Love the bird in the right corner!

15 Mar 2010 6:44pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Love the red ball of fire.

15 Mar 2010 6:56pm

farideh from rasht, Iran

Very beautiful shot.

15 Mar 2010 7:24pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Agreed--I think it works very well here. And it's nice to see that even birds like to enjoy a good sunset. :)

15 Mar 2010 7:42pm

QUIM from Lisboa, Portugal

Once again a great sunset!

15 Mar 2010 7:57pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Quite beautiful the way the sun sends a soft graduated glow across the sky. The tones are spectacular.

15 Mar 2010 8:04pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Love red colours and nice details!!!

15 Mar 2010 8:08pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Stunning colors!! Love the mood you've captured/created.

15 Mar 2010 8:20pm

Antoine from France

It's a really very nice image. Excellent work.

15 Mar 2010 8:48pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Fire in the sky... very beautiful face to face between the bird and the sun, well done !!

15 Mar 2010 9:45pm

Lannic from Paris, France

A great composition , an amazing light ........ and this bird lost in the city in " flames "

15 Mar 2010 10:26pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good image, love the bird

15 Mar 2010 10:50pm

geneviève from paris, France

It's ... gorgeous, perfect and overwhelming !
Red is also my color and this shot is just great and so romantic, as the song
5 is too less

16 Mar 2010 12:16am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Great capture ! The bright red & orange color tones in the sky look beautiful.

16 Mar 2010 1:04am

shoti from somewhere in, China

didn't noticed any grains at all, Pavan! great job on the composition, like it !

16 Mar 2010 2:05am

Piyush Garyali from Blacksburg, United States

Totally amazing Pavan, beautiful colors. I wish I had a DSLR :(

16 Mar 2010 2:06am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

beautifully captured! superb composition and i really like the light transition and fall off towards the pigeon - it seems like just a ghost or a statue hiding in the shadows...

16 Mar 2010 3:06am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Awesome! This is pure artistry. I love it.

16 Mar 2010 3:15am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

This is an impressive capture! The silhouette, the toning, the composition is just perfect! Great shot!

16 Mar 2010 4:48am

Bettina from United States

Wonderful sunset image! Fantastic push into the red. I love your capture of birds. They are the angels in our cities. You have a great blog.

16 Mar 2010 5:24am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Just wonderful Pavan. The colours are amazing! Well done.

16 Mar 2010 8:26am

masoud from tehran, Iran

great work

16 Mar 2010 8:52am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Gorgeous ! The deep colors are so beautiful, and I love the simplicity of the composition... it works really well !

16 Mar 2010 9:00am

itzmedeepa from kerala, India

Pavan this is gorgeous capture love the way u placed both those subjects in the frame,nice frame wel executed

16 Mar 2010 10:00am

Anne from Singapore, Singapore

The pigeon doesn't want to look at the sunset, keeping with her memories of the day. Beautiful frame!

16 Mar 2010 10:54am

Magrat from Germany

The deep sun and the bird and all this RED... you did a wonder here, Pavan.. A whole story in one picture... full of romance and pain, hope and sorrow... 5***** - I just love it.


16 Mar 2010 11:10am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

awesome light of the end of the day ! and the bird on the corner...just perfect dear Pavan

16 Mar 2010 1:57pm

sil from Italy

Spectacular shot! Love the bird on the corner!

16 Mar 2010 3:17pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A fantastic red sky…

16 Mar 2010 8:41pm

eva from Rouen, France

the sun, and the black bird in a red sky... Marvelous !

16 Mar 2010 10:12pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful compo, colors, and an amaizing sun

16 Mar 2010 10:16pm

Sarah from Sydney, Australia

Absolutely spectacular!! I love the grainy effect and the bird in the bottom corner. Beautiful.

16 Mar 2010 10:21pm

Jacqueline from Courcelles, Belgium

Great lights, splendid coloring of these shades the come night

16 Mar 2010 10:46pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Absolutely out of my imagination! Fantastic!

16 Mar 2010 11:21pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Very nice

17 Mar 2010 12:27am

Abhinandan from Himachal, India

Amazing lights....beautiful.

17 Mar 2010 4:15pm

Laurent from France

Beautiful play of light !

17 Mar 2010 5:49pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

What a sunset picture, just amazing and superb!!

17 Mar 2010 6:55pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Incredible color of this sunset....I love the bird!:)

17 Mar 2010 7:30pm

ppeut from Lille, France

A very great composition thanks to the bird and what a beautiful colour for this sunset.

17 Mar 2010 9:12pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

terrific capture! so romantic and moody. i love this. i think it is one of your best

18 Mar 2010 12:23am

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

This is a sky on fire! Reminds me of the sunsets in the Kalahari desert in Namibia...

18 Mar 2010 1:33am

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

Beutiful color.

18 Mar 2010 5:36am

Laurens Kuipers from Enschede, Netherlands

Nice light, colors and atmosphere!

20 Mar 2010 1:05pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolie composition.

24 Mar 2010 8:57pm

1/640 second
ISO 200
82 mm