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Remains Of The Day...

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 20 March 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
....Rose Kennedy

Considerable cropping, discarding over 70% of the image to get this with a 300mm on a Nikon D70.

NIKON D70 1/100 second F/16.0 ISO 200 300 mm

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

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rem_la from Villiers, France

minimaliste, mais superbe !

20 Mar 2010 5:36am

@rem_la: Merci:)

Sophie from France

Juste BEAU !

20 Mar 2010 6:02am

@Sophie: Thank you:)

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

irrisistibly beautiful, Pavan. I'm transported to a little paradise within my mind.

20 Mar 2010 6:11am

@SOUL AFLAME: Many thanks Paul! Have a great weekend:)

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

Your sun is much bigger than ours here :))
This image is so elegant and beautiful and make my heart feel great warm, thank you!

20 Mar 2010 7:05am

@Leena: Neither mine nor yours Leena, but ours, shedding it's light and grace on this wonderful planet for all living beings to love, share and be happy! Many thanks for your kind words:)

eva from Rouen, France

oh Pavan ! Marvelous sun ! I want to pluck it ! thank you for this joy !

20 Mar 2010 7:31am

@eva: Thank you Eva!

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Éblouissant! Couleurs éclatantes, j'aime...
Belle journée!

20 Mar 2010 7:40am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Soul reminders and awakenings. each new day! just beautiful!!

20 Mar 2010 7:40am

@kate: A rose is not a rose until someone enjoys its fragrance and beholds it's beauty...What are our ideas and work if they are not shared with one and all:) Thank you!

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

only one word.... superb great job pavan

20 Mar 2010 7:51am

@fabrizio: Many thanks Fabrizio!

Marc L. from France

Pas grand chose à dire, simplement s'asseoir et admirer. Merci pour le partage.

20 Mar 2010 8:11am

@Marc L.: You are welcome and thank you Marc!

mohsen from isfahan, Iran


20 Mar 2010 8:21am

jpla from St Barthélemy d'Anjou, France

J'aime ! Bon samedi !

20 Mar 2010 8:23am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Really beautiful... this photo remind me the movie "Jonathan Livingstone Seagull", extraordinary colors and mood, I just love it :) Have a nice weekend !

20 Mar 2010 8:30am

@Tamara: Jonathan is a favorite of mine too! Thanks for your visit and comment!

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

You've chosen an exquisite sentence. Containing a great spirituality Pavan! The sentence needed to accompany a magnificent image! The sun shines and warms us! The sun gives us life in abundance! Thanks for your great gift!
I appreciate the information you provide on the characteristics of the shot! Good job! Best regards! Adela

20 Mar 2010 8:46am

@Fonts: You are most welcome and I am glad you liked it! Thanks and a great weekend to you Adela!

Antoine from France

This photo is really beautiful. Superb capture. Have a lovely week-end Pavan.

20 Mar 2010 9:33am

@Antoine: Thank you and I wish you the same Antoine!

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Dear Pavan, couldn't think of any word apart from 'perfect'!!!
Wishing you a beautiful weekend!:-)

20 Mar 2010 9:59am

@hugo poon: That is more than sufficient for me Hugo:) Thank you and a great weekend to you too!

jacques robert from Ath, Belgium

Simple, mais si beau !

20 Mar 2010 10:32am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

great sun set

20 Mar 2010 10:46am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

A beautifully captured ball of fire

20 Mar 2010 10:53am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

very impressive

20 Mar 2010 11:20am

@yiannis krikis: Thank you Yiannis!

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

It is always fascinating and beautiful to watch a sunset,
you captured it in a great way!!

20 Mar 2010 11:29am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

5 stars

20 Mar 2010 2:57pm

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

Gorgeous image, I can feel the warmth of the Sun.

20 Mar 2010 3:28pm

Samantha from Toronto, Canada

This is beautiful! Well done!!

20 Mar 2010 4:25pm

phil from angouleme, France

Cette belle photo nous réchauffe le coeur

20 Mar 2010 4:55pm

foto-rolero54 from Belgium

beautiful image, of a sunset, well considering, cheer!

20 Mar 2010 5:07pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Stunning image

20 Mar 2010 5:23pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Excellent summary of one's day!

20 Mar 2010 5:23pm

tede from Aubenas 07, France

A flamboyant image, great job. Good day.

20 Mar 2010 5:43pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

i love the colors and the atmosphere here

20 Mar 2010 6:26pm

Piyush Garyali from Blacksburg, United States

Great colors Pavan and a lovely composition with the sun and the bird !!

20 Mar 2010 6:38pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

I love the cropping for the relationship between bird and sun. There's a push and pull, as though the bird is trying to pull away from the magnetism of the sun, and the sun is sinking into red. Great relational tension. And so beautiful, too!

20 Mar 2010 7:15pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Lovely dramatic simplicity. The cropping worked !! This is a beauty !

20 Mar 2010 7:56pm

Vinay from Bangalore, India

Lovely shot... I adore the colors... and the timing of the bird in the photograph. Seems like a small speck in the thumbnail... but when I see it in the full size, the bird is inevitable.

20 Mar 2010 8:01pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand


20 Mar 2010 9:19pm

Jacqueline from Courcelles, Belgium

Shade of a bird which plane takes all its size on this mysterious bottom .....

20 Mar 2010 9:23pm

QUIM from Lisboa, Portugal

Once again a great photo Paul1

20 Mar 2010 10:49pm

geneviève from paris, France

Splendid !
Only sun, sky and a bird, and such beauty in the simplicity
Watch and dream

21 Mar 2010 12:04am

Mirza Ahmad from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Flying high ..... simple, colourful, and strong.

21 Mar 2010 12:58am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

WOW this is so beautiful, makes me feel I am in some sort of tropical paradise, wishing I had a cool drink to sip and enjoy with this amazing view

21 Mar 2010 1:11am from Germany

wow! great photo... so simple and beautiful... looks almost like a painting

21 Mar 2010 2:57am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Spectacular image, love the Oriental sunset feel to this beautiful composition. Stunning work!

21 Mar 2010 3:02am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

yes, pavan, but you never hear birds singing *during* a storm!
i think they probably hum though. quietly.
to themselves.
until the storm passes.

21 Mar 2010 6:49am

jeanne from près de marseille, France

et pur dans ce rouge

21 Mar 2010 6:49am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

Great one, Pavan!

21 Mar 2010 7:57am

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

awesome shot !! Congrats. I love it !!

21 Mar 2010 10:00am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! This is incredible!!! I love it!!! The sun is beautiful - like a ball on fire!!!! Superbly captured. 5 stars for sure for this amazing shot! BRAVO!

21 Mar 2010 10:11am

Tomix from landerneau, France

thank you for this beautiful sun!

21 Mar 2010 11:53am

Elisa from Rosario, Argentina

C´est tout simplement fantastique
Et bien à toi pour le titre :)
Bon début de saison!

21 Mar 2010 12:37pm

Magrat from Germany

Gorgeous... the little birdie makes it perfect... Just great, Pavan! :)

21 Mar 2010 1:24pm

sil from Italy

Wow! Magnificent shot!

21 Mar 2010 2:07pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful ! Such a strong , awesome color !

21 Mar 2010 2:31pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Breath-taking. I'm speechless. WOW!

21 Mar 2010 2:49pm

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Simple et beau !

21 Mar 2010 5:00pm

Pomme from France

A la rencontre du soleil, superbe ! :)

21 Mar 2010 5:34pm

Jason from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Loving this one! Awesome colours and capture of the bird. Excellent work my friend :)

21 Mar 2010 9:10pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Simple, but still very powerful.

21 Mar 2010 10:16pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

The graduated color on the sun is just beautiful and.. it's always amazed me how birds will sing in the rain. One time when I was not feeling so good about things.. in the thunderstorm between claps I heard a bird singing. Just one.. it was a song of hope. It really is too bad more people aren't comfortable singing in the rain like Fred Astaire :)

21 Mar 2010 10:28pm

Alan from Manila, Philippines

Just wow! Simple yet extremely stunning with the dominance of two primary colors.

22 Mar 2010 12:37am

oncho from granada, Spain

Magnifico tiro!

22 Mar 2010 7:45am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

What a splendid image! You did a great job here Pavan!

22 Mar 2010 8:36am

shoti from somewhere in, China

wow, 70% crop! that sun is tremendous! nicely composed Pavan!

23 Mar 2010 1:26am

☾éline from New York City, United States

Nice composition !

23 Mar 2010 2:01am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Brilliant capture Pavan ! The bright yellow ball of fire looks beautiful in the red sky

23 Mar 2010 2:46am

Mandy from STOCKHOLM, Sweden

Pas de commentaires, c´est juste fabuleux!!!

23 Mar 2010 8:36am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, you saved the perfect thirty percent! This is such a dramatic and beautiful image. Bravo!

24 Mar 2010 3:00pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Brilliant photo. I love the motion of the bird. A+

25 Mar 2010 5:28pm

Karthik from Chennai, India

Brilliant colors

28 Apr 2010 5:10am

1/100 second
ISO 200
300 mm