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What's Forever For...?

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 14 April 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I've been looking at people
And how they change with the times
And lately all I've been seeing are people
Throwing love away and losing their minds

Maybe it's me who's gone crazy
But I can't understand why
All these lovers keep hurting each other
When good love is so hard to come by

So what's the glory in living
Doesn't anybody ever stay together anymore
And if love never lasts forever
Tell me what's forever for

And I see love hungry people
Tryin' their best to survive
When right there in their hands
Is a dying romance
And they're not even trying to keep it alive

So, what's the glory in living
Doesn't anybody ever stay together anymore
And if love never lasts forever
Tell me what's forever for

So what's the glory in living
Doesn't anybody ever stay together anymore
And if love never lasts forever
Tell me what's forever for

... "What's Forever For?" by Michael Martin Murphey

NIKON D70 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 200 34 mm

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

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amirreza from tehran, Iran

just wow

14 Apr 2010 5:26am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Very nice words and a stunning image! The darkened sky and the crispness of the image is fantastic. What a great composition with these extraordinary land formations. :)

14 Apr 2010 5:42am

Sophie from France

Un superbe texte pour une très belle image.....

14 Apr 2010 5:57am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

intresting and sad words....... beautiful photograph..
maybe forever is for to make peace with self!

14 Apr 2010 6:58am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Very great view:superb!

14 Apr 2010 7:34am

Mirza Ahmad from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Very foreboding capture.

14 Apr 2010 8:21am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Brilliant landscape Pavan! Superb!!

14 Apr 2010 9:04am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb with those mountains in shadow! A beautiful B & W Good day.

14 Apr 2010 9:06am

arneet from delhi, India

well if love is not forever then maybe dying love is forever!!!
neways nice pic. and text.....

14 Apr 2010 9:53am

Elisa from Argentina

Ah bon! Quel paysage! C´est presque sorti d´un film :)
Bon mercredi
A bientôt
Elisa, Argentine

14 Apr 2010 11:06am

Marc L. from France

Superbe ! Bel instant capté !

14 Apr 2010 11:46am

Mhélène from Paris, France

A very beautiful photo !

14 Apr 2010 1:09pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Greta words to go with this stunning and striking image

14 Apr 2010 1:34pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

you have captured a magical time

14 Apr 2010 3:16pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Very nice silouhettes. I love it.

14 Apr 2010 3:50pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

great photo , side shadow and side light , hard contrast that goes so well with this superb text , well done Pavan .

14 Apr 2010 3:55pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Breathtaking, Pavan - a majestic scene. The plume of smoke evokes the classic western film - shades of John Ford. That sky provides an unforgettable backdrop.

14 Apr 2010 3:55pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

So beautiful ! I love that western atmosphere. Also the framing works really well ! Nice work Pavan :)

14 Apr 2010 4:02pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Dear friend! Today if you show me an authentic frame of the American West! Great panoramic mountains with excellent profiles on a dramatic sky! Impressive picture! Best regards, Adela

14 Apr 2010 4:22pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Your text is wonderful too! I forgot to comment on the emotion of the image!

14 Apr 2010 4:24pm

k@ from Paris, France

What is it smoking like that, a house's chimney ? Makes me think of Native Indian tents, very US western movies mood with this absolute gorgeous set, is it India ? May i come ? ;) Superb, and your monochrome has classic qualities !

14 Apr 2010 4:30pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Gorgeous... monochrome was a good choice... love the camp fire there! :)

14 Apr 2010 4:31pm

foto-rolero54 from Belgium

Brilliant landscape, splendid shot, Pavan!

14 Apr 2010 4:31pm

eme chiquilla from sevilla, Spain

beautifully panoramicly made!!

14 Apr 2010 4:44pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Beautiful poem,as well as the picture!

14 Apr 2010 5:15pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

fantastic scenery, grey tones and mood - excellent work

14 Apr 2010 5:15pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Great panorama and the column of smoke adds a whole extra level. Nicely done

14 Apr 2010 6:10pm

fabrizio from Rome, Italy


14 Apr 2010 6:53pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Marvelous shot, great tones

14 Apr 2010 7:08pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, stunning image

14 Apr 2010 7:24pm

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Une image sortie d'un film de western :)
Un paysage étonnant, j'aime beaucoup!

14 Apr 2010 7:28pm

Ginnie from Netherlands

This reminds me of the Red Rocks in Sedona, Arizona, Pavan. And of course, you raise a very good question!

14 Apr 2010 7:44pm

pixator from kerman, Iran

well done.

14 Apr 2010 7:56pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Pavan,
This presentation looks a bit scary and friendly at the same time. The mountains in the background have a protective effect at the same time threatening. Then I see smoke rising, which makes the whole scene interesting. The sunlight, over the hills and houses, giving the whole scene a friendly-looking expression. The color choice is the perfection of the presentation. I like it very much. Have a nice evening and thanks for your nice comment. Sincerely Christel

14 Apr 2010 8:15pm

6ft5 from stockholm, Sweden


14 Apr 2010 8:30pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran


14 Apr 2010 9:07pm

Phil David Alexander Morris from Canada

Beautiful landscape and treatment. It looks like a place in another world. Love the lyrics today.

14 Apr 2010 10:07pm

Crikette from Paris, France

Very nice text ...sad words's blues time I guess

14 Apr 2010 10:25pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! What a beautiful panorama. Superb tones and I love the smoke and how it stands out. The formations "created" a lovely line. Very, very well done.
5 stars

14 Apr 2010 10:44pm

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

I am just missing the cowboys and the Indians... :)

Great song ! So true!

14 Apr 2010 11:10pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Sublime scenery, divine light and the smoke that adds life... couldn't expect a more moving landscape shot! Your framing and tone are so wonderful! Have a great day Pavan!:-)

15 Apr 2010 12:17am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great scenery . Wonderful monochrome !

15 Apr 2010 1:39am

shoti from somewhere in, China

oh wow what a beautiful landscape!

15 Apr 2010 1:53am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


15 Apr 2010 4:49am

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

lovely tones and great contraste between light and dark.

15 Apr 2010 6:00am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

A great question and a great picture

15 Apr 2010 6:59am

oncho from granada, Spain

Brillant scenery, great panorama

15 Apr 2010 8:23am

Tomix from landerneau, France

fantastic a pity i can't enlarge more!

15 Apr 2010 8:56am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

A real western feeling , I'm looking for Cowboys and Indians , Phil.

15 Apr 2010 9:38am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good panoramic and b/w, maybe a little dark but beautiful.

15 Apr 2010 10:26am

Anne from Singapore, Singapore

because nothing is permanent or rather everything is impermanent...including choices made *the image looks great in b/w, I still see the the smoke now :) Good job!!

15 Apr 2010 10:40am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Magical landscape. And - love your accompanying poem!!

15 Apr 2010 11:30am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


15 Apr 2010 1:26pm

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

As usual .. good photo and good poem ... The smoke there makes it perfect..

15 Apr 2010 3:29pm

jelb from France

Amazing effect of contrast..A nice picture..bravo!

15 Apr 2010 3:45pm

phil from angouleme, France

Ce beau noir et blanc , laisse entrevoir la petite fumée et chacun peut affabuler sur ses origines . y a ti une ame qui vive

15 Apr 2010 3:45pm

Don from spokane, United States

A marvelous skyline with the lighted sky behind. Very effective image.

15 Apr 2010 3:49pm

jeanne from près de marseille, France

tout en douceur

15 Apr 2010 5:54pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Un véritable farwest ton histoire !

15 Apr 2010 8:02pm

Antoine from France

Superb landscape Pavan.

15 Apr 2010 8:25pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

Impressive landscape

15 Apr 2010 8:27pm

eva from Rouen, France

Beautiful B & W Pavan, dramatic landscape...

15 Apr 2010 8:58pm

uvaraj from New Jersey, United States

i like the dramatic skies at the background; great wide shot with drama of that smoke. well done:)

16 Apr 2010 12:03am

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

very cool shot. i love the shaded sky and the feeling of a wide expanse

16 Apr 2010 12:33am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful scene that seems to be right out of the Wild West. Excellent.

16 Apr 2010 3:51pm

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

What a wonderful panorama. We feel like being watching a good old western movie! Well done

19 Apr 2010 9:26am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Superb shot Pavan ! That's an lovely poem, perfect with this picture

20 Apr 2010 3:13am

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

This shot is awesome Pavan....beautiful in black and white!

25 Apr 2010 10:59pm

michele from Canada

i wonder where this is. it's really a beautiful place - and that smoke adds such drama to the image.

28 Apr 2010 3:15am

1/500 second
ISO 200
34 mm