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The Eyes That Watch...

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 11 June 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I have always found thick woods a little intimidating, for they are so secret
and enclosed. You may seem alone but you are not, for there are always
eyes watching you. All the wildlife of the woods, the insects, birds, and
animals, are well aware of your presence no matter how softly you may tread,
and they follow your every move although you cannot see them
.
- Thalassa Cruso

Canon PowerShot S90 1/500 second F/4.9 ISO 160 23 mm

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


My Spotlighted Images

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

So gorgeous in these colors. I love the movement of the branches and the trees and the long lane of light.

11 Jun 2010 5:14am

zahra from shiraz, Iran

very nice.

11 Jun 2010 5:18am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

A lovely path, beautiful warm colours!

11 Jun 2010 5:26am

Ginnie from Netherlands

I'm quite sure one of those watching is a lion, ready to cross the path!

11 Jun 2010 5:45am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Magical light. Wonderful scene. Larry

11 Jun 2010 5:47am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

The colors here remind me the secrets of autumn . So beautiful .

11 Jun 2010 5:54am

arneet from delhi, India

amazing shot!
very nice light efects....:)

11 Jun 2010 6:13am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Lovely path with these colors, light and shadows here. Very good shot.

11 Jun 2010 6:17am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

colors and light fabulous!

11 Jun 2010 6:21am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

incredible hot light very veri nice

11 Jun 2010 6:40am

STEED from SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE, France

What a light !!!!!!!!!!!!! Superb..

11 Jun 2010 6:53am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Beautiful composition, love the light.

11 Jun 2010 6:56am

Emmeji from France

Waouh, quelle lumière ***

11 Jun 2010 7:06am

oncho from granada, Spain

Beautiful colors and light

11 Jun 2010 7:10am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Oh que c'est beau! Les couleurs et la lumière sont extraordinaires!
Belle journée!

11 Jun 2010 7:33am

iren from Iran

this way ends to heaven?:)
very nice light efects & Beautiful colors

11 Jun 2010 7:33am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

La lumière est très belle ! Bonne journée
JP

11 Jun 2010 8:22am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

What an exceptional light in this capture Pavan, these tones are really breathtaking ! Wonderful !!!
Have a nice day Pavan :)

11 Jun 2010 8:41am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Oh wonderful lights and colors , it'a a really good capture and a pleasure to watch at , Phil.

11 Jun 2010 9:09am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~`truly~~ stunningly beautiful~~:)

11 Jun 2010 9:38am

Thami from Fès, Morocco

Une lumière et des ombres généreuses qui nous invitent à suivre ce chemin !
Excellent !

11 Jun 2010 9:39am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful. It just glows with warm colour. Nice quote too

11 Jun 2010 9:49am

Julie from Hillerød, Denmark

Beautiful warm colours and light, I would love to go that path!

11 Jun 2010 9:50am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I love the warm colours and vibrant lighting

11 Jun 2010 9:55am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Very beautiful this road of light. The red ground is very well returned, I like very much.

11 Jun 2010 9:55am

foto-rolero54 from Charleroi, Belgium

Excellent photograph, beautiful realization of sight, good day with you Pavan

11 Jun 2010 10:14am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A delightful stroll among the lights of fire ... !

11 Jun 2010 10:28am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such warm colors along the path inviting the viewer to enter and follow this path

11 Jun 2010 10:28am

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

A walk of gold, how beautiful, and looks so nice with the shadows sweeping across.

11 Jun 2010 10:51am

Karine from France

Wonderful colours !!
Bon après midi

11 Jun 2010 10:58am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Wow !! light is so warm & colors are stunning, great capture !!

11 Jun 2010 11:28am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Excellent. Excellent image and the thoughts you attached bring them ever more to life. Thanks for this one today!

11 Jun 2010 11:34am

Vinod from Bangalore, India

Wow so nice capture of beautiful colors... Loved the silence of the image..

11 Jun 2010 11:35am

Elisa from Rosario, Argentina

Salut
Un chemin féerique!
Passe une belle journée et bon week end
Elisa, à Rosario, Argentine

11 Jun 2010 12:01pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Ooh, the light is really lovely and such a warm color toning! Like walking through a green tunnel with that beautiful tree growing over the path!

11 Jun 2010 12:32pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Very vivid tones here . Cool processing !

11 Jun 2010 1:00pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful shot :)

11 Jun 2010 1:06pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

A frame that entices and captivates both heart and soul, Pavan/ Delicious hues and the dusty pathway that has me wandering alone and contented with my thoughts and I. Beautifully shot with that great eye of yourfs.

May I also say yet another huge thank you my friend. I took your advice and this afternoon purchased the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 D as recommended by yourself, and my goodness, what a wonderful little gem of a lens it is. So small, so amazing. You have been absolutely fantastic in helping me with the D700 and lenses, and I am very grateful to you. I'll be saving up for a wide angle now, but the 14-24 with no facility for a filter really puts me off, so perhaps a 16 or 17mm which are pretty much as expensive but allow filters to be fitted. It'll be a while yet, but thanks to you, I can now play with my new camera and two great lenses.

11 Jun 2010 1:16pm

@SOUL AFLAME: So glad you got the 50 Paul..it is a little 'gem' as you have rightly said! Since you have an issue with the 14-24, you could check out the 16-35 f4 VR AF-S or the 17-35 f2-8 AF-S. These are both excellent lenses. I would lean towards the 16-35 but the 17-35 is a stop faster...on the other hand the VR on the former would give you a three step advantage on shutter speed so maybe you'll have to toss:)) Looking forward to your images from the new love in your life (your wife's gonna hate me) and thank you for the wonderful comments on my pictures! T.C. Buddy:)

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wonderful colors ,like in an enchanting forest !

11 Jun 2010 1:48pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Wonderful leading lines.

11 Jun 2010 1:48pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

wowoaooahow!!like ittt!!*5/5

11 Jun 2010 1:52pm

jeanne from près de marseille, France

quelles magnifiques couleurs §§§
cette terre rouge me parle d'afrique

11 Jun 2010 2:00pm

Nina from Haute Loire, France

The opposite of the enchanted forest ... A mysterious and possibly dangerous atmosphere ...
Can we make friends among all the inhabitants of the forest?

11 Jun 2010 2:00pm

Piyush Garyali from Blacksburg, United States

Lovely earthly colors Pavan. Love the shadow formations on the ground

11 Jun 2010 2:05pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

fantastic colors and light !!! great compo for a beautiful place , i love ; 5* pavan

11 Jun 2010 2:28pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Gorgeous colors and composition! I understand why you call it a tigertrail..with these
shadows it looks a bit like a tiger pattern.

11 Jun 2010 2:54pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Like a picture from a Grimms Fairy Tale.

11 Jun 2010 3:01pm

Don from spokane, United States

I like the ruddy look of the path with its overhanging branches. Nicely done.

11 Jun 2010 3:12pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good afternoon Pavan,
It is a very atmospheric and heat radiating image. It seems as though the evening sun paints the forest in red-gold light. I like it very well, and also the words to it. Forests are full of secrets. You can feel it and see. For that I give you 5 stars ***** Have a nice day and thanks for all your nice comments. I am very glad that you enjoy my series. Sincerely Christel

11 Jun 2010 3:18pm

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

beautiful photo and beautiful colors, good evening

11 Jun 2010 3:52pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Very nice coloured picture. I love it.

11 Jun 2010 4:23pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

This way reminder me one's I've took in Africa, when I was young ! The same "golden" effect and green vegetable !! Nicely composed and captured !!

11 Jun 2010 4:45pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The warm light and red earth are so beautiful! Who knows what eyes may be watching in these woods? A brilliant image, Pavan.

11 Jun 2010 4:48pm

Frida from Sweden

Gorgeous warm colors and a path to lead me trough the image.

11 Jun 2010 4:49pm

Jyoti from Mumbai, India

Such a beautiful road... v well captured

11 Jun 2010 4:51pm

@Jyoti: Thank you Jyoti. I wish you had left me your URL so I could visit your blog:)

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid tone in this way, the trip should be fun!! Superb shot. Good day.

11 Jun 2010 5:27pm

Antoine from France

Superb photo. Light and colours are very beautiful. Have a lovely day Pavan.

11 Jun 2010 6:01pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Lovely shot ! The tones are gorgeous !

11 Jun 2010 6:23pm

Dutch from Chicagoland, United States

I love the quote, it's perfect with this beauty of a photo. The quote reminds me of walking in the cemetery because it's in the woods. You actually do feel like you are being watched and after a while I got uncomfortable. That might be because it was a cemetery too though =)

11 Jun 2010 6:27pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

A whole story in one photo... deep thoughts and warm feelings as well as ancient fears and some goosebumps... 5***** for this, Pavan...

Thanks for your comment on my yesterday's picture ("Check!"). I've got some trouble with another series I posted in May and decided to delete also some of my other pictures (showing people or certain places). I did it with a heavy heart for losing all my comments then, too...

Wish you and yours a nice weekend...

11 Jun 2010 6:46pm

pixator from kerman, Iran

WOW!!!
Fantastic color!!
Really beautiful !!!

11 Jun 2010 7:24pm

Eros from tehran, Iran

wow it is a beautiful road and the quoting has added a story behind it... i think of it as a start of a atory book or something ...

11 Jun 2010 9:47pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

The quote describes very well the picture, or the picture illustrates very well the quote... :)
An amazing and outstanding picture, the light and depth is superb!

11 Jun 2010 9:49pm

Elsaxelle from France

Une lumière qui laisse une impression de chaleur et de quiétude. Un très très beau cliché.

11 Jun 2010 10:08pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Beautiful warm scenery and nice colors.

12 Jun 2010 12:29am

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

Beautiful, great lighting.

12 Jun 2010 12:46am

Sophie from France

Magnifique lumière pour ce chemin....
Bravo !

12 Jun 2010 3:47am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Beautiful shot , love the composition and the reddish hue.

12 Jun 2010 3:50am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

beautifully rich

12 Jun 2010 4:01am

Krunal from Mumbai, India

i sense an approaching tiger, nice shot

12 Jun 2010 4:28am

marsa from Tehran, Iran

nice framing and great colors.

12 Jun 2010 5:02am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Wonderful landscape picture !!

12 Jun 2010 10:55am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

So charming, enchanting, alluring... yet so mysterious!!!!! Absolutely amazing work Pavan!

12 Jun 2010 4:24pm

Laura Abigail from Belgium

Great light and colours! nice work! :D

13 Jun 2010 12:28am

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity. George Bernard Shaw

Glad there was no ferocity and hope there was no sport...lovely colors.

13 Jun 2010 12:59am

Becky from los angeles, United States

wow - spectacular really. Colors , lighting and composition are magnificent.

13 Jun 2010 4:46am

Tomix from landerneau, France

FANTASTIC! i love this landscape composition and colors!
5*!!!

13 Jun 2010 7:52am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

What a fabulous perspective with these superb tones! It reminds me of Madagascar.

13 Jun 2010 10:26am

Marie from FRESNES, France

elle est belle, cette lumière aux couleurs d'or.

13 Jun 2010 2:04pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Wonderful satuation!!! Very nice!

13 Jun 2010 11:48pm

Pomme from France

Magnifique cette lumière :)

14 Jun 2010 7:52pm

Sarah from Sydney, Australia

This is beautiful! The colours are fabulous - we have soil that colour in the centre of Australia, but not around the coast. Stunning.

14 Jun 2010 11:59pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Very beautiful image/composition, with fantastic tones.

15 Jun 2010 8:47am

eva from Rouen, France

a very mysterious picture...

15 Jun 2010 10:08am

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

These woods are beautiful....I love the light you have captured. Too bad you have to feel they are a place of unrest and intimidation....but I understand.....

15 Jun 2010 4:23pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

belle atmosphère orange.

15 Jun 2010 5:28pm

BOCCONE CLAIRE from ISTRES, France

Magnifique!!!
Amitiés de France:CLAIRE

10 Jul 2010 4:56pm

Monik from PARIS, France

Une superbe photo qui semble en effet habitée. Bravissimo!!!

29 Jul 2010 3:59pm

Canon PowerShot S90
1/500 second
F/4.9
ISO 160
23 mm

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