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"The Twilight..." (of 'My Life...')

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 24 June 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The Second image from my trilogy on 'My Life..', representing the years from middle age through old age....

Don't strew me with roses after I'm dead.
When Death claims the light of my brow,
No flowers of life will cheer me: instead
You may give me my roses now!

~Thomas F. Healey

NIKON D70 107 second F/4.5 ISO 200 75 mm

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

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Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Good morning !
So beautiful color here . I love the light and again the mystery ...
Have a good day full of flower !!

24 Jun 2010 5:13am

Elsaxelle from France

Une photo qui sait rendre un climat particulier : beaucoup de mystère.
On a envie de s'approcher et pourtant on assiste aussi à un superbe spectacle de loin.

24 Jun 2010 5:19am

prarthana from singapore, Singapore

the mist remains... i like the analogy... and the colour

24 Jun 2010 5:41am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

dramatic presentation, interesting

24 Jun 2010 6:28am

eva from Rouen, France

yes Pavan, I give you roses now ! I love your pictures...

24 Jun 2010 6:42am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Sorry but I don't control English very well but there are translators on line :)

Étrange atmosphère, on se sent happé par la brume!
Bonne journée!

24 Jun 2010 6:44am

Julie from Hillerød, Denmark

Beautiful colours and light, the atmosphere is magical!

24 Jun 2010 8:55am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Beautiful long exposure shot Pavan ! the tones are gorgeous ! Have a nice day :)

24 Jun 2010 9:14am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Spooky scene well taken

24 Jun 2010 9:21am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


24 Jun 2010 9:29am

k@ from Paris, France

Fire is so mysterious here, another beautifully soulful season in your life !

24 Jun 2010 9:42am

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

This is wonderful --- it could be called " The Dawn of Man'' or ''The Discovery of Fire'', so ancient looking. You have gone so far back on this one.

24 Jun 2010 11:03am

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is just so beautiful!

24 Jun 2010 12:24pm

amira from France

Mon dieu ! que c'est beau, que c'est étrange, un autre monde. Bravo

24 Jun 2010 1:19pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful . great mood !

24 Jun 2010 1:48pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful ! Tones are superb and these points of lights are wonderful there !

24 Jun 2010 2:14pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Wonderful dramatic mood Pavan. 5* from me!!

24 Jun 2010 3:07pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

A hugely atmospheric shot, and you've captured the scene with the 107 second exposure superbly, Pavan. Long exposures are an area that I fail miserably at, thus I am happy to learn from your expertise in this field.

24 Jun 2010 6:56pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful! I love the mood here. I also like the quote - how true!
5 stars for this great shot.

24 Jun 2010 7:01pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such wonderful tones and light contrasts a very moody I guess

24 Jun 2010 7:27pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

hmm..a lil scarin' but great tones!!

24 Jun 2010 7:44pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A mysterious composition. An unknown planet, invented by our fevered imagination! A photograph is absolutely incredible. The combination of light and color creates a fascinating atmosphere. Great shot Pavan!

24 Jun 2010 8:15pm

alex centrella from California, United States

nice shot !

24 Jun 2010 8:16pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An ominous looking twilight! And yet, it's beautiful.

24 Jun 2010 8:48pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Pavan,
that view affects atmospheric. The glow on the mountain and the colors of the general view convey a warm and harmonious expression. I like it very much. The accompanying words are very profound. I am also writing poems, and therefore to think about many things. In our region, it says: Give flowers in life because they are on graves in vain. Have a nice evening and all the best. Thanks for all your nice comments. Sincerely Christel

24 Jun 2010 9:09pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

fantastic landscape!

24 Jun 2010 10:05pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

So beautiful. The specks of orange fire light - and mistt are just great. Beautiful and mystic.

24 Jun 2010 11:06pm

Dutch from Chicagoland, United States

From cool to warm, I anticipate what comes next.

24 Jun 2010 11:35pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Very beautiful night shot! Very dramatic and ominous! Superb!

25 Jun 2010 1:09am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Incredible use of light and tones in this image. Great dramatic effect, really an impressive composition.

25 Jun 2010 1:41am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Beautiful low light shot ! What a beautiful scene, lovely colors. That's a nice quote !

25 Jun 2010 2:20am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Give me my roses now, indeed! That makes so much sense, Pavan. :)

25 Jun 2010 5:43am

Vinod from Bangalore, India

Oh lovely colors...

25 Jun 2010 5:46am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Amazing mountains with the clouds and mist moving overhead. It's painterly and atmospheric and abstract all together. The fires and color are tremendous in this shot. I love the story you are telling with these very poetic and meaningful images. Fantastic. I can't wait for the next. How beautiful old age must be. :)

25 Jun 2010 5:55am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

waouh, it's an strange composition

25 Jun 2010 6:18am

jeanne from près de marseille, France

quelendroit plein de mystères
superbe inquiètant même

25 Jun 2010 6:40am

danou from France

mysterious and magic fires , a very nice atmosphère for me , fantasic colors ! i love your shots pavan .

25 Jun 2010 9:52am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

those fires lights are shining brightly in a mysterious atmosphere, very nice..brilliant processing work as always. Have a nice weekend!

25 Jun 2010 11:58am

shoti from somewhere in, China

just like a beautiful painting.. the lack of light in the lower part of the frame adds mystery to the whole image. tastefully done Pavan.

25 Jun 2010 1:05pm

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

Your "middle" life seems a bit misty with only a few lights to guide you...Im not sure you are into the "old" age part yet however :)

25 Jun 2010 8:41pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Wonderful....seeing through the mist the fire within......

26 Jun 2010 1:23am

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

Soo moody, look mysterious.

26 Jun 2010 1:38am

jacques robert from Ath, Belgium

Waaawwwww, une ambiance étrange , mystérieuse ... photo très réussie !

26 Jun 2010 4:19am

Marc L. from France

Superbe pose longue, bravo Pavan, j'aime beaucoup !

26 Jun 2010 5:58am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

i really like this mysterious mood and the strange lights ! a famous pic, my friend !
enjoy your week end

26 Jun 2010 8:37am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Very strange and mysterious atmosphere. The points of light "make" the shot, weel done.

26 Jun 2010 8:41am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

It's like somewhere on another planet, really nice !!

26 Jun 2010 9:51am

geneviève from paris, France

It's gorgeous, the landscape in these fire tones, and the poesy choice .
We must enjoy every moment ..

26 Jun 2010 1:32pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Unbelievable these colors, fantastic shot. Good day Pavan.

26 Jun 2010 4:08pm

Dina from Tehran, Iran

somewhere else..maybe another world

26 Jun 2010 6:55pm

Elisa from Rosario, Argentina

De la beauté et du drame...

26 Jun 2010 7:08pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


26 Jun 2010 9:20pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran


26 Jun 2010 10:11pm

ISO from Bogota, Colombia

wow... this is magic... this is one of those shots you cant forget...a master piece...

27 Jun 2010 3:28am

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Superb shot... always stunning results you get with bulb exposure... (but it's still tricky for me... ;) )...

Roses for you... now! :)

27 Jun 2010 12:39pm

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

What a fabulous capture Pavan. I love the atmosphere! Well done indeed.

28 Jun 2010 10:05am

Val37 from Tours, France

Un peu inquiétante celle-là ! Great colors !

28 Jun 2010 2:43pm

arneet from delhi, India

the last line of the poem is like excellent, o yes even give me my roses now.....
and as for the pic,its very nice!

29 Jun 2010 4:12am

Nitin from Milano, Italy

What a fantastic picture Pavan! The redness and the orange and the yellow.. and the smoke and the smog.. and everything is just so right and is something most of us wish we could have witnessed! Bravo!

2 Jul 2010 9:27pm

grapf from Göttingen, Germany

an absolute phantastivc ambiance! Love this image.

5 Jul 2010 7:03am

Syam from Kerala, India

Love this much !

10 Jul 2010 2:09pm

CElliottUK from United Kingdom

Lovely shot

11 Jul 2010 7:34am

mauri from Italy

...nella notte brillano i fuochi e rischiarano la meta....bella!!!mauri... Shining in the night and the fireworks illuminate the goal .... beautiful! Mauri

12 Jul 2010 5:53am

107 second
ISO 200
75 mm