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I See You Against The Sky...

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 18 July 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
~Rainer Maria Rilke

NIKON D5000 1/1600 second F/5.6 ISO 200 200 mm

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

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rem_la from Villiers, France

un ciel de feu comme j'aime !

18 Jul 2010 5:09am

sara from paris, France

Oh my god. I am so nostalgic of India you shoudnt show us such wondefull image.

18 Jul 2010 5:19am

@sara: Thank you Sara:)

sara from paris, France

Oh my god. I am so nostalgic of India you shoudnt show us such wondefull image.

18 Jul 2010 5:19am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Un face à face dans un paysage apocalyptique!
Bon dimanche!

18 Jul 2010 5:21am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

That is a fantastic quote. Absolutely fantastic. No truer words ever spoken. I love that you share it. And share this gorgeous shot. It's a perfect illustration of the Rilke. Wonderfully seen and processed! Always a joy.

18 Jul 2010 5:22am

@Bettina: It's my pleasure and privilege to share my thoughts and work with you Betty, for you always make it richer with your own interpretation...and never fail to see what I am trying to say! Thank you so much:)

amira from France

C'est manifique, Pavan ! Ce ciel, le contre-jour, le fil ténu entre deux plumes... quelle force, quelle poésie !

18 Jul 2010 5:50am

Phil David Alexander Morris from Canada

The words work well with the photograph.
Stunning red and black image with the
pigeons adding great balance to the compo.

18 Jul 2010 6:02am

@Phil David Alexander Morris: Many thanks Phil!

Bill Brown from California, United States

Beautiful words to go with a beautiful capture.

18 Jul 2010 6:12am

@Bill Brown: Thanks Bill!

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

This red sky is impressive

18 Jul 2010 6:20am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Very lovely color , beautiful birds , and the title and the words .... as usual .

18 Jul 2010 6:20am

@Farnaaz: Thank you Farnaaz!

k@ from Paris, France

The fire of passion in that stunning sky (oh that red, gorgeous !) behind the distance of sweet & clever reason.
A beautiful image, Pavan, and such a great quotation, it's a man (and woman ! ;) hard job in loving to respect that distance & realize its absolute necessity (or respect of the other). Bravo.

18 Jul 2010 6:23am

@k@: Every creative effort is an attempt to share, ideas, thoughts and feelings. There is no greater gratification than to be told that you have succeeded in this. Thank you, Karine, for being one of the few who never fails me here:)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Just WOW!

18 Jul 2010 6:38am

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

There is such a cinematic quality to this wonderful frame, Pavan. Like a still from a film, a key scene, a moment of significance, and together with the words, a great piece.

18 Jul 2010 6:41am

@SOUL AFLAME: Thank you my friend. I cherish your wonderful remarks:)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

So beautiful ! That sky is absolutely fantastic... also the birds are a great addition ! Very very well done Pavan !
Have a wonderful weekend :)

18 Jul 2010 7:41am

@Tamara: Thank you so much Tamara...a great weekend to yourself:)

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A great lesson in humanity Pavan ... one more! The separation distance, complicated relationships ... magnificently represented on all the elements that we teach. Why is it that mankind strives constantly ignored and inflicting damage? I think I will die without having the answer Pavan! Thank you very much for a new image that brings us closer to each! Best regards, Adela

18 Jul 2010 7:43am

@Fonts: Thank you so much Adela, for always appraising my work with so much honesty and sincerity. Any work is worthless if it does not communicate. You have always been among the few who make my work a success! My sincere thanks, once again:)

Marie LC from France

Incandescent this sky! I like birds against the light

18 Jul 2010 7:50am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good illustration for the ciatation of Rilke. I like this red background for the silhouettes!
Thanks for your comments during my holidays.

18 Jul 2010 8:10am

Aboololo from Govashir, Iran

wow ! great shot and horrorly nice photo :)

18 Jul 2010 8:18am

Raul from Elmhurst, New York, United States

Amazing composition.... love the red and black!!!

18 Jul 2010 8:34am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

is this using IR? nice red :)

18 Jul 2010 9:12am

QB from Canada

Oh, as always, fabulous. What can one say? Technically, aesthetically... it's been said.

It's a great Rilke quote. And oh...the birds could be doves, couldn't they?

The photo becomes more than itself. It becomes a symbol. You don't get much better than that.

18 Jul 2010 9:13am

@QB: Thank you so much for this most wonderful remark to my work. All creative effort is worthless if it fails to communicate. And if we do not share thoughts, feelings and ideas with our fellow artists, with an honest appraisal of one another's work, we do a great dis - service to none other than ourselves! It is only encouragement that drives us and that is all we need to exchange here. Thanks, once again, for your kind words and encouragement:)

Elsaxelle from France

Merveilleux. Une photo qui enflamme le regard et le coeur.

18 Jul 2010 9:36am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Wow the colour of the sky is amazing, well captured.

18 Jul 2010 9:38am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Brilliant Pavan Brilliant.........

18 Jul 2010 9:47am

@Richard: Richard, thanks so much:)

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Great silhouettes against a wonderful colored sky!

18 Jul 2010 10:13am

Marianne from Toulouse, France

Love your incandescent sky, as fire on our head , my ! what a red !!!

18 Jul 2010 10:42am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

cool silhouettes and very impressive reds in the sky, great selection for the quote to go with this

18 Jul 2010 11:22am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Phenomenal, moody exciting, formidable wow 10 stars

18 Jul 2010 11:34am

@Lorraine: Wow, Thanks!

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful image Pavan and didn't those birds cooperate nicely:)

18 Jul 2010 11:36am

@grouser: You bet they did:) Thanks friend!

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Beautiful composition and the sky really is on fire! The quote by Rilke goes really well with it because of the birds....

18 Jul 2010 12:38pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

amazing colour/image...

18 Jul 2010 12:55pm

danou from France

excellent shot , gorgeous colors and shadows , great composition pavan i love !!!!

18 Jul 2010 12:57pm

@danou: Thanks Dany:)

Maryam from tehran, Iran

such great colors.

18 Jul 2010 1:29pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really lovely shot

18 Jul 2010 1:33pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

Face to face on bottom of fire. Facination

18 Jul 2010 1:36pm

eva from Rouen, France


18 Jul 2010 1:43pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

This is phenomenal!

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 an email at bheldphotography [AT] gmail [DOT] com. Also, it would be helpful if you could tell me the most intense emotion this photo provokes in your mind. Thanks :)

18 Jul 2010 2:29pm

@B.Held: Brittany, many thanks for the appreciation. It would be my pleasure to have this image featured on your blog:)

Jyoti from Mumbai, India


18 Jul 2010 2:41pm

@Jyoti: Thanks Jyoti:)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

ah, this red color is so dramatic, and two birds on wires too ;)) Have a feeling something is going to happen ...

18 Jul 2010 2:42pm

Preeti from Mumbai, India


18 Jul 2010 2:51pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

Wow, what a wonderful sky

18 Jul 2010 3:22pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A timeless and haunting image - deeply moving. Five stars awarded - yet insufficient. Beautiful.

18 Jul 2010 3:23pm

@Stephen Phillips: That's most generous of you Stephen. Thank you:)

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

A great amount of tension in this image, as if something is about to happen, even the birds are waiting. Excellent deep coloured photo.

18 Jul 2010 3:41pm

@Michael: Thank you Michael:)

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

so beautiful shot and color :)

18 Jul 2010 3:53pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Fantastic!!! Love the color here.

18 Jul 2010 4:00pm

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

it's so... so wonderful, awesome sunset awesome red

18 Jul 2010 4:09pm

@fabrizio: Many thanks Fabrizio:)

Dimitrios, think positive. from ATHENS, Greece

the colour and the outline are OUTSTANDING!

18 Jul 2010 4:50pm

Beat from Switzerland

the red color tones are absolut fantastic. wow!

18 Jul 2010 5:41pm

Antoine from France

Superb. Excellent work Pavan. This red is very beautiful. Have a lovely day Pavan.

18 Jul 2010 5:58pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

I just love this fiery red and the birds sitting solitary but yet together - possibly looking at each other" - alone in the world at this time of the night. Love this.

18 Jul 2010 6:32pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

wow..stunnin' shot!!!

18 Jul 2010 7:22pm

Moana from France

Two birds in a red sky passion!
It is very beautiful PAVAN

18 Jul 2010 8:03pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Heyyyy,lovely red,very nice

18 Jul 2010 8:12pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful this red sky !!!
five stars !!
friendships !

18 Jul 2010 8:17pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Marvelous!! Gorgeous red.

18 Jul 2010 8:38pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Superbe Pavan.

18 Jul 2010 8:52pm

Valérie from France

Le ciel semble littéralement en fusion ... Fabulous Pavan :)

18 Jul 2010 9:43pm

diletane from France

Huhu superbe !
L'effet donné par la teinte rouge est tres reussi !

18 Jul 2010 11:38pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Exciting contrast! Red and black are impressive contrast colors!

19 Jul 2010 12:53am

jeanne from près de marseille, France

superbe ciel de feu

19 Jul 2010 3:10am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

This is amazing, how lovely composition you found for couple of ordinary birds, making it in great photo with this quote! Excellent light, too.

19 Jul 2010 4:10am

Majo from Mumbai, India

the beauty of red !
nicely captured.

19 Jul 2010 4:54am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

beautiful image and words:)

19 Jul 2010 5:42am

arneet from delhi, India

apt picture to convey your thought or vice-versa....:)

19 Jul 2010 7:37am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


19 Jul 2010 8:48am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Lovely image with the Red tinting, processing..I like the quote too! Wonderful work, Pavan.

19 Jul 2010 10:41am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That red sky makes this an especially intense image. Brilliantly done!

19 Jul 2010 9:48pm

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Soothing and emotional. Excellent work.

20 Jul 2010 2:42am

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

An amazing image of wonderful light! Quiet and emotion....

21 Jul 2010 11:09pm

Zoltan from Toronto, Canada

Fantastic image.

23 Jul 2010 5:38pm

cristina from Barcelona (Catalunya), Spain

excellent skyline and colours!

23 Jul 2010 6:22pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

très bien vu !

24 Jul 2010 3:43pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

I love the red!

25 Jul 2010 9:49pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States


6 Sep 2010 8:38pm

1/1600 second
ISO 200
200 mm