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Mysterious and Miraculous...

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 1 October 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Everything is mysterious: it is better to enjoy it rather than trying to understand it. Ultimately the man who goes on trying to understand life proves to be a fool, and the man who enjoys life becomes wise goes on enjoying life, because he becomes more and more aware of the mysterious that surrounds us. The greatest understanding is to know that nothing can be understood, that all is mysterious and miraculous. To me this is the beginning of religion in your life.
~Osho Rajneesh

To all, my dear friends at AM3, Hugo Poon, Karine*Mazloumian, Bettina, Adela Fonts, Danou-Yepa, Paul Williams, Eros, Farnaaz, Dutçh, Seraphine, Mathilde Collot, Bluechameleon, B.Held, Ginnie Hart, JJ, Alun, Phil David Alexander Morris, Eva, Magrat, P J W Miller, 6ft5, Jack Larson, John Maslowski, Wild Mustang Photography, Mhelene, Dilwenn, QB, Tomix, Annierita & Annisabelle, Steve Rice, Tamara, Scott F. Schilling, Anina, Evelyne Dubos, Zing, Richard Geven, Shoti, Iren, Nazzereno, Tede, Richard Standley, Yiannis Krikis, One, Marianna, Roland Theys, Gilles, Fredtography, Thea, Marcie, Jeanne, Sophie, Marie LC, Elisa, Lorraine, Giovanni,Dowshervision,Sandy Weston, Magda, Willow, Dulcie, Moana, Antoine, Christine Walsh, Christina, Marc L, Satvik, Jean-Luc, Otherside Blue, Marie, Jacques Robert, Anne C Photography, Fabrizio, Prashant, Vaido, Celliotuk, Magda, Sarah, Piyush Garyali, Nina, Valerie, Emmeji, Uvaraj, Francine, Elsaxcelle, Phil Morris, Stephen Philips, Don, Frida, Olivier Paillet, The Major, Tomix, Larans, Karine, Anne, Nitin ....and so many more..the list is endless...My sincere thanks for all your visits and generous comments that I have been unable to return due to being on a shoot that requires a 17 hour day! I managed to steal a few minutes to post this image just to tell you all that I MISS YOU and shall be back very soon. Love and best wishes:))

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

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

What a fantastic vista, great shot

1 Oct 2010 5:22am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image and comforting quote since I seem to understand so little. Good luck with your work.

1 Oct 2010 5:44am

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

You are back with a superb photo and as always your words are very
beautiful. The words especially by Osho are all so true and wise. We
all love your photos and kind words and your intelligence every time that
you post here on Aminus. You have been missed but I am so happy that
you have a project that is keeping you so busy but do try to get some
rest. Sleep well, friend.

1 Oct 2010 5:53am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow. Beautiful shot! Your layers of tones and shading in this excellent b/w are gorgeous! I love the slope of the mountains and your fabulous vista! Fantastic distance landscape. What a sky and cloud show. Nice to see you!

1 Oct 2010 5:59am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Oh! when the mountains want to touch the sky! Superb N / B!! All my wishes of success for your movie! soon.

1 Oct 2010 6:05am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

hi Pavan Kaul, its good to see one of your beautiful captures here again after a long absence and read those wise words from Osho.

I was actually looking for my name among the crowd of ur friends that u still remember in ur nice wishing list thanks for including me in and I join Phil David Alexander Morris in every single words welcoming you :)

1 Oct 2010 6:26am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

welcome back Pavan, great b/w with a very impressive depth

1 Oct 2010 6:38am

Sriraam Kalingarayar from Chennai, India

Very mysterious shot

1 Oct 2010 7:15am

k@ from Paris, France

Hello my dear Pavan and thanks for your lovely message here (and at my place), a great pleasure to see you back (i'm the busy one now ;) and especially with an image & message to go with it that open our minds & hearts.
I do agree with the quote, just enjoy & let it be, the beauty (of the landscape here & of the world in general) is pure magic for sure, and the light through the clouds up there is beautiful. They float not trying to understand and sure enjoy floating & going over the mountains, just that... An image to meditate - and to rest by too. Hope you'll be able to rest, Pavan, and that you're happy with the work done. My best for you & yours and see you soon (or later, but i'm around :) with your always thought-provoking (soul-caressing t°°) images*

1 Oct 2010 7:22am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Great B&W for this landscape...

1 Oct 2010 7:37am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Thanks Pavan, and welcome back, even if it's only for one picture, waiting for others. Thanks for the beautiful landscape and quote ! This is India and its people for me, always related with spirituality. And your quotes are always meaningfull. ( you made me feel like to read again les Misérables !!! ) I wish you the best ! annierita

1 Oct 2010 7:45am

Karine from Somewhere in, France

See you soon !!!

1 Oct 2010 8:22am

Vink from Grasse, France

Superb b&w landscape !

1 Oct 2010 8:43am

Julie Dorbec from Hillerød, Denmark

Fantastic landscape with beautiful light and clouds! These words by Osho are so very wise, but sometimes so hard to follow. Thanks for sharing!

1 Oct 2010 9:52am

Tomix from landerneau, France

what a fantastic POV!! are you flying to take such landscape? beautiful...great B&W!

1 Oct 2010 10:22am

Eros from tehran, Iran

dear Pavan thanks for ur lovely message, accompanied by this beautiful shot and meaningful quote. i hope ur shooting goes as u wish and see u here regularly like before. i might not b as active as before but at times i come here and visit my good friends' pages, among which you and Karine and a few others have been really important to me and i really enjoy ur friendship in AM3 and i hope 2 c u guys in person some day :)
bonne chance!

1 Oct 2010 10:43am

Mariana Maodush from Waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous landscape :) Greetings !

1 Oct 2010 1:51pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Soooooo great to hear from you my friend and I could almost see you working on your shooting with tremendous passion and extraordinary determination... you're enjoying both your work and life! Thanks for stopping by and sharing with us such a grand expression of the beautiful nature! Take good care and see you soon Pavan! My best regards to you and yours!

1 Oct 2010 3:05pm

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

what beautiful tones. A great bw

1 Oct 2010 4:16pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

a lovely text and image - wishing you a wonderful shoot -

1 Oct 2010 5:06pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

wowwwww incredible of beauty !!! amazing !!!!!

1 Oct 2010 6:17pm

Nitin from Raipur, India

Another simple image with very compelling elements and an even stronger words. Breathtaking shot!

1 Oct 2010 7:36pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Terrific shot, great atmosphere and a landscape of great beauty. Beautiful day, see you soon.

1 Oct 2010 8:36pm

Emmeji from France

Cela fait plaisir de vous retrouver, même pour une courte pause dans votre travail !

1 Oct 2010 8:38pm

eva from Rouen, France

Happy to see this beautiful great lanscape...
Thank you for your words Pavan :)

1 Oct 2010 9:19pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

I feel so small in front of such landscapes.
Nice shot.

1 Oct 2010 10:05pm

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

PAVAN! You briefly come back to us with a beautiful b&w - only to move forward like the clouds you show. Hope your shooting is going as planned and that you don't have to many set backs. Wish I could see you in action! Thank you for including me in your group. :)

2 Oct 2010 2:33am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great B & W shot...

2 Oct 2010 2:40am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Beside your lovely sharp photo here I can see your nice message which as usual brings love, life , peace and a lot of mystery .. _ the big miracle that we need it for our life _
Have very wonderfull days and hope to see you soon .

2 Oct 2010 1:19pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

great landscape

2 Oct 2010 3:45pm

Elsaxelle from France

Merveilleuse dame nature photographiée par un artiste. Bravo !

2 Oct 2010 6:18pm

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Your heart seems as big as the immensity of the rolling countryside ... Thank you for this magic and reality that connects us! I hope to see you soon...

3 Oct 2010 5:59am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Beautiful composition...This is simply wonderful

3 Oct 2010 6:10am

iren from tehran, Iran

i miss you and your photos pavan!wonderful landscape!

3 Oct 2010 6:20am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A beauty range of mountains and valley. Breathtaking in scope.
I look forward to your return to AM3. I will try to be patient !! :-(

3 Oct 2010 7:03am

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

So glad to know you are doing well though busy of course.. I hope it's shooting something you're enjoying too. All too often we 'have' to do things rather than enjoy doing them but you do at least have a wonderful medium to express yourself even if its only in what angle to take something and not the full story. I liked what I did see of your work on your site. Very dramatic. Be well and I hope to see you again soon when you are done. And this image is lovely.. you do so know how to frame beauty!

3 Oct 2010 7:11am

@Dutçh: You are so right Dutch...glad you liked my tries the make the most of whatever's at hand and be creative and expressive! Many thanks for your kind words:)

Antoine from France

Bonjour Pavan. Superb photo and your monochrome's excellent. Landscape is very beautiful. Have a great day Pavan.

3 Oct 2010 7:32am

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

Nice peacefull landscape. Thanks for sharing this and all the best to you.
Kind regards

3 Oct 2010 9:18am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

It's so good to have you back Pavan, we also missed you !!! I hope your very busy life won't keep you away from us too long. This is really a fantastic landscape, and your image is so well composed. I wish you a wonderful weekend :)

3 Oct 2010 10:07am

homa from tehran, Iran


3 Oct 2010 10:54am

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

wow...really mysterious place..

3 Oct 2010 11:08am

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

so so nice photo in B/W
well done

3 Oct 2010 11:12am

Marcie from Boston, United States

Stunning!! Especially love the ominous cloud formations!

3 Oct 2010 12:12pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

What an amazing shot and a good way to pass your message sure sounds like a hectic schedule, we will all be here when you return

3 Oct 2010 12:57pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

i love your sky, especially in monochrome

3 Oct 2010 2:04pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

This is as beautiful as it is grand - a magnificent landscape, Pavan - and it is so good to hear from you - you have been missed and I am glad to see that you're busy.

3 Oct 2010 3:11pm

Chriss from Saint Paul, Reunion

Magnifique paysage ! Gorgeous shot !

3 Oct 2010 3:44pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Stephen posted your quote from today on facebook.....They are wonderful words, and glad that I've now found you, after seeing how you helped Paul out on his search for lenses for his new full frame camera!!! This image is indeed mysterious and miraculous......and I look forward to seeing more of your work !!!!

3 Oct 2010 3:47pm

@Susan: Thanks Susan and you are very welcome:)

Syam from Dubai, India

woow....amazing view...very well framed

3 Oct 2010 4:14pm

jeanne from près de marseille, France

happy tou see you
beau paysage

3 Oct 2010 5:02pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

great landscape !!!

3 Oct 2010 5:12pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

A beautiful image shot Pavan.

3 Oct 2010 5:21pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

great and beautiful landscape, Pavan

3 Oct 2010 6:19pm

amira from France

What a beautiful sky Pavan. Voir loin, le plus loin possible et se sentir aussi léger qu'un nuage.

3 Oct 2010 6:48pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

The view from here is incredible, and this lovely monochrome shot shows it very well.

3 Oct 2010 10:00pm

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Great quote by Osho Rajneesh !
Enjoy the shoot!
Awesome vista !

4 Oct 2010 2:50am

Sophie from France

Satisfy with your return, this image is magnificent.

4 Oct 2010 4:09am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely BnW landscape.

4 Oct 2010 6:13am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Lovely view...Nice to see you again after long break...

4 Oct 2010 7:41am

Ginnie from Netherlands

One of the best quotes on religion I've ever read, Pavan. Thanks...and thanks for your short interlude before coming back full time! Take care.

4 Oct 2010 7:42am

Christophe from Cherbourg, France

Superbe image de fin du monde !

4 Oct 2010 9:31am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

wonderful image and landscape!!:) enjoy !!

4 Oct 2010 10:38am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

so beatiful!

4 Oct 2010 12:40pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine landscape. I like the sweep of the valley and the immense feel it produces. Great clouds too.

4 Oct 2010 2:22pm

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

C'est excellent ! Je te souhaite un bon après midi

4 Oct 2010 2:48pm

Val37 from Tours, France

Very nice landscape withe a dpof and B&W successfull !

4 Oct 2010 3:40pm

rian from fullerton, United States

a 17-hour shoot? man, that's intense.. :) love the quote though, and love this scene you posted today.. :)

4 Oct 2010 4:08pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

It was a long time I came and I'm happy to see that you made always so beautiful shot ! Great capture and nicely seen ! :-)

4 Oct 2010 5:47pm

@Marie-Jezaria: Hey Marie, great to hear from you after all this while! Thanks for the visit and nice comment:)

pomme from France

Magnifique ! :)

4 Oct 2010 8:04pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Pavan Kaul, your portofolio is incredible, your landscapes (your shots in general) are outstanding !!!!
Mother nature is sometimes Mysterious and Miraculous... your captures can testify.
There's an architect out there enjoying Himself.


Oh and thank you very much for the dedicace ;)

4 Oct 2010 10:44pm

@DowsherVision: Oh Wow! You just made my day! Thank you so very much:)

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Beautiful shot Pavan! Like I said before, we miss you and miss your scriptures! Love this shot ,and it is dramatic in B&W, which I love! Stunning! Take care not to work to hard! Hope that you find relaxation through your beautiful photography! Good luck and take care! By the way, Sandy Weston is my sister!

4 Oct 2010 11:05pm

@Wild Mustang Photography: Hey great to know that Sandy's your sis! And thanks for the kind words Pam:)

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Excellent landscape shot in B&W ! Love the dramatic clouds in the sky, they make a lovely mood.
All the best for your work, hope to see you back soon.

5 Oct 2010 1:54am

Mark Johnson from Rural Douglas County CO, United States

Wow, that is stunning scenery. I love how you captured the clouds!

5 Oct 2010 2:04am

Beat from Switzerland

you captured this great view perfect. 5*

5 Oct 2010 5:07am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Hello dear Friend, thank you very much for the lovely message. Missing you too. Take care. A wonderful B&W with beautiful words.

5 Oct 2010 8:02am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

What a view! Nice hearing from you Pavan. The best of luck for your film.

5 Oct 2010 9:51am

larans from Lund, Sweden

We shallbe there when you´re back. Good luck with your work!

5 Oct 2010 11:51am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Nice to see you back Pavan, with this beautiful B&W panoramic view...
And thanks for your kind words...

5 Oct 2010 3:09pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

very interesting shot ,nice capture :)

5 Oct 2010 3:49pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

Wonderful play with light and shadow... like from a 40's movie! :)

5 Oct 2010 6:25pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Very beautiful sky

5 Oct 2010 7:25pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Long work hours are never fun, at least not for me. I would imagine you are creating magic though :)
Beautiful shot! Love the tonal range and the details through the frame.

5 Oct 2010 7:27pm

@bluechameleon: Ditto. But at times we must endure the unpleasant in order to do the things we love. Thank you for your very kind words:)

Sarah from Sydney, Australia

Pavan, I love those clouds with that vast landscape underneath! Very powerful.

5 Oct 2010 11:58pm

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Thanks for taking time off your busy schedule to post this wonderful landscape and beautiful quote...hope you can relax and enjoy a little..*we all are really busy at times but will try our best here :)

6 Oct 2010 9:59am

AnneCphotography from somewhere over the rainbow, Switzerland

Hello Pavan ! I'm very touch by your message to all of us ! It's always a real pleasure to come here and admire your work ! I really like the "immensity" of your picture and the words who come with ! You're right !!
I wish you all the best for your work and even if you're not as often as you want on Aminus, you are always in the eyes and heart :D !! Take care !!!

7 Oct 2010 6:15pm

Oti from Manila, Philippines

a beautiful sweeeeeping landscape! goodluck on your shoot Pavan! more power!

12 Oct 2010 2:01am

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