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The Light...

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 26 November 2010 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

"Someday perhaps the inner light will shine forth from us, and then we'll need no other light."
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

NIKON D70 1/40 second F/5.6 ISO 400 11 mm

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

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Ginnie from Netherlands

That's such a beautiful thought, Pavan.... We often say the Truth is within us. I guess that's the same thing as the Light. If only we could see it more often! Your image is perfect for this quote.

26 Nov 2010 5:25am

@Ginnie: Thank you so much Ginnie! That is exactly how I meant it:)

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderfull picture and words, that really are worth concidering. Thanks for giving us so many thoughts by your pictures.
I wish you a nice weekend, Pavan.

26 Nov 2010 5:34am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon,, Canada

Amazingly beautiful image, this incredulous cavern coming close to self illumination,
yet retaining all the mystery that exudes though the composition. Very dramatic like
a wonderful movie set.

26 Nov 2010 5:34am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Lovely image, very nice light and colour

26 Nov 2010 6:10am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Awesome shot! Great capture of the light...
Nice quote for this superb image...

26 Nov 2010 6:26am

Bettina Gilois from United States

Amazing shot! The light coming from outside just underscores the textures in the rocks. Fantastic colors as always. So gorgeous.

26 Nov 2010 6:56am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

You have discovered a magic cave where each image shows a fabulously beautiful light

26 Nov 2010 6:57am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Drama, light and texture of mythical proportions. You lead the eye right lead us to the center.

26 Nov 2010 7:24am

Kala from United States

Beautiful light, tones and textures. I am really enjoying this series!

26 Nov 2010 7:41am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb capture of the light here. The light pouring in from overhead creates a very dramatic mood. I like the textures on the wall. Great quote as well!

26 Nov 2010 7:42am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful POV..This is the best shot among all...5*****

26 Nov 2010 7:44am

jeanne from près de marseille, France

toujours cette lumière
ces ocres
majesté du lieu

26 Nov 2010 8:16am

Behrooz Sangani from Tehran, Iran

Oh what a magnificent place, and you captured it beautifully!

26 Nov 2010 8:19am

Demo from Villeneuve d, Croatia

Wonderful ligth!
Very well done!

26 Nov 2010 8:33am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

love your set of this subject, wonderful

26 Nov 2010 8:47am

amira from France

Whoua, magnifique, Pavan ! Le coeur du monde ??

26 Nov 2010 8:50am

k@ from Paris, France

Ah Pavan, your dialogue through our photos, us all, is such a soothing thing especially with people like you, i think so much like you here again, it's a man life work (a woman t°° ! ;) to open up the inner door and let the light shines. Generosity, empathy, understanding to put some water on the malevolent fires & try to be real human beings. One needs a second birth in the course of one's life. And all is about waking up to that light you majestuously illustrate here (and one can see how much you love human beings since in your metaphor, the inner walls are already made of pure gold). Thanks *

26 Nov 2010 9:21am

@k@: That is a most enlightening comment Karine! Thank you:)

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing shot. Fantastic light pouring in ... Wonderful quote.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful presentation. :-)

26 Nov 2010 9:24am

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Fantastic capture! Spectacular light!

26 Nov 2010 9:51am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

: )

26 Nov 2010 10:25am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

What a fascinating location... so mysterious ! Love the colors also. Have a wonderful day Pavan :)

26 Nov 2010 11:11am

Reiner from Germany

The play of light and shades is just amazing and I like the soft and warm colors too.

26 Nov 2010 11:48am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb image, beautiful colors and light! Bravo Pavan!

26 Nov 2010 12:10pm

Rue Du Lavoir from France

Superbe lumière! Les nuances de couleurs sont magnifiques. Bravo!

26 Nov 2010 12:44pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

reflects of gold in this light...excellent!

26 Nov 2010 12:46pm

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Nicely framed textures again!

26 Nov 2010 1:01pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

great light , colors and texture

26 Nov 2010 1:13pm

Maxou from France

Superb photo with a excellent light. I like it. Good day Pavan.

26 Nov 2010 1:30pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful words. The reread more than once! Beautiful lights on the screen ... A gift for the spirit. Sentimienos Mgnificos make us better! Thank you very much friend! Cheers Pavan! Best regards, Adela

26 Nov 2010 1:36pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Breathtaking shot the light is amazing, fantastic shot

26 Nov 2010 1:36pm

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Wonderful textures and lights , it's a magic picture , Phil.

26 Nov 2010 1:57pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Another superb shot!

26 Nov 2010 2:30pm

Mehran from meshkin, Iran

the light is very nice.good work

26 Nov 2010 3:18pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

just amazing , fantastic , you are great photographer pavan 5*

26 Nov 2010 3:46pm

@danou-yepa: Wow!! That is so generous of you Dany! Thank you:)

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

so beautiful capture :)

26 Nov 2010 4:09pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Wonderful! Sometimes that light radiates from benefactors minds ... But not often ... ;-)

26 Nov 2010 4:13pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

A beautiful quote for this image. This entire series is just golden, in color and in sentiment. I really like what you are creating here, atmosphere.

26 Nov 2010 4:32pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

Another beautiful compo on this place. Very nice shot

26 Nov 2010 4:32pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

This place is really magical with its golden tones. Always a pleasure for our eyes.

26 Nov 2010 5:18pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain


26 Nov 2010 5:30pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

great shot

26 Nov 2010 6:05pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

A light shaft which returns the less terrible cave!

26 Nov 2010 9:18pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Oh yes! You said it yourself...the light...wonderful.

26 Nov 2010 9:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Here again, Pavan, the light is wonderful. I was in a similar cave with holes in the roof which was an interesting experience. But, it wasn't neatly as beautiful as this magical place.

26 Nov 2010 11:10pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

this is stunning. absolutely superb

27 Nov 2010 12:28am

London Caller from United Kingdom

You're so lucky that the weather was so terrific!
It wouldn't glow like that if the day was gloomy - which we have a lot in England... ;(

27 Nov 2010 1:21am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Pavan, I'm repeating myself - just love this series more and more each day! Thank you for exploring and sharing all these... I would expect a cave to be mysterious but have never imagined that it could be so warm, charming, spiritual and inspiring!!! The perspective, light, details... are all amazingly exquisite to convey the exceptional atmosphere! Bravo my friend!:-)

27 Nov 2010 1:35am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

Another great shot

27 Nov 2010 7:07am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Lovely lighting here - the textures of the cave walls come out amazingly well due to the lighting. The caves seem to be glowing in their glory of the past!

27 Nov 2010 7:10am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Mais quelle belle lumière ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

27 Nov 2010 7:44am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

A wonderful quote so wonderfully illustrated Pavan!

27 Nov 2010 7:57am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

I'm really enjoying this series a lot, Pavan. Your lighting is simply outstanding. Wonderful tones and textures as well.

27 Nov 2010 9:29am

Ayush from Singapore, Singapore

amazing colours, love the tones here

27 Nov 2010 9:55am

Elsaxelle from France

Pénétrer les entrailles de la terre. Superbe lumière.

27 Nov 2010 10:05am

pixator from kerman, Iran

Really interesting shot !

27 Nov 2010 10:29am

Aboololo from Govashir, Iran

mysterious ! nice colors ! great ! have a good weekend !

27 Nov 2010 12:27pm

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Such a beautiful golden red quality of light

27 Nov 2010 3:41pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A gold mine that light, splendid shot Pavan. Good day.

27 Nov 2010 3:48pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

fantastic light! you found a gold mine !

27 Nov 2010 5:07pm

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

k@ above always puts things so splendidly. Lovely inner light and textures.

27 Nov 2010 10:22pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

A great shot, colours and light are perfect

28 Nov 2010 9:02am

Elisa from Rosario, Argentina

Une prise fantastique, en lumière et en couleurs

28 Nov 2010 3:38pm

ManuRaw from France

C'est magnifique. La lumière est superbe et le lieu bien mystérieux.
Bravo. Là encore une très belle photo.

28 Nov 2010 6:04pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

fantastic work, lighting and colors

28 Nov 2010 6:58pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Profound piece of photography Pavan. Everything about it is so perfect, strong and captivating. One can just marvel at the beauty of nature and the hidden something in everything that one perceives to be dark. Brilliant shot!

29 Nov 2010 2:21am

Kavita from Paramaribo, Suriname

Great lightening, Pavan!

29 Nov 2010 2:45am

Mohamadreza from mashhad, Iran

What a fascinating place, wo .. . Thanks for your beautiful post ..
Be Eternal

29 Nov 2010 4:47am

Sophie from France

Beautiful !

29 Nov 2010 8:09am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

The light is exquisite and the colors so natural they evoke the paradise!

29 Nov 2010 8:30am

eva from Rouen, France

astonishing light in this place...

29 Nov 2010 12:46pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

So beautiful ! And stronger hearing from the inner light of everyone !

29 Nov 2010 5:22pm

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Une lumière et un site naturel d'exception !!!! belle prise de vue !!
Bonne semaine

29 Nov 2010 5:46pm

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Beautiful light, excellent composition, Pavan!
*imagine the pitch dark during night time, shed some light, inner light we must all have....

30 Nov 2010 4:26am

Mark Johnson from rural Douglas County, CO, United States

Amazing, it is like I am in the middle of an adventure.

1 Dec 2010 7:02am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

The light and shapes are marvellous

1 Dec 2010 9:43am

Piyush Garyali from Raleigh, United States

Beautiful lights and color Pavan

1 Dec 2010 1:34pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

just brilliant!

1 Dec 2010 2:22pm

noel from paris, France

very great shot with nice light
well done

2 Dec 2010 11:53am

Journey Photographic from Australia

The lighting in this is superb. I love the way you've kept most of the shadow detail, with just a few dark places to add depth. Wonderful!

3 Dec 2010 11:01am

peacemaker from tehran, Iran

very beautiful colors . superb !

6 Dec 2010 8:31am

Naveen Bachwani from Mumbai (Bombay), India

Gosh, this is incredible! Where is this place, if you don't mind my asking? I love what you've done in this frame...

31 Dec 2010 8:04am

1/40 second
ISO 400
11 mm