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A Place To Play And Pray...

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 7 December 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
~John Muir

NIKON D70 1/320 second F/11.0 ISO 200 11 mm

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

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Punit from Somewhere in, India

Wonderful landscape capture. Nature is indeed the place to play and pray. Nice description.

7 Dec 2010 5:34am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Delicious picture! I like this infinitely small in the beauty, the grandeur of nature. A cloud distracted occupies the sky! Nature is the source of all joys and all the comforts! Your image is a beautiful Pavan asylum! Good day.

7 Dec 2010 5:43am

Antoine from France

Great and superb shot. Light and colors are very beautiful. The landscape is wonderful. Good day Pavan.

7 Dec 2010 6:01am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, stunning image, such a lovely landscape

7 Dec 2010 6:08am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Wow, the best landscape I have seen today, makes me jealous I don't
have this wonderful house. Superb photo.

7 Dec 2010 6:09am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful place , beautiful landscape

7 Dec 2010 6:13am

Sophie from France

Whaou !!!! so beautiful !

7 Dec 2010 6:14am

Elsaxelle from France

Belle domination sur un paysage splendide.

7 Dec 2010 6:17am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

wonderful place to be!!! fantastic image!!

7 Dec 2010 6:17am

Yvon from Orleans, France

great landscape

7 Dec 2010 6:19am

rem_la from Villiers, France

magnifique ce paysage !

7 Dec 2010 6:21am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

What a fantastic location... the owners of this beautiful house are very lucky ! Have a lovely day Pavan :)

7 Dec 2010 6:53am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb angle on this outpost of beauty. Clear air and a vista such as this would I imagine help clarity of mind and vision.

7 Dec 2010 7:03am

naline from Brussels, Belgium

The nature is definitely a place where I feel good and where prayers come spontaneously in front of such a lot of beauties.

7 Dec 2010 7:09am

Ginnie from Netherlands

For how much we believe what John Muir has said is true, I'm surprised we don't do it more often, Pavan! The place in this image is definitely one such place.

7 Dec 2010 7:10am

Marc L. from France

L'endroit est majestueux, superbe image !

7 Dec 2010 7:19am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Of course the soul needs beauty and this view is Beauty!...

7 Dec 2010 7:55am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

outstanding clarity, perfect panorama, it's a fabulous photo Pavan

7 Dec 2010 7:57am

ManuRaw from France

It's my house !!!
Magnifique paysage.

7 Dec 2010 7:58am

Jean-Luc from France

wonderful landscape , with an incredible light. Beautiful capture , dear Pavan !

7 Dec 2010 8:05am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful location...Enjoyable image.

7 Dec 2010 8:21am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A place in the world ... closer to heaven ... a vast landscape only in the eyes of the living! Wonderful image that dream of a paradise still possible ... Why is it possible still true friend? Is it still possible to dream of this faraway place that teach us today? Cheers friend! Adela

7 Dec 2010 8:44am

@Adela Fonts: It is most certainly possible Adela, all it takes is a resolve to resign from this rat race and retreat to a world where there is no ambition, no desire, no material concern...just calm, peace, beauty...and nature...God's and your own, merging and melting into each other...Cheers:)

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

well, I believe we have the same idea of Nature as a paradise ... thanks, Pavan, for all these beautiful pictures...

7 Dec 2010 8:50am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful landscape, yes like Heaven. Your quote is as beautiful as the landscape here. Luckily, the hill top house blends so well with the nature here, one can enjoy, play and pray from within or without this house.
A great image ! Thanks for sharing! :)

7 Dec 2010 9:01am

Cistu from France

I don't speack very well english but I wanted to say that I really like... no.. that i love your pictures !!! Your country is, trough your eyes,so poetic!!!!

7 Dec 2010 9:14am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Magic this landscape!

7 Dec 2010 9:29am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Beautiful view , nice place and colors , I would like to walk there , Phil.

7 Dec 2010 9:51am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

A lovely simple landscape composition and what rich colour.

7 Dec 2010 9:58am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Wonderful landscape... I would love to live there. Thank you for your comment on my image Aminus3 unique position where I do more but that I keep for my friends to visit and leave a link to my site.
Have a good day !

7 Dec 2010 10:16am

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Breathtaking shot Pavan. A great view this is and seems like a fantastic retreat this. Where is this if I may ask you. Cheers and Thanks for your comments on my pics too.

7 Dec 2010 10:19am

noel from paris, France

great capture of this landscape ,with great colours and sky
nice shot

7 Dec 2010 10:28am

Maxou Antoine from France

Superb photo and great view. I like it. Have a great day Pavan.

7 Dec 2010 10:44am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Wonderful to view such a heavenly place, a great place to be...really a nice frame, Pavan. Have a great day!

7 Dec 2010 11:35am

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

Beautiful image and sentiment, so very true. There must be more than survival but also, beauty, faith and respite.

7 Dec 2010 12:27pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

An amazing location and what a vantage point from which to enjoy evey sunrise and sunset. The frame is so beautiful and detailed, Pavan. A different world, and what I would give.......

7 Dec 2010 12:55pm

Chantal_Tootsie from Bretagne 22140, France

à quelques pas du Ciel

7 Dec 2010 1:14pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

what a breathtaking view so beautifully captured

7 Dec 2010 1:58pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

You are absolutely right to Pavan friend! Perhaps this is the camino.El problem is when you depend on people who need you! I have to wait a bit longer yet! Thanks very much friend Pavan! Cheers, Adela

7 Dec 2010 3:03pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

A place to play, to pray... and a perfect place to meditate, I guess! Such a beautiful portrait of this heavenly place Paco! The longer I look at this, the more I feel like purified! Thanks for such wonderful capture my friend!:-)

7 Dec 2010 3:24pm

Piyush Garyali from Raleigh, United States

OMG, this looks so serene and peaceful. Aptly titled Pavan and nicely shot!

7 Dec 2010 3:32pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

wow amazing !!! exceptonnal view , details so so clear !! wonderful colors ! great great catch pavan 5*

7 Dec 2010 4:42pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

wow! i would like to live there, what fabulous view!!

7 Dec 2010 5:00pm

eva from Rouen, France

wonderful picture !

7 Dec 2010 6:27pm

pixator from kerman, Iran

Really beautiful shot !!

7 Dec 2010 6:28pm

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Magnifique point de vue !!

7 Dec 2010 6:28pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

fantastic view anf image - I like the houses location

7 Dec 2010 6:30pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A totally stunning shot! Gorgeous!

7 Dec 2010 7:05pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

such a beautiful place for meditation !

7 Dec 2010 7:21pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

gorgeous. what a place to play and pray; it doesn't get better than that:)))

7 Dec 2010 8:50pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Un point de vue absolument superbe!

7 Dec 2010 9:08pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

Near the sky, far from the turbulences of the modern life, the ideal place to meditate and ressoucer!

7 Dec 2010 9:48pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Amazing point to be Pavan!!

7 Dec 2010 9:48pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The people living there have a great view. A gorgeous vista.

8 Dec 2010 12:07am

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

amazing view! wow!

8 Dec 2010 12:33am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

i think somebody is very lucky to live in such a beautiful home, with such a beautiful view. your photo, pavan, is like heaven on earth.

well... of course i know the real difference between a cemetary and a restroom! but i have a feeling you have an unexpected answer... so i will ask of you...
what is the difference between a restroom and a cemetary???

8 Dec 2010 12:48am

@Seraphine: Thank you Sera for the visit and wonderful comment:) As for your question...there is no difference my friend:) when you gotta go, you gotta go!!!! LOL!!

Sunder from Chennai, India

Awesome shot! What a beautiful view!
Wonderful composition and colours...

8 Dec 2010 3:29am

peacemaker from tehran, Iran

such a wonderful place ! such a wonderful photography !

8 Dec 2010 6:24am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This is a spectacular view...a calming vista that does indeed make one feel prayerful.
We live just miles from the original home of John Muir here in California
and we benefit from nearby trails and parks generated by his influential philosophies.
A beautiful quote that speaks so much truth.

8 Dec 2010 7:17am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Superbe vue ! Je te souhaite une bonne journée


8 Dec 2010 8:44am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

An overview and a light fantastic. Your title is perfectly suited to this splendid picture. Good day.

8 Dec 2010 9:10am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very beautiful place! One can go there and really relax.

8 Dec 2010 9:12am

k@ from Paris, France

How i agree... Beauty is vital. We often lose contact with is in our daily races. Is this magic set in Mumbai ? A wonder, i love high places and you being even higher here, we feel half flying and so light. Marvelous.

8 Dec 2010 9:56am

@k@: Thanks Karine! This is a hill station called Panchgani, about 5 hours from Mumbai, by road:)

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain


8 Dec 2010 9:59am

Goddess from Tehran, Iran


what a beautiful place
beautiful country
and ..
beautiful POV


: )

8 Dec 2010 11:20am

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Splendide paysage !

8 Dec 2010 12:28pm

Journey Photographic from Australia

Wow, what an incredible view to wake up to in the morning. Well captured.

8 Dec 2010 1:17pm

jeanne from près de marseille, France

superbe endroit
noyé dans la brume

8 Dec 2010 1:57pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Is that really in India?!
To me, it looks a bit like Norwegian fjord.

8 Dec 2010 4:38pm

@London Caller: India it IS!! Thank you:)

Chriss from Saint Paul, Reunion

Magnifique paysage !
Ton blog est cité comme mon blog perso dans le tag de Sophie ! C'est super !
Voici son adresse :
Chriss sur son îlet à l'île de La Réunion

8 Dec 2010 6:25pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Very good title for a wonderful capture.

8 Dec 2010 7:53pm

Elisa from Rosario, Argentina

C´est vrai, en plus c´est paisible et beau :)
Passe une belle journée

8 Dec 2010 9:14pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congratulations for the "Spotlight". Good day.

9 Dec 2010 9:10am

@Tede: Many Thanks Tede:)

marci from Morocco

congratulations on the spotlight photo! well deserved - this is beautiful!

9 Dec 2010 9:27am

@marci: Thank you so much Marcie:)

guillaume from Paris, France

Great composition ! Love this !

9 Dec 2010 9:44am

Mithun Varma from Bangalore, India

Wow! Thats a fantastic landscape. Congrats on the Spotlight Pavan!

9 Dec 2010 10:10am

@Mithun Varma: Thanks Mithun!

Barbara from Florida, United States

Magnificent! Your POV is as if you are suspended in air. I've admired your photography and most touching quotes. My apologies that I have not been able to visit like I use to.
My congratulations to you for making the AM3 Spotlight! (what took them so long to put you there?)

9 Dec 2010 12:48pm

@Barbara: Good to hear from you Barbara:) Thank you! BTW this is not my first spotlight. I have been there before:)

Ioanaz from Bucharest, Romania

congratulations! a well-deserved spotlight! beautiful landscape :)

9 Dec 2010 12:50pm

@Ioanaz: Many thanks:)

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Bravo pour le spotlight Pavan !!

9 Dec 2010 5:45pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Thank you so much Evelyne:)

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

I just sit down and admire... Congratulations for the "spotlight".
Kind regards

9 Dec 2010 5:50pm

@@Look: Thank are very kind:)

Barbara from Florida, United States

I should have known and realized after my comment that you have made the Spotlight before.
Every image of yours is worthy of being recognized for it's emotion and beauty.
Thank you.

9 Dec 2010 7:45pm

AnneCphotography from somewhere over the rainbow, Switzerland

I'm sure this place is a paradise fro the soul .... I can breath just by seeing your pic !!!

9 Dec 2010 8:57pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Congratulations on this well deserved spotlight, a real winner.

9 Dec 2010 9:25pm

@Phil Morris: Many thanks PHIL!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


9 Dec 2010 11:05pm

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany


10 Dec 2010 6:49am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Congratulations for the Spotlight! Well deserved for all your images! This one does exactly what it is titled. Gives that sense of sanctuary in a beautiful lofty place. So beautiful.

10 Dec 2010 2:50pm

@Bettina: You are very kind Betty! Thank you:)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

10 Dec 2010 3:34pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks so much Steve:)

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

Oh look at you, congratulations on the spotlight!

10 Dec 2010 6:15pm

@¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨: Hey Thanks Dutch!!!!

Hiroo Keswani from Mumbai (Bombay), India (BOM), India

Serene.Well composed too!

11 Dec 2010 3:17am

@Hiroo Keswani: Thank you Hiroo:)

saravana from salem, India

congratulations on the spotlight..this is a cool image..

11 Dec 2010 5:00am

@saravana: Many thanks for your visits and kind words!

foto-rolero54 from Gerpinnes, Belgium

wonderful work!

11 Dec 2010 12:22pm

Demo from Villeneuve d, Croatia

Fantastic view here! Wonderful landscape capture 5*****!!

11 Dec 2010 5:06pm

Sina Sohi from Tehran, Iran

Beautiful shot!

13 Dec 2010 3:22pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Stunning and so beautiful, Pavan! Congrats on Spotlight!!!!! Well deserved!!!!

16 Dec 2010 1:21am

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

amazing view.....wonderful panorama & visual....Congratz on the Spotlight

17 Dec 2010 4:52pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful landscape and image. Congrats to the spotlight!

19 Dec 2010 6:41am

Marie from FRESNES, France

très beau paysage, très paisible.

23 Dec 2010 4:44pm

Goddess ☼ Ƹl¡ from Tehran, Iran

its dazzling !!!
well done :)
5*****s from me

15 Jun 2011 3:31pm

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