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A Quiet Mind...

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 22 January 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
~Hans Margolius

NIKON D90 1/30 second F/5.6 ISO 220 200 mm

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

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Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

All I can say is I wish my mind was quiet sometimes. Mostly when I read and look at
images. A quiet mind almost seems impossible these days. Wonderful image.

22 Jan 2011 5:12am

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

Beautiful !

22 Jan 2011 5:23am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful image and quote. When I see this image my minis really quite. Excellent, Love this presentation. :)

22 Jan 2011 7:47am

Sam from Chennai, India

Typo: ' My Mind is really quite'

22 Jan 2011 7:48am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

A beautiful invitation for a Quiet Mind for a weekend!

22 Jan 2011 8:08am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Oh Pavan this is such a beautiful moment through your masterful composition and choice of tone! So peaceful, so calm, so quiet... a wondeful shot of spirituality! How I am drawn into it... Wishing you and yours a lovely weekend!:-)

22 Jan 2011 8:57am

@hugo poon: Your words mean the most to me Hugo. Thank you and a wonderful weekend to you too:)

k@ from Paris, France

I love this again, image is terrific, so original with such a deep mono, and i love the quote of course - ah, excellent !

22 Jan 2011 9:19am

@k@: Thank you Karine:)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Gorgeous capture Pavan... I love the mood. Enjoy your weekend :)

22 Jan 2011 9:20am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful. i love the silhouette and DOF. Such an excellent quote to go with it.

22 Jan 2011 9:44am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Wonderful image... simple, beautiful...

22 Jan 2011 9:48am

Frida from Sweden

Simply beautiful Pavan.

22 Jan 2011 9:56am

rainboy from Nainital, India

great shot man... u on fb ?? add me here...

22 Jan 2011 10:01am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb minimalist shot - at once peaceful and mysterious! Simple yet beautiful shapes.

22 Jan 2011 10:11am

parisa from shiraz, Iran

great focus

22 Jan 2011 12:21pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

C'est bien la preuve qu'il existe des embarcations fantômes !
Bonne fin de semaine lumineuse et chaleureuse!

22 Jan 2011 12:28pm

Pascale from La Bonneville/Iton, France

a quiet mood,but also so mysterious!I love the long grass of the foreground and the round of light above the boat!Excellent!

22 Jan 2011 12:28pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Interesting composition. Good idea.

22 Jan 2011 12:38pm

Sunder from India

Fantastic shot! great capture of the mood...

22 Jan 2011 12:39pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Je suis au milieu de la nuit et je rêve...

22 Jan 2011 12:54pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of nature Canada &, United Kingdom

My kind of frame, Pavan. I love your selective focus here and the serenity of the frame which absolutely captivates the heart and soul. First class as always.

22 Jan 2011 1:35pm

@SOUL AFLAME: Many thanks Paul!

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Only you could have caught a scene so beautiful in such a subtle manner. Wonderful. (And thanks a million for ur wonderful comment on my 'aminus-anniversary' photograph). Cheers!

22 Jan 2011 2:08pm

@Nitin: Thank you so much Nitin:)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A poem on the computer screen and in my spirit! Thank you for this beautiful gift but be filled with sweetness and good feelings. Best regards, Adela

22 Jan 2011 2:51pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

well done. fine quote

22 Jan 2011 3:36pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

lovely shot, very moody

22 Jan 2011 4:01pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

An ideally titled frame; one that is instantly effective and very calming. So good.

22 Jan 2011 4:18pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A sense of mystery, a ghost ship for sure. Splendid composition. Good day.

22 Jan 2011 4:58pm

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Une image troublante avec ce bateau fantôme qui passe... L'herbe apaise ce paysage.

22 Jan 2011 5:03pm

Antoine from France

Superb composition. Excellent work Pavan. Have a great day Pavan. Amicalement Antoine.

22 Jan 2011 5:07pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A quiet image and so beautiful, too. Magnificent.

22 Jan 2011 5:13pm

AnneCphotography from somewhere over the rainbow, Switzerland

This image is amazing ...a quiet moment with a quiet mind... as I try to live everyday even if it's only few minutes ... ;) !!! The B/W is soft but strong, the DOF is so perfect even the herb seem ton be "human" waiting for something or just looking at the boat .... yess, a terrific shot for a terrific ambiance !!! Have a quiet week end my dear ;) !!

22 Jan 2011 5:24pm

@AnneCphotography: Thanks so much Anne...for the wonderful appreciation and warm words:)

FULGENT from la roche sur yon, France

belle photo ,l'herbe donne du relief ,good day

22 Jan 2011 5:54pm

The Wakeful Tree from Mumbai, India

superb, good choice of B&W

22 Jan 2011 6:15pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

amazing frame that works extremely well with the selective focus. the ship appears as if out of fantasy!

22 Jan 2011 6:58pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

beautiful capture

22 Jan 2011 7:12pm

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

You have mad skills my friend.. the depths of shadow and yet such clarity.. superb! I am in awe.

23 Jan 2011 1:40am

@¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨: Thanks made my day:)

Becky from los angeles, United States

a gorgeous quiet, reflective image - love it.

23 Jan 2011 4:08am

jeanne from près de marseille, France

simplement beau

23 Jan 2011 5:41am

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Beautiful et mystérieux !

23 Jan 2011 7:48am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli et rempli de mystère ! Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche

23 Jan 2011 7:59am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

SO ouiet .. so calm .. a beautiful minimal like a very lovely poem .. like the sound of piano .

23 Jan 2011 8:09am

@Farnaaz: That's wonderfully put Farnaaz! Many thanks:)

danou-yepa from Nice, France

wow amazing , great focus , quiet and sweet 5* pavan

23 Jan 2011 10:00am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb composition with the silhouette of the boat in background !

23 Jan 2011 11:24am

Journey Photographic from Australia

Wonderful. The quote is perfect.

23 Jan 2011 12:46pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

now that's quiet!

23 Jan 2011 1:35pm

fereshteh from Iran

Beautiful & lovely .

23 Jan 2011 3:15pm

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Simply wonderful. Great use of the DOF here!

23 Jan 2011 3:35pm

Mark Johnson from Rural Douglas County, CO, United States

Beautiful - like something from a dream.
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23 Jan 2011 3:57pm

@Mark Johnson: Thank you Mark, for the wonderful comment and pointing out the malfunction. It's okay now if you want to check it out:)

oncho from granada, Spain

Fantastic capture and simply wonderful

23 Jan 2011 4:15pm

Emmeji from France

C'est simple et tellement beau !

23 Jan 2011 5:09pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

simple et beau !

23 Jan 2011 5:52pm

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

I love the quote - it fits your photo. Only photography gives me a quiet mind - otherwise I have a monkey mind.

23 Jan 2011 8:34pm

cristina from Barcelona (Catalunya), Spain

5**** espectacular! me encanta la encuentro muy original

23 Jan 2011 10:03pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Very nice and poetic !! Like the use of DOf.

23 Jan 2011 11:58pm

Elisa from Rosario, Argentina

C´est image est magnifique, un grand bravo!
Passe une belle semaine

24 Jan 2011 12:23am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

so tranquil. very nice.

24 Jan 2011 4:22am

Kala from United States

Wonderful depth of field and atmosphere here.

24 Jan 2011 6:35am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Anything that calms the soul like this, Pavan, is beautiful...plain and simple.

24 Jan 2011 7:25am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

very nice :)

24 Jan 2011 7:45am

anne fleurent from Bois-le-roi, France

...what a good thing for our minds to be relaxed by a so quiet picture !!! thanks for all this beauty..

24 Jan 2011 8:08am

@anne fleurent: Many thanks Anne:)

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Lovely capture of the steady and the quiet with mono tones. Wonderful quote!

24 Jan 2011 11:42am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great mood...Wonderful treatment.

24 Jan 2011 11:58am

Val37 from Tours, France

j'aime ce côté obscur si bien saisi !

24 Jan 2011 3:33pm

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Excellent B/W , I enjoy your PDC , many softness and unknow , great , Phil

24 Jan 2011 4:51pm

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Wonderful image... simple, beautiful...

24 Jan 2011 5:16pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

so quiet and peaceful!! the night will be wonderful aboard!
great shot!

24 Jan 2011 9:06pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

This is so mysterious and yet wonderful and beautiful. Threatening in a way but also peaceful and very quiet.
A great picture that I shallcome back to several times to look at and think about.

24 Jan 2011 9:40pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

WOW Pavan! Beautiful capture and mood! Very serene and uncluttered! Fabulous composition!!!!

25 Jan 2011 4:47am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Oh, this is sensational! The dark tones are perfect and I love the feel of mystery. Well done!

25 Jan 2011 5:31am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

In the limit of all limits, light and visible to the eye! Virtuoso these mysterious shadows! Delighted to see you, I'm finally back ... For some time!

25 Jan 2011 6:50am

Sophie from France

Beautiful !!!

25 Jan 2011 7:02am

Maryam from Tehran, Iran

Calm and beautiful

25 Jan 2011 2:37pm

Goddess from Tehran, Iran

Hi ...
an enigmatic capture ...
and ... Ambiguity !!

25 Jan 2011 3:04pm

Housseine from Marrakech, Morocco

Amazing contrast and bokeh, very nicely done!

25 Jan 2011 5:51pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Very artistic picture !!!!!!!!!

25 Jan 2011 9:44pm

S. Fann from Seoul, South Korea

quite a souling-treat piece of work. lovely.

26 Jan 2011 5:24am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Great -- the quiet mood and mind is in place while admiring this image, good composition! Have a nice day, Pavan.

26 Jan 2011 7:32am

Marcie from United States

Magical..evocative..extraordinary mood you've captured/created. WOW!

26 Jan 2011 1:24pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the composition and the dark mood

26 Jan 2011 5:49pm

Phil from France

Absolute Abstraction ! Ambiance de nuit.

26 Jan 2011 8:48pm

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

absolutely wonderful Pavan

27 Jan 2011 7:09am

Rosa Frei - Photo Emotions from Ouarzazate, Morocco

Wonderful image and title! Love it!

28 Jan 2011 1:06pm

Sarah from Sydney, Australia

Mysterious and beautiful Pavan!

1 Feb 2011 5:23am

Pomme from France

Très bien saisie :)

8 Feb 2011 5:41pm

1/30 second
ISO 220
200 mm