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Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 20 June 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

"The wave does not need to die to become water. She is already water."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

NIKON D700 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 200 24 mm

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

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Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

wonderful composition, location and bw! bravo Pavan

20 Jun 2011 6:00am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Un joli noir & blanc! Beaucoup de douceur dans cette image!
Bonne journée!

20 Jun 2011 6:55am

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Cette eau qui dessine au gré de ces caprices de beaux dessins que l'on prend plaisir à admirer !!
Belle image et belle citation !!
Bonne journée Pavan .

20 Jun 2011 7:43am

k@ from Paris, France

The way 6 in mono ? Works beautifully too and i'm always smiling when seeing we're reading very close (and often the same) fascinating masters ;) Here water in the sand seem to be the little sister of the clouds above, good reminder since, they are. Have a superb week & work, pal*

20 Jun 2011 9:02am

Kat from Lorraine, France

Wonderful landscape !!!!

20 Jun 2011 9:50am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

gorgeous clarity. The blank and white is superb

20 Jun 2011 9:51am

skarlet from kerman, Iran

great capture of b@w...

20 Jun 2011 10:04am

Kala from United States

Fabulous depth and tones.

20 Jun 2011 10:16am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

The wave! Sovereignty movement! A W / B of beauty! I like the vibrations of light, reflections and textures of silver! Pavan sublime work!

20 Jun 2011 10:18am

Tomix from landerneau, France

beautiful landscape and B&w!

20 Jun 2011 10:47am

Fraucha from БІЛА ЦЕРКВА, Ukraine

Well, this is a tough decision on this photo: B&W or the Color Version....I am going to have to vote for both. I should be in politics...

20 Jun 2011 12:44pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful point of view and tones - I love the distant white line of breaking surf.

20 Jun 2011 1:19pm

Val37 from Tours, France

A very beautiful shot and a good B&W ! Have a nice day !

20 Jun 2011 1:39pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Beautiful ! The foreground and reflections are fantastic !

20 Jun 2011 2:08pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

In color or black and white as I like the picture is good. a big kiss. Alejandra

20 Jun 2011 2:36pm

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

awesome place, fantastic Pavan

20 Jun 2011 3:41pm

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Fantastic photo!

20 Jun 2011 3:59pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

I love that little tide relief becoming a kind of landscape with mountains and valleys...
Gorgeous B/W with these immaculate clouds.

20 Jun 2011 6:10pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

This image is very beautiful in black and white, the water leaving behind
such beauty and the glorious little reflection of the clouds in those small
pools of water is wonderful, an amazing composition.

20 Jun 2011 7:29pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Just beautiful, Pavan! The patterns created by the tide and the reflections of the clouds make this a real stand-out shot!

20 Jun 2011 8:01pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Gorgeous textures and delicious colors in B / W. Lovely reflections that make us love the land we live ...! A hug, Adela

20 Jun 2011 8:36pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful place. Nice patterns in the foreground and a great sky. Wonderful composition. And a great quote. Wonderful series.
Love it, Pavan :)

21 Jun 2011 3:30am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Gorgeous lines, light, and reflections! I love this image.

21 Jun 2011 3:36am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

What a beautiful shot, pristine and expertly composed. I love the shots of white and leading lines into the surf on the horizon. Also love the quote. Beautiful work as always!

21 Jun 2011 4:01am

Quark from Amsterdam, Netherlands


21 Jun 2011 5:32am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Wow! Beatifull b/w!

21 Jun 2011 5:36am

rem_la from Villiers, France

quel vue superbe !

21 Jun 2011 5:37am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Quiet, gorgeous,. I place to think

21 Jun 2011 6:49am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful pattern on sand....

21 Jun 2011 9:00am

fereshteh. from Iran


21 Jun 2011 9:40am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A magnificent sense of flow and space that becomes peace upon eye contact. Those clouds are wonderful, too. I remain infatuated with the planet, and your beautiful photo reminds me why.

21 Jun 2011 12:27pm


Standing before such a serene and beautiful scene, a man with eyes that are not blinkered and a heart that is not shackled and chained by the rules and conformity of life can truly appreciate with time on his side the wonder and spectacle of Mother natures gifts. The complexity of the rolling tides and gravitational forces, the forming clouds and sands which are constantly shifting, and the simplicity with which such things touch our hearts and souls if we just take the time to look.

A wonderful frame and so perfect in mono, has me wishing I could step within and feel the sea breeze on my face, the salt in my nose, a smile upon my lips. Utterly superb, Pavan.

21 Jun 2011 1:32pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very beautiful B&W Pavan... these lines are really beautiful ! Have a lovely day :)

21 Jun 2011 2:21pm

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

great capture and lovely rendering ... !

21 Jun 2011 2:52pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

When the sea withdraws, she writes messages on the sand!

21 Jun 2011 3:45pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful tones and textures leading the eye into the frame

21 Jun 2011 4:37pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Great B&W...

21 Jun 2011 6:00pm

missparis from PARIS, France

Vivement les vacances

21 Jun 2011 6:17pm

Dutch from United States

This series has been beautiful Pavan. You really show your mastery with perspective and direction, the eye is always led on a journey to somewhere interesting.

21 Jun 2011 6:45pm

@Dutch: Thanks Dutch! Couldn't find your page...something wrong with it?

Tomix from landerneau, France

bveautiful variety of grey!

21 Jun 2011 6:50pm

Monik from PARIS, France

Oooh, quel magnifique cadrage! Un N&B vraiment excellent . BRAVO!

21 Jun 2011 7:31pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb. beautifully done

21 Jun 2011 7:54pm

Antoine from France

Superb photo. It's a great photo and your monochrome is excellent. I like it. Have a lovely day Pavan. Amicalement Antoine.

21 Jun 2011 8:14pm

Yvon from Belgium

Superb, a very deep B/W.
I like't.

21 Jun 2011 8:32pm

Pomme from France

Un paysage paradisiaque :)

21 Jun 2011 8:54pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Stunningly beautiful - love the b&w

21 Jun 2011 9:51pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

It is nice in BW but I have a preference for the color version. The harmony of orange with blue was great.

21 Jun 2011 11:19pm

Laura Abigail from Belgium

I love the reflections of the clouds in this shot :D It looks great! x

21 Jun 2011 11:32pm

@Laura Abigail: Thanks Laura! Your work is wonderful and of a very high standard!

clandestine_22 from Tokyo, Japan

Superb shot..the b/w looks amazing!

22 Jun 2011 12:19am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Colours removed, a feel of calmness and timelessness added! Such an exceptional expression... it's moving me to dream and the quote stirring me into deep thought! Wonderful addition to this marvelous series Pavan!

22 Jun 2011 12:19am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Neutral clean and minimal, this is a beautiful image. I could walk there now.

22 Jun 2011 2:06am

Nitin from Shanghai, China

serene, calm, natural - just where they belong. nice image and lovely tones.

22 Jun 2011 2:26am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

This is stunning and love the long look to the beach and sky!!! Wonderful wide angle Pavan! Beautiful!!!

22 Jun 2011 2:37am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Quel joli N&B ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée


22 Jun 2011 5:15am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb N & B, nature has created splendid forms. Magnificent shot. Good day.

22 Jun 2011 6:21am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Ces belles ondulations conduisent notre regard vers ce ciel somptueux ! la lumière et les relfets sont de toute beauté ! Bonne journée

22 Jun 2011 7:04am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Expansive for the soul, Pavan, and perfect in B&W.

22 Jun 2011 7:38am

Karine from Loiret, France

Very beautiful white and black picture.
Bonne journée

22 Jun 2011 9:37am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain


22 Jun 2011 11:21am

Laurette from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

A beautiful lanscape. Very well presented in b&w. Wonderful verse and so very true. Have a good day.

22 Jun 2011 12:38pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! This is such an incredible shot. So much detail, but if you let the mind run free, this also becomes a great abstract. Bravo!

22 Jun 2011 1:04pm

Elisa from Rosario, Argentina

Un paysage à couper le souffle!
Passe une belle soirée

22 Jun 2011 9:58pm

jeanne from près de marseille, France

la terre comme de la chair

23 Jun 2011 2:50pm

Rosa Frei - Photo Emotions from Ouarzazate, Morocco

Wonderful beach in black and white, gorgeous!

23 Jun 2011 2:57pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful seascape! I like the white breakers in the distance complimenting the clouds. This is wonderful!

23 Jun 2011 3:18pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I was about to say 'looks wider than a 24mm' - but, then i saw the D700 ! Classic shot for sure.

23 Jun 2011 7:22pm

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

a wave is pure water,but it needs to become flat and quiet to have the sky inside.

23 Jun 2011 7:22pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Une œuvre d’art sculptée par la mer ! très belle image!

23 Jun 2011 9:08pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This is a peaceful wide-angle the serenity of the reflection of the clouds
and the texture and pattern of the rivulets in the sand. :-)

23 Jun 2011 9:45pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

breath taking. i'd love to be there now.

24 Jun 2011 1:44am

Goddess ☼ Ƹl¡ from Tehran, Iran

I wish I coud see colors in this image ...

24 Jun 2011 6:41am

@Goddess ☼ Ƹl¡: Thank you. I posted the color version on 3rd June. Please check 'The way 6' if you wish:)

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Beautiful in black and white. annierita

24 Jun 2011 7:59am

tce76 from Saint Laurent de brèvedent, France

Très impressionnante vue.

29 Jun 2011 7:31pm

1/320 second
ISO 200
24 mm