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The Way 12...

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 24 June 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

"Suffering is not enough. Life is both dreadful and wonderful...How can I smile when I am filled with so much sorrow? It is natural--you need to smile to your sorrow because you are more than your sorrow."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

NIKON D90 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 200 18 mm

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

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Rick from Toronto, Canada

Oh man... I think I will just sit right here for a while, admiring this image. Incredible view, Pavan, and a stunning vantage point so well captured and shared. Thank you.

24 Jun 2011 5:14am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

This is wonderful majestetic view

24 Jun 2011 5:24am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

That is an amazing place, almost pre-historic in feel

24 Jun 2011 5:25am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Magnifique, sauvage, et grandiose ! Un paysage tel qu'il devait être à la création de notre planète ! Superbe vraiment ! Bonne journée

24 Jun 2011 5:33am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

A great quote! Pavan and very fair! grief often invented! it would suffice to give some thought to destroy! So subtle a picture with the fog that lingers a little above the snake of light! Extraordinary perspective image!

24 Jun 2011 5:44am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A magnificent, magic place also. We feel in total harmony with this canyon of greenery in the beautiful colors. The light is perfect.

24 Jun 2011 5:50am

Goddess ☼ Ƹl¡ from Tehran, Iran

WOW !!!!
what can I say for this !!! its heaven Im sure :)
... its wonderful ... beautiful ... fresh ...
I realy want be there for a moment !
5*****s from me

24 Jun 2011 6:40am

@Goddess ☼ Ƹl¡: Thank you...glad you like it so:)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

What a beauty!
I love this majestic landscape with that kind of light.

24 Jun 2011 6:50am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Wonderful canyon ! A fantastique and great atmosphere , Phil

24 Jun 2011 7:06am

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Une superbe photo pour accompagner cette belle citation !!
Il y a ,heureusement, de très beaux paysages encore sur notre terre !

24 Jun 2011 7:29am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Amazing valley with light & shadow,wonderful view.

24 Jun 2011 7:32am

Jyoti from Mumbai, India


24 Jun 2011 7:35am

@Jyoti: Thanks.

Kat from Lorraine, France

Wunderful landscape and colors !

24 Jun 2011 7:40am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Smiling in the midst of our going through the Valley of the Sahdow of Death, knowing you will come out on the other side! This is beautiful and symbolic, Pavan.

24 Jun 2011 7:44am

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

This must be the starting of a great water flow! Great view

24 Jun 2011 7:50am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

So beautiful landscape and so usefull words from Thich Nat Hanh ! annierita

24 Jun 2011 7:57am

amira from France

Wouah ! It's wonderful, all this beauty ! And I love the words

24 Jun 2011 8:05am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

24 Jun 2011 8:12am

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing view of this lovely valley. Magnificent image. Very true, '... we need to smile ...' What a beautiful quote ...
Wonderful presentation on 'The Way ...' Love it, Pavan :)

24 Jun 2011 8:31am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful !

24 Jun 2011 8:36am

Fraucha from БІЛА ЦЕРКВА, Ukraine

WOW ! :-)

24 Jun 2011 9:17am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

wow . . I can feel the humidity in this . . sure explains all that green !

24 Jun 2011 11:16am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Beautiful landscape!

24 Jun 2011 11:41am

Emmeji from France

Un paysage grandiose !

24 Jun 2011 12:13pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An encounter with nature that comes at you in a spontaneous way. An observation of the landscape and emotion in his eyes. The purpose of the machine freezes the wonder of the landscape. Wonderful scenery! nightlife and a ideal for walking... A hug, Adela

24 Jun 2011 12:22pm


A perfect vantage point to capture this amazing frame in all it's beauty. Lush greens and deep valleys that have us wushing we could walk into the scenery and take a stroll with Mother nature to guide us. So true the words as always, when you really look closely, and with an honest heart and eyes, you realize that life is a balance of happiness and sorrow.

We navigate the pathway of our life and try to temper the good and the bad, and should live every day as though it were our last, with a legacy of love, laughter and kindness for those who make that journey with us or cross our paths. A wonderful post, Pavan.

24 Jun 2011 12:29pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful high view, Pavan. An inspiring landscape - water will always find its way to the sea.

24 Jun 2011 12:50pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful view. Love the storm off in the distance and they way it contrasts with the peaceful feel of this frame. Nice one!

24 Jun 2011 1:07pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, so very beautiful - you framed this perfectly!

24 Jun 2011 1:07pm

Karine from Loiret, France

Une photo grandiose ! Quelle perspective !!!
Bon après midi.

24 Jun 2011 1:47pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow... What a location ! This is very very beautiful Pavan, well done. Have a lovely weekend :)

24 Jun 2011 1:59pm

Monik from PARIS, France

Quel paysage impressionnant ! L'éclairage et les couleurs de ta photo sont superbes. Merci pour ce partage, Paul! ;-)

24 Jun 2011 3:25pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Thank you for this most amazing photo, your take of " The Lost World " no doubt.
I must pick up my jaw before I leave the screen, this is over the top so beautiful.
You have made one of the most gorgeous pictures I have ever seen, incredible.
The depth and clarity of this Shangri La is so perfect, drawing me into your valley,
One of the most beautiful photos of all time. 5 ***** 's !!~

24 Jun 2011 3:41pm

@Phil David Morris 2011: That is most generous of you Phil! Thank you:)

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

majestic capture .. !

24 Jun 2011 4:40pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Outstanding this landscape...

24 Jun 2011 7:36pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fabulous capture

24 Jun 2011 8:16pm

Yvon from Belgium

A great shot, bravo.
have a lovely week-end.

24 Jun 2011 9:08pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Magical landscape in a magical country Pavan, Beautifully done, Lovely viewpoint

24 Jun 2011 9:39pm

Elsaxelle from France

Quel régal ! Une splendeur, une vraie merveille.

24 Jun 2011 9:51pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great POV. It really shows how deep the canyon is. Nice framing with the foliage in the foreground.

24 Jun 2011 9:58pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

wow! what beautiful landscape! a dream!

24 Jun 2011 10:11pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Magnificent view, thanks for showing it. It's an image where we can look back in time; just look at the rock strata, amazing.

24 Jun 2011 10:58pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Nature has carved a beautiful view in the landscape. Awesome.

24 Jun 2011 11:17pm

clandestine_22 from Tokyo, Japan

Stunning of piece of nature's work...breathtakingly beautiful!

25 Jun 2011 2:38am

k@ from Paris, France

I enjoy your posts a lot, they echo my thoughts & deep feelings, smile to your anger, smile to everything negative (if you can) and the path opens up again like in this wonderful, masterful photo - that white road shows us the way in-between the mountains & hard ways, the obstacle is the way. Exxxcellent.

25 Jun 2011 7:41am

@k@: Thank you Karine! I wish more people would think like you:) BTW the strip of white between the hills is a stream that is created by the monsoon water running down the hills.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

What a beautiful point of view ! Like this landscape very much.

25 Jun 2011 8:22am

k@ from Paris, France

Well, then i'll have to swim... ;))

25 Jun 2011 8:38am

Beat from Switzerland

stunning view and splendid colors! Well done!

25 Jun 2011 8:51am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful and a great atmosphere !

25 Jun 2011 8:58am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

What an incredible place, just coming from an old past of earth !

25 Jun 2011 9:43am

fereshteh. from Iran

SO SO beautiful....

25 Jun 2011 12:44pm

Ioanaz from Bucharest, Romania

Definetely a masterpiece! Excellent shot and, i think you should diserve a spotlight!

25 Jun 2011 1:47pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

That's a great photo Pavan!

25 Jun 2011 2:38pm

@Ian Bramham: Many thanks Ian:)

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A dream landscape and sublime colors. Splendid shot. 5 *. Good day.

25 Jun 2011 3:11pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Oh Pavan, what a place you've managed to get to! And what a masterpiece you've managed to turn this into! Perfection both technically and photographically... such powerful impact resulting from an original framing, and such amazing expression given through the exquisite and perfectly rendered tonality! Beauty and mystery, grandness and delicacy... not only is your landscape photography stirring a spectator to feel and dream, it has become an instrument of revelation! Thank you my friend!!!

25 Jun 2011 3:50pm

@hugo poon: Thank you so much for such generous appreciation Hugo! This will last me quite a while and egg me on to do better! You are very kind my friend:)

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

one of my favourites and a great quote...a really great quote...thank to you, Pavan, for this...

25 Jun 2011 9:55pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Gorgeous shot !

26 Jun 2011 4:17am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, what a stunning shot. Your view into the depth and distance both with those fabulous colors is excellent!

26 Jun 2011 4:40am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

gorgeous panorama, awesome

26 Jun 2011 7:25am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

amazing landscape! very well composed from a good vantage point!

26 Jun 2011 8:05am

Akaruiphoto from Kagoshima, Japan

Wonderful canyon and landscape picture.

26 Jun 2011 9:38am

Pomme from France

Wahouuuu grandiose ! :)

26 Jun 2011 8:06pm

Sarah from Sydney, Australia

Just stunning! Beautiful colours too. Geography like this reminds me of the majesty of God.

27 Jun 2011 12:33am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A huge, lovely valley with the rich greens and gentle light. Excellent!

27 Jun 2011 3:03am

k@ from Paris, France

It's a daily pleasure & emotion to watch at this inspiring, soul-inhabited image...

27 Jun 2011 6:20am

@k@: Thank you so much my friend:))

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

What can one say but Stunning

27 Jun 2011 6:38am

Kala from United States

Absolutely gorgeous work Pavan.

27 Jun 2011 8:22am

jeanne from près de marseille, France

magnifique point de vue

27 Jun 2011 3:13pm

Chriss from Saint Paul, Reunion

Très beau !

27 Jun 2011 6:17pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

That the world is beautiful!

27 Jun 2011 6:41pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

The saturated colors work very well in this beautiful landscape shot, this is cleverly done. BRAVO.

27 Jun 2011 6:59pm

Sophie from France

Fabulous !!!

28 Jun 2011 4:11am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Spectacular ... colorful composition and very impressive! A hug

28 Jun 2011 6:41am

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

in front of such a landscape, I can smile and forget the sorrow, I am so small, nothing in the universe, only great in my consciousness . Splendid place for meditation!

28 Jun 2011 9:02pm

Mark Johnson from Rural Douglas County, CO, United States

That is an amazingly beautiful canyon, and you captured it wonderfully.

28 Jun 2011 11:19pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

a beautiful picture, gives a very special detranquilidad and silence. I really like. a big kiss. Alejandra

28 Jun 2011 11:34pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

beautiful series!! i like thes wonderful light in this shot!

29 Jun 2011 9:54am

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Breathtaking, magnificent. Such a compelling piece of Nature photography Pavan. Cheers!

29 Jun 2011 10:14am

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

This "Middle Path" travels through such beautiful scenery!

30 Jun 2011 2:59am

vignesh TG from Chennai, India

oof !! super like !! never seen a landscape shot like this !!
loved the processing

3 Jul 2011 5:06pm

1/200 second
ISO 200
18 mm