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Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 29 June 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

"When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That's the message he is sending."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

NIKON D90 1/250 second F/11.0 ISO 200 18 mm

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

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k@ from Paris, France

The depth of greens here is so impacting, absorbs the eye, engulfs us with the compassionate message to go with, a superb serie on the Way, my friend, i enjoy it a lot !

29 Jun 2011 5:23am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Ce chemin qui conduit notre regard dans cette belle immensité avec quand même une part d'angoisse face à l'inconnu et à ce ciel menaçant, c'est somptueusement beau ! J'aime particulièrement la citation de Thich Nhat Hanh ! Bonne journée

29 Jun 2011 5:43am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

What a beautiful green tones and beautiful lights.

29 Jun 2011 5:48am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Really spectacular Pavan, one of your best photos of this magnificent panorama,
so spectacular that it looks like nothing of a known world but instead,a lost world
or a forgotten paradise seem better words, at least to describe the wonder such
a scene evokes. Even the clouds suggest something almost alien in sight. Superb
photo, 5 ***** 's !!~ The creativity you have is something to be celebrated for
all time, a privilege to even be able to comment to you on your photos !~

29 Jun 2011 6:06am

@Phil David Morris 2011: Thank you very much my friend. I am humbled by your very generous praise and do hope I am worthy of it:)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

This is a setting and image thereof that is transcendent. It goes far beyond linguistics, deeper than mortal feelings. It is the very essence of natural beauty and order as a part of Life itself. Why do we experience such a deep spiritual impact when we see something this beautiful? We are DNA encoded to be hard-wired to that kind of awe... and this is an awe inspiring photograph.

29 Jun 2011 6:15am

@Rick: Many thanks my friend for such kind and generous encouragement:)

amira from France

Beautiful landscape et colors, Pavan !! J'aime beaucoup ces tons de vert et ce ciel noir, chargé de nuages ! Serenity and angry, no ?

29 Jun 2011 6:49am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

I love the variety of those greens of the forest Pavan and it's a spectacular view!

29 Jun 2011 6:51am

@Ian Bramham: So glad you like this Ian! Thank you!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The world as it has been some millions years ago?
This picture speaks to our hopes of living better with the mother nature.
I like the little serpentine valley driving our eyes to the rainy part of this landscape.

29 Jun 2011 6:52am

Marzia from ., Italy


29 Jun 2011 7:10am

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Un ciel menaçant,une lumière sublîme et un paysage grandiose !!
Belle citation !

29 Jun 2011 7:14am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Splendid mood . Very beautiful !

29 Jun 2011 7:37am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A wonderful light here. I like variety of green tones.

29 Jun 2011 7:40am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Ce ciel est bien menaçant ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

29 Jun 2011 7:53am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Truly spectacular. Your film-makers eye shows

29 Jun 2011 7:55am

@CElliottUK: Thank you Chris:)

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Another great landscape ... greetings

29 Jun 2011 8:45am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

It has to be Paradise ahead according to my culture ... Thanks for teaching me great part of the show ... the illusion to see him live will make me better ... A hug dear friend... Adela

29 Jun 2011 8:45am

Sam from Chennai, India

Spectacular view. Golden glow of this beautiful valley is truly a visual delight. Wonderful presentation.
And what a great saying. If we all can internalize this noble statement our World will be Heaven.
Love it, Pavan. Five Stars :)

29 Jun 2011 9:39am

@Sam: Thank you Sam. You are most kind:)

Tomix from landerneau, France

fatastic landscape! the eyes go far away to the horizon!!

29 Jun 2011 9:52am

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Paysage fabuleux et la lumière est sublime!

29 Jun 2011 10:16am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Deep, passionate, dark, and dramatic. This shows a great love of the countryside and landscape photography.
I could look at this all day.

29 Jun 2011 10:16am

fereshteh. from Iran


29 Jun 2011 10:17am

@fereshteh.: Thank you:)

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Spectacular light, very well captured!

29 Jun 2011 10:17am

danou-yepa from Nice, France

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww just 5x5 * !!!!!!

29 Jun 2011 10:23am

@danou-yepa: Thank you Dany! Wonderful to hear from you after a long gap:)

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Looking at your picture, The way is narrow and not so easy to find ... and what I know from experience even when you found it , it's not easy to follow. Have a good day and don't forget the way !!! and this is for all of us ! annierita

29 Jun 2011 10:32am

@Annierita & Annisabelle: Thank you Annie!

Journey Photographic from Australia

As other people have remarked, there's something almost primal about this shot.

29 Jun 2011 11:02am

Emmeji from France

Une forêt un peu mystérieuse...

29 Jun 2011 11:43am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful landscape ! Wonderful light in this picture ! Well done !

29 Jun 2011 12:03pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, fantastic shot! The light in the foreground combined with the background shadows creates a real sense of depth. I just love those layers of peaks - well done!

29 Jun 2011 12:41pm


I'd so love to believe those words Pavan, but my own personal feelings and perhaps failing do not allow such compassionate views. There are those who are nasty and evil just because they can be, because they enjoy the pain inflicted and the power over others, and I simply cannot forgive evil deeds because of a wayward childhood or a broken home or the internal suffering that they theymselves feel.

The photograph is completely seductive, sumptuous and vibrant as Mother nature gives us in a single scene so much to be glad of. A stunning vantage point for a magnificent frame which captures the lush foliage and ominous clouds, the beauty and the wonder so perfectly. A gem of a frame.

29 Jun 2011 12:53pm

@DESPITE STRAIGHT LINES: Thank you Paul. You are most generous:)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful glowing landscape, Pavan - almost like we have wings and are flying over it!

29 Jun 2011 12:58pm

Emanuel from Borås, Sweden

Stunning landscape, so glad I found your blog!

29 Jun 2011 1:01pm

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

The effect of light is spectacular here! Very impressive!

29 Jun 2011 1:03pm

Laurette from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

A beautiful landscape with wonderfful hues of green and light. A wonderful capture.

29 Jun 2011 1:14pm

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

me too absolutly wonderfull annisab

29 Jun 2011 2:12pm

@Annierita & Annisabelle: Thank you Annisabelle:)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Stunning light! Fabulous capture!!

29 Jun 2011 2:45pm

Pomme from France

C'est gigantesque avec ces zones de lumière et d'ombre...une pure merveille :)

29 Jun 2011 5:28pm

Grandoude from Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France

Super paysage, ce contraste entre la force du ciel et de ces nuages menaçants, renforcés par ce rayon de soleil éclairant cette jungle, est tout bonnement splendide.

29 Jun 2011 6:01pm

franz from Baden, Austria

terrific scenery and absolutely stunning processing!

29 Jun 2011 6:37pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful landscape.

29 Jun 2011 9:03pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Amazing light and colors in this gorgeous landscape. A fabulous series.

29 Jun 2011 9:49pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

A road which entraine our glances towards the infinity!

29 Jun 2011 9:51pm

Elsaxelle from France

Effrayante par certains aspects, envahissante et tellement dense... Sublime !

29 Jun 2011 10:03pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

A magnificent unspoiled landscape as far as the eye can see, this is such a beautiful shot.

29 Jun 2011 10:17pm

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

a great sense of what may look as the end or birth of times... gorgeous colors, and a sky full of black thoughts, suffering ,a great quote one more time ... so true *****

29 Jun 2011 10:39pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

you have captured a superb mood here! there is a great sense of drama emanating from the brooding clouds! the landscape below is good as well - fine colours and detail!

30 Jun 2011 1:35am

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

shocking, really shocking picture. I really like. is beautiful. a big kiss. Alejandra

30 Jun 2011 1:42am

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

Ah, the quote that matches this photo is something I am currently working on - so very timely for me.
I feel like I am floating above nothing holding me - just hanging...breathing...

30 Jun 2011 3:01am

Chriss from Saint Paul, Reunion

Paysage bien mystérieux. Je n'aimerai pas m'y perdre !

30 Jun 2011 4:14am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, wow, simply stunning! I love the light, the ceiling of darkness above and the deep and gorgeous colors! Fantastic!

30 Jun 2011 5:39am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Gosh those clouds are so dark and ominous but the valley below is green and inviting. Fabulous composition.

30 Jun 2011 5:42am

Kala from United States

Stunning contrast between the darkening sky and the light upon the trees.

30 Jun 2011 6:51am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

superbe paysage ,malgré le ciel trés menacant ce qui donne une lumiére extraordinaire!

30 Jun 2011 7:08am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great location..beautiful image gives hint of monsoon..

30 Jun 2011 7:32am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

I think you've discovered paradise, wonderful landscape. Good day.

30 Jun 2011 7:59am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

L'orage n'est pas loin ! Les couleurs et les lumières font de ce paysage une merveille ! Phil

30 Jun 2011 9:48am

Karine from Loiret, France

A very strong image with this dark sky. As if the storm was coming...

30 Jun 2011 12:02pm

Akaruiphoto from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful view and mood. This is not an image we often see about India with no village around.

30 Jun 2011 12:27pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A very powerful image and an interesting quotation, too !

30 Jun 2011 12:58pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wild and so beautiful !!

30 Jun 2011 2:41pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

This is very well done, picture and treatment !!! Bravo.

5 *****

30 Jun 2011 3:35pm

Marc L. from France

Quelle lumière ! C'est magnifique !

30 Jun 2011 3:46pm

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

truely a time less image !
lovely vivid colors !Great composition !
I loved those looming clouds threatening to announce a storm ... !

30 Jun 2011 4:32pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

These greens are so intense... I truly like the atmosphere her ! Great wprk Pavan. Have a lovely day :)

30 Jun 2011 5:06pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Wonderful landscape, colors and light !

30 Jun 2011 6:00pm

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

a superb landscape under wonderful and spectacular light and sky

30 Jun 2011 6:33pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful landscape..and such gorgeous light!

30 Jun 2011 7:48pm

Yvon from Belgium

A great landscape, well done.
Have a lovely week-end.

30 Jun 2011 8:45pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Gorgeous and stunning landscape Pavan. If I ever saw this picture in the community page of aminus, I would just know this picture is from you without even seeing the name. Just how unique your pictures are! Cheers!

1 Jul 2011 12:44am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Couldn't be more intense my friend! The drama, the tension, the mystery, the allure... have been amazingly brought together in a single frame! The light, tonality, layers, delicacy, composition... simpy perfect! Another masterpiece!!!

1 Jul 2011 2:36am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

You make these landscapes almost speak in telling the story of the ages . . as much an experience as an image.

1 Jul 2011 10:04am

guillaume from Paris, France

Beautiful shot !

1 Jul 2011 12:44pm

Goddess ☼ Ƹl¡ from Tehran, Iran

again a wonderful image I see here ...
perfect !! I'm proud of you ... beautiful colors, they are peaceful :)

2 Jul 2011 11:22am

ManuRaw from France

Superbe paysage. Composition et lumière sont superbes. Bravo.

2 Jul 2011 1:35pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

beautiful, it's a paradise out there

2 Jul 2011 4:25pm

Furax from France

Great landscape, cool colors !!!

2 Jul 2011 7:09pm

crash from Weehawken,NJ and NYC, United States

wow! amazing landscape! its so lush and fertile!

3 Jul 2011 3:50am

@crash: Thank you. There seems to be a problem with posting on your site.

1/250 second
ISO 200
18 mm