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Those Who Dare...

Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 14 November 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

“Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision. Their goals differed, but they all had this in common: that the step was first, the road new, the vision unborrowed, and the response they received — hatred. The great creators — the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors — stood alone against the men of their time. Every great new thought was opposed. Every great new invention was denounced. The first motor was considered foolish. The airplane was considered impossible. The power loom was considered vicious. Anesthesia was considered sinful. But the men of unborrowed vision went ahead. They fought, they suffered and they paid. But they won.”
~ Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

NIKON D7000 1/2000 second F/5.6 ISO 200 18 mm

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

My Spotlighted Images

Learning Soul from Bangalore, India

Such an excellent image of magnificence, the horse and his man, bird and the boy and everything else in the surrounding bringing in all the different worlds together in one frame ! And photographically superb image too...

14 Nov 2012 5:29am

Arash from Brisbane, Australia

Another PERFECT shot !!

14 Nov 2012 5:55am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Belle journée

14 Nov 2012 6:12am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors & lights!

14 Nov 2012 6:53am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Remarkable photo! I love it!

14 Nov 2012 6:57am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super frame with excellent processing - well done.

14 Nov 2012 7:38am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wonderful scene !

14 Nov 2012 7:39am

Helodie from AVRANCHES, France

great scene ! Composition is like a movie !

14 Nov 2012 7:44am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Exceptional !
Amazing scene with these hundreds of birds. I love the yellow stuff (seeds?) on the ground.

14 Nov 2012 8:15am

Ryan from Switzerland

What a beautiful photo! with the bird and the soft light the scenery is gorgeous.

14 Nov 2012 9:10am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great scene Pavan & colours !

14 Nov 2012 9:12am

Sam from Chennai, India

A magnificent image. Beautiful frame. And, yes " ... there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision ... "
Amazing words, Pavan. Excellent presentation. Love it. :)

14 Nov 2012 9:36am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

beautiful photo ;immobile as a fairy tale ;yellow wheat gives a strange and magic atmosphere . annisab

14 Nov 2012 10:12am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Could be a film set. Marvellous light/colour/architecture and the horseman and the bird are perfectly placed

14 Nov 2012 10:51am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnificent composition and excellent text ... Very beautiful! A hug, Adela

14 Nov 2012 12:43pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Superb shot. I really love colors and composition!

14 Nov 2012 2:17pm

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

This is a great shot with beautiful lighting! The sky and also the foreground added beauty here! Another lovey posting from you, Pavan!

14 Nov 2012 4:20pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Quelle image !
Les proportions sont nickels, l'équilibre est parfait, les couleurs sont elles aussi bien restituées.
Le dégradé du ciel me ravit totalement, les personnages sont bien en place, et pour couronner le tout, le pigeon idéalement placé. En fait, un très grand cliché.

14 Nov 2012 5:42pm

VisuElle Photography from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Wonderful architecture and composition. Nice processing too

14 Nov 2012 5:42pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the scenery, the bird, the colors and the mood

14 Nov 2012 5:55pm

Crash Ryan from Weehawken, NJ & NYC, United States

that building looks amazing ....!

14 Nov 2012 7:38pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A strange and beautiful scene. The bird in flight, the horse and rider, and the pedestrian all seem to come from central casting. Magnificent!

14 Nov 2012 7:43pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, really impressive

14 Nov 2012 7:46pm

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

fantastic job

14 Nov 2012 7:58pm

sido from Seville, Spain


14 Nov 2012 8:36pm

Kevin from Caen, France

Wow, very beautiful shot and processing ! Really a great shot !

14 Nov 2012 9:06pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

What a beautiful photo, Pavan : pure storybook/cinema/magic !

14 Nov 2012 11:43pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A mystical power to this image - magnificent!

15 Nov 2012 6:21am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Really beautiful image, wonderfully composed and captured

15 Nov 2012 6:48am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

magnifique ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

15 Nov 2012 8:42am

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Great framing!

15 Nov 2012 9:12am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Lovely image and a great scen , it's a really good shot ! Phil

15 Nov 2012 10:52am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great composition a lovely rendering of the atmosphere. Congrats on the spotlight !

15 Nov 2012 7:51pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Congrats !

15 Nov 2012 8:09pm

@Eric C.: Thanks Eric!

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

15 Nov 2012 8:15pm

@omid: Thank you!

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Félicitations pour le Spotlight, cette image est splendide. Bonnne journée.

15 Nov 2012 8:28pm

@Tede: Thank you!

Elsaxelle from France

Telle une oeuvre de maître. Splendide Pavan !

15 Nov 2012 8:36pm

Sylvie capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire (Loire Valley), France

wonderful ! congratulations.

15 Nov 2012 9:17pm

@Sylvie capture image: Thank you!

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Congratulations for the spotlight.

15 Nov 2012 9:19pm

@gerard1948: Thank you!

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Superb, congratulations a well deserved spotlight

15 Nov 2012 9:30pm

@Christine: Thank you!

Ruthiebear from Tituhsville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

15 Nov 2012 10:00pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you!

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Congratulations, Pavan !

15 Nov 2012 10:19pm

@Rick: Thank you Rick!

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Wonderful scene, congrats on the spotlight !

15 Nov 2012 10:34pm

@Enzo: Thank you!

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Congrats on this masterpiece Pavan!!! Such wonderful light, details, tonal quality, organization and placement... so refined and exquisite!
Peaceful, charming and mysterious... almost surreal! Just magical my friend!

16 Nov 2012 12:42am

@hugo poon: thank you Hugo:)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb!!! congratulations

16 Nov 2012 2:37am

@john4jack: Thank you!

Devi from Chennai, India

excellent photograph and details...loved this...
and great quote from Ayn heroine in my college days..I firmly believed in her words "Selfishness is a virtue" if understood in the proper perspective, of course !!!

16 Nov 2012 4:55am

@Devi: Thank you Devi! Ayn Rand was a great thinker & philosopher & her work 'The virtue of selfishness' is a must read for all those who wish to understand where all creativity springs from.

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Congrats on your Spotlight, Pavan!

16 Nov 2012 5:14am

@Stephen: Thanks Stephen!

Learning Soul from Bangalore, India

A spotlight well deserved. Congratulations to you !

16 Nov 2012 6:11am

@Learning Soul: Thank you!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

16 Nov 2012 6:25am

@Steve Rice: Thank you Steve!

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful !!....Congratulations on the Spotlight !!

16 Nov 2012 7:06am

@PRASHANT: Thank you!

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Another stunner from you! Nice shot.

16 Nov 2012 7:43am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the spotlight

16 Nov 2012 7:54am

@Aubélia: Thank you!

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent shot and words.. Congratulations on your Spotlight

16 Nov 2012 8:49am

@Sarito: Thank you!

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Stunning capture!!! Congrats on your spotlight!

16 Nov 2012 10:07am

@Giovanni: Thank you!

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Fantastic frame and mood !
Congratulations on the Spotlight!

16 Nov 2012 11:22am

@Mariana Maoduš: Thank you Marianna!

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


16 Nov 2012 11:43am

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Congratulations on the Spotlight for this great image!

16 Nov 2012 3:09pm

@Denise: Thank you Denise!

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

Superb image...congratulations on the spotlight!

16 Nov 2012 4:08pm

@my-ky: Thank you!

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Congtatulations on the Spotlight.....a exelent capture !

16 Nov 2012 5:57pm

@Laurette: Thank you!

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

I really like your photo, it has a surreal feeling about it. Very nice work, and congratulations !

16 Nov 2012 9:38pm

@Jerry: Thank you!

k@ from Paris, France

A very nice work (you saturated the blue up there ?) to enhance the dreamy place !

17 Nov 2012 8:06am

@k@: Thank you. I used an ND Grad to bring out the color in the sky.

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe lumière dans cette scène.

17 Nov 2012 12:34pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A fabulous photo ! Remember me in books I love the History of old India and the Rajah of Jaïpur !

17 Nov 2012 3:48pm

yvan from Slovenia

WOW, excellent shot. Well spoted and executed, congratulations!

17 Nov 2012 4:53pm

@yvan: Thank you!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Just excellent! I wish I had taken this photo.

17 Nov 2012 5:11pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you!

Antoine from France

Superb composition with an excellent lighting. Great work Pavan. Have a lovely day. Amicalement Antoine.

17 Nov 2012 8:23pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

not to say just by looking at her in silence and enjoy it. it's like the beginning of a story. Pavan a beautiful picture. a big kiss. Alejandra

18 Nov 2012 3:10am

Sophie Avrillault from Bidart, France

amazing, I really like it, very nice work

18 Nov 2012 8:46am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on Spotligt

18 Nov 2012 11:40am

@Nigel: Thank you Nigel!

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Just seen you got a spotlight. very well deserved!

18 Nov 2012 9:57pm

@Richard: Thank you Richard!

Pataphoto from Toulouse, France

Just excellent! and congratulations !

19 Nov 2012 4:08am

@Pataphoto: Many thanks!

Truels from Denmark

What a stunning scene - this photo is fantastic, Pavan!

26 Nov 2012 10:04pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

This is really magnificent! Congrats on the spotlight. It's a striking image, it's power emphasized by the bird to the top right. Well done. This is lovely.

1 Dec 2012 6:39pm

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

gorgeous light, colours & picture tone.....Congratz. on the Spotlight!

1 Mar 2013 9:27am

1/2000 second
ISO 200
18 mm