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And miles to go before I asleep

And miles to go before I asleep
Photo Information
Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 438 N: 9280] (38525)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-13
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-P150
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-23 3:12
Viewed: 1790
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The title of my picture "And miles to go before I asleep", is from a famous poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" written by Robert Frost:

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there's some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.


About the picture:

This was quite a challanging shot as I wanted the results of this picture, the way I planned. These wild (colorful) bushes are beautiful to see but they have enormous thorns...and to jump into them is not at all a fun :) but I did it - and that too to get my expetations fulfilled :)

In background, you can see the seawater. It has not the best color but I could not get better :(

Hope you all like it!

thanks and regards,


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Bonjour Paras.
Bon choix de l’angle de prise de vue qui donne un bel effet graphique à cette composition.
Les couleurs d’octobre sont aussi parfaites.
Bonne journée.

Hello Paras,
Very beautiful picture.
Light, sharpness and details are great.
Excellent POV with the plants in foreground.
Best regards.Siegfried

Hello, Paras -
This is an exceptional composition - the colorful and sharply shown flowers in the foreground are a wonderful introduction to the winding path and rolling hillside behind. Great approach to set up the shot this way.

Hi Paras
Wonderful capture and garden
Colors, contrast and POV are excellent
Have a nice days

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-10-23 3:43]

Hi Paras,
I commend you- amazing what we will walk thru to take photos. This came out beautifully. I love the color in the foreground the seascape in the bg. Great POV and well composed. All with such a nice poem ! TFS Julie

hi paras
great image the foreground wild flower look great and the downhill meandering track leads the eye to the sea.

Hi Paras!
great composition with lovely colors...i must compliment you for the courage to enter the thorny bushes:) but it payed off well, great work! :)
best regards,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-10-23 6:00]

Hello Paras

I like the shallow layer of focus on the purple & (mostly) yellow flowers, in the fg. Good shallow dof to achieve this, with excellent sharpness & mood. Tfs!

Hello Paras,
Perfect composition with diagonal and curved lines. Flowers art foreground adds dynamism and elegance to scene..
Bravo dear friend
Selahattin E

Bonjour Paras,
Composition magnifique, les couleurs sont harmonieuses, on se croirait en Bretagne ou en Provence. Régions de la FRANCE

Hi!hi!, Paras, les fleurs jaunes qui piquent lovées dans les (fleurs de Bruyère cendrée, couleur violet) sont des (Ulex Parviflorus de la famille des Fabacées) pour faire simple ce sont des
"Ajonc jaune de provence".

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-10-23 8:13]

Hi Paras,
It is indeed a challenging shot and you succeeded in the best use of shallow DOF.
You wanted the violet flowers to emerge in the caption in focus while you adorned the FG with marvelous blurred yellow flowers!
The blurred BG again is complimenting the caption and giving a good sense of depth.
Great experiment, my friend.
You're worthy of an A+.
Best regards,

Francis Xavier

  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-10-23 9:18]

Hello Paras.
Colours of the flowers reminds me Ireland very much.
Similar condition ;)
Well managed focus and interesting point of view.
Janek Kloss

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 86 N: 1227] (7698)
  • [2009-10-23 10:22]

Wonderful capture, great colored details!

Hello Paras, you achieved your aim in showing us the beautiful plants from the cliff top and the path and the sea in the bg, well done.
Good composition imo.
Good sharpness too on the fg plants.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-10-23 10:56]

Hi Paras,

Very colorful, with a good POV. The shallow DOF works nicely to keep focus on most of the foreground flowers while softening the background. The diagonal created by the flowered hillside divides the shot well. TFS

Best regards,

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-10-23 19:58]

dear Paras,
this feeling of poetic space is nice,
fore colorful flowers and back winding road make fantastic and beautiful depth of space.
there is actual road but no need to walk on it,
the time is still to dream everything about this world,
no starting and no ending in it,
thank you for your wonderful shot,

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2009-10-26 0:08]

Hi Paras!
Nice picture with splendid autumnal colours.
Very good POV and perfect framing.
Ciao! Vanda

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