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Road to Heaven-You are Welcome

Road to Heaven-You are Welcome
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Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-15
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-29 4:10
Viewed: 3345
Points: 18
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I normally go out to shoot in park and other places where wildnature exist. While searching across for their existence I came across this lovely place and that just 1km from my house and I never knew this place till now.

While observing I felt so good in walking in this nature tunnel and belive me I found peacocks/drango/kingfisher/hooppoe just roaming and enjoying. They feel at home. Today in this modernisation these things are ignored and converted into Mega malls and Multiplex therefore destroying the nature and its wilderness.

Thanks for looking


Ecosystems are composed of a variety of abiotic and biotic components that function in an interrelated way.The structure and composition is determined by various environmental factors that are interrelated. Variations of these factors will initiate dynamic modifications to the ecosystem. Some of the more important components are: soil, atmosphere, radiation from the sun, water, and living organisms.

Each living organism has a continual relationship with every other element that makes up its environment. Within the ecosystem, species are connected and dependent upon one another in the food chain, and exchange energy and matter between themselves as well as with their environment.

For example, an ecosystem can be a stone and all the life under it. A macroecosystem might involve a whole ecoregion, with its drainage basin. Wilderness is generally defined as a natural environment on Earth that has not been directly modified by human activity. Ecologists consider wilderness areas to be an integral part of the planet's self-sustaining natural ecosystem (the biosphere).

The word, "wilderness", derives from the notion of wildness; in other words that which is not controllable by humans. The word's etymology is from the Old English wildeornes, which in turn derives from wildeor meaning wild beast (wild + deor = beast, deer).From this point of view, it is the wildness of a place that makes it a wilderness. The mere presence or activity of people does not disqualify an area from being "wilderness." Many ecosystems that are, or have been, inhabited or influenced by activities of people may still be considered "wild." This way of looking at wilderness includes areas within which natural processes operate without very noticeable human interference.

Looked at through the lens of the visual arts, nature and wildness have been important subjects in various epochs of world history. An early tradition of landscape art occurred in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The tradition of representing nature as it is became one of the aims of Chinese painting and was a significant influence in Asian art. Artists learned to depict mountains and rivers "from the perspective of nature as a whole and on the basis of their understanding of the laws of nature … as if seen through the eyes of a bird." In the 13th century, Shih Erh Chi listed "scenes lacking any places made inaccessible by nature," as one of the 12 things to avoid in painting.

In the Western world the idea of wilderness having intrinsic value emerged in the 1800s, especially in the works of the Romantic movement. British artists John Constable and JMW Turner turned their attention to capturing the beauty of the natural world in their paintings. Before that, paintings had been primarily of religious scenes or of human beings. William Wordsworth’s poetry described the wonder of the natural world, which had formerly been viewed as a threatening place. Increasingly the valuing of nature became an aspect of Western culture.

Many scientists, who study nature in more specific and organized ways, also share the conviction that nature is beautiful; the French mathematician, Jules Henri Poincaré (1854-1912) said:

The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful.
If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living. Of course I do not here speak of that beauty which strikes the senses, the beauty of qualities and of appearance; not that I undervalue such beauty, far from it, but it has nothing to do with science; I mean that profounder beauty which comes from the harmonious order of the parts and which a pure intelligence can grasp

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-08-29 4:17]

Hi Narayanan,
your note really makes this image mean something a bit more..i especially like the Jules Henri Poincaré quote at the end.
Lovely sense of depth and good lighting all the way through...thanks for sharing a thoutghtful post.

And all the while, I thought Heaven was here on my front porch observing all these wonderful photos on TrekNature! :-) I think it is all a part of the same place. Connectivity. Some might say the Robber Fly I posted today is ugly, but he has a real sense of beauty. The beauty of being so well made to perform his purpose and to be successful. I like the image and your philosophy. Well done.


hello ganesan,
nice capture with a beautiful title, the image looks like a 3d, well composed shot with fine pov, lovely notes,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-29 8:06]

This is heaven Ganesh!
Great habitat shot with excellent perspective composition making the eye follow the well worn path. There must be lots of birds, insects and other wildlife here: that's heaven!
TFS this one,
Regards, Ivan

Just lovely ! I guess that 'Little Bit Of Heaven' is there for each of us who need it and want and seek it out, no matter where we are. It's a lovely, tranquil shot with wonderful color and contrasts. Your notes are an added bonus. Thanks so much for sharing.


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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-08-29 10:00]

selam , excellent shot and very good composition of this beautiful place .nice pov and bg with splendid colours.good details presented
Well done !
Regards ridvan

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-29 20:06]

Hello Ganesh

A lovely pathway leading to Nature.The shot is well composed and the path leads the eye through the scene.The focus is good with natural colours.It looks like a great place to walk and enjoy life.Thanks for sharing a part of your life with us.


Beautiful shot - looks very inviting. Well exposed - my only nit is the blue title in the image, that is very distracting.
Good one! Cheers, Klaus

Hi Friend,
A beautiful concept. Nice work too. The capture is very good with well balance colors and the DOF is excellent here. Love the composition and notes a lot. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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