I am restless (Rabindranath Tagore)
I am restless.
I am athirst for far-away things.
My soul goes out in a longing
to touch the skirt of the dim distance.
O Great Beyond,
O the keen call of thy flute!
I forget, I ever forget,
that I have no wings to fly,
that I am bound in this spot evermore.
I am eager and wakeful,
I am a stranger in a strange land.
Thy breath comes to me whispering
an impossible hope.
Thy tongue is known to my heart
as its very own.
O the keen call of thy flute!
I forget, I ever forget,
that I know not the way,
that I have not the winged horse.
I am listless, I am a wanderer in my heart.
In the sunny haze of the languid hours,
what vast vision of thine
takes shape in the blue of the sky!
O Farthest end,
O the keen call of thy flute!
I forget, I ever forget,
that the gates are shut everywhere
in the house where I dwell alone.
Travelling in the deserts always give a sense of infinite freedom.
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mesutilgim (94034) 2008-02-15 9:07
Wonderfull capture ! Very good pov, very nice compo. Great graphical effect. Very nice idea perfectly realised. Amazing !
TFS and best regards
wolf38 (31296) 2008-02-15 9:09
Hello Luca. Which for a wonderful motive. You caught it with the camera excellent. Composition, colors, light etc. are exemplary. A strong photo. Exemplary Text. Best regards, Wolfgang.
Paolo (41222) 2008-02-15 9:09
Ciao Luca, bellissima foto, fantastici colori, luce ed esposizione perfetta! hai ripreso benissimo il mantello o lenzuolo rigonfio d'aria e la finissma sabbia del Sahara che si alza in aria.
maglex (1980) 2008-02-15 9:11
hi Luca! A 'pure' shot. It tells your viewer more than what youre showing here. I admire the sharpness very much. Thanks for sharing...
Mamont (144) 2008-02-15 9:12
A very nice shot. I love the lines and the way the send gets picked up by the sandals (or whatever he is wearing) behind the man. I suppose desirt is a great place for photographing?
totoamoto (1569) 2008-02-15 9:13
Ton modèle fuit ton objectif..:)
Le sable vole au vent..Une belle image qui rechauffe..
Nadeemkhawar (780) 2008-02-15 9:25
Nice shot with creative mind. colors and subject are plaing very good roll. Lovely. Thanks for sharing. My best regards.
baclama (18829) 2008-02-15 9:29
du mouvement,des belles couleurs,des ombres ,de la lumiere...du talent surtout et donc une superbe photo...bravo
niphredil76 (850) 2008-02-15 9:30
Oddio Luca, che bellezza! Sembra che stia volando, con questa luce dorata sembrerebbe davvero possibile se non ci fosse la sabbia alzata dai suoi passi a parlarci del vento, ma a tenerci coi piedi per terra!
Bravo, bravo davvero!
sonkai (1105) 2008-02-15 9:33
What a beautiful shot!Good composition,perfect capture from sand moving,and the white clothes over orange background work very nice,you're right,it give a sense of infinite freedom.TFS.
Polonaise (5802) 2008-02-15 9:37
brandstaetter (15915) 2008-02-15 9:45
un momento bello, molto bello. L´hai detto di correre ?
avene (12675) 2008-02-15 9:53
I love desert, and your photo here perfectly illustrates the reason - it's this feeling of calm and freedom that I find irresistable. the amazing colours that change tone and temperature with the slightest change in the light is another marvel that fascinates me. I like a lot the elegant brown-orange in this shot, together with the elaborate textures on the sand I find it the best illustration of how beautiful the desert is.
but what makes this photo really special is that flying white robe and plume of sand in the wind, it fits perfectly what you describe in your note. superb photo, Luca, my sincere compliments.
gneufeld (15890) 2008-02-15 10:11
This is an unusual image that seems to leave a fair bit to ones imagination - just not quite sure what is going on here? But your capture is very well done - especially the sand movement and dusting to the left of the person. Well done and TFS. Gerald
baba_flies (8829) 2008-02-15 10:16
Hello Luca! He almost seems to fly over the sand and I wonder where he was rushing to :) Maybe he was restless, we will never know. For me personally, he has something of a desert wind and I love how the sand comes up behind his feet, he was moving very fast. The white robe is so elegant and I love how it flutters in the wind. Beautiful photo, and something for our imagination ... Barbara.
leo61 (0) 2008-02-15 10:27
Hi Luca !
What a wonderful capture and excellent exposure.I like very much the motion and the footprints.You placed him perfect in the frame and the contrast between his waving cloth and the warm desert tones is great.
ayansadhu (1502) 2008-02-15 10:27
not only the image which struck me with awe but I got too much excited to see that you gave quotes from Tagore's work (amazing!)
this is a very nice composition & I just wonder the amount of study & profound realization you have to strike a right balance between the image & the note :)
well done, really, & I mean it...
Ramy (773) 2008-02-15 10:28
Fast capture you have taken here, a very nice pov and interesting framing, simple and nice. Well done!
Mateja (434) 2008-02-15 10:31
fotografia molto energica con colori accessi e vivaci.
avallaunius (6) 2008-02-15 11:31
i like the sand on the air caused by the persons movement
Francisca (348) 2008-02-15 11:54
Wow, great shot. I love the movement you're showing here. Great colours of this beautiful desert.
Jeppo (17645) 2008-02-15 11:55
poesia estremamente adatta all'immagine.
viaggiare nel deserto non solo da una sensazione di libertà infinita...ma fornisce anche la misura della nostra piccolezza di fronte all'infinito
grigand (19977) 2008-02-15 12:23
Foto semplicemente stupenda, luci, colori, dettagli tutto perfetto, sei riuscito ad immortalare il senso il senso di libertà e magia che provato anch'io sul deserto, complimenti.
Philippe (11836) 2008-02-15 12:53
Hi, Luca. A wonderful shot. The clothes inflated by the wind contrast very well with the sand and the sand that is raised by the running man creates movement in the picture. The borders of the dunes also create very nice lines in the image. Freedom and purity are the two things that come to my mind when I see this picture.
limule (4176) 2008-02-15 13:12
again a beautiful view of maquritania. This one is very creative and inspired. Geraldine
lilimih33 (9918) 2008-02-15 15:48
Very beautiful composition in desert and great perspective!
Lovely colouurs and perfect clarity!
Clairedelune (4923) 2008-02-15 17:55
This is indeed one of the good photos of the desert. I like how the sand is "flying" too in the back of the flying man. There is a lightness in the movement on the man. A feeling of freedom. Even though we know that desert is not an easy place to live. You have to know how to live there... otherwise, you put your freedom in jeopardy...
A very beautiful photo Luca, very inspiring...
jjcordier (79297) 2008-02-15 22:08
Comme s'il voulait s'envoler cet Icare africain courant sur les dunes chaudes...Belle capture!
hispic (9652) 2008-02-16 0:12
Simple but gripping me strongly, earth color of the dune in the side light infiltrates into my mind.
Splendid work as always!
Have a nice weekend, Hisashi
vincz (19113) 2008-02-16 2:53
Wow... this is so good. is he flying??? That's incredible with the sand in the air, the cloth in the air. I love it!
scalerman (26900) 2008-02-16 5:30
Luca: another brilliant image - and I almost missed it. Superb dynamic imagery - the essence of kinetic photography. Green later. regards, c
faubry (35447) 2008-02-16 7:29
bonjour Luca, what image... wonderful mouvement effect... superb wind effect.. great shot. i like a lot
Dpbours (222) 2008-02-17 4:34
Wonderful graphical work here!
Great movement with the sand blowing in the air.
And a nice poem added. Though this wanderer is already in far-away places ;-).
Enjoy your Sunday,
smarcell (19965) 2008-02-17 5:04
Bellissima, unmix perfetto di luce, ombre, contrasto.
Molto accurata e pulita la composizione, come sempre d'altra parte.
Angshu (56750) 2008-02-17 5:15
Sheer brilliance! The dynamism of his flying robe, the sand kicked out by his sandals & that poem you quoted from our beloved poet...This is a picture which says more than a thousand words really. Taking it to my favs. to savour it for a long time.
Didi (60586) 2008-02-17 10:24
Une composition étonnante où le vent contribue au mouvement du bédouin qui court, je reconnais que cela donne un bel effet.
efi (5273) 2008-02-17 13:42
where is he running to:)...very effective,sharp and interesting..tfs..
Morac (27723) 2008-02-18 13:14
A 'pure' shot. It tells your viewer more than what youre showing here.
brevbrev14 (140) 2008-02-20 7:25
ciao Luca, spero tu stia bene... :))
le tue immagini sono sempre uno spettacolo da vedere e da ammirare...
anche questa è semplicemente meravigliosa...
hai davvero un grande talento
traveller47 (590) 2008-02-26 14:00
che bella foto!!!
Prisley (1485) 2008-03-16 14:44
Your note accompanies very well this moment of eternity perfectly presented here.
Indeed, I absolutely don't agree with polonaise! to me it's a perfect presentation! what's the need to pushing that hard the contrast and why erasing a part of the man's leg making the pic so odd! :-/
In your pic I like the sand blown by the wind, echoing to the swollen clothes. I like the warmth of the sand and I admire the fact that though conditions seems hard you managed greatly the white balance and contrast.
kiks (11989) 2008-04-09 13:53
Hi Luca, i love the way you catch the movement on this photo. Very well seen and done
noborders (1010) 2008-04-18 23:27
Hi Luka, this photo is amazing, you pressed the shutter at the right moment, you had the eye to observe the scene and the right reflex ; colours are also splendid !
Alain-F (237) 2008-05-13 2:04
Encore une photo magnifique ,teintes, ombres et mouvements du draps et du sable apportent de l'action dans cette composition. Vraiment joli
manatee (4668) 2008-11-07 22:30
This is amazing picture I love the contrast and the sharp of this picture.
Simply I love it
golden (2289) 2009-10-10 2:31
Wonderful shot Luca!
It's so simple and full of movement at the same time.Great composition,framing and POV.
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-10-10 7:11
I am just too much impressed after viewing this photograph..
Sand dunes really came well with perfect light and subject.
Selecting title is also brilliant..and btw you know Rabindra Nath Tagore, he is a great poet...
With Warm regards,
- Copyright: Luca Belis (Mistral) (15402)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-04
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG
- Exposure: f/11, 1/350 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): treasure chest, mon hommage à l'Afrique [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-02-15 9:04
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