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Doors of Perception

Posted by
Nitin (Mayenne, France) on 6 December 2010 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

"Rovinj (Croatia) Photography Series"

My favorite shot from Rovinj. One I took at dusk from the top. After a short swim in the waters that had now become cold we went on a walk up the top of the town to the church. What we witnessed was absolute delight. Children playing around, tourists taking photographs, parents relaxing, lovers embracing, the endless horizon and the calm seas and the tall tower rising high up above us displaying it's might. The doors of the church were open and silence inside, people and kids praying.

I have posted a picture of kids praying inside this church earlier and another picture of kids outside at the plaza (http://nitin.aminus3.com/image/2010-08-14.html)

Once I entered this church and looked behind at the very door from which I entered this is what I noticed and I could not help but marvel at the sight. The blueness of the sea embracing the blueness of the sky until they seemed like one - like lovers - two bodies but one soul.

And the endlessness and the infinity made you wonder, amaze at the landscape. What could be the limit? It's only as high as you think it is. It's only as far and as tough as you think it is. Nothing is impossible. Believe and hope, and believe. Destiny is in your hands, you make your own destiny. A million thoughts in my mind. It's all a matter of how you perceive it.

I call it the "door of perception", a name inspired by a blog called "doors of perception" by John Thackara.

A difficult day for me today. After two of weeks living, like in a dream, I am back to reality now. Reality strikes they say, really hard. A million thoughts about the future. Many decisions, uncertainties and challenges lie ahead. But as I wrote above, it's all a matter of perception. Believe. That whatever happens is going to be for the best. And I hope and pray it is.

NIKON D90 1/25 second F/5.0 ISO 500 48 mm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon,, Canada

Superb, brilliant composition Nitin. This has the most
beautiful feel as we slowly walk to the amazing view
in the door.

6 Dec 2010 6:05am

Céline from New York City, United States

Lovely shot !

6 Dec 2010 6:54am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

An entry into the unknown, great image and a light sublime. Good day.

6 Dec 2010 10:22am

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Spectacular composition.

6 Dec 2010 2:12pm

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Nice composition and yes, it is a door to perception - to everyone his own perception - for me, it looks like a door to hope - from dark to bright.
Interesting description as well. :)

6 Dec 2010 3:54pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wow Nitin, this is simply stunning...a fabulous composition and mood!

7 Dec 2010 6:25am

piet from Bruges, Belgium

impressive ZEN moment
an invitation to meditate
can be proud of it, indeed outstanding !!!!

7 Dec 2010 9:10am

noel from paris, France

interesting capture and great light & shadow

7 Dec 2010 10:29am

1/25 second
ISO 500
48 mm