Photo of the Day Contest
Fantasy Garden by Navin Sarma
Friday, 20th July 2012

Fantasy Garden

by Navin Sarma

A radiant scene on the east coast of Maui, where the river meets the sea at Oheo Gulch. Maui, Hawaii.
Equipment: Nikon D800, Nikon 14-24, Circular Polarizer
Navin Sarma
What do I find to be beautiful? Mostly, nature. I find beauty in the subtleties of the Earth. When I take the time to think through the complexity of the Earth and the life within it, I conclude that there must be a reason to existence. However, Earth is only one small piece of the larger puzzle; much more beauty exists in places and shapes we have never imagined. What is that larger puzzle? What other beauty lies out in the Universe? What is the driving force behind life? These are questions that run through my mind when I witness nature. What makes the Earth beautiful to me? I can’t really say. I feel a quiet passion as a crisp fall breeze passes, as a serene snowflake falls, and as the anxious sun pierces through rainclouds. As much as I would like to share the feeling, I feel as though it is impossible to translate “passion” to someone else. However, I do feel that a photograph helps one, including myself, obtain a general understanding of it. I feel emotions in life that I have tried to illustrate, through imagery. I don’t know if you will find my photos beautiful or interesting, but that is really not the point. This is the view from my window. Please feel free to share the scene with me.

Fantasy Garden by Navin Sarma was photo of the day on Friday, 20th July 2012. It is tagged , . You can leave a comment below.


20th July 2012 at 4:18 am

Great capture Navin. Ohio is such a wonderful spot.

fabio valente

20th July 2012 at 8:23 am

a wondeful capture

20th July 2012 at 8:46 am

Interesting shot, the way the vegetation is establishing itself on top of the lava.


20th July 2012 at 10:59 am

Lord Of Rings? :P

Lisette Bilodeau

20th July 2012 at 11:42 am

Thank you for sharing this wonderful shot. However, when I see so much Beauty everywhere on this Earth, it is difficult for me to even concede that there could be more beautiful places in the Universe.

Blue Bella

20th July 2012 at 11:54 am

To me this beautiful photograph depicts the five elements: earth, fire, water, air & ether. Life can be rough and one can still laugh. Thanks Navin.

Mayra DeLao

20th July 2012 at 12:24 pm

Hawaii is heaven on earth, your picture capture that beauty


20th July 2012 at 1:57 pm

Not only is your photo beautiful your sprite of light and love is what you captured.


20th July 2012 at 2:45 pm

what a beautiful photo!
congratulate Navin

20th July 2012 at 3:29 pm

Congrats Navin! Beautiful image…


20th July 2012 at 4:40 pm

E’ una natura rigogliosa e affascinante nella sua inquietudine poichè il vulcano potrebbe risvegliarsi ma quanto fascino in questo scatto!

20th July 2012 at 4:50 pm

you captured a fire blazing sky, mountains, greenery, grey rocks and a waterfall all in one!



20th July 2012 at 8:47 pm

You are as good with your pen as you are with your camera, my friend!

20th July 2012 at 9:00 pm

I am impressed by the view out your window and by the passion and appreciation you express. I, too, love nature photography and the beauty that is available everywhere if you take the time to notice it. So many people are missing these treasures. I expect that you are a very spiritually attuned being. Thank you.

20th July 2012 at 10:03 pm

Beautiful shot Navin!

Mario gustavo Fiorucci

20th July 2012 at 11:48 pm

Beautiful shot Navin!

21st July 2012 at 4:55 pm

Wow! Fantastic shot of this gorgeous place. :)

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