Celebrating LUV

Uploaded: May 30, 2012 20:33:59


Arches of the Pakistan Monument and their reflection on a marble pedestal, just as the sun slipped behind the distant Margalla hills.

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 31.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40


Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 30, 2012

Bob C. pointed to some unwanted objects in the frame, had to remove those, thanks Bob.

Julianne Bradford
member since: 3/11/2009

What a magnificent rreflective capture Usman! HTD!

5/30/2012 6:40:33 AM

Jillian Danielson
member since: 4/24/2007

GORGEOUS lighting and coloring Usman! HTD!

5/30/2012 6:54:21 AM

Naomi Weiser
member since: 11/22/2005

wow, stunning! htd!

5/30/2012 7:37:43 AM

Mitch Spence
member since: 3/16/2004

You've captured the magic here, Usman.

5/30/2012 8:56:32 AM

Amanda D. Austwick
member since: 8/2/2003

Oh Usman, Mitch said it all; Magical & Beautiful!

5/30/2012 8:59:22 AM

Carol L. Quina
member since: 1/26/2012

Just BEAUTIFUL! Love the colors of the sunset, the repeating lines of the monument & the reflection. All around - wonderful!

5/30/2012 10:07:33 AM

Bob Cournoyer
member since: 2/9/2003

Gorgeous colors/comp/reflections...:-)

Happy Theme Day

5/30/2012 5:36:19 PM

Nikki McDonald
member since: 11/6/2006

Beautiful colors and light and I love the balloons, Usman.

5/30/2012 8:04:54 PM

Cynthia M. Wiles level-deluxe June 06, 2012

this is so beautiful!!
Cindy #10170278

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic July 31, 2012

Good to see this again, Usman, it's a stand out!! #10254051

Donna La Mattino Pagakis August 29, 2012

Vibrant, eye catching and beautiful Usman. Congratulations and best of luck in the next round! #10294804

Bojan Bencic level-classic August 29, 2012

Great variation of the old favourite, Usman. Congratulations on your finalist. #10294854

Stefania Barbier level-classic August 29, 2012

congratulations on a fabulous finalist!!! #10295538

August 29, 2012

Beautiful #10295996

Emile Abbott level-classic August 29, 2012

Agree with the judges Usman just beautiful. Congrats on another great finalist. #10296572

Ann Coates level-classic August 29, 2012

Love the gorgeous colours, congratulations on your spectacular finalist Usman. #10296729

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe August 29, 2012

And yet another Congratulations for this lovely Finalist.....Three Cheers, Usman! #10297212

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic August 29, 2012

Beautiful shot, congratulations!! #10297459

Phyllis A. Houghton August 29, 2012

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Usman. Good luck ahead! #10297467

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 29, 2012

I just loove this!
Another great finalits, good luck on the next Gold!

jo ann c. #10297924

Ellen Hodges August 29, 2012

Huge congrats and very best luck with the awesome finalists, Usman!!! #10298189

Nikki McDonald level-classic August 29, 2012

Glorious color and the balloons are a very nice touch. Congratulations on the beautiful finalist, Usman. #10298305

Carol Flisak level-classic August 30, 2012

Huge congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Usman! #10299677

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 30, 2012

Incredible........congrats & good luck, Usman!

Chris Budny level-deluxe August 30, 2012

Great treatment on this unique monument; congratulations! #10299807

Jessica Jenney August 30, 2012

Congratulations, Usman on your fabulous finalist! #10299934

Nancy Marie Ricketts August 30, 2012

Another beautiful finalist Usman! The rest of us don't have a chance! #10300700

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe August 31, 2012

Outstanding Usman!! Congratulations on another amazing shot and Finalist! #10300981

Lydia Williams level-classic August 31, 2012

Stupendous, Usman...Love it...Congratulations on this finalist also! Well done! #10301431

David M. Montero August 31, 2012

Congratulations on your Finalist selection Usman! #10301874

Phyllis H. Burchett August 31, 2012

OMG this is stunning...big congrats Usman! #10302119

Renee Doyle August 31, 2012

Outstanding capture Usman! Congratulations! #10302288

Stefania Barbier level-classic August 31, 2012

gorgeous winner, huge congrats!!! #10302321

Kay Beausoleil August 31, 2012

Such lovely colours, Usman. Congratulations on your win! #10302368

Bob Cournoyer level-classic August 31, 2012

Congrats, Usman, on your gold... :-) #10302395

Kathy Salerni level-classic August 31, 2012

Huge congrats on your winning Gold, Usman! #10302451

Robin R. August 31, 2012

Congrats. Wonderful image. Really like the color. #10302461

Peggy Pfister level-classic August 31, 2012

Gorgeous, Usman! Congrats on the win! #10302541

Ann Coates level-classic August 31, 2012

Congratulations on your gorgeous Gold Usman, well done. #10302620

Rona L. Schwarz August 31, 2012

Stunningly gorgeous, Usman! Wonderful rich colors and fabulous light...and I love the balloons! Huge Congratulations on this spectacular Gold Winner! #10302637

Michele Peterson level-classic August 31, 2012

A favorite of mine!! Its wonderful, Usman, and a well deserved win. Congratulations!! #10302744

Cheryl Schneider August 31, 2012

Always a winner. Congratulations, Usman! #10302788

Katarina Mansson September 01, 2012

Congratulations on your well deserved winner for this beauty Usman! #10302840

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 01, 2012

Well done, Usman. Congratulations on your win. #10302915

Gail Sullivan level-classic September 01, 2012

Stunning work, Usman...congrats! #10303059

Dr Silly level-classic September 01, 2012

UB, congrats on this beautiful win. :O)

Lydia Williams level-classic September 01, 2012

Fantastic Usman! Congratulations on your golden win! #10303139

Leslie McLain level-classic September 01, 2012

Congrats on a fantastic winner, Usman. #10303164

Steve D. Hinkle September 01, 2012

Congrats on your winning image, beautiful! #10303191

Jessica Jenney September 01, 2012

Congratulations, Usman on your gorgeous winner! #10303251

Monnie Ryan September 01, 2012

Awesome, Usman - congratulations! #10303358

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic September 01, 2012

Congratulations, UB! I've always liked this! #10303398

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 01, 2012

Beautiful Usman, congratulations! #10303430

Emile Abbott level-classic September 01, 2012

Congrats Usman on this outstanding winner. #10303455

Barbara Socor September 01, 2012

How very stunning! A magical image, Usman...Big congrats on your excellent win! #10303499

Joseph T. Pilonero September 01, 2012

Once again you show us your great eye for design and pattern. Fabulous work, Usman! Congratulations! TED #10303643

Martha R. Mazon level-classic September 01, 2012

Congrats on this beautiful and creative winner, Usman! #10303729

David Phalen September 01, 2012

BIG Congrats on a fabulous Winner!! #10303819

Terry Cervi level-deluxe September 01, 2012

Gorgeous work, Usman!! Congrats on your well deserved win! #10303934

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic September 01, 2012

Beautiful, Big congrats!! #10304177

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 01, 2012

Congratulations on this fantastic 2nd Place Gold Winner Usman!

jo ann c. #10304266

Renee Doyle September 01, 2012

Congrats on this wonderful winner Usman!! #10304346

Ellen Hodges September 01, 2012

Huge congrats on a fab winner, Usman!!! #10304633

Carla Capra Anderson September 01, 2012

Fantastic! Congratultions. #10304645

Robert K. Bemus level-classic September 01, 2012

Congrats on your beautiful Win, Usman!! #10304747

Phyllis H. Burchett September 02, 2012

BIG congrats Usman on this fabulous winner!!! #10306012

Linda D. Lester level-classic September 03, 2012

Congratulations on your win! Beautiful colors! #10306214

Ken Smith level-classic September 05, 2012

Beautiful work, Usman. Congrats to you! #10309138

Christine Czernin level-classic September 05, 2012

Big congratulations on your win.
Well deserved, it's a beauty. #10309910

David M. Montero September 09, 2012

Congratulations on your fantastic win Usman! #10316070

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic September 11, 2012

Thanks to the judges and to all of you for your kind and supporting comments and time.

UB. #10319202

Erica Murphy level-classic October 01, 2012

Congratulations on this stunning winner Usman!! Very eye-cathcing and beautiful! #10349752

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

Discussions by Category: You can view photo discussions on various themes in the Community > Photo Discussions section of the site.

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class.

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

Copyright for this photo belongs solely to Usman M. Bajwa.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer. Contact photographer via gallery
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.