© Usman M. Bajwa


Uploaded: April 04, 2010 01:43:10


Shot this in Islamabad one foggy morning in February '10.

CATEGORY: Nature & Landscape (April 26, 2011 - resubbed)

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 10/3200 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 38.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40


Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 04, 2010

Ken Smith
member since: /11/2005

Nice mood in this, Usman. I like the colors and comp too!

4/3/2010 6:33:24 PM

Renee Doyle
member since: 1/16/2005

Beautiful mood Usman!! Excellent capture!

4/3/2010 7:04:53 PM #1255130

Michelle Alton April 04, 2010

Beautifully done, Usman, as Ken remarks above. #8508866

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe April 04, 2010

Beautiful misty shot, Usman! #8508868

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe April 04, 2010

Gorgeous composition, lighting and tones, Usman. #8508900

Karen Celella level-deluxe April 04, 2010

Absolutely gorgeous scene with wonderful light, color, mood and composition Usman. #8508949

John Rivera level-deluxe April 04, 2010

Beautiful Presentation Usman! #8509037

William C. Raco level-classic April 04, 2010

Excellent light, color and exposure
Beautifully done, Usman #8509059

Nikki McDonald level-classic April 04, 2010

Beautiful light and colors, Usman. I love the lonely feel of the scene. #8509220

Melissa G. Meiselman April 04, 2010

Exquisite scene with wonderful light, fine detail and fantastic mood, Usman!! #8509463

David M. Montero April 05, 2010

Beautiful art! Congratulations on an excellent shot Usman. #8512274

Dianna Murphy April 05, 2010

Wow Usman, really gorgeous! #8513054

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 05, 2010

Thanks all. I appreciate your taking the time to visit and leave such wonderful remarks!

UB. #8513281

Wendy Moghadam April 07, 2010

Simply beautiful! #8516678

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 08, 2010

Thank Wendy, appreciate your taking the time to write your kind comments!

UB. #8521240

Mitch Spence level-classic April 11, 2010

Usman, this is spectacularly beautiful. #8526568

Leslie McLain level-deluxe April 13, 2010

Stunning capture and light, Usman. Welcome to 101. #8530822

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 13, 2010

Thanks to both of you ladies! I look forward to it!

UB. #8531487

Wm Nosal April 13, 2010

WOW! Beautiful Morning Shot! #8532414

Bunny Snow April 14, 2010

Tranquility II is one of the most beautiful foggy morning captures I've ever seen. The detail and capture of the light is excellent as always with your work.

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 14, 2010

Thank you Wm and Bunny for taking the time to write your kind comments. Bunny, yours made me feel very flattered. So glad you liked it that much!

UB. #8535898

Kay Beausoleil June 10, 2010

You've captured a wonderful mood in this splendid image, Usman -- the light is so special! #8685907

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 15, 2010

Thank you for your sweet comments

UB. #8696415

Mike F. Anderson June 16, 2010

This is such a beautiful scene, captured so beautifully, Usman! #8699800

Carol L. Fowler August 20, 2010

Cool moody and beautiful capture #8851032

Mitch Spence level-classic August 21, 2010

Glad to see you've submitted this again, Usman, because it is such a striking image. I know the flooding there has been terrible and I think of you often whenever the news is on. I hope you and all your family have been safe. #8852751

Debra R. Harder August 21, 2010

OMG, Usman! This is truly MAGNIFICENT! Going right into my FAVS!! A winner in my book! Deb #8853179

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 21, 2010

Thank you Mike, Mitch and Deb for your appreciative comments on this one. This image is now hanging in my drawing room.

Thanks Mitch for showing concern for the flood affected people here in Pakistan. Me and my family are safe, however, millions are not. Its a big challenge for all of us here.

UB. #8853392

Irene Colling level-classic August 23, 2010

Outstanding image Usman with great color and dynamic subject. #8857122

Tommy E. Burgess August 23, 2010

Absolutely stunning capture with such an amazing mood Usman!! I'm glad to hear you and your family are safe, and hope for a strong recovery for those effected in the trying times ahead. Beautiful work Usman! #8858075

Katarina Mansson August 29, 2010

Outstanding - love it! #8868508

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic August 29, 2010

Absolutely gorgeous!!! #8868552

Nikki McDonald level-classic August 29, 2010

Still beautiful -- good luck this time. #8868594

Joy Rector August 29, 2010

fantastic #8868873

Nikki McDonald level-classic September 12, 2010

I do like the mood and tones a lot here, Usman -- enough to give it the edge as favorite from your August entries. The composition with that off set single tree and the placement of the sun is very pleasing to me. My other picks are much brighter. I love Hello and Center Bound. Great color and spectacular detail in both. Good luck this month. #8896142

Marcel J. Fernandez November 21, 2010

Fantastic capture, Usman! #9055964

Renee Doyle November 21, 2010

Wonderful moody capture Usman and beautiful treatment!! #9056313

John Benway November 22, 2010

Absolutely gorgeous Usman, love the mood. Beautifully done.
John #9056569

Rona L. Schwarz November 22, 2010

Wonderful composition, Usman! I love the lighting, tones and the overall mood of this image - the placement of the tree is perfect. Beautiful! #9058627

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 17, 2011

Beautiful light and silhouettes Usman #9247262

Irene Colling level-classic February 17, 2011

Oustanding photo Usman with wonderful color, great composition and excellent contrast between the light/shadow areas. #9247400

Phyllis H. Burchett February 18, 2011

Gorgeous, fabulous light. #9249287

Waleed Al Maamari February 21, 2011

Outstanding,Beautifully done. #9253650

Patti Coblentz February 27, 2011

Beautiful light and mood captured, Usman! #9264082

Sarah A. Christian February 27, 2011

It is a wonderful image, Usman! Lovely, soft technique and mood! Really nice! #9264135

Marcie A. Fowler April 26, 2011

This is beautiful Usman. #9370064

Marcel J. Fernandez May 18, 2011

Congratulations, Usman on your beautiful Finalist. #9411046

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict May 18, 2011

Congrats on this gorgeous finalist, Usman!

Debby #9411156

Jeana Clark May 18, 2011

Congratulations Usman on this beautiful and deserving Finalist!!!
Best of luck in the next round!!!

~J~ #9411160

Nikki McDonald level-classic May 18, 2011

Lovely tones and mood, Usman. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #9411570

Wm Nosal May 18, 2011

Congratulations, Usman! #9411744

Amy M. Wilson May 18, 2011

Congratulations on your stunning Finalist, Usman!! #9411877

Courtenay Vanderbilt May 18, 2011

Gorgeous Finalist, Usman! Congratulations!


Mitch Spence level-classic May 18, 2011

Of course it's a finalist, Usman. Way to go. #9412039

Mukesh Srivastava May 18, 2011

Super shot...Huge congrats for the Silver,Usman!!!! Good luck for GOLD!!! #9412263

Jessica Jenney May 18, 2011

Congratulations, Usman on your fabulous finalist! #9412298

Michele Peterson level-classic May 18, 2011

Usman, I am jumping for joy for you on this finalist!! I absolutely love this image, congratulations!! #9412491

Susan K. Snow May 18, 2011

I am so proud of your tenacity. You knew you had a beauty here and weren't ready to give up. And look what you have been rewarded: A finalist!!!

Congratulations, Usman. It's a job well done! #9412511

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe May 18, 2011

Congratulations Usman. This deserves a gold as it is unique and draws one in. #9412661

Marijana Fajgl May 19, 2011

Outstanding capture, Usman! Huge congratulations! #9412735

Chris Henning May 19, 2011

Gorgeous, UB!! Huge congrats:) #9412819

Susan D. Royce level-classic May 19, 2011

Beautiful, subtle color palette. Big congrats on your finalist Usman! #9412821

Lynn M. Whitt May 19, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist... #9412856

Kim Andelkovic May 19, 2011

Awesome finalist UB.....congratulations :-) #9412945

Stephen Zacker May 19, 2011

Great mood and colors this has. Congratulations #9413023

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic May 19, 2011

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9413182

Val Feldman level-deluxe May 19, 2011

Congrats on a beautiful and outstanding Finalist, Usman...all the best in the upcoming round! #9413290

Katarina Mansson May 19, 2011

Yeah!!! Congratulations on your fantastic finalist Usman! #9413340

Thomas E. Hinds May 19, 2011

A very beautiful Finalist! Glad you resubmitted it, Usman! Congratulations on this wonderful work! #9413443

Pat Abbott level-classic May 19, 2011

Wonderful light and scene! Congratulations! #9413489

Julianne Bradford May 19, 2011

Exquisite finalist Usman! Congratulations! #9413715

Tarun Bose May 19, 2011

Congrats for another excellent finalist, Usman. #9413830

Bill Johnson May 19, 2011

Congrats on your finalist entry and good luck in the next round. #9414074

Karen E. Baumann May 19, 2011

Mysterious and Peaceful... Outstanding capture, Usman! Congratulations on this fine finalist! #9414097

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic May 19, 2011 #9414165

SaMi Martin May 19, 2011

Congrats Usman on another wonderful finalist! #9414215

Karen Celella level-deluxe May 19, 2011

Congratulations on another of your gorgeous finalist, Usman!! #9414298


Way to go UB, fabulous!

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!

jo ann c. #9414376

Orsi May 19, 2011

Congrats,Usman on your wonderful finalist!!!Beautiful!!! #9414528

Bojan Bencic level-classic May 19, 2011

Congratulations on your finalists, Usman. #9414830

Dawn M. Schneider May 19, 2011

Usman this is so beautiful/stunning/amazing you get the picture!! Congrats my friend!! #9414928

Rony Sagy May 19, 2011

Congratulations on this stunning work, Usman. #9415005

Merna L. Nobile May 19, 2011

It is with great pleasure that I offer my congratulations on your award for the month of April. Merna


Carol Eade level-addict May 19, 2011

Beautiful finalist, congratulations Usman! #9415251

Lester A. Garcia May 19, 2011

Absolutely beautiful! Congrats, Usman #9415284

Mike F. Anderson May 19, 2011

Well deserved Usman. Congratulations! #9415598

Rona L. Schwarz May 19, 2011

Wow! This is so stunning, Usman! The light is just exquisite and really works well with the delicate details of the trees and scene.Marvelous tones, color and mood. One of my favorites and a superb Finalist! Congrats and good luck in the next round! #9415769

Debra R. Harder May 19, 2011

The light, the light, the light...AMAZING! A GOLD WINNER FOR SURE, Usman! Another Huge CONGRATULATIONS! Deb #9415988

Patti Coblentz May 19, 2011

Agree with Deb! :))
Congratulations, Usman..and best of luck next round! #9415997

Joseph T. Pilonero level-addict May 20, 2011

Great scene that has such feeling to it! Wonderfully seen and taken. Congratulations! TED #9417237

Patrick Rouzes May 20, 2011

Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Usman! Good luck, my friend! #9417277

ALLEN O. HOWARD May 20, 2011

Nothing less than magic Usman! A wonderful image, "everything" about it!!! Congratulations, Allen. #9417339

Erica Murphy level-deluxe May 20, 2011

Congratulations on your stunningly beautiful finalist Usman!! #9417404

Elida Gutierrez May 20, 2011

Always loved this one, THE BEST LUCK USMAN!!! #9417573

Dr Silly level-classic May 20, 2011

UB congrats on your wonderful Gold Win. :O) #9417653

Michele Peterson level-classic May 20, 2011

Congratulations Usman! So happy that this went gold!!! :-) #9417662

Karen E. Baumann May 20, 2011

Congratulations, Usman!!! This is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Love it and even the color is gold, to match your winner's badge!! #9417710

Bob Cournoyer level-classic May 20, 2011

Congrats, Usman!! #9417715

Kim Andelkovic May 20, 2011

Congrats UB.....awesome win :-) #9417781

Maria Morrow May 20, 2011

Congratulations Usman, a magical image for sure!! #9417811

Amy M. Wilson May 20, 2011

Big congrats on your awesome gold winner, Usman!! #9417843

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict May 20, 2011

Hardy congrats on your win, Usman!

Debby #9417872

Thomas E. Hinds May 20, 2011

Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Usman! #9417885

Jessica Jenney May 20, 2011

Congratulations, Usman on your fabulous winners! #9417927

Kara L. Hendricks May 20, 2011

HUGE congratulations Usman... This is a different tone than the one I chose for your POTW... But still the same shot.. I knew it was a winner! #9417960

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic May 20, 2011

on your very deserving
2nd Place WINNER! 8o) #9417994

Cecil Whitt May 20, 2011

Congrats on this deserving win, C. #9418021

Michelle Alton May 20, 2011

Spectacular winner, Usman. The gold badge is well placed on this golden scene. Congratulations! #9418113

Monika Sapek May 20, 2011

Beautifully captured scene, Usman! Congratulations on your Second Place Win! #9418237

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 20, 2011

Way to bring home the gold! Image, and medals! :) Congratulations! #9418300

Carol Eade level-addict May 20, 2011

A beautiful winner, congratulations Usman! #9418365

Rolando Rosito May 20, 2011

This is great Usman! Big Congratulations on your win! #9418476

Debra R. Harder May 20, 2011

Happy to see this beauty (and one of my favs) win GOLD, Usman!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win!! Deb #9418592

Kay Beausoleil May 20, 2011

Usman, congratulations on your win for this superb image! #9418603

Pat Abbott level-classic May 20, 2011

Congrats on your 2nd place win! #9418653

Raymond Pauly May 20, 2011

Wonderful winner here, Usman! Congratulations! #9418743

Patrick Rouzes May 20, 2011

Congratulations on this incredible Winner, Usman! #9418747

Ann Coates level-classic May 20, 2011

Congratulations on your stunning Gold. #9418774

Jeana Clark May 20, 2011

Fabulous Second Place Winner Usman!!!
Many Congrats to you!!!!!

~J~ #9418841

Rona L. Schwarz May 20, 2011

So happy to see this marvelous image win GOLD, Usman! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FABULOUS WINNER! #9418878

Patti Coblentz May 20, 2011

WTG, Usman :)) This is such a beautiful image...congratulations on your gold winner! #9418892

frank w. degenhardt May 20, 2011

A stunning beauty. Congratulations on your big Win my friend. #9418950

Guy D. Biechele level-classic May 20, 2011

Very beautiful image. Love the mood you've captured. Congratulations on your win! #9418983

Becky J. Parkinson level-deluxe May 20, 2011

Stunning, stunning image, Busman!! I love the beautiful lighting, the colors, the mood...everything about it. Congratulations on your winning photo!! #9419001

Sarah A. Christian May 20, 2011

Congratulations, Usman, for your gold with this beautiful image! Well deserved! WTG! Sarah #9419003

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 20, 2011

Nothing is more encouraging than to see your kind comments. Thank you everyone for your support and time!

UB. #9419014

Bunny Snow May 20, 2011

All your hard work --not just the beautiful capture, but the beautiful DD work as well upped the ante on this second place win!!!

Your tenacity won you a silver medal on this second place stunning image. Congratulations, Usman. Your star is shining brightly this month, both with your Kodak winner and now with this. Awesome work. WTG!!! ~Bunny #9419017

Alex T. Mizuno May 20, 2011

Beautiful sunrise image Usman! Congratulations on your win!!! #9419049

Alan L. Borror May 21, 2011

Congratulations on this wonderful landscape winner, Usman! #9419163

Gary Lange May 21, 2011

Many congrats, a real wall hanger!! #9419295

Mary K. Robison May 21, 2011

Congratulations on another well deserved Second Place Winner, Usman! #9419300

Kevin Reaves May 21, 2011

Congratulations Usman on your award! I love the mood of this! Beautiful! Great work! #9419323

Anita Hogue May 21, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS Usman! This is beautiful! #9419349

Janet McNeil level-classic May 21, 2011

Congratulations on winning the gold!! #9419359

Karen Celella level-deluxe May 21, 2011

Congratulations on your gorgeous winner of the gold, Usman! #9419551

Bojan Bencic level-classic May 21, 2011

Well done, Usman. Congratulations on your win. #9419702

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe May 21, 2011

Congratulations on the gold. I cast my vote for POTD #9419880

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic May 21, 2011


Louvette Fowler May 21, 2011

Hauntingly beautiful. Congratulations! #9420088

Mike F. Anderson May 21, 2011

I knew it was headed to the top! Congratulations Usman! #9420109

Marijana Fajgl May 21, 2011

Big congratulations, Usman, on your fantastic winner! #9420168

Lydia Williams level-deluxe May 21, 2011

"WOW"...Congratulations, Usman! #9420212


WTG, UB! Huge congratulations on your awesome 2n Place Gold WINNER!!!

jo ann c. #9420506

Sandra Anderson May 21, 2011

So beautiful Usman. Congratulations. #9420660

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe May 21, 2011

Outstanding!! Congratulations, Usman on your fantastic and well deserved win!! #9420881

Tarun Bose May 21, 2011

Big congrats for your winner, Usman. #9420970

Anne McKinnell May 21, 2011

Congratulations Usman, this is beautiful! #9420971

Marcel J. Fernandez May 21, 2011

Congratulations, Usman on another fine Winner. #9421027

Kelvin S. Murphy May 22, 2011

Wonderful capture! Congratulations, Usman. #9421117

Katarina Mansson May 22, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful winner Usman! #9421342

Boyd L. Alexander May 22, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS on another Beautiful Winning image Usman!! #9421416

Stephanie Frey May 22, 2011

Congratulations on your stunning win, Usman! #9421515

Linda Proctor May 22, 2011

Congratulations Usman amazing winner and gallery!! #9422028

Stephen Zacker May 22, 2011

Great mood this has. Congratulations #9422079

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 22, 2011

Congratulations on your wonderful winner! #9422220

Ken Smith level-classic May 22, 2011

No surprise here, Usman...outstanding job on this! #9422367

Mick Burkey May 22, 2011

Beautiful work, U! Congrats on your winner. Well-deserved!! #9422404

Jodi Zimmer May 22, 2011

your work is amazing!! #9422467

Courtenay Vanderbilt May 22, 2011

Huge Congrats on your outstanding winner, Usman! #9422483

Mike Clime May 22, 2011

Stunning capture, Usman! Congratulations! #9422540

Barbara Waldoch level-classic May 22, 2011

Congratulations, Usman! #9422748

Chris Henning May 22, 2011

Congrats!! #9422977

Ryan Murphy May 23, 2011

Congrats again! This has such a great mood/feeling to it #9423591

Margaret R. Barry May 23, 2011

Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Usman! #9423778

Robert Jensen May 23, 2011

absolutely beautiful - well done my friend #9424208

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 23, 2011

Huge congrats on your gorgeous winner!!! #9424253

Donna La Mattino Pagakis May 23, 2011

Congratulations on your win! I'm so happy for you Usman, you know I love this image! #9424259

Linda Blair May 24, 2011

Gorgeous win....congratulations!!!! #9426207

Maria Coulson May 24, 2011

Usman, what a gorgeous picture. Love the colors and the serenity. A very well deserved gold. Congratulations! #9426248

Nadia Paul May 24, 2011

So beautiful and moody - congrats on your wonderful winner Usman! #9426770

Phyllis H. Burchett May 25, 2011

Congrats on this stunning winner Usman! #9428204

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic May 27, 2011

No surprise with this win, Usman. Spectacular. Huge congrats. #9431480

Renee Doyle May 29, 2011

Stunning work Usman!! Big congrats on this wonderful winner!! #9434088

Nikki McDonald level-classic May 30, 2011

A belated congratulations for the win, Usman, on this image that has long been a personal favorite. #9435485

ALLEN O. HOWARD June 03, 2011

An awesome win Usman! Congratulations!

Karen Bacon June 06, 2011

Congratulations on this stunning winner Usman! #9446652

Mike Ricciardi June 11, 2011

Beautiful! #9455462

Craig W. Myers level-addict June 21, 2011

Great tonal qualities and beautiful composition. Congratulations, Usman! #9471660

Stacey Williams October 04, 2011

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous.

SW #9716345

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 04, 2011

Thanks to each one of you, your time and comments are very much appreciated!!!

UB. #9716979

Carolyn McIntosh October 09, 2011

Visited your gallery today for the first time . . I am blown away by your artistry. You are truly gifted. This image is particularly ethereal for me.

Thanks for taking the time to comment on my POTD . . much appreciated. #9725151

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 25, 2012

Thanks Carolyn for the kind comments!!!

UB. #9946825

Carlie Hensley March 26, 2012

Your work is truly beautiful! #10056530

Steven B. Lorraine December 03, 2012

A awesome photo,I love the light and colors of this picture,well done! #10449599

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