The Nilgiris (Blue Mountains) by Vikram Franklin

Currently unavailable for purchase

Available to buy on…

The Nilgiris (literally translates to Blue Mountains) is a range of mountains across the South of India is a relatively old mountain range and it’s maximum height is around 2600m. The blue comes from the thousands of Eucalyptus trees that dot the mountains lending their hues to the overall colour-scape.

This particular view is what I enjoyed over the New Year – literally a blue view taken around sunset :-)


blue, franklin, india, landscape, mountains, nilgiri, nilgiris, ooty, vffeat, vikram


  • " RiSH "
    " RiSH "over 5 years ago

    Nilgiri is really blue … is it photoshopped ?? Or natural colour ?
    Very nicely captured.

  • LOL – it is very blue – I helped it along by setting the WB to Tungsten and then under-exposing by 1.5 stops – really enhanced the blues! The only bit PS touched was in cropping the image to crop out an ugly cell-phone tower on the bottom left of the scene.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Bradley Shawn  Rabon
    Bradley Shawn ...over 5 years ago

    Stunning work my friend!

  • Thanks Shawn!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago


  • Thanks Lorilee – it really was spectacular!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetover 5 years ago

    A magical scenery, Vikram! I love the layers in different shades of blue. Awesome work!

  • Thanks Johanne – what drew me to this (besides the layers), was the light hitting the little hut with smoke coming from its chimney

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Jeremy1
    Jeremy1over 5 years ago

    Really nice capture Vikram.
    Well done.

  • Thanks Jeremy – means a lot coming from you.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Carole Brunet
    Carole Brunetover 5 years ago

    Very beautiful shot! I love all the many levels of blue in these mountains.

  • Thanks Carole – I was lucky that it was so clear that day – usually the clouds descend over all the peaks and you can’t see more than the first layer.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Gary L   Suddath
    Gary L Suddathover 5 years ago

    beautiful shot love the layers

  • Thanks Gary – glad you dropped by and liked what you saw.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • sandyibrahim
    sandyibrahimover 5 years ago

    wow, this is wonderful, i can imagine how beautiful it must have been live!

  • Yes it was magical!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Trevor Needham
    Trevor Needhamover 5 years ago

    Why are they called Blue?? Only kidding – great shot!!

  • LOL – Actually there is a reason – because of the eucalyptus trees that grow on these mountains – they give the range this lovely blue look.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • amanda marx
    amanda marxover 5 years ago

    gorgeous work . . . you may find KimOz’s “Blue Uluru” of interest

  • Thank you – for your lovely comment and favouriting this one!
    Also for pointing me towards KimOz’s work – which is awesome! I couldn’t find Blue Uluru, but I think you meant the pic named “Blue sea of light” taken near Uluru – awesome pic!

    – Vikram Franklin

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait