This was shot at ISO 1000 (my doofus mistake that caused me to reject 99% of the shots that morning once I got them onto my comp). I’m completely ticked off with myself …. can only hope I learn from this

Taken on Elliot’s Beach, Madras, East coast of India

Nikon D80
Sigma 10-20 @ 11mm
f/22 1/60 ISO 1000 (mistake!)
6:34 AM


  • Alan Findlater
    Alan Findlaterover 5 years ago


  • Thanks so much Alan – glad you liked it

    – Vikram Franklin

  • jwinman
    jwinmanover 5 years ago

    brilliant shot! this is truly beautiful!

  • Thank you!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • ashpipedevil
    ashpipedevilover 5 years ago

    Wow…stunning capture….perfect composition.

  • Thanks so much Phil.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • simonesphotos
    simonesphotosover 5 years ago

    Wow Vikram this is absolutely stunning!!! Every part is perfect and don’t worry we all do that (forget to change the ISO), I guarantee you wont make the same mistake again! But be happy with this shot it is still exceptional!

  • Thanks so much Simone (and for the fav) – still upset (but that’s slowly moving towards sheepishness) – I’ll probably be paranoid about checking settings from now on.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • TickerGirl
    TickerGirlover 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot. It was worth the “mistake”.

  • Thanks Monika – the shot wasn’t a mistake, the setting were all correct (for ISO 1000!!) – there’s still excissive grain if you look at it in 100% size.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Veikko  Suikkanen
    Veikko Suikkanenover 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot!

  • Thank you so much!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 5 years ago

    Wow! Great shot!

  • Thank you so much Joanne!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetover 5 years ago

    That’s the kind of things that I do all the time, and my sister too, as she could tell well you! Some good things came out of it anyway as I can see from this photo!

  • Thanks Johanne – the exposures were all fine as I use the histogram to judge the exposure (which is what should have given me a clue – I mean 1/60 at that time of the morning!!). It’s the grain from ISO-1000 that makes the pics useless.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Miron Abramovici
    Miron Abramoviciover 5 years ago

    It’s a great image! Just make more “mistakes” like this!

  • LOL – thanks Miron!! Appreciate your support.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Carole Brunet
    Carole Brunetover 5 years ago

    I agree with my sister. I think that lovely and romantic shot is very good. It works for me!

  • Thank you so much Carole – that’s the word that popped into my mind when I saw this couple – they just stood in the same spot for soooo long!

    – Vikram Franklin

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