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Emerald Lake (formed by the Emerald Dam)
The Nilgiris, India

Nikon D80
f/10; 1/200; ISO 100
Hoya CPL
Sigma 10-20 @ 11mm


mountain, india, water, landscape, sky, mirror, reflection, wide, vffeat


  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 5 years ago

    Lovely shot, Vikram…..really love the colours of the earth and sky. Love that Sigma!! Is this near where you live?
    Title is good!! :)

  • I wish this was where I lived.
    I’d gone for a short weekend holiday (so wasn’t on the Bubble for 3-4 days). This is about 5.5 hours from where I live – up in the Nilgiri Mountains.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...over 5 years ago

    WOW! you DID find time for photography too… ;-) Absolutley gorgeous landscape. And there is nothing wrong with the title either… !

  • Yes I did (with blessings).
    Thanks George – it was a virtual feast for photography and trekking!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 5 years ago

    This is gorgeous Vikram! I think the title is perfect because the first thing I am drawn to is the reflections…well and that blue sky…and those beautiful mountains….and the overall composition…and the colour and texture of the earth….and…… is just stunning and leave the title ;)

  • Thank you Shelly, lovely comment – thank you for spending the time looking at the pic closely.
    The first comment on this pic from my ‘Title Coach’ told me that the title was fine – after the next 2 comments, I’ll have to leave it in place!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • micklyn
    micklynover 5 years ago

    Beautiful light – amazing atmosphere. Very calming.

  • Thank you! This was an amazing walk..

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetover 5 years ago

    I think that a photo is effective when it is so beautiful that the viewer wants to be there very badly! When he/she wants to feel the same things as the photographer must have felt, the things and emotions that were captured in the photo.

    I want to be there very badly just now!

  • Wish there was a way to fav a comment!
    Thank you so much Johanne – yours is the ultimate compliment!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • TickerGirl
    TickerGirlover 5 years ago

    The stillness speaks when I’m looking at this photo, you caught it very well Vikram.

  • Thank you Monika – Stillness of Heart is what I should have called this!! I sat on the rock on the left for quite a bit of time just enjoying the calm.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...over 5 years ago

    Lovely capture – the reflections and colours are so warm and inviting!

    Could you please add the lake name/location please :)

  • Thanks Pamela – the altitude and the weather make for brilliant colours.
    PS: Added the lake location.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 5 years ago

    A stunning shot Vikram. The tones here are so rich!

  • Thanks Ursula – first time I’ve shot purely in RAW so that helped bring back a lot of colour. Plus the altitude, weather and the CPL make colours really pop!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 5 years ago

    I’ve not tried shooting in RAW, but I think I’m convinced to try after seeing this Vikram :))

  • You’ll find this link useful then: MS RAW Viewer It means you can see RAW images (including the different camera RAW formats) in windows explorer and in the other applications that use the similar thumbnail views.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 5 years ago

    Thanks Vikram! That looks really useful!! :)

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