Another coracle …… fully laden with 2 men and a full catch. This one was taken early in the morning under a heavy blanket of fog/mist covering the lake. I was pretty surprised to see the size and number of fish they caught!

Nikon D80
Nikkor 18-135mm @ 18mm
f/6.3 @ 1/40sec; ISO 400 (needed the little extra speed).


india, landscape, fishing, bw, walkabout, bangalore, vffeat, black and white, ulsoor


  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 5 years ago

    A great work Vikram, this is awesome photography my friend. The depth and clarity are amazing, and they’ve caught a great load of fish too. Just great! An instant FAV for me. B&W makes this timeless.

  • Thank you so much Don for the fav and your great comment. With the heavy fog and the pea-green water – B&W was an instant choice!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful B&W….love that we see the guys in this thing – amazing capture on their part is right!! Like how the mist makes the shot disappear into the distance.

  • Had to put this one up after the previous coracle shot – to show the scale and exactly how precarious it looks! They act as if it were dry land!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneabout 5 years ago

    Oh wow…..what an absolutely mesmerizing image Vikram! Like something you would see in National Geographic! Fantastic composition and mood :)

  • Thank you so much Shelly! You really, really should visit India sometime – you’d have a GREAT time with your fantastic eye!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • mollymum
    mollymumabout 5 years ago

    ditto to all of the above… amazing work :-)

  • Thank you so much Colleen!! For the fav and the comment!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Paul McGuire
    Paul McGuireabout 5 years ago

    Superb my friend, composition, light, mood, this shot has it all. Love it!

  • Thank you Paul!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Louise Fahy
    Louise Fahyabout 5 years ago

    Lovely atmosphere captured in this photo. It works so well in black and white too. Well done!

  • Thanks Louise!! The pea-green water plus the fact that I prefer black and white for mood-shots made the decision that much easier.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Tatiana R
    Tatiana Rabout 5 years ago

    Awesome image!

  • Thanks Tanya! Really glad you liked this one.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 5 years ago

    It is so interesting to see these coracle boats in use! A really beautiful mist image, great composition and so effective in b & w!

  • Thanks Joanne! You wouldn’t believe how popular/common these little boats are – they seem so delicate and yet I’ve seen them far more heavily laden than the one in this shot.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • TickerGirl
    TickerGirlabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful photo Vikram, love the foggy background.

  • Thanks Monika – was glad to have salvaged something from that morning – I’d actually gone to shoot sunrise – LOL!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • fauselr
    fauselrabout 5 years ago

    very nice

  • Thank you!!

    – Vikram Franklin

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