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Yes we do.

This wasn’t taken at the same location as my shot Misty Sunrise. This was a close up taken from the same location as Marina

Nikon D80
Tamron 28-300 VC @ 55mm
f/16; 8 secs; ISO 100
Hitech 10-Stop ND (3.0)


sea, rocks, beach, water, landscape, seascape, nikon, d80, pollution, marina, tamron, nd, chennai, madras, hitech, 10 stop, tamron 28 300


  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 5 years ago

    Fabulous work, great composition and performance!

  • Thank you Denis!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 5 years ago

    Stunning capture, love the mist and the rocks, great theme too.

  • Thanks Don. The misty water is what drove me to get the 10-stop. This was my first shoot with the filter – and I’m really looking forward to getting back to this spot soon.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Ray Mosteller
    Ray Mostellerabout 5 years ago

    A real thought provoking image. great work Vikram.

  • Glad this has provoked some thought Ray!! Appreciate the comment!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariabout 5 years ago

    What is that on the rocks Vikram? I am gathering by your title it is some type of rubbish but I can’t make it out…. Wonderful photography by the way, and again, that colouring is amazing! Was this mist or just a rough day?

  • The rocks are covered with green algae. The misty look is what happens to the waves when it’s taken through a 10-stop filter (8 secs exposure in this case). What I was trying to highlight is the piece of red and black cloth that has been thrown into the sea – the rocks were strewn with all sorts of rubbish – very distressing!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • fauselr
    fauselrabout 5 years ago

    Nailed this one, great shot

  • Thank you!! Yep – was pleased myself!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • vagabondimages
    vagabondimagesabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic work Vikram, love the smokey water effect and the green algae has come up a treat… Love the message too, nice work all round! :))

  • :-)) You like the how the green came up huh? – Glad you do – followed your work-flow tutorials!!!
    The message is all mine though as I’m constantly seeing junk dumped into the sea – it’s sometimes quite difficult to compose without getting flotsam or jetsam in the frame.

    – Vikram Franklin

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

    Evocative, provocative and technically superb!

  • Thank you so much my friend!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Saikat Babin Biswas
    Saikat Babin B...about 5 years ago

    I know what you mean :) and I can see what you want to show here :)

  • Yeah – you’ve shot along our beaches too!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Elucidate
    Elucidateabout 5 years ago

    Wow, excellently done and with a powerful message.

  • Thank you! Now if only I knew how to get this message out to the people who frequent this area …….

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersabout 5 years ago

    Excellent work Vikram! Maybe you need to do a whole series of these and publish them in the local paper or something…wonder if they’ll get the message then!?

  • Thanks Ursula. This problem has been highlighted again and again. They’ve run numerous campaigns and undertaken so many ‘clean the beach’ programmes. Just sickening that people continue ……

    – Vikram Franklin

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