I really do … a short while back there was nothing in this world that would get me to get out of bed and out of the house when it was still dark. Till I took up photography and discovered the beauty of dawn-light.

Got soaked this morning – lucky my camera was at the top of my almost 6 foot tripod and escaped – but the rest of me got a thorough soaking when a rogue wave broke on me when I was up on those rocks to the left of this pic.

Nikon D80
Sigma 10-20 @ 12mm
f/11 1/15sec
Hitech Grad ND 3 Stop (0.9) Soft Edge
Manfrotto 055X ProB with 488 RC2 head
6:13 AM Chennai, Marina Beach


seascape, sea, morning, landscape, dawn


  • BCImages
    BCImagesalmost 5 years ago

    stunning work

  • Cheers Steve!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • 3XEternity
    3XEternityalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful Work!

  • Thank you so much Troy!!

    – Vikram Franklin

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

    LOL – No pain, no gain! Did you get a good shot of the wave though as it was soaking you? :-)

  • Sneaky thing came up from my side (I was shooting parallel to the shore line – I’ll be posting that pic later). I scrambled off that rock a few moments later! Think I need a weatherproof camera.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 5 years ago

    wonderful capture – just superb! love those footprints the whole mood and that special wave action

  • Thanks so much Maggie!! – those footprints would be me trudging along the shore searching for a viewpoint. Glad you like them in the frame as I was worried about them.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • RakeshSyal
    RakeshSyalalmost 5 years ago

    Outstanding capture!

  • Thank you so much!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Dean Mullin
    Dean Mullinalmost 5 years ago

    Nice one Vikram – :o)

  • Cheers Dean!! As a fellow dawn photographer …… don’t you just love the morning light!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome Shot Vikram!! Love it!

  • Thank you so much Nathalie!! Glad you like this (lots more to come from here – I went mad shooting – LOL!!)

    – Vikram Franklin

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 5 years ago

    WOW Vikram, this is stunning my friend. Love the sky and the wave crashing on the shore. Reminds me of the power of the oceans. Excellent. A definite FAV for me. Don.

  • Thank you so much Don!!
    The wave …. a little while later I got a stronger reminder of the power of the oceans when the rogue wave crashed on me – LOL!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Yool
    Yoolalmost 5 years ago

    Superb shot….life of a photographer is not easy ….:))

  • Oh … but it is a beautiful life!!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Paul Kavsak
    Paul Kavsakalmost 5 years ago

    Nice shot – I like the effect of the footprints about to vanish…..

  • Thank you Paul. I took one without the footprints, then felt it needed a little more on the foreground and noticed I’d left some footprints a bit to my left…. glad you like this!!

    – Vikram Franklin

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