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I was taking this pic when I got splashed!!
Rogue wave crashed right on me – luckily missed my camera – which was tripod mounted and about my eye level – but from chest down, I was soaked!!
Reminded me once again to NEVER underestimate the power of the sea.

Nikon D80
Sigma 10-20 @ 14mm
f/11 30 secs ISO 100
WB Flash
Hitech 10 stop (3.0) ND filter


  • anisja
    anisjaabout 5 years ago

    Very nice and impressive B&W.

  • Thank you so very much Anisja!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneabout 5 years ago

    Behold the sea, the mighty restless sea!
    Behold the strand of battered rock and sand!
    The endless fight between the sea and man!
    Behold the sea!
    Through wind and storm the foaming breakers roar
    What of the man who waits upon the shore?
    What of the man you hold forevermore?
    Behold the sea!
    Rolling along in the starlight
    Restless, plentiful and strong
    Rolling along in the moonlight
    Surf and spray shining in the sun
    Behold the sea, the mighty restless sea!
    Behold the strand of battered rock and sand!
    The endless fight between the sea and man!
    Behold the sea!
    Jerry Caldwell

    Just thought I would put a nice spin on your unfortunate mishap hehehe ;) BUT….it was all worth it I should say, because this is absolutely gorgeous Vikram :) Funny….the sky and water look so peaceful! The tones of this are fantastic as is the composition. An instant favourite because it is so lovely….and I might have to come back once or twice to read your story and have a little chuckle :D

  • ROTFL!!! The fight between sea and man – man lost. And how!!!
    You’re the best Shelly and I’m glad you’ll get a chuckle or two out of this.
    The sea is calm cos of the 30 sec exposure – it was really crashing down!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersabout 5 years ago

    LOL! But the soaking was worth it wasn’t it? It’s a beautiful shot Vikram. Lovely lighting and great b&w!

  • Oh totally!! Once I checked that the camera and the lenses in my bag were ok I was in hysterics!! I realised that through it all I hadn’t released the shutter and was still holding the tripod down firmly!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • rosson1
    rosson1about 5 years ago

    I’m with Urs…it was worth the soaking…looks good mate:))

  • Cheers Ralph – totally worth it. Light broke through the clouds at just the right time!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaabout 5 years ago

    Terrific, and well done… Lovely in BW and adore the softness

  • Thank you so much Maureen.
    The softness is what got me lusting after a 10-stop filter for almost 6 months before I got my hands on one. They are fantastic to use.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • BCImages
    BCImagesabout 5 years ago


  • Cheers Steve!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • lucin
    lucinabout 5 years ago

    Never underestimate the power of the sea. :) AND the blessings of luck! Love the energy and flow of the water in here though.

  • Ah yes!! The blessings of luck!!! I must remember to thank the Nikon Gods for sparing my cam!!
    Thanks so much Lucin – great to hear from you!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • sfmilner
    sfmilnerabout 5 years ago

    Greetings Vikram; Outstanding black and white image.

  • Thank you so much Steve!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Carole Brunet
    Carole Brunetabout 5 years ago

    Excellent shot Vikram! That picture caught my eyes and I can’t do anything else for few minutes… just appreciate the feeling who comes inside my head for great peacefuls moments. Instant fav.

  • Thank you so much my friend!! Your words have made my day!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 5 years ago

    I know all about being splashed! Well done on saving your camera :)

  • Thank you so much Mel! Appreciate you coming over to see the pic I commented on.

    – Vikram Franklin

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