Not quite fog …. I was in the middle of a cloud and saw this scene.

I had envisioned it with a human form and waited and waited and waited (for over 20 mins) for the scene to form but it remained deserted. But with the cloud lifting, I had to click …..

It’s now complete and as it is with the help of my good friend Glenda (aka Nathalie Chaput) once I showed her the pic and moaned about what I felt was missing . Don’t ask me how she did it – something to do with a couldron ….. ;-)

Nikon D80
Tamron 28-300 VC at 28mm
f/4 at 1/60 sec
Bias +1
ISO 100; WB Flourescent


blue, solitary, tree, sad, silhouette, fog, vikram franklin


  • lucin
    lucinover 4 years ago

    Divine collaboration!

  • Oh – This was going into the “Close but no cigar” folder till Nathalie said that what I wanted was possible! Got to learn a little more on PS beyond processing and start some editing).

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Jay Stockhaus
    Jay Stockhausover 4 years ago

    Fantastic image. I think it would still amazing without the people. She did do amazing job putting the people in the image. Well done to both.

  • Thank you so much! It looked a little incomplete without the people in there … probably wouldn’t have uploaded it.
    But she’s amazing with what she can do – I’m sure you’ve seen her work …

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputover 4 years ago

    Awesome shot Vikram, but you knew i loved it already. I’m just very happy i could help you achieve the vision you had for it!

  • Glenda!! That couldron of yours has some amazing potions!!
    Thank you so, so much Nat!! I’ve been looking for this scene for a long time …. and you’ve helped me make it!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful….. Glenda added to your magic!!! Very sweet shot!

  • Thank you so much Wendi (Glenda = Nathalie. I call her Glenda the Good Witch as she does sorcery on images!)

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Nicoletté Thain Photography
    Nicoletté Thai...over 4 years ago

    WOW! I’m definately with you about the human element… it evokes so much more!

  • Thanks Nic!! Am so glad I moaned about it to Nat!! This was heading for the bin till then!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 4 years ago

    Well this is a wonderful collaberation! The misty scene has such great silhouettes and color. And I agree seeing the two figures holding hands puts a whole new perspective on it as an image! Great work both of you!

  • Thanks Johanne! This is kinda of a ‘mental-scene’ I had in my head for ages. I got really close to fulfilling it with the original shot. Nat helped push it to the level it needed.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • jules572
    jules572over 4 years ago

    Congratulations goes out to both of you for this collaboration. I can see a winner in the receiving circle…Jules

  • Thank you so much Jules!!
    Do take a look at the wizardary of Nathalie’s on her portfolio if you haven’t already – I’m sure you’ll be left gobsmacked!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Appel
    Appelover 4 years ago

    I love it! It does add the perfect touch! Nathalie is so good at these! Awesome image and vision, Vikram!

  • Thanks Anne!! Yep Nat works her magic in mysterious ways (to me atleast – I have NO idea how to do such things and she totally rescued this pic for me)

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    A beautiful collab and gorgeous shot .

  • Thank you so very much Irene

    – Vikram Franklin

  • kazcook1972
    kazcook1972over 4 years ago

    A lovely scene! I need to learn the intricacies of Photoshop I think :o)

  • Me too!! I was all ready to junk this shot till Nat told me she could do in PS what I had wanted to shoot!!

    – Vikram Franklin

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