Hellish spot to get to and yet I couldn’t resist …. could reach it only when the tide got low enough to get to it. Had to clamber over the rocks along he right side of the frame to get to this spot – made all the more difficult for the jagged rocks all over as well as the issue of having only one hand free as I was also carrying the camera bag and tripod. But I think it was worth it :-)

Cola Beach, Goa, India

300 views as per group rules

Nikon D80
Sigma 10-20 @ 17mm
f/8 at 30 secs
HiTech 10-stop
Converted in CS3

I discovered my wife had taken a whole series of pics of me taking pics … here’s one she took of me taking this pic :-)


black, bw, goa, landscape, mist, rocks, rocky, sea, seascape, vffeat


  • Craig Stronner
    Craig Stronnerover 4 years ago

    I would say it was worth it mate. Great shot.

  • Cheers Craig!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 4 years ago

    Good heavens, Vikram … this is extraordinary!!!!!!!! Magic and forbidding and foreboding … and totally mysterious!!! I half expect to see Merlin rising from the mists with a woooooosh!!! I’m glad you made it there and back safely!!! And what a reward for us all!!!!!

  • Thank you so much Lois for a fantastic comment … that filter really does allow a huge change of mood (as you can see from the other pic below). Your comment has got me imagining Merlin rising too :-)

    – Vikram Franklin

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgeover 4 years ago

    Well seen, captured and presented

  • Cheers Richard …. glad you enjoyed the whole package!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicover 4 years ago

    wow, Vik, it was definately worth it, this is stunning!♥

  • Thank you so, so much Linda – REALLY pleased you like it!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputover 4 years ago

    Holy C… WOW. A new favorite for sure! Awesome shot my friend!
    Well worth it. But please be carefull, i like you in 1 piece!!

  • :-) Thank you so much for your constant support and encouragement Nat!
    I like me in one piece too …even the bits of skin left behind on the rocks there!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Heather  Waller-Rivet  IPA
    Heather Walle...over 4 years ago

    wow so worth it outtanding

  • Cheers Heather – really do appreciate your support. Coming from a photographer of your caliber that means the world to me!

    – Vikram Franklin

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

    1 word……. STUNNING!

  • :-) Thanks Nic!! Great to hear from you – how’ve you been? I have tons of your work to catch up on – had a mad few weeks before I could escape on holiday and I missed a ton of work.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • chloemay
    chloemayover 4 years ago

    Sooooo worth it!!!

  • Thank you so much – for the comment and the fav!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • chrythmnove
    chrythmnoveover 4 years ago

    It was worth it! Soo Archaic… & mistifying (Y) cheers…

  • Thank you so much! So pleased you like it!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • chrythmnove
    chrythmnoveover 4 years ago

    I just got a Nikon D60 last week & am hoping I can take beauties like this … :D

  • Congrats! You might miss the latitude of film though …. I wonder what this pic would have looked like shot on Ilford 4 Plus that you use …. I suspect it would have had a hue difference in the tones. All the best on your new journey!

    – Vikram Franklin

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