Or atleast that what I imagined the guy in the smaller boat was feeling.

Nikon D80
Sigma 10-20 at 10mm
f/4 at 1/60 secs (I don’t usually shoot at f/4 – but I wanted the shutter speed)


  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 4 years ago

    Wow Vikram, such a peaceful image!! Love this!! I can see this on a gallery wall!! :))

  • Thank you so much Vicki – a gallery wall?! – waaaaay too kind!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 4 years ago

    And having read your narrative…. (heheheh!) maybe this is a good time to reflect upon and be aware of our perceptions and how they can change when we move?!! Too philosophical?!! Love the lighting here too btw, the dark to the light! :)

  • That’s what struck me. His actual expression was a mix of wistfulness and envy … at the larger boat? or at the fish he was (not) catching? … or that he’d got a staked out bit of the lake for his nets … or maybe he was just doing the same as me … looking to see how many fish were caught.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    Such a serene place, a wonderful shot Vikram x

  • Very true Irene – lovely place – I suppose that’s the main reason this lake has become one of the biggest tourist attractions for overseas visitors down south.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • simoneb
    simonebover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous composition, so much peace, wish I was there right now! :)

  • Oh – you’d have got some incredible shots Simone!!
    And yes, so, so peaceful in the morning!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • OldaSimek
    OldaSimekover 4 years ago


  • Thanks Olda!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • June Ferrol
    June Ferrolover 4 years ago

    Nice compostion and colours

  • Thank you so much June – so pleased you like it!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Ben Loveday
    Ben Lovedayover 4 years ago

    Very calming, very good composition…..don’t rock the boat!

  • Thanks Ben – these guys swim like fish!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Lynn Stratton
    Lynn Strattonover 4 years ago

    The guy in the red shirt does look a little bummed. Great shot and title! :)

  • Cheers Lynn!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • rosson1
    rosson1over 4 years ago

    absolute screamer of a shot mate…love it:))

  • Cheers Ralph – there was the distinct possibility of falling into the water in my excitement and need to get this angle though …. that would have led to screams!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputover 4 years ago

    Boat envy.. that’s a new one! LOL

    Great shot my friend!

  • Nah – it’s size envy …. an old, old story!!

    – Vikram Franklin

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