The life guard tower on Varca Beach, Goa.

Shot in Infra-red and converted to B&W.

Nikon D80
Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 AIS Manual Focus lens
f/5.6 at 249 secs
Hoya IR72 Infra-red filter


beach, bw, goa, india, infrared, landscape, long exposure, vertical


  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgealmost 4 years ago

    Excellent work here Vikram…

  • Thank you so much George! Those dark clouds spilled all about 5 mins later!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • micklyn
    micklynalmost 4 years ago

    beautifully dramatic and moody!

  • Thank you so much Micklyn! Yep – dark broody skies are more interesting than clear blue skies. Though I wish I’d had more of those boring blue skies on this holiday!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Bradley Shawn  Rabon
    Bradley Shawn ...almost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture my friend. Was this before or after the monsoon? Such a simple composition. Well done.

  • Thank you so much my friend. I find it easier to do simple compsitions :-)
    Sept is towards the end of the monsoon season so it rains intermittently throughout the day (well I should say thunderstorms lasting about an hour with heavy winds) … I’ve got a shot coming up some time soon that will show you the fury and beauty of of the monsoons.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Lynn Stratton
    Lynn Strattonalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful tones, awesome lighting. :)

  • Thank you so much Lynn …. monsoons give you the most amazing (and unpredictable) lighting!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Dean Mullin
    Dean Mullinalmost 4 years ago

    sweet! – good holiday?

  • Yep! Despite this scene – I still managed to get sun-burn. Was blessed to be under shelter for most of the deluge(s). Every time I thanked my stars for picking up the Kata bag with the waterproof cover – I got a little wet, but my gear would have survived no matter what.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...almost 4 years ago

    Oh, nice!! love the sky and composition. Welcome back! :-)

  • Cheers George!! Tons of moody skies (sadly no overly dramatic sunsets :-( …. but we had a great time!)

    – Vikram Franklin

  • rosson1
    rosson1almost 4 years ago

    beaut work Vik:))

  • Cheers RO! Am so pleased that you like it.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Peter Denniston
    Peter Dennistonalmost 4 years ago

    Love the feeling you have in this shot and the isolation by focus.

  • Thank you so very much Peter. Means a lot coming from you – your BW work is impeccable!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaalmost 4 years ago

    Terrific work, Vikram :-) (I hug the mojo)

  • :-)))) – don’t squeeze too hard!
    Had great fun shooting this time – just shot without over-thinking!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • james smith
    james smithalmost 4 years ago

    Great affect the long exposure had on everything that surrounds your subject.

  • Yep – it’s a pain to shoot IR on the D80 as it necessitates long exposures … but the plus side is the wonderful movement that gets captured too.

    – Vikram Franklin

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