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We were driving to a scenic spot high in the mountains when I saw this scene – it was raining then and we were in the middle of a cloud and I thought to myself that this would be a good place to stop on the way back if only the weather cleared.

Well we couldn’t reach where we wanted as a landslide had blocked the route and so when we were coming down the mountain I had fingers crossed that the clouds would clear for just a few mins when I reached this spot. They did :-)

Took a few quick hurried shots (had to be quick as the road was only narrow enough for one car with a huge drop off the other side). But enough time for about half a dozen shots.

Nikon D300
Sigma 10-20 @ 14mm
f/8 at 1/45 secs
Hoya CPL
HiTech Grad 0.9 SE

Taken in the Bababudangiri hills in the Chikmagalur district in South India.

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  • MIchelle Thompson
    MIchelle Thompsonabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work – where was it taken? Michelle

  • Thank you so much Michelle. Just updated the description on where it was taken.
    Taken in the southernmost bits of the Western Ghats mountains in South India.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnabout 4 years ago

    Great shot Vikram!

  • Thank you so much for the kind comment Torfinn – sorry about the delayed reply.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • JanT
    JanTabout 4 years ago

    Wow! What a shot, Vikram! Love that light and tree on a third’s point and the hues of the tall grass! Superb!

  • Thanks so much Jan. Much, much sorry’s for not replying earlier!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsabout 4 years ago


  • funkybunch
    funkybunchabout 4 years ago

    excellent capture Vikram

  • kruzmeister
    kruzmeisterabout 4 years ago

    Superb work my friend, love the light on the hill!

  • Mike  Waldron
    Mike Waldronabout 4 years ago

    Lovely work!!

  • Rajdev73
    Rajdev73about 4 years ago

    Vikram, you have created magic here. Excellent.

  • rjheller1150
    rjheller1150about 4 years ago


  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 4 years ago

    Super picture, Vikram!

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