Late afternoon by Umiam by Vikram Franklin

The late afternoon sun sets the shores of the Umiam lake ablaze.
Sunset is around 4:45 PM and so this was about half an hour before sunset with perfect light. Wish I could have gone there early in the morning … there’s a thick blanket of cloud over the water then.

Umiam lake, also called Bara Pani (Big Water), was formed as a result of the damming of the Umiam river.

Umiam Lake, Shillong, India

Nikon D300
Sigma 10-20 @ 10mm
f/8 at 1/125 secs


  • Dean Mullin
    Dean Mullinover 4 years ago

    Hi vic, I’m back in internet land. What an awesome pic mate

  • Cheers Dean!! Merry XMas – glad to have you back!!
    Now make me weep with those Brunei sunsets ;-)

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot Vikram!

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 4 years ago

    Nice shot

  • JanT
    JanTabout 4 years ago

    Super shot and light in the foreground, Vikram. Did you use a cp? Gorgeous sky!

  • Thanks so much Jan. Yep – I did use the CP (could get away with it at 10mm here as the sun was directly behind me and so didn’t get too much of unevenness in the sky). Sadly didn’t take the tripod as this wasn’t a planned visit to the lake.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Adam Spence
    Adam Spenceabout 4 years ago

    Very nice work. The warm tones are very pleasant. Would be interesting to see this scene as a long exposure too.

  • Thanks so much Adam. I was ruing the fact that I hadn’t taken the tripod along … but it was a totally unplanned trip (one of those sit in the car with friends and then decide where we’re going) … and I had the 10-stop filter in the bag with me :-(

    – Vikram Franklin

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneabout 4 years ago

    Absolutely stunning Vikram :)

  • linaji
    linajiabout 3 years ago

    lovely work, would love this in Incredible India

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