Seeing this scene – I was remembering the way it feels at just that moment when you begin to turn, when you’re poised exactly between the things in life you want to do and those you need to do, and it seems for a few blessed seconds that they are all going to be the same.

Youth ….look at these two perched at the top of this rock with about a 400ft drop off the other side (foolhardiness of youth came to mind … and “NO! you’re not old yet Vikram” was the next thought – LOL!).

Yep – it’s the tobacco filter

Nikon D300
Sigma 10-20 @ 20mm
f/8 at 1/250 secs -0.33 EV
Cokin T1 Filter (used as there was a strong mid-morning haze and it was easier to not fight it)


silhouette, cokin, tobacco, filter


  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 3 years ago

    beautiful scene and filter effect!

  • Thank you so much. Glad you like it. I always fear that a filter makes it very unnatural … but here it’s so much that you know that the effect was done to make it unnatural.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 3 years ago

    Awesome Vikram. Love the compostion and colours.

  • Cheers Don!
    A Very Happy New Year to you – hope you and your loved ones had a lovely XMas too!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Dean Mullin
    Dean Mullinover 3 years ago

    GREAT shot vik,
    hey – may be coming to Bangalore in a month’s time… trying to work on getting the trip. :o)

  • Woo hooo … finally get to meet a RB friend from PhotoComp!!
    Fingers crossed.
    Oh – tks for the comment.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Annie Lemay  Photography
    Annie Lemay P...over 3 years ago

    Outstanding imagery Vikram! If this couple knew this was out there, they would want this. Air mail!

  • Hmm … wish I’d taken down their contact details. Would’ve sent them a print.
    Thank you!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Richard  Cubitt
    Richard Cubittover 3 years ago


  • Thanks so much Richard – really appreciate it!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • hannes cmarits
    hannes cmaritsover 3 years ago


  • Vittorio Magaletti
    Vittorio Magal...over 3 years ago

    I like it too much… scene, colors… composition! well done!

  • Ronald Rockman
    Ronald Rockmanover 3 years ago

    Excellent Image

  • Maureen Grobler
    Maureen Groblerover 3 years ago

    I can only imagine how you must have felt after seeing this shot of yours… it’s incredible Vikram!

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 3 years ago

    This is glorious, Vikram!!!

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