Sun sets over the Nilgiris and across a small farm at the top of Tiger Hill.

Taken a few minutes after Sun Kissed , this one made me understand why reverse NDs were made – I stacked a couple of grads (one inverted), which would explain the bright and then dark and then light areas here.

Nikon D300
Sigma 10-20 at 10mm
f/6.7 at 1/125 secs
2 Hitech grads held precariously by hand


ooty, india, hills, sunset


  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 3 years ago

    WOWzer Vikram, a FAV for me. Don.

  • Thanks so much Don – waaay too kind!!
    How’ve you been? – I’ve been off more than on RB (work unfortunately :-( )

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetover 3 years ago

    Wonderful sunset, Vikram. Love the saturated colours. Very clever use of the grad filters!

  • Thanks Jo! – not the ideal way to take this shot – but I had no choice (and no, I’m not about to head out to buy a reverse grad after seeing what Singh Ray sells them for!!)

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Ken McColl
    Ken McCollover 3 years ago

    I’m a lover of grads but yet to try this way..:-)) super shot

  • Thanks Ken – not recommended at all – it kinda gets the job done, but not as well as purpose built reverse grad would have.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 3 years ago

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 3 years ago

    Wow! Beautiful dusk colors and incredible dof!

  • Thank you so much Joanne! Was lovely up there – a slight nip in the air, the ‘farm’ smell mixed with the smell of a wood fire, just the sounds of birds and squirrels calling – and me just enjoying every moment of it!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Vikram!

  • bushpoet
    bushpoetover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work Vik, love the layers of light and colour!

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