• Cloud movement because of long exposure. It was a 2sec exposure
  • I wish I was sitting here in this shot. I think that would've been a much better composition and am sad I missed that opportunity!
  • looking great! - M'dian
  • Nice - designstudiodxb
  • while.... then let our imagination to fill this story between man and sea ... - Minghua Nie
  • Hard to imagine the boundary between the waters and the sands. Beautiful capture. - Venu Dharmaji (a bit busy...)
  • Good capture with brightness accompanied of fantastic reflections.
    I like it the textures and colors.
    Regards friend - pabley
  • WOW! - Aaleen Rizvi ►back & trying to catch up◄

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There are a lot of firsts with this image.

1. It was the first time that I shot with my new lens "Sigma 10-20mm" and I'm extremely happy with the results.

2. Its the first time in a long while that I actually got up so early for a sunrise. Yep, the lazy me can never get up so early..but I did this time :)

3. Also the first time I took pictures down South of India (except for my hometown, Hyderabad)

What you see is a Pondicherry sunrise and I loved it. I'm disappointed with only one thing here: I wish I was there in this frame, sitting there and enjoying the sunrise. I really missed out on a great opportunity here :(

I got up really early for this and I took my rented bike out to the beach but Pondy has a rocky beach and I didn't find it very appealing so I asked a couple of people on the streets to help me out with a good spot and one really helpful guy asked me to go to a place a few miles on a really dark and muddy road. It was pretty scary to be out alone in the dark and in a new place with not a soul in sight but I still went ahead because I just wanted to get to some place for the sunrise shots and I didn't have much time to think through.

I found this solitary boat there lying around waiting to be released into the sea. The sunrise and the sky were really dramatic and I was happy to get a nicely exposed shot. I think taking the off-the-track route was a great decision and I will keep that in mind in the future as well.

Hope you guys are all doing fine. Have a good week ahead

Mr. FRANTaStiK, mahdieh mirmoezi, and 346 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. s H u R o V i 29 months ago | reply

    Brilliant catch!

  2. millol 29 months ago | reply

    Thanks for sharing. Great shot. A favorite. Thanks for the tips I'll keep them in mind when I'll be in south India in 3 weeks !!!

  3. Prometheus-BD (Mostly OFF) 29 months ago | reply

    Exotic and elegant.. lovely color and tone!!

  4. Luís Henrique Boucault 29 months ago | reply

    Very nice shot! Well done!

  5. Helene Monticone 29 months ago | reply

    fantastic colours and mood

  6. DeeShingy 29 months ago | reply

    this is beyond amazing, i take scenery shots and adore them to a ridiculous extent !
    your photography inspires me

  7. Accarò 28 months ago | reply

    Wonderful Picture!!

    Post 1 - Award 5 (Sweeper active)

  8. XanderRapparport 27 months ago | reply

    This is Just Amazing. The colors are great

  9. Myia Aiges 26 months ago | reply

    FANTASTIC! this is brilliant.

  10. prdsra1 25 months ago | reply

    Congratulations, I saw this wonderful photo in
    "as beautiful as you want" group

  11. Lucie Rovná 24 months ago | reply

    Charming shot, beautiful light. Love the angle and composition. Truly excellent capture!

    [ via 'Sunsets & Sunrises around the world (121 Countries!)' group on flickriver  --Lucie Rovná ]

  12. Bhaskar Dutta 21 months ago | reply

    You may wish to participate at the following TheCCH contest on the theme "Landscape"

  13. fieryrain64 18 months ago | reply

    Breathtaking shot!

  14. keylalei 5 months ago | reply

    I got lost in this shot...fantastic!

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