Camel, the indispensable ship of the desert doing her best to look sexy perhaps while keeping her distance as if watching all those children intently. A simple 'street photography' taken at The Camel Festival, and stealing a moment can be fun as depicted here when I spotted this opportunity within the vast Thar desert, 30 km from Bikaner desert town.
Camels are important in Rajasthan's daily life and at most festivals, fairs and weddings, people pay tribute to their importance by decking out their camels in colorful ornamental harness and accutrement etc. This tradition of celebrating the camel still plays an integral role in the lives of the masses in Rajashthan. This animal is most admired among all the animal species and inseparable from Rajasthanis daily life, and is considered the pride of the place.
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Sergiom (65297) 2014-02-13 4:56
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue très bas derrière le dromadaire. Cela semble l'allonger dans l'image et guide le regard vers le groupe d'enfants à l'horizon.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-02-13 5:36
un POV eccellente ed un soggetto bellissimo uniti ad una luce calda come il deserto.
Una foto tra le più belle da te proposte negli ultimi tempi.
Ciao e buona giornata
jtkitty (392) 2014-02-13 5:44
Very shape & beautiful photo. I like the positioning of the camel to the family in the back ground. Congratulations
COSTANTINO (58761) 2014-02-13 6:26
my dream is to travel on a camel because
according to my information it is not
so easy you are very right that camel is the indispensable ship of the desert doing her best
in this shot I like the position of the
camel looking at the people up there
shot with great light ness and sharpness
have a nice evening
Fis2 (88833) 2014-02-13 6:50
Nicely photo, curious scene.
holmertz (43747) 2014-02-13 7:22
I like how you have given the camel a well deserved place in the sun, in every sense. It is probably just resting, caring nothing about anything else, but we get an impression it is keeping an eye on the group of people crammed into the corner. The colours are warm and vivid and the composition benefits greatly from the diagonal created by animal and people.
Royaldevon (32641) 2014-02-13 7:40
This is a delightful shot.
I like how well you have placed the camel, within the frame, so that she becomes our directional guide as we share the photograph. She is sharp, textured and makes a great diagonal lead to the children, who make a nice balance to the whole.
Very well seen.
Thank you for sharing this,
macjake (60000) 2014-02-13 10:01
lots of interest here.
for one thing, this must be the first time i've seen a camels ass! haha and its a big one!
funny to see how the camel is using the divot in the sand to relax its back legs.
another thing is how your pov shows just how LARGE the entire body of the camel is! and small the head looks.
thats a huge stomach area!
very cool photo, and interesting read about how they are loved and appreciated locally.
ourania (35100) 2014-02-13 10:12
this picture is original, interesting and amusing. I like very much your composition with the camel diagonally placed in the frame and her long perspective taking us all the way to the top right corner where the children have settled, as if after a long climb. The camel is watching them mesmerized and its fun to wonder why. I also like how the camel's head reaches the height of the standing boy, how the blue contrasts the desert tones and how the textured sand completes the frame. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Noel_Byrne (26591) 2014-02-13 11:13
You chose an unusual vantage point, and it has paid off handsomely. This image is an instant eye catcher, and creates a vision of the festival from the camels point of view. It also shows the shape of the animals body in a way I have never ever seen before, it looks so incredibly strong! The tones of yellow from both the sand and the camel look beautiful against the blue, and you composed the people in a perfect space so that we see what the camel is spying on, but they are not the focus of the shot. original and wonderful.
Thanks as always
kato (11630) 2014-02-13 12:37
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle which the lovely camel is sitting on the slope of desert and many kids are resting desert's top. It's good at color contrast of yellow desert, brown camel and blue sky. It's lovely scene.
Silvio1953 (128423) 2014-02-13 13:41
Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely composition with beautiful camel, well saturated colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Corry (4508) 2014-02-13 20:48
Belle vue sur ce dromadaire qui semble surveiller les enfants. Les couleurs sont très belles. Belle composition. Salutations.
shevchenko (18892) 2014-02-13 21:46
Informative note to introduce the festival, for me camel is a symbol of the desert too, good pov and good frame to show a camel and a group of people resting on the soft sand, nice blue sky as background, distinct color, good sharpness, well done.
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-02-13 22:46
Do not think I have been this close to the rear end of a camel. Excellent Pov, skimming over the sand and camel and on to the children and the gorgeous blue sky.
Ten out of ten.
adidas5nb (5685) 2014-02-13 23:01
thats is a unique and original pov.really love the angle and the pov.great framing too.like the color.
saxo042 (37602) 2014-02-14 1:14
A good look at a camel from behind. It is well placed here along a diagonal line that leads up to the persons in the other corner. A pleasant colour combination of the sand and the sky.
rychem (26812) 2014-02-14 8:47
Nice and original photo, I have never traveled on a camel, but I thing it must be fascinating, very good composition of the photo with the camel in the foreground and the family in the BG, very well done
pajaran (54169) 2014-02-14 12:33
Dobar tekst o kamili, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na kamilu i decu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
A good article on the camel, with a description ...
Nice view of the camel and the kids ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast nicely shown the place and the moment, pretty colors.
All the best for the weekend, good luck.
bukitgolfb301 (37328) 2014-02-14 13:51
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH, apa kabar?
Kali ini dari India. Great widefocus appraoch in the reasonable and perfect framework at all as usual.
All the best and have a good Saturday!
TAKERO from snowy Tokyo
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-15 1:49
It indeed seems that this camel has an eye on its hind legs because of the strange markings. Good POV and angle chosen to accentuate the length of the camel. Love the details captured on the camel, very sharp and clear. Uniquely beautiful shot, good on all aspects. Thanks for sharing.
mirosu (15126) 2014-02-15 21:47
You have not only captured nice details in superb light, but also created an excellent composition by placing the camel nicely in the foreground and the children group in top corner, in this way you have created excellent balance and harmony. There is also excellent contrast against blue sky and superb textures in sand.
Very well done.
npecanhuk (69166) 2014-02-17 3:38
Another attractive picture, with special regards to the colors, exposure, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
marina7 (8055) 2014-02-17 12:08
a unique moment for sure, brilliant capture! I'm puzzled by the camel's skin texture and its color.
Lovely composition in contrasty colors, well-conceived and presented.
Thanks and best wishes!
delpeoples (54467) 2014-02-18 0:54
A camel's eye view! Superb way you composed this: the camel lying diagonally leads the ye directly towards the little children in the opposite corner of the frame. Beautiful rich colours and I love the textures of the sand. Superb work, thanks for sharing.
Angshu (56458) 2014-02-18 3:46
I like this scene...its quite unique. The camel is a strong focal point and acts as a lead-in towards the crowd on top of the dune...maybe waiting. It seems that the camel has been painted over by its owner to have no identity crisis issues...
jemaflor (88199) 2014-02-18 22:56
Good angle and depth for your photo between camel and people, colors and warm tones are very pleasant, tfs.
papagolf21 (89140) 2014-02-18 23:52
Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
Le dromadaire rend de multiples services à l'homme depuis des milliers d'années et en particulier aux nomades qui l'exploitent pour ses productions de travail, de cuir, de lait et de viande. En transportant le matériel, il permet à l'homme de s'économiser et de durer dans les milieux désertiques.
Très bonne prise de vue très appréciée.
Cricri (110295) 2014-02-19 9:45
Une scène qui fait un peu sourire, rare de voir un chameau couché sur le sable et pris par derrière, je trouve cela génial, original, netteté, couleurs et POV bas au top, superbe
mcmtanyel (15607) 2014-02-27 16:39
Look at that lazy bum, all spread out on the sand. He's got some handsome decorations on his body. I can almost smell him! (Yes, I have ridden camels in the U.A.E.)
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2014-03-06 2:43
here is an interesting frame from your archive. I like the composition with the camel in FG. Wide angle presentation created a lens distortion, which, I think goes with your composition and made it more beautiful, where those rich colours made the mood. A very good composition from the land of emperors and sand. Tfs.
adores (39908) 2014-03-09 14:43
It's a funny shot with the camel and the people so well placed. It really gives us the feeling that the camel is watching the people:)! Well seen and with very nice colours also!
shreya2000 (1510) 2014-03-22 23:05
Excellent composit pic. The camel in the sand is very good indeed. Full marks to you.
Thanks for sharing.I enjoyed it.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (45704)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-22
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX, ISO 200 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/100 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-13 4:26