I can sometimes strive too hard to look for a shot and nothing goes to plan. Photography is blessed with many such moments and this was one for me. I had been wandering the dunes in Ladera semi desert village at the end of the day trying to find something interesting to shoot. The warm late afternoon desert light illuminated the landscape which added to the calmness and this had a wonderful glow about it which was what all I needed at the moment. It was a beautiful winter cold evening and the peaceful serene setting with the twilight colors made me go for a quick grab when this camel cart suddenly passed right before my eyes.
The magic of photography sometimes is you can look without seeing, but once you do it's gold dust!
Exposed on the foreground to attain some detail to contrast against the whole scene, using Cokin Gradual Neutral Density G1-P120.
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npecanhuk (70060) 2012-01-03 5:46
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition, management of light and colors!
The sky looks magnificent and the silhouettes couldn't be more attractive!
TFS - congrats,
DarkoG (8) 2012-01-03 5:46
beautiful, silhouette photo
Sergiom (67462) 2012-01-03 5:58
Une composition de toute beauté.L'homme qui tire le chameau qui tire sa charge en ombres chinoises sur fond de coucher de soleil parfait est remarquable et techniquement parfaite.
dale54 (6707) 2012-01-03 6:03
abmdsudi hello!nice end of the day light and color,gotta love the dark FG!! magic shot! tfs! dr
wolf38 (31284) 2012-01-03 6:06
Hello abmdsudi. My compliments for this fantastic photo. The silhouette in the foreground stands perfectly on the colored background. The dominant 'red and black colors complement each other perfectly. Very beautiful. Rgds, Wolfgang.
annjackman (20931) 2012-01-03 6:15
You have shown us the beautiful Thar desert at its best. The solitary camel and cart being led by the man are almost silhouetted against that fabulous sky. A wonderful photographic moment expertly taken.
Best wishes, Ann
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-01-03 6:16
Amazing foto with superb clarity and very nice colors and sharpness...what a frame..very well done
Best regards and happy new year
Ilducabianco (940) 2012-01-03 6:35
with photos like this, well made and also important from a personal perspective, i think words are useless.Anyway excellent and well saturated colours, sharp details, first-rate composition, in a word everything is okay.
lousat (82604) 2012-01-03 6:42
Simply great!You play very well whit lights and shadows,impressive capture of the sunrise colors and great details too.I like it..a lot!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
sevy (15367) 2012-01-03 6:54
I agree with your note. Sometimes photographers need luck but they also have to be ready to catch it. I guess you succeeded on this one. For sure there is the wonderful sunset sky, but without including the camel cart the photo is not the same.
emilbo (22616) 2012-01-03 7:07
Magnifique photo qui a dormi trop longtemps dans ton ordinateur. La composition est excellente et la silhouette sur ce superbe ciel est merveilleuse. Une photo de toute beauté et agréable à regarder.
Toutes mes félicitations et Bonne Année,
schumanng (0) 2012-01-03 7:50
this moment is magic, because of sunset and clouds. Well for the double contrast between ground and sky and between the silouhette and the background. Perfect compo. I like the scene of the man at work coming back home.
bayno (18344) 2012-01-03 8:02
Hi Abmdsudi, fantastic color of sunset and beautiful scene, i realy like the man with him camel in backlight, the silhouette has super-defined contours and contrasts well with the red background, the sky is wonderful, and you shot with perfect exposure, lovely image, warm regards, Valter
SnapRJW (31627) 2012-01-03 8:08
Hello Abmdsudi - A perfect moment beautifully captured. Well done you, you were prepared, saw the opportunity and the result is dramatic and original. Super image filled with mystique. Warm regards rosemary
Fis2 (90057) 2012-01-03 8:11
Good frame and composition.
I like colurs and light.
Photo has climate.
dkmurphys (52745) 2012-01-03 8:17
Very picturesque winter scene there. You sure are lucky to be in the middle of this kind of spectacular scenes.
Well done, have a great day.
CLODO (32174) 2012-01-03 9:17
patience is sometimes rewarded, and you waited till you had in front of your eyes what you had in your mind. Absolutly lovely sunset colors background for the silhouettted camel and "driver".
Best wishes for the new year
JFS (32459) 2012-01-03 9:23
Delicate and fascinating image, so well captured! I like the silouhettes and the BG in red. A good one!
siamesa (27763) 2012-01-03 9:30
Boa tarde Abmdsudi
Looking at this scene I imagine how marvelous is to be there. Perfect capture and wonderful colors. Magic and marvelous.Congratulations.
eldancer1 (32075) 2012-01-03 9:33
Wow! Awesome composition! Love the colors of the sky. Good use of the silhouette. Nice details and good framing. Very well done, tfs.
janusz2054 (2) 2012-01-03 9:38
I love the silhouettes of the men and the camels against the backdrop of beautiful sunset colours
Red sky made the scene beautiful. You have a good area balance between the foreground and background.
Gigidusud (18065) 2012-01-03 9:41
Very nice scene with beautiful colors of sunset!
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2012-01-03 10:06
Very nice image! Great silhouette play! The BG is just striking! Beautiful scenery, well captured!
Have a great start this 2012!
quillo (11850) 2012-01-03 10:12
The words are sometimes not serve to express
what we feel when viewing an image,
this time I can only watch and enjoy the scene ...
a great picture, congratulations my friend.
Saludos y feliz año 2012.
bergese (6699) 2012-01-03 11:05
What a wonderful shot!!!
The sky is very beautiful with good colors.Great shot.
Happy new year 2012
holmertz (45267) 2012-01-03 11:08
Well worth time spent. You got the perfect foreground to fill this photo of magnificent evening colours and attractively shaped clouds.
mauro61 (52699) 2012-01-03 14:46
un'altra splendida immagine con la natura che ti ha regalato questo fantastico cielo come sfondo.
Ottimamente dosato il controluce.
mafegan (8624) 2012-01-03 15:42
How lucky - well worth the wait. Perfectly placed silhouette and an amazing sky. Cheers, Marlene
jemaflor (89405) 2012-01-03 23:20
Good shot with a great silhouette effect, well seen and taken, I like the warm tone of this sky in the bg, well managed, tfs.
emka (86487) 2012-01-03 23:46
Wonderful sunset on the Thar desert. Thar is desert but not so many dunes. Wonderful silhouette of the camel and his driver. Bikaner is maybe the capital of camels, there so much of them as a mean of transport, not just for tourists.
danyy (0) 2012-01-04 0:06
un photo bien soignée dans la capture des lumières, un contre jour qui donne des allures d'ombre chinoises à cette simple scène de vie, typique de l'endroit.
Graal (100112) 2012-01-04 0:09
nice effect, amazing contrast and view of silhuettes of man with the camel on red foreground. Good photowork. I like it.
Have a nice day.
danos (90367) 2012-01-04 0:32
what a spectacular scenery with the man to drive his carriage with the camel during the twilight.I like the dreamily environment with the colour tints of the sky to are captured superb.
patdeph (35748) 2012-01-04 1:16
the sky is incredibly beautiful,and I like the typical black silhouette standing out it. Your wait was superbly rewarded, even if I find that in India, beautiful scene are often coming to us, without to have to wait a very long time.This is why I love this country.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-01-04 1:25
a fantastic atmosphere with spectacular composition and beautiful lights, great silhouettes and details, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes Napot Kívánok!
cavli (1876) 2012-01-04 1:56
great picture! very nice siluets.. very good color and sharp picture. well seen and composed.
Nard (6972) 2012-01-04 2:28
Really a beautiful picture. I like the burning sky with its gradient of colors, the silhouettes standing out the red with a perfect sharpness and your choice of framing. The atmosphere given is very sweet and that looks like a painting. Great shot
sacimar (26205) 2012-01-04 6:01
this is an excellent image, you combined perfectly the beautiful sunset colors with the man and animal silhouettes, the result is very attractive, congratulations,
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-01-04 11:48
Ola Abmdsudi ,
magnifico este momento um céu fantástico de fundo e este belo primeiro plano com este homem a puxar o camelo com a carroça , boa silhueta e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Charo (51210) 2012-01-04 15:14
An extraordinary picture with those backlit silhouettes of a sky truly exceptional.
I really like and is a picture that I wish it were mine. Bravo!
Happy Year 2012
federico (3106) 2012-01-04 17:35
hello abmsudi, nice and inspiring picture as usual from you, I like especially the silohuette and the red light from the sunset of course
Cricri (111433) 2012-01-05 5:02
Un merveilleux moment bien pris juste avec la personne , son chameau et la charrette sous la couleurs rosée du soleil couchant avec le haut ce mélangeant lumière et nuages, très belles réussite dans les couleurs, une très belle réalisation
siolaw (38292) 2012-01-05 8:03
You have silhouetted a pleasant and typicallly local life scene on a glowing sunset sky.... That makes a fine picture!
jhm (144294) 2012-01-06 2:23
What a lovely picture, course through the splendid contrasts between the pink sky and the farmer with his cart and camel.
Nice composition, excellent presentation.
Very well done, merci pour le partage.
A nice weekend,
prasun984 (5590) 2012-01-06 8:25
excellent shot at twilight hour...like the frame work by the camel rider in FG which create a great silhouette against the lovely texture sky in BG...
good chosen POV...very good light management with nice color contrast & sharpness...
thanks for sharing...
josepmarin (57947) 2012-01-07 5:16
an excellent exposure in background, with the pink clouds on the sunset sky, and the elegant silhouettes of the man with his camel cart in foreground, creating a very attractive composition.
A superb management of the cross-light, and a good organization of the elements in the framing.
It is a great work.
aloyho (6798) 2012-01-07 21:40
This shot reminded me of my trip to Mingsha Desert near Dunhuang, Xinjiang though we do not have the luxury of enjoying the sunset there. Indeed timing is important but even more so is your quick response and the ability to recognize an opportunity. Your shot has frozen a beautiful moment and the fact that it melts the hearts of so many must be most satisfying. Brilliant shot!!!
Ricx (13495) 2012-01-08 12:25
Very special image.. the silouette is strong.. I am gald you were not trempted to go for a slwoer shutter speed. with the boy walking and the puff of sand on the camels foot creates an excellent concept of movement.. . very well done my friend. Have a good week Rich
vasilpro (41099) 2012-01-08 15:04
Superb composition, wonderful atmosphere, lovely light and color tones, beautiful scene, very good clarity and sharpness, well done, TfS!
Have a nice week, Vasilis.
Silvio1953 (130392) 2012-01-10 2:56
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating composition withn fantastic silhouettes, superb sky, romantic atmosphere, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
mkamionka (32499) 2012-01-11 1:01
spectacular photo. I like very much the pattern in the sky which is also so colorful. The sky behind the camel seems to be on fire. The silhouettes are fantastic you could not pick a better subjects! No words to give it a justice!
adores (41028) 2012-01-11 16:16
Another great one taken in the desert! The almost silhouette is perfect with such an amazing sky as background.Colours are perfect! Really well captured!
edytungkal (4551) 2012-01-12 22:23
A beautiful composition shot...
Subject/object was captured on the right time, i like it. Thanks for share it Abmdsudi...
Kielia (24073) 2012-01-18 8:31
this was really a chance you hit! It is a spectacular scene that you have captured very well under these difficult conditions. The composition is excellent. I also enjoyed reading your notes and all the other comments. A wonderful photo, my compliments!
nikkitta (16790) 2012-02-01 18:09
Great capture and you are quite right, sometimes you wait and wait and nothing interesting appears,but this time you cached a very beautiful one
The black camel silhouette and the colors of the sky are a perfect and captivating combination
Atousa (7131) 2012-02-13 4:19
Wonderful colors!.. thank you for showing us such a beauty... the silhouette made it very impressive.. lovely atmosphere; lovely twilight.. very well done.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
macjake (61496) 2012-03-08 15:32
wow, what can i say that hasn't already been said!
Its no wonder that this photo has been so popular for you.
just beautiful...one of your best.
honestly, sometimes saying Less is More.
SWEETFREEDOM (23544) 2012-03-09 23:17
surely a masterpiece, great colors in bg and nice dark silhouette in fg.
marina7 (8055) 2012-03-10 0:01
I really enjoy your camel shots, they're always pictured in the most beautiful lighting:) Wonderful sunset, love the patchy clouds pattern in the sky. Super shot!
Waylim (25368) 2012-03-10 0:32
Good to see you're back, I have been away for sometimes myself, that how I missed serveral of your fantastic images. I will need to catch up with them. This one grabs me at the thumbnail, and I cann't go anywhere else. the fiery sunset sky, seems to glow arund the camel, The clouds illuminated by the last ray of light makes the whole scene very dramtic with a nostalgic mood as the boy leading the camel to go home. I don't need to mention the quality of the photo, but just want to chime in with the rest of the praise. I totally enjoyed and admire the beauty of your work.
mayjayne (4545) 2012-03-10 3:40
Lovely sunset shot - the silhouette against an artwork piece of sky!!
TopGeo (38208) 2012-03-11 4:41
Hello abmdsudi. My congratulations for this fantastic photo. The silhouette in the foreground What a wonderful combination of tones. I also like the light, excellent POV. Enjoyed this shot a lot.
Thanks for sharing, Excellent quality! The effect of sky is quite amazing, contrast the sharpness is very good of silhouettes and scene. Very nice composition too.
kato (11630) 2012-03-12 16:38
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the sky dyed to red color and a camel/follower with silhouette walking the desert. Very pastoral image.
rabdelnoor (3421) 2012-03-12 21:05
What a great shot. Amazing composition showing the camel silhouete against an impressive sky and great colours. Very nice.
claudeD (35495) 2012-03-13 11:39
Very fine contribution to TE. Excellent picture with amazing colors and very good contrats. I like the atmosphere in the shot very much. Impressive fotojob.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
RhodieIke (11742) 2012-03-13 22:45
Hi Abmdsudi, What a fantastic capture of this scene, you have managed and presented this so well. Love the colours, Trust you are well, Cheers Iain.
adramad (40662) 2012-03-15 5:10
This seems to me masterful composition and its beauty is fascinating, the backlight of the man leading the camel with the car, is an image that conveys the relaxed pace and quiet of the countryside.
The sky is all a show, with this range of colors.
My congratulations on a superb job.
Have a good day.
faubry (35405) 2012-03-18 3:55
incredible photo with the shadow game between light, warm colors, i like human silhouette, amazing photo
where are you leaving exactly?
read you soon
Robert1969 (7160) 2012-03-22 23:42
What can I say (or write)....This is
absolutly an picture where you us
the "less is more-rule" with a
little bit extra (it is a silhouette
photo with details in the silhouettes)
I love/like that. The composition, the
light management and the moment fits
beautifully together....It goes to my
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-03-31 2:22
Salam my friend.
Lovely silhouette during twilight. A unique pose and the man and his camel makes stunning image against the vibrant sky. Love the rendered tone with visually pleasing presentation.
Have a great weekend.
jmdias (58956) 2012-03-31 2:55
beautiful the silhouete of this boy and the dromedary crossing the light and colors of this sunset. beautiful moment of the day. I guess I never had seen this animal being used with a cart.
fritzi007 (8695) 2012-05-04 15:38
wirklich schönes Stimmungsfoto, es gefällt mir sehr, gratuliere!
thebest (4276) 2012-08-31 20:32
What a fantastic image - the silhouettes of black against the truly amazing sunset is surreal.
Very blessed to have such a wonderful image in your collection & now you have shared it with the rest of the world. thank you!
maloutim (9639) 2012-09-21 19:51
This is a wonderful photograph with the silhouette of man, camel and cart against the exceptional sunset.
The outlines of the silhouette are very sharp, elegant and suggestive. Everything is there.
As for the sky, it's just beautiful with the bright red in the horizon and the silver clouds above.
I understand it must have made your day after the frustration of not finding anything inspiring.
ourania (36428) 2012-11-28 12:45
an enchanting picture in which light, colours and contrast seem to work in a magical way. I love the dynamism of movement offered by the man and his camel. It is exquisitely combined with the dynamism of the sky. I also love the sense of depth, the rare and fascinating colours and the atmosphere. You really made the most of this great opportunity. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
aliabazari (16053) 2012-11-28 19:27
Registration is beautifully done. Composition is good. Exposure was very good as always.
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2013-04-01 21:39
I am a photo critiquer, I just want you to know that it is wonderful to see the world through your eyes and your camera!
Indrasish (2925) 2013-06-16 1:24
Great silhouette shot.. Magical sky.. also good composition.. good sharpness, color and clarity too..
Very well done.. Fantastic moment.. Thanks for sharing..
Very well done..
adidas5nb (5685) 2014-01-17 7:48
woowwwww..i dont have words to describe the beauty of this frame....
PiotrF (11264) 2014-06-26 16:11
Wonderful silhouette of the camel and his driver.
Very nice colors and sharpness.
ikeharel (62959) 2014-08-30 0:58
A fabulous silhouettes of the camel and carter against the golden sunset. on the desert. A fine photojob, the view is awesome, used well the low light condition.
Have a nice weekend,
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (46924)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-22
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-03 5:31
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