This shot was taken at dusk near Ladera village in Thar fascinating desert some thirty kilometers away from Bikaner just after the sun disappeared overlooking towards Pakistani border in the far distant.
I thought those camel wallahs and their indispensable ships of the desert, were just the perfect subjects for this shot. With the camera still primed for action and a quick check on suitable settings and clicked, one shot hand held as the evening was getting darker and cold.
I simply love the overhead pulsating colors enhanced by the intense glow of warm light coming from the flame which adds to the deeply profound and overwhelming effect of the scene with human soul,,,,.
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gojo (1769) 2013-05-27 3:46
Lovely photo, very well executed and framed.
I wish I was there,
Romano46 (18472) 2013-05-27 3:48
complimenti una ripresa eccellente sia per soggetto che per tecnica di ripresa.
Sei riuscito a rendere a perfezione le suggestioni di un bivacco nel deserto cogliendo le mille sfumature della notte incombente.
Un eccellente lavoro! Bravissimo.
Ciao e buona giornata
cornejo (39329) 2013-05-27 3:50
Hello Abmdsudi, very good picture of this interesting and beautiful scene of daily life in the desert. Very well composed and captured with a great pov. An interesting and nice picture with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-05-27 4:10
Hello Abmdsudi - Now here is an atmospheric and evocative image. You have captured, what is to me, the romance of nightfall in the desert. Sitting around the campfire, with the flames from the fire leaping skywards and echoing the colours of the last light from the sun. Camels tethered and softly lit by the glow from the flames. Men seeking warmth and light and most likely preparing tea for refreshment. So beautifully poetic. Superb! Warm regards rosemary
Kielia (24077) 2013-05-27 4:19
what a spectacular scenery! You have captured this wonderful place excellently. The light is fantastic and the photographer’s perspective is outstanding. The colors make the image very attractive. My compliments also for the notes!
yquem46 (38750) 2013-05-27 4:26
talking about raising memories, this one works quite well for me, not in Bikaner but in Jaisalmer
Nice colors and color contrast with warm and cold hues, serenity... the magic of the desert
have a nice day, best to you
erhan1958 (15625) 2013-05-27 4:41
olaganüstü bir manzara
orada olmak istedim. tebrikler
rogerl (1616) 2013-05-27 4:52
Abmdsudi, this is a beautiful shot, with the horizon apparently stretching out forever. These men will have to travel a long ways to get there. The colors are very deep and subtle. I particularly like the way the clouds add a vertical element, guiding the eye to the horizon. Wonderfully exposed and framed. Thanks.
siudzi (34141) 2013-05-27 5:13
Wow! What a superb night image of this fascinating scene! All look simply perfect and ready to be photographed -- camels in the right poses, people sitting around fireplace and amazing sky above full of great intensive tones. Awesome work! Love it! Very well done.
dkmurphys (55861) 2013-05-27 5:55
What a splendid scene taken in a great artistic atmosphere. Good idea, great image.
Have a fine day.
pajaran (57939) 2013-05-27 6:55
Dobar tekst ...
Lep trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazan trenutak u pustinji.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good text ...
Beautiful moment ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice moment shown in the desert.
All the best in the new week that started.
Noel_Byrne (29165) 2013-05-27 8:28
Once again, your gift for spotting, capturing and managing such beautiful light shines through in the creation of this superb scene. The camels really are the stars of the show, and I really love how their faces are lit by the licking flames of the fire. The subtle changes in colour through the sky are beautiful, and the fire itself makes an excellent other focal point. Beautifully done.
As always, thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
ourania (41194) 2013-05-27 10:02
I like very much the feeling of peace and harmony conveyed by the dim lighting, the last warm colours of the day and the delicious glow of the fire. The camels are placed in an ideal way facing inwards, they look imposing and protective. Without them there would be an acute feeling of solitude. I love how the bright light of the fire and the dim light of the evening permeate the darkness. Watching the quiet scene with the people is captivating. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
rychem (32225) 2013-05-27 10:31
Impressive shot, fantastic sky after the sunset, very nice composition with the fire as a light spot, well done
tatadalou (7445) 2013-05-27 13:35
Nice desert scene, with this mix of warm and cold tones. We nearly can imagine what these three men are talking about, for long long hours. I like this intimist atmosphere.
Fis2 (93793) 2013-05-27 13:42
Wow, fantastic scene!
Excellent composition,POV and colors.
Photo has climate.
carlo62 (43523) 2013-05-27 15:33
bellissima scena, un vero spettacolo nello spettacolo.
Il tramonto è fantastico e la fine della giornata viene condivisa da uomini e cammelli.
Un'esposizione eccellente, che ci permette di godere di tutta la scena.
nikkitta (17066) 2013-05-27 15:47
I was there but in the Sam dunes, near Jaisalmer, just a magical capture of daily life at the dessert
Love the silhouettes of the camels as a frame for the fire and the sky with the changing colors
All in all a great work
Greetings and TFS
npecanhuk (73492) 2013-05-27 19:10
Chosen pov, composition, colors and exposure are oustanding photo qualities!
TFS - congrats,
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-05-27 22:13
wow wow,wow wow,wow wow,wow - absolutely wow!!!
Graal (101714) 2013-05-27 23:19
nice scene on the begin of night. Fine saturated colors. Good composition and contrast. Photo I like.
PS. It is too bad that in your arrangements of option it is not possible to make WS.
Have a nice day.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-05-27 23:52
I really enjoy to discover India with your beautiful series.This one is so unique and have its own charm.
Relax on the desert in the evening-who would thought it can be so delightful?You captured it exellently with really good quality and so fabulous colors.
A real delight for our eyes!
kato (11630) 2013-05-28 0:31
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see a visionary spectacle in desert. It's effective for the camel which faces each other and bonfire in desert. And, the sky in the dusk draws out a beautiful atmosphere in this situation.
eldancer1 (35471) 2013-05-28 7:49
Wow! This image is also worthy of the National Geographic! It's beautiful. Love the lighting and the silhouette of the camels against the colorful clouds. Very well done, tfs.
Urs (14082) 2013-05-28 8:25
Wow, that is a master shot Abmdsudi, this sunset will never be forgotten, especially as the two camels were exactly at the right place and so was the campfire!!! The vibrant colour tones and high sharpness are just added bonuses, the POV is simply extraordinary. Well deone
jemaflor (93193) 2013-05-28 12:18
Ascene well captured, wonderfull light capture, lovely tones in the sky, congratulations and tfs.
Silvio1953 (136675) 2013-05-28 13:46
Ciao Abmdsudi, fashinating blue houre from desert, lovely scene, fantastic light and splendid colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
claudeD (37280) 2013-05-29 8:15
wonderful image showing this amazing blue hour shot which is very well composed and with wonderful colors. A shot full of atmosphere. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Cricri (115533) 2013-05-29 11:04
Un moment paisible bien capturer aux couleurs du coucher du soleil et des flammes, le ciel dynamique, bon cadrage des personnes entre les deux chameaux
macjake (64644) 2013-05-30 7:42
another fine photo to have on display from your gallery my friend.
beautiful color set, especially with the fire glowing.
the camels offer a nice set of forms for our eyes to follow, and the blue hour light is marvelous.
well done and executed by handheld.
Waylim (25488) 2013-05-30 18:22
I was first drawn to this image by the sunset color and the strong silhouette of the camel. With closer look, I really appreciate the subtle details of the foreground element, the glow of light under the camel deck, the people enjoying the warm fire leading leading toward the beautiful sunset sky with fantastic and dramatic cloud formation.
adores (43851) 2013-05-31 16:20
I remember the other one! Just great. The desert can be so magical! I like the composition a lot, with the two camels framing the fire and the men. I really like the light of the flames reflected on the men's faces and on the camels. No one else around - wonderful moment!
josepmarin (58325) 2013-06-03 4:37
an awesome composition here.
I love the warm atmosphere of the scene, with these men chatting around the fire, between both camels, in the middle of the desert, under a beautiful sky at dusk.
It's a really gorgeous photo, skilfully executed.
worldcitizen (8200) 2013-06-03 15:06
The colors and mood in this photo are magical. I like the warm glow coming from the fire; it gives us a glimpse of the men's faces. The clouds create a beautiful pattern, and the two camels really balance out the scene. It is a photo that pulls us in...
adramad (43111) 2013-06-04 8:13
Spectacular composition, with the two camels that seem to look ideal and intimate, the image of the men around the fire, the sky wonderful and overwhelming in its greatness.
Ideal this beautiful range of colors.
Perfect the management of a remarkable brightness and sharpness.
Have a nice day.
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-06-05 0:28
It's a picture that tells a story. The moment
is beautiful, the campfire and the Camels
makes it romantic and the quality of the
picture is as always excellent.
Angshu (56748) 2013-06-11 23:19
A brilliant scene taken at dusk, enhanced by the light from the glow of fire! That is the key to the beauty as you managed to bring out the fine details on the faces of the men in the dramatic light. The clouds also were in your favour, as I would think that a clear sky would have been far less dramatic on the overall 'punch' of the picture. Excellent work!
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-06-16 15:11
Abmdsudi... I have no words for this shot, it is simply stunning, and one of the best in your already impressive gallery. The light thrown off by the fire seems almost to light up the sky at the horizon, as much as it lights up the faces of the people around it and the necks and hides of the camels on either side. The sky arching upward away from it is beautiful as well, with wispy clouds moderating an amazing blue. Right on the cusp between golden and blue hours here. Just outstanding.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-06-28 16:12
No exception at all, all of your pictures are soft to the eyes and soothing to the soul...other than that, they are simply AMAZING!!!
all the best
berek (47294) 2015-11-04 0:57
A quiet moment well capture the colors of the sunset and flames, dynamic sky, good frame of people between the two camels
Greetings. Burak Erek
Matyas (13627) 2015-12-02 0:38
Hello Abmdsudi! Amazing scene. Wonderful men (pilgrims) and camels. Superb sunset. Excellent Blue Hours. Good cut and frame. Good colours. Well done!
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (50480)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-22
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX, ISO 200 RAW, Cokin P121 Gradual Grey G2 ND8
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