"Passenger Ahoy"..said the captain,
as he drops the anchor.
The Ship of the Desert stopped..
The front legs folded down,
as if buckling under the 'ship's' own weight...
and then the rear legs as well...
The Ship ‘docked’ on the sea of sand
The stirrups made ready, the passenger ‘boards’
The ship sets sail again, riding the dune waves in the sea of sand
Into the magical sunset...
Location : Thar, The Indian Desert
Place : The Sand dunes of Sam (pronounced Sum), 45 Km from Jaisalmer, 30 Km from the Pakistan border
Time : Late evening, approaching sunset
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PixelTerror (0) 2008-03-26 5:36
Very well captured scene... and it all looks soooo exotic, like it !
Have a nice day JY
aadilj (18102) 2008-03-26 5:37
Wow Anghsu, your colours are getting so mesmerizingly wonderful that they capture my attention even from the thumbnails. Absolutely masterly work.
anes_lc (14968) 2008-03-26 5:38
desert.....make me dream :)great shot ,well saturate andin perfect sharp
hope one day i will visit :(
Morac (27665) 2008-03-26 5:46
Very well captured scene.
I like much the reproduction of the scene in Chinese shade on sand.
mesutilgim (85454) 2008-03-26 5:55
Hi dear Angshuman,
Wonderfull capture with great pov. Very nice compo with nice warm colors and amazing shadow of the camel.
TFS and best regards
Greg1949 (9011) 2008-03-26 6:20
Angshuman, great shot, wonderful colors and a perfect depiction of your note. Great capture.
AnaFrantz (636) 2008-03-26 6:27
Superb work! The coloures the contrast with the skye, the man expression the camel moviment!!!
A fantastic picture! All the credits desearved!
Thanks for sharing
hgupta (1323) 2008-03-26 6:27
Very beuatiful composition with nice Indian colors and great sharpness. Light is just perfect.
chanjits (4454) 2008-03-26 6:29
Nice candid pose of camel great composition with nice contrast of colors.
pasternak (15181) 2008-03-26 6:31
Excellent one, the light, the clarity, the moment, the colours, the framing... but especially the shadow make it a fantastic work. All my compliments!
partha (14020) 2008-03-26 6:34
Really a strong look.
Excellent posture and i like to include the shadow.
mark_mk (266) 2008-03-26 7:39
nice shot, exactly the right moment you captured here. Wonderful colors and sharpness, great blue sky, absolutely wonderful picture, TFS.
Gerrit (48278) 2008-03-26 7:52
great scene in fantastic colours and razorsharp. Perfect work,
sagar (2410) 2008-03-26 8:41
As usual the POV is excellent. The fact that the ship is dropping the anchor has made wonders. The view of the camel with the man on its back would be an ordianry view!!! Good colors too. However, there's one complaint(though its a matter of pesonal chice), I feel the frame would look better without the footer. I think it takes away a pinch out of the shot.
feather (51130) 2008-03-26 9:23
Wonderful image of the camel and his rider. The colours are stunning. I love the clear shadow too. Very good framing so there is space in front of the "ship". Well done
jasmis (57824) 2008-03-26 10:19
Smart composition of this exotic presentation.
imrek (4) 2008-03-26 13:34
majestic pose, a great composition and blue and yellow colour are well here...good work!
crckt (7218) 2008-03-26 18:27
GREAT COLORS! The saturation is spot on and perfect timing too! Clarity is amazing.
Desher kotha mone koriye dile!
jei order e photo debe thik korecho, sei order ei dekhbo :), ami bhablam orccha bodhai ar debe na, ekhon bujhechi prochur stock ache. aste aste asbe, ok...patiently wait korchi.
kalke amar ceremony. talk dite hobe besh nervous lagche, tai TE khule boshechi :)
edytungkal (4551) 2008-03-26 19:06
Very well composition shot and you couldn't do better for this, i like this picture alot and even the shadow make it more special, lighting and colours are perfect. A different shot from you but i really enjoy it. Tfs
TopGeo (38204) 2008-03-27 0:38
Hi Angshu excellent shot!A beautiful picture in deserted. I liked the scene with the camel and her driver! The colours effervescent and intense and the shade it creates balance
josepmarin (57823) 2008-03-27 2:18
The light of the nearby sunset on these dunes gives us a few warm colors and an image with a lot of graphical strength.
I like the dynamism that adds the action of the camel, which lies down on the sand as lowering anchors, according to your good title of the photo.
The shades on the sand are perfect, and increase the relief of its small wavinesses.
A beautiful work, with a great note.
ChrisJ (99304) 2008-03-27 2:41
Spectacular colour contrast between the red tinged desert sands & the clear blue sky, with good sharpness on the camel & rider. Tfs!
fabio_ts (13694) 2008-03-27 2:55
It's a pleasure for me come back and to find all you old friends,
this picture is simply stunning for its quality, light is sublime and colors so strong, well composed too, all my compliments!!
have a nice day,
noborders (1010) 2008-03-27 3:42
I find the movement of the animal, with its neck raised that way, very elegant and the colours of this photo are superb. The note is amusing too, well written !
pierrefonds (57531) 2008-03-27 4:48
A well framed desert scenery with the camel lead by his driver. The late evening light is giving beautiful colors and a shadow in the sand. The photo is clear and precise. Well done, have a nice day.
carper (96) 2008-03-27 4:52
the ship of the desert Angshuman,
a very good photo, good light and nice shadow, good photojob i like it, have a nice day.
pastadog (13111) 2008-03-27 6:48
Hi Angshu - A nice classic of the desert in the Jaisalmer area, this almost funny pose - in lovely strong color... great title too... cheers ;) Daniel
jafadabret (56501) 2008-03-27 8:38
Cette photo est superbe tant pour le sujet que pour la lumière et les couleurs. L'animal est bien placé et l'ombre donne du relief et de la profondeur de champ.
Dpbours (222) 2008-03-27 10:48
What a wonderful capture! Nice and sharp and wonderfully placed in the composition with the long shade. Very nice.
A ship it is. Like the title with the idea of docking and dropping an anchor. Well, it is the ship of the desert!!
vincz (19113) 2008-03-27 11:36
Excellent placement, great depth. I like very much the shadow on the sand. Colours are beautiful. A very nice one.
papagolf21 (86754) 2008-03-27 15:46
Bonsoir, mon ami Angshu,
Tout est dit à travers cette composition. Le sujet est parfaitement traité et la lumière est excellente.
Un mot suffira : superbe.
emilbo (22616) 2008-03-27 18:40
Un magnifique photo bien composée qui me rappelle mon aventure dans le désert du Sahara en Tunisie.
Excellent éclairage et merveilleuses couleurs. Beau travail et intéressante note.
Stepan (27210) 2008-03-28 0:11
Sam Dunes is one my baadest souvenir from India (it was in 1995). It's overcrowded and dirty (I mean it was)... It could be great, as your compo suggests it, but it's not.
Concerning the compo by itself, it's ok, well realized, in a beautiful. Off centering is of course ok.
PS : You seem to be travelling a lot around India, don't you ?
bakes888 (18499) 2008-03-28 0:55
Hi Angshuman. Wonderful capture. I love the warm colours you have captured in this shot. Good composition also. Thanks for sharing.
somak_g (497) 2008-03-28 10:54
the clarity is amazing !! and the photograph really compliments the title.
Bluejeans (64249) 2008-03-28 11:37
Ola Angshuman ,
Que belo cartão postal do deserto Indiano , as cores ficaram bem vivas com o pôr do sol , gostei muito da sombra do camelo e do homem na areia ,bom enquadramento da foto , parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
sayat (2949) 2008-03-28 14:12
What an amazing composition this is Dear Angshu! Shot at the right moment with a fantastic sharpness.
plimrn (21344) 2008-03-28 18:24
What an amazing shot!! You captured this fellow at the perfect moment and framed him perfectly against the dunes and sky. The shadow puts it WAY over the top!! As always detail and color is grweat and the note interesting.
Graal (97861) 2008-03-29 4:35
unusual scene, fine shot. I like the colours and composition. Well done photo.
ambar_81 (673) 2008-03-31 4:51
This is a perfect desert shot with beautiful colors.You've captures a nice moment with the camel and the man over it.Really lovely shot.
scalerman (26900) 2008-03-31 13:49
A: simply elegant, super-saturated, and sharp as a tack. regards, c
pablominto (53744) 2008-04-01 0:41
The wonderful colours are really eye-catching!
Creative, dynamic composition and the frame has excellent texture...
Sharp fine details and good lines!
Jonas_Schmitt (3074) 2008-04-01 6:27
Great picture takesn in the exactly right moment.
The camel looks fantastic and the man sitting on it,too.
Wonderful colors, nice contrast and excellent sharpness!
One of your best!!!
adores (37601) 2008-04-03 19:34
Good photo of Rajasthan! You placed the man very well here and the sunset light is just perfect.Colours are very nice and the shadow is a wonderful detail. Good work!
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2008-04-07 1:42
Did the camel kneel down just for you :) Nice capture ... the warm cast from the sun created a rustic color while long shadows added contrast and depth. Well composed ... excellent work! tfs
ayansadhu (1502) 2008-04-07 8:21
this is really a good one with the bountiful colors
very well composed
kudos to you for it
zmey (7335) 2008-04-10 6:16
a well timed and framed shot. the camel is caught right before descending on his knees (and possibly swearing at its rider, as my experience atests). the light is perfect and i like the smooth clarity of detail you are presenting here.
warm regards and TFS
Tobias__Ortmann (2638) 2008-04-11 5:15
this picture is amazing
very good colours nice shadows good moment
very well done
axiotea (21649) 2008-04-24 0:14
A well timed capture of 'the captain dropping the anchor' :D who stands so well against the blue sky. He is well positioned in the compo and I like very much the posture of the camel, his shadow on the sand and the man who's looking at you. Great light and lovely colors too!
Leo71538 (555) 2008-05-06 10:15
Really amazing! This combination of colors are very eye-catching. The posture of the camel is interesting! A real snapshot! TFS.
Greetings from Iran,
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (55934)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5, Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT 36 - 432mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Jaisalmer - Desert City
- Date Submitted: 2008-03-26 5:35