On our way from Sharjah to the bordercross at Hatta to get our Toyota insured for driving in Oman, we came across these beautiful creatures.
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gneufeld (15890) 2007-01-17 14:08
Hi Gilbert, I love this image. I have no experience and little knowledge of camels, but they are so intriguing and your capture is brilliant. I love the colors, sharpness and contrast. In my view the image might be improved even more by cropping the bottom to eliminate the yellow roadway line. Thanks for sharing. Gerald
Rycho66 (414) 2007-01-17 14:21
Camel Trophy :)))
(good lighting and colours, nice composition)
Leonie (8809) 2007-01-17 14:51
Héhé, nice encounter...in a lovely sunrise light! Cool picture, I like it!
pari_ali (433) 2007-01-17 15:12
This picture is superb. The light especially adds to the beauty of the picture. I love this desert landscape so much different from the almost flat land in Kuwait. Did you go wadi bashing. what places did you see in Oman I believe Salalh is wonderful. We had been to Hatta a long time ago I enjoyed the dunes and hills on the way from Dubai.
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-01-17 16:54
Wonderful colours, light, sharpness and perspective in your composition!
Liekje (574) 2007-01-23 5:06
Wat een grappige beesten zijn het toch! Liepen ze daar zomaar rond zonder boer (of herder, of hoe je zo iemand ook noemt) ?
Heb je zelf ook nog op kamelen rondgetourd of niet? Mijn opa en moeder deden dat vroeger regelmatig, en naar het schijnt hou je er leuke anekdotes aan over :) :)
maloutim (9717) 2007-02-08 16:00
I love camels, although I have never been in a country where they are common. So, it's lovely to see these animals coloured in golds and browns by the early morning sun against the nearly navy-blue sky.
Were they wild, or are they used for transport or anything?
It must have been a beautiful part of the day, much more than later on when the heat becomes scorching!
Thanks for sharing!
I am adding a little WS. I hope it's all right.
jaywalker (16105) 2007-04-02 15:06
Hi Gilbert, What a wonderfully amusing photo, the light is excellent & it looks beautiful & warm, the colours very good & superbly composed, I love the camel nearest you it is ready to smile for the camara, great DOF & TFS, kind regards Wilson.
zmey (7335) 2009-06-19 6:13
I see, quite some traffic on the roads of UAE in early mornings... A funny shot, Gilbert, you made them look like giants from some sci-fi movie.
mafegan (8626) 2009-10-02 5:53
Excellent photo of camels on the move. The early morning light on these wonderful animals has helped create a special effect. Tfs, Marlene
- Copyright: Gilbert Sopakuwa (startacked) (1371)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-12-27
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Pentax *ist DS, SMC Pentax-F 1:3.5-4.5 28-80mm, Kenko Pro1D Circular PL(W) 58m
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Middle-East 2006
- Theme(s): Desert [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-17 14:02
- Favorites: 1 [view]