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Camel Train @ Sunset…

by on Nov.04, 2015, under Life, Photography

The view from the Camel train was fantastic as we slowly ambled over the reflective sand at the waters edge along the beach. It only got better as the sun started to dip towards the horizon.

This is that “classic” view you always see on the postcards of camel rides on Cable Beach. This was taken from high up on our camel looking across at another camel train passing by going in the other direction near sunset.

Camels on Cables

Camels on Cables

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 28 mm, 1/320 sec at f/8, ISO 100

Normally I’d shoot something like this on a tripod or something like that with feet firmly planted on the ground and take my time to compose the image. Here I’m shooting this handheld sitting on a moving camel!

Frankly I’m pretty surprised it worked at all – but I’d planned ahead with camera settings to optimise and increase my chances of getting any sort of shot. A wide focal length and a fast shutter speed to try and minimise the effects of my own quite significant movement. f/8 to be there and timing of the shutter to coincide with the framing I wanted :).

Note: These images (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

Long Shadows

Long Shadows

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 28 mm, 1/60 sec at f/8, ISO 720

Guides walk along beside the camel train to direct and look after the camels as we walk along. Plus they are a fountain of information should you choose to have any questions or want information.

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 28 mm, 1/100 sec at f/6.3, ISO 100

During your ride you can pass you camera down to the guides and they will take some images of you as you see here.

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 28 mm, 1/125 sec at f/8, ISO 100

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 28 mm, 1/60 sec at f/8, ISO 900

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