February 3, 2011

Desert Ramblers

Last weekend, I spent the entire day out deep into the desert. After a trip to the Camel Racing Club and a late lunch at a Farm, I was heading back to the City.

A few minutes into the hour long return journey, the sun was getting ready to set, and while on the lonely road, I kept glancing out at the sky. Driving at a speed of approximately 100-120 kms, I had to screech my brakes when I saw this endearing sight!

I had less than a minute to pull out my camera and shoot before they passed by. I got a total of 14 shots. Here are a few:

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31 comments:

Judy said...

I think I like the first shot the best - just the position of the sun! Glad you stopped, though, so you could share with us!

Kay L. Davies said...

Well, if you hadn't mentioned camel racing already, I'd have wondered which desert you're in. Great shots! Not everyone has such an opportunity.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Wa, silhouettes and colours are great!

Diana (Di) said...

Those are "wow" moments. Great capture.

EG Wow said...

Magical, Celine! I'm so glad you stopped to take these photos!

joco said...

Wonderful to see something so completely outside my experience.
Not surprising you stomped on the brakes. 120 KPH???

Pat said...

Wonderful captures of the silhouetted camels and riders against the golden sunset!

imriz said...

nice capture before the camels hit the trail back to...more desserts, i guess

Jan Halvard said...

¡Muy bien! Flott! Nice!

Thanks for visiting my skyhoto through SkyWatch Friday!

Jan Halvard
norwegian in La Paz, Bolivia
¡Buenos dias Bolivia!

Lorac said...

Glad you stopped. Very entertaining photos.I like the silhouettes of the driver and camels.

Indrani said...

Very good timing in the first shot.
The camel seems to be carrying the Sun on its back.

Priyank said...

Very nice! I hope to catch camels, desert and sunset together some day...

Streetphotography2010 said...

Great sky. The image would be wonderful in a travel brochure I think !

Erwin.

Al said...

Those are true classics, especially the first one.

LauraX said...

wow! beautiful, and certainly not what I see from my windows!

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, these are gorgeous! And warm, which I appreciate....

Mridula said...

Well worth the screeching brakes! Beautiful.

Ebie said...

Perfect timing on the first one! Love the shadows, too! Marvelous shots!

Gizelle said...

Beautiful images....next time try shots that your subjects are getting into the frame like the first one not out of like the last...still, lovely photos...love the silhouette. Your header is also a stunner!

Wick Daily Photo said...

That is one huge sun

eileeninmd said...

Definitely worth stopping for, great shots. Happy skywatching!

Trotter said...

Hi Celine! Sorry for the absence…
120km/h that's not so fast in the desert roads... ;)
Wonderful shots!!

Well, it seems that Egypt is becoming a risky place to visit these days. So, let’s move and get to the other side of the Mediterranean: Côte d’Azur... Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Koh-I-Noor said...

Soooo nice photos! I feel like I'm back in the United Arab Emirates :)

shooting star said...

wonderful!!..

Brit Gal Sarah said...

What an experience and fab scenery!

Dharma Shots said...

spectacular view and a wonderful place to visit...thanks for sharing them.

chitra said...

Kudos to you. It's splendid shot.

eden said...

Stunning captures. Love the composition.

Rajesh said...

Terrific shots.

dkzody said...

One would not know that it is 2011, but rather 1911, by these photos. Priceless.

sandeep said...

priceless shots - but i wish u shot it a little darker