Equipment: EOS 5D Mark III EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM
EXIF: 52mm f/6.3 1/320sec ISO 100
Travel Photography Tip – Moments
During Pushkar Fair, around sunset, a minimal sprinkling of clouds set the horizon figuratively on fire. While the horizon was many hues of orange, the rest of the sky was a striking blue. Due to these clouds, well-defined sunbeams were bursting forth in to the sky. I wanted to capture what I was seeing.
To keep the image close to the view, I stuck to near-normal focal length (52mm). I composed the shot hiding a very bright setting sun behind a camel master. I also ensured that the reigns of the two camels were almost aligned to the angle of the sunbeams to enhance the effect. A white tuft of clouds between the two camels further embellished the composition. And I exposed for the sky and its dramatic colours, keeping the camel master and camels in silhouette. Here is the result. And I hope you benefit out of this travel photography tip – moments do not repeat themselves.