Travel Photography Tip – Moments

Travel Photography Tip – Moments

Travel Photography Tip - Moments
Silhouettes and Sunbeams

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.

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