Kumaraswamy Anjanappa  

Head Out by Kumaraswamy Anjanappa

October 2019 - Head Out

About the Image(s)

The life in desert is not so easy for caretakers of these beautiful desert animals. Since I am working in O&G and well versed with desert life, I love to go around and capture the life of care takers of Camels. This photo was taken during my last visit and it was pretty close and the care taker allowed to take photos as much as possible. I used my Canon 80D camera with 10-22mm lens. The image is processed in Lr CC.

7 comments posted

Jim Horn   Jim Horn
Kumar, Thank you for sharing this photo and the description of what it took to earn the trust of care takers. I also realize that the time of day and bright sun made it difficult to control shadows.
I tried to reduce the contrast of the shadow on the camel's face by using the dodge tool in Photoshop. Let me know what you think it. Dr. Jim   Posted: 10/07/2019 10:30:14
Comment Image
Kumaraswamy Anjanappa   Kumaraswamy Anjanappa
Hi Jim,
I totally agree with you. I never noticed the shade on Camel face and now it looks really good. The shade is merged with camel texture.
Thanks and I welcome your suggestion.
Regards   Posted: 10/07/2019 10:44:42

Donna Paul   Donna Paul
I feel that the mans head is part of the camel and then his legs are also part of the camel. Maybe if you would move to the other side of the camel to get your shot. Why did you leave the peoples shadows is this what you wanted?   Posted: 10/07/2019 12:39:34
Kumaraswamy Anjanappa   Kumaraswamy Anjanappa
Hi Donna,
Camel and Caretaker was my intention. It was too close and on continuous shooting mode, since it is dangerous to go near these Camels. I didn't noticed shadows while taking the photo.   Posted: 10/08/2019 05:33:37

Donna Paul   Donna Paul
Kumaraswamy Anjanappa, I know what you mean! When I am out shooting I get so excited I sometimes forget to look at what I shot to see if it is what I want. Because you wanted to show the relationship between the Camel and Caretaker; I feel you did that.
  Posted: 10/08/2019 13:02:11

Sam Fernando   Sam Fernando
Good choice of a subject showing sharp details.

I suggest to crop the right side to remove the bucket and your shadow and show more details of the eye of the camel (you can use contrast, clarity sliders etc.) in addition to increasing shadows to reduce shades.   Posted: 10/08/2019 19:15:04

Kumaraswamy Anjanappa   Kumaraswamy Anjanappa
Dear Sam,
Thanks for your valuable comments. Bucket was intentionally kept to show that it is a place for caretaking of camels. As you said shadow would have been reduced.   Posted: 10/08/2019 20:01:03


Please log in to post a comment