Syed Shakhawat Kamal, QPSA  

 Camel Display 11 by Syed Shakhawat Kamal, QPSA

September 2023 - Camel Display 11

September 2023 - Syed Shakhawat Kamal, QPSA


About the Image(s)

This image was taken on 4th February in 2023. It was in the Indian Desert Festival in Jaisalmer, where the largest serving Indian Camel regiment took part. It was one of the display performances by the Camel and the soldiers of the Mountain regiment had put up for us, the spectators. What a glorious event that we experienced.

I hope you enjoy the image and feedback is welcome.

6 comments posted

Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Kamal,
Another fun image which allows me to travel to a distant place, and experience a cultural event. My only suggestion would be to put a vignette around the outside edge to draw the viewer into the camel and rider. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 09/08/2023 14:29:15

Tom Brassil   Tom Brassil
Hi Kamal, interesting image with a degree of fun, looks like an interesting event you were present at. I agree with Greg on the vignette and perhaps a bit of a crop to draw the viewer into the main elements. Nice shot.   Posted: 09/11/2023 19:19:07

Erin Browne   Erin Browne
Great capture of the event! I imagine this was a great experience to see in person. I agree to crop a little closer to really draw into the camel and rider. I would touch up your removal of the bystanders some - the group nearer to the camel almost looks like a dust storm on your otherwise very crisp image   Posted: 09/12/2023 10:12:30

Ingrid Lockhart   Ingrid Lockhart
Hi Kamal. Thanks for sharing another interesting and colorful cultural event. It's so enjoyable to witness these special displays. Doing a headstand on the back of a camel is definitely not something I could see in my world, so I appreciate the opportunity. I actually like the group of three on lookers that you took out of the frame, but I think the composition works with or without them. Although the partial figure behind the camel adds to the story, I might try to clone him out to see if it makes for a cleaner view of the main subject. Thanks again for bringing us another unique event! Ingrid   Posted: 09/12/2023 14:04:44

Darcy Johnson   Darcy Johnson
Hi Kamal - Interesting capture . . . the camel doesn't seemed fazed in the least by the rider's headstand. The audience in the background doesn't distract me, but rather than remove them I might have just cropped out the three on the right and four on the left and left the rest as is. I agree with Ingrid regarding the spotter and with Tom regarding adding a vignette. I like the colors and detail in the image. What a nice photo opportunity! Thanks for sharing -   Posted: 09/16/2023 23:25:01

Karen Davis   Karen Davis
Hi Kamal,
I always look forward to see what new and different cultural experience you will share each month!

I agree with the prior suggestions to crop out the 4 observers on the left and the three on the far right. Your camel will still have enough room in the images so he doesn't seem confined. I do think that you should revisit the cloning of the other folks in that "dust cloud". Lightroom now does a great job with this (as does the Content Aware Fill in Ps, if you want to take the extra time.) I kinda like the two guys in black off to the left. They lend a bit of perspective.
Thanks for sharing.
Karen   Posted: 09/19/2023 20:02:04


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