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Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7292 W: 150 N: 15747] (69584)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-10
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D70s, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX, ISO 200 RAW
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-06-15 1:12
Viewed: 755
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A glimpse into slice of street life in Pushkar Holy town;

Camel is important in Rajasthan's daily life and at most festivals, fairs and weddings - being an integral role in the lives of the masses. A simple hip shot, stealing a moment can be fun here when I spotted this opportunity I thought this 'wallah' and the indispensable ship of the desert were just the perfect subjects for this grab. I simply loved the background colour enhanced by rustic textures of the wall which added to the deeply profound and overwhelming effect of the scene with human soul...

A proud and emotionless man but quite a friendly guy actually once the camera was put away.

Setting: 16 mm, 1/100 sec, F16, ISO Raw 200, 1045 hrs

CLODO, daddo, swapankumarroy, jhm, papagolf21, PaulVDV, jean113, PiotrF, Royaldevon, mcmtanyel, alvaraalto, cornejo, delpeoples, ChrisJ has marked this note useful
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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2676 W: 1317 N: 2987] (38357)
  • [2017-06-15 1:20]

Hi Abmdsudi, my today neighbour

I like the way you've took this scene, enhancing the height of the camel, tilting the image to give some dynamism. The guy seems to spot you, not sure he thought you were taking a picture.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13672 W: 0 N: 16018] (168038)
  • [2017-06-15 2:07]


quel cadrage par dessous mervielleux quel homme sur sont chameau et quel rendu en fond sur la facade et ces fenêtre sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3579 W: 114 N: 6342] (28678)
  • [2017-06-15 2:26]

Salam Abmdsudi. I reckon he has caught you in the act even if you tried to be unobtrusive. I presume you were shooting from the hip! I do like the effect here- a strong sense of movement and the animal's gait. Regards. Klaudio.

Dobar dan.
Interesantan pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak. Lepa kamila, interesantna fasada i prozori.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.

Good day.
An interesting view of the moment, a good text ...
Good work, beautifully demonstrated, good contrast, nice colors, nice moment captured. Beautiful camel, interesting facades and windows.
Nice afternoon and all the best.

Hello Abmdsudi,

The man with his camel moved on the street, background was an old house and this diagonal image make a different look, nice presentation with good color and light.

warm regards,


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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15335 W: 159 N: 26849] (140744)
  • [2017-06-15 5:19]

Hi Abmdsudi
Bonne prise en diagonale du chameau et de la vielle façade, bel effet de la lumière, et de l'harmonie des couleurs, très belle réalisation
best regard

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2444 W: 34 N: 4388] (24669)
  • [2017-06-15 5:41]

A powerful tilt adds drama to the shot. As if the way he looks at you isn't dramatic enough :)

Excellent piece of work again, dear Abmdsudi.
Tfs & cheers


Bonjour Abmdsudi

Une magnifique contre plongée . Tu as du te faire tout petit près du dromadaire pour le faire paraître encore plus impressionnant.J'aime beaucoup la texture des murs en arrière plan.



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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10433 W: 174 N: 17640] (78381)
  • [2017-06-15 7:56]


excellent flagrant with lower pov and the fast shot showing the movement and adding some graphic mood with the background. TFS.



Ciao Abmdsudi, fantastic POV, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3288 W: 0 N: 7482] (55057)
  • [2017-06-15 9:00]

Two portraits in one photo: a portrait of the camel and a portrait of the young man, a nice snapshot
regards Ryszard

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24270 W: 523 N: 40571] (174654)
  • [2017-06-15 9:39]

Hello Abmdsudi,

A very nice picture with oblique wall in background.
I like the panorama view about the area.
The picture is wonderful sharp and clear.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
J'aime votre façon de photographier, l'image prend une autre dimension et nous plonge dans un décor particulier.
Il y a surtout un effet naturel et réel dans cette photo.
Belle composition.

Hello Abmdsudi,
An unusual and even a bit a strange view upwards.
The building in the background gets a bit of a gloomy appearance. Also, the camel looks a little more threatening with his huge stature.
You chose here to evoke a certain unprecedented atmosphere.
Best regards, Paul

Hello Abmdsudi,a hip shot? Is that what it is called? You have brought us a great shot from an unusual angle.
Spontaneous, excellent work.
Regards Jean.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3848 W: 2 N: 6354] (32050)
  • [2017-06-15 13:14]

Hello Abmdsudi,
Interesting scene of street life in Pushkar Holy town.Perfect captured,excellent clarity and superb colors.
Nice shot, fine presentation.
Thank you for informative note.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11628 W: 126 N: 20905] (108017)
  • [2017-06-15 15:51]

A great capture,where the choice of point of view and the diagonal and imposing perspective makes the difference,original post from the streets of Pushkar,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Nice street scene. I like your original POV, it looks even more spectacular this way.


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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8994 W: 57 N: 15085] (55902)
  • [2017-06-16 0:47]

Hello Abmdsudi,
Excellent photo and perfect timing, the man riding the camel just looked into the camera, which was great. I really like the tilt of the photo, which adds a dynamic sense. The well-saturated colours are very attractive and especially the warm brown tones of the camel's fur stand out against the bluish wall.

Hello Abmdsudi,

It doesn't surprise me that Claude was the first to critique your photograph for this shot is very similar to the style that he adopts.
I like the tilt, it has emphasised the height of the camel, especially with the rider looking down upon you from a great height!
It's an original shot with great effect.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Abmdsudi,
I love the textures provided by the grit and dirt on the facade in the background. I also like the rather low POV and the tilt of the camera.

Hello Abmdsudi
Splendid composition. This POV gives this fascinating picture a special urgency. You managed to capture some prove of the secret mission of these man. A picture in a trailer of a movie full of suspence.
Excellent work, have a good weekend, Groet Rob

Hello Abmdsudi, very good photo of this interesting scene of daily life with different point of view, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. A great work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy Sunday.
All the best from the south of Spain.

Ciao dear Abmdsudi

I love your hip shots. They're artistic, candid and dramatic. There is always a sense of dynamism and movement, as well as so much character. Your subjects are so unique, it's not every day you get to see a man riding a camel down the main street of a city, which adds to the quirkiness. You really should make a Theme with all your hipshots, I'd love to see them all in one place. Superb colours, light and compo.

Have a lovely Sunday

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14144 W: 1033 N: 28216] (134564)
  • [2017-06-18 5:37]

Hi Abmdsudi,

A good upward pov with excellent sharpness and nice warm cold color contrasts between the grey blue wall and the sunlight tan color of the camels back. Tfs!

Hi Abmdsudi
I really like your style here, it goes against the grain, goes against the norm.

love the rust color along the bottom portions of the wall, and the pale blue color is stunning too. wonderful final product, it turned out perfectly in my books. cheers

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