Sunset at Mandvi Beach, Kutch, Gujarat

By Mridula Dwivedi January 24, 2014 55 Comments , ,

Mandvi was on my radar on this visit to Kutch because I wanted to go near the sea. The Vijay Vilas Palace (post pending) was a bonus for me. I just spent one night there but then most of my vacations are like that, so I am not going to complain. I just made sure that I got to spend the evening at the Mandvi beach so that I could catch the sunset. And I have been rewarded with many beautiful pictures.

Sunset at Mandavi Beach, Kutch, Gujarat
Sunset at Mandvi Beach, Kutch, Gujarat

Before the sunset I actually waked away from the crowds on the beach. For half a kilometer, where people converge the beach is littered. It is not too bad but it is not clean as well. Hence I walked away half a kilometer and enjoyed the clean stretch of the beach. But I knew that at sunset I would get better pictures on the beach as there were horse buggies, camel men and people around.

Mandavi Beach
Then it became Two Camels!

As I was clicking the first camel, there came another camel across my frame. As I was using a heavy 75-300 mm lens on a tripod I could not do much. I managed only a partial capture before the second camel man stopped some distance from the first one. Later in the evening I was thinking I am now prone to turning my holidays into work as well with lenses, tripod and pictures to worry about. But for quite sometime I don’t think I am going to get detached and be happy just to watch a sunset!

Camels at Mandavi Beach, Kutch, Gujarat
Camels at Mandvi Beach, Kutch, Gujarat

Soon another camel came into the view. As they stood next to each-other and started chatting I got an opportunity to change the lens and click all of them together. And while I am writing this I am thinking lucky are those who sit and just stare at sunset without worrying about f stops, ISOs and silhouettes. Like in the picture above how I wish I moved a little so that glow line of the sun was separate from the legs of the camel! Well, there is going to be a next time!

This post is part of Skywatch Friday. Do check them out. I have now been doing these posts for years, it is so addictive.


55 thoughts on “Sunset at Mandvi Beach, Kutch, Gujarat”

  1. Amazing shots.. You are an artist with your camera…!!

    Now my wish to learn photography and be the proud owner of a high end camera has increased still more…

    Thanks for sharing these brilliant captures.

    1. Preethi till you upgrade your camera just keep doing your best with what you have. Everyone wants a higher end camera 😀

    1. I only had my cell phone other than my main camera though my cell phone pics are decent but nowhere near a proper point and shoot I guess.

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I am Mridula Dwivedi, I love to travel! I started my travel blog in 2005. I have been going places since! For more details do check out my media kit! In another life I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur. I was a professor when I quit my job in 2015.

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