Sunset at Mandvi Beach, Kutch, Gujarat

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.

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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.

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

  2. What fantastic captures, Mridula!! The colors are breathtaking and I do love the camels!! Wonderful composition and colors! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

  3. What a wonderful set of photographs – well worth all the hassle of equipment! (But perhaps you should have a handy little point and shoot in your pocket as well?!!)

    • 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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