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.
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.
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!
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.
I am Mridula Dwivedi and I started blogging on 'Travel Tales from India' in June 2005. I renamed it Travel Tales from India & Abroad in 2016. Within a few months of the launch my travel blog found a mention on both the BBC and The Guardian. I also featured in a National Geographic Skoda Yeti Video. I was recently featured on Via.com
I quit my job as a professor in May 2015. I am having a blast ever since. I do not miss my work but sometime I do miss my salary! Somewhere along the journey I ended up acquiring a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur! I now wonder why?
You can write to me at mridulablog at gmail dot com For advertising queries please check out my advertising page.
Logo image credit Shutterstock.
Rock Valley Hot Spring and Fish Spa in Kanchanaburi, Thai...August 31, 2016
If you are in a hurry and you need to read about dress co...August 29, 2016
The Earth’s radius is 6,371 kilometers, with a 510.1 mi...August 22, 2016
I have been lucky to visit a few capital cities of the wo...August 19, 2016