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Challenge: Free Study 2015-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Location: Liwa, UAE
Date: May 10, 2015
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: May 12, 2015

It's funny how you never know what you're going to get on a photo shoot. I went to the Liwa dunes, initially to get some more drone shots, and maybe some dunes. It was unusually cloudy that day, which is bad news for desert/sand photos, but I pressed on anyways. I got some decent drone shots, even got one published on 1x:

No Man's Land

After I thought I was finished, I was driving back, talking to my wife on the phone, when I saw a half-dozen camels walking down the highway. I yelled "camels!", hung up the phone, and followed these magnificent fellows for about half an hour as they meandered on and off the road.

I was tempted to use my 1x shot for the free study, but this shot finally won me over. Hope you like it.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 157
Avg (all users): 6.7215
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.7167
Avg (non-participants): 6.7368
Views since voting: 1038
Views during voting: 146
Votes: 79
Comments: 29
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/11/2015 07:31:09 PM
Fantastic shot! I've been to Liwa many times and only dreamed of capturing this scene. Well done!
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06/11/2015 11:40:07 AM
Fabulous shot, Rob. glad he didn't spit at you.
:)

PS What funny knees they have!

Message edited by author 2015-06-11 11:40:34.
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06/09/2015 12:11:41 PM
I love his smile. :D

Nicely done, Rob! I love the story.
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06/09/2015 01:25:01 AM
Between your camels and Paul's sheep....

What an awesome image. Love the phone conversation with your wife, LOL
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06/09/2015 12:37:18 AM
I like this MUCH better than the 1x shot - right choice, as far as I'm concerned!
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06/08/2015 10:16:18 PM
Congrats Rob, another awesome image.

Originally posted by Abra:

I would have been tempted to title this AT AT Walkers (in reference to Star Wars)


I was thinking the exact same thing.
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06/08/2015 02:53:57 PM
I do like it. The tones and processing meet the desert vibe as well. Well one.
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06/08/2015 10:00:32 AM
Excellent Rob! Let's keep this thing rolling. Knew this would do well.
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06/08/2015 08:08:28 AM
Happy this did so well. Congrats teammate.
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06/08/2015 06:00:49 AM
Great to see your camel on the front page, Rob!!
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06/08/2015 02:33:47 AM
beautiful subject, unusual composition and very appropriate (gritty) processing. but really it is the lines in the background, how the light shows them that makes this more than a very fine portrait. no problem with road signs. in fact they echo those background diagonals.

Message edited by author 2015-06-09 11:09:09.
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06/08/2015 02:26:46 AM
This is great, and so is No Man's Land. Just shows what perseverance and an extra half hour or so will turn up.
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06/08/2015 12:55:32 AM
Sweet! Congrats on the HM Rob!

Go HIT SQUAD!
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06/08/2015 12:39:05 AM
Great shot. I like that you left the arrow sign in the right edge of the image. That made me smile.
Congrats on the good finish in the FS.
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06/08/2015 12:26:30 AM
Congratulations Rob! It's an original!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2015 09:59:55 PM
This looks good in the line-up (not voting).
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06/07/2015 09:40:55 PM
I love this. top pick for me.
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06/07/2015 06:39:28 PM
Gouing back for comments--
Left this a huge 10.
What a great pleasure it must be to photo these guys that close.
If i had one little knock it would be the road sign. I might have cropped it out to make it look more "in the wild".
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06/07/2015 06:08:04 PM
Guardian of the even toed ungulates. The foreground subject is making a statement for sure.
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06/07/2015 11:17:43 AM
Wonderful capture and love the processing. My only complaint (it's small) is the sign in the background, would have loved it if they had been removed.
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06/07/2015 09:30:40 AM
This is good fun.8.
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06/07/2015 09:11:47 AM
Goodness, this one has different aspirations in life. An extraordunary image.
Triple bump
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06/06/2015 03:00:46 PM
I like this a bunch. I really, really, REALLY wish those roads signs had been cloned out. 99% certain it would have been legal to do in this case (not prominent). Anyway ... good luck to you in the challenge.
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06/06/2015 06:40:59 AM
Has a Star Wars feel, well done.
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06/06/2015 05:37:38 AM
nicely engraved
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06/05/2015 04:12:11 PM
I'm not docking points but would have added an extra point if the road sign wasn't there, it takes away some of the mystery for me.
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06/04/2015 10:30:48 PM
I love ohw these guys appear to smile. Excellent use of grain - really suits this well.
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06/01/2015 10:01:09 PM
Lovely shot and lovely processing. I swear that camel is smiling for you.

I would have been tempted to title this AT AT Walkers (in reference to Star Wars)
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06/01/2015 01:29:50 PM
The composition is sublime.
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