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Camels giving joy to the people

Camels giving joy to the people
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo during a visit to the Pyramids of Giza - Egypt. Although I was not able to ride a camel like that group of tourists, I did enjoy the landscape and the orderly manner in which the caravan was crossing the desert.
Time
As many of my other pictures, this photo was taken before the Covid19 spread throughout the world. There were many tourists around and it was necessary to spend a whole day to enjoy the marvels of Giza. I believe it was around 4 PM because I was finishing taking pictures and I saw this group arriving.
Lighting
The sandy brown sunny day did not help too much. I must recognize that it was challenging for me to feel comfortable with the colours. That is why I chose a small aperture, trying to get as much information as possible, and at the same time to reduce the highlight coming from sand and sky.
Equipment
I was switching the Nikkor 18-55mm with a more versatile 85mm 1.8G, using at that time the Nikon D3200. I ended up using more the 18-55mm in order to capture wide images.
Inspiration
I did not expect this scene. But when I saw them passing through something deep inside told me I should get that picture. The result is a composition that I did not prepare at all. I believe it is the magic of photography, to wonder at events, images or scenes that won't otherwise be repeated.
Editing
I learned to use RAW only after this trip. So my editing for this picture consisted only in increasing some contrast for the sake of the composition. I couldn't say if the atmosphere was polluted or just sandy, but just to be sure I wanted the camels and their riders to pop up and get all the attention.
In my camera bag
Now things have changed. I am able to carry two more batteries, and I have a 80-200mm Nikkor f2.8 which means I use a larger bag. At that time I was carrying only the 85mm in a small bag hanging on one shoulder, and that's it.
Feedback
I guess there are some rules that can help you. Symmetry was key for this picture. That's the way I looked at it. The second indicator was Negative Space, because of the distance, the desert itself and the almost perfect order in the caravan.

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