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Copyright: Noel Shami (noelshami) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 375 W: 0 N: 166] (2328)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-24
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork, Experimental, Mood
Camera: Canon EOS 300D
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 100-150 points [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-09 18:14
Viewed: 5508
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 122
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Why does it pour when it rains in the desert? To continue with the rain series...
Thought this would bring out the mood. The fear. One of camel's worst nightmare...THE RAIN.

PS- Changed colour to this after tryiny out a dozen variety. Adjusted contrast,curves,brightness(Even though it was actually quite dark), cropped and framed. Finally got this....Hope you like it.

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What a shot, Noel!!!
Fabulous, the light, the animal, the colours and the cropping are fabulous.
In my favs!

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  • Deus Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 36 W: 4 N: 103] (787)
  • [2006-03-09 18:35]
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Hard to put the feelings into words...
.. the light, the balance, the tonal choice...
This is .. perfect.
Straight to favourites :)

Hi Noel
Really great picture. Great composition & colors.
Very well done.

Excellent Composition Noel.

I like the simplicity of this photo. The colors and contrast are close to flawless and the darkness levels fit the mood perfectly. Very nicely done.

Great shot!

Excellent silhouette Noel. I like the colour and the framing. The composition is also very well done. Nice work.


Hello Noel !
Superb shot. Lovely composition and framing with this dromadary silhouette in the foreground. I also like the absence of the dune. The sepia filter is also a great choice.
Well done overall !

excellent composition - lovely colors & framing.

Great silhouette Noel. Camel"Ship of the dessert''
Unusual sight from someone from ' the West'
I love it. Well done my friend TFS

wow ... what a shot ... !!!
amazingly well done !!!
really great and extremely moody :o)
many TFS it
ili :o)

Hi Noel,
This is such a great photo, that its in my fav box as I write this. The great dark color realy suits the photo and fits with the camel. Good contrast from the dark bottom to the light top. I do see sonething odd in the left bottom, but nothing big enough to ruin the photo.

Hi Noel,

Superb composition. I like a lot. Nice silhouette, but too sharp, it appears in the silhouette a little disturb white line, IMHO. But doesn't matter, the composition is superb. Five stars picture.



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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2006-03-10 8:22]
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Hi Noel,
Great photo. I like the colours and the way you composed the camel against the colody sky.

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  • padre Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1419 W: 90 N: 263] (4035)
  • [2006-03-10 9:26]
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A moody and compelling image Noel. Nicely seen. B

  • drymd29 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1146 W: 242 N: 659] (7658)
  • [2006-03-10 10:45]
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Camel? We call him a dromedaris because he has 1 'thing' on the back.
Nice passing by here; good point in the view; cute and moody. The mood from far east.
Good work Noel

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-03-10 11:07]
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Hi Noel

I like the graphism & silhouette of the camel against the sky. Good sharpness & pof. Tfs!

Good processing of a photo. A long way ahead. Good work.

superbe composition, on dirait du sÚpia !

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2006-03-10 16:51]
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Hi noel.
You have here a beautiful composition, very beautiful and so full of mood.
I enjoy the dark, golden colors which fit perfectly with the shadow of the camel!
It's magical!

Great silouette on cloudy background Noel! I like the sepia tones a lot and tight cropping. Impressive one..

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  • ciore Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 3 N: 118] (2478)
  • [2006-03-10 18:51]
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rain in a desert ..
could i feel it ..i'm able to ? ..
beautiful photo,Noel

So poignant, Noel. Lonely, cloudy, natural mood, with much beauty.

I don't know much about camels - why is rain bad for them?

Gayle :)

wonderful silhouette and mood you've captured here. mabruk!

Hi Noel,

How beautiful!!
I don't think I've ever seen such a xharming photo of the desert... :))
You present it so romantically, so mystically! Love the camel silhouette and the colour tones of the horizon! Lovely frame; it enhances the contrast with the image.
Very well done!


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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2006-03-15 15:42]
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very original compo here Noel, like the way you changed the color here ..it'ws a moody colortone and fits the compo !! very well done !!


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2006-03-19 16:32]
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Well composed Noel, a truly beautiful shot. Good technique too. Thanks.


Oh, my God...this is fantastic...you did convey the mood you described in the notes...I am speechless by the impression this photo gave me, bravo Noel!!

Of your more recent, this is the one with the most visual power. The end result of your fiddling with adjustments and colour is quite a success. Very damp desert feel.
Hatta and Coata needed, it seems. Unusual sky for UAE/Oman area and you were there to catch it, with a very suitable foreground. Excellent.

Magnet for the eyes.....
Very attractive picture
Good choice for the sepia tone...
Bravo superbe...

Great composition and good realization.
Beautiful silhouette and dramatic sky.
Weell done, Noel!

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2006-03-31 4:05]
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Gosh.. this is something I don't see everyday, awesome shot Noel, excellent pp work and beautiful composition... superb!!! Thanks for sharing.. :)

great silhouette and composition! Well done

very well composed photo here Noel :)
i like the moody tones, the sillouette of the camel is a nice touch
good work

Hi Noel,

Big!! beautiful presentation
the colors, the forms the light and balance.
The position of the camel is fantastic.
Beautiful visual!!


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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2006-05-04 0:48]
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Very nice silhouette Noel! composition just great & well set in sephia. Great mood!


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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2006-05-06 18:27]
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Hi Noel.

Love the contrast of camel against the sky...truly wonderful, welldone.


Hi Noel,

I like it!
This is a great silhouette of the camel here and the sky is a wonderful backdrop.. Well done on the PP too. Excellent!


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  • edie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 659 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-05-10 5:54]
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Very pleasant picture Noel,I like it a lot.

Fantastic shot Noel, the atmosphere you have caught here is brilliant and I love the silhouette.

Superb shot Noel... Bravo!

wow,wow,wow...excellent picture!!!

Hi Noel,

A classic, beautiful capture and well done on the composition. Excellent work.


Camels do not like rain?


You chose the right colour!! And I can see the wind too..soe of the camels furseems to be blowing in the breeze. So simple yet ...effective. Excellent work from you .

You must love these b&w, sepia sort of tones...and I thought that the desert is all about the sand and the blue sky ;)

I have seen too the DOG CLOUD formation, the mood was just right, well done, congratulations and cheers, Noel.


This is absolutely stunning. I can't believe I missed this one. Excellent composition, lighting and sharpness. A truly great silhouette. Well done.

Hi Noel, you did a fantastic work! The result is perfect! Love the camel on the side of the image looking at the infinity of the desert!

The colours in the sky matches so well the tones in the desert.

Well, all your work in PP payed!

Very well done! Cheers, Yan :)

p.s. Many thx for your visit in "Lookout from the Horizon Trail".

Absolutly great! Maby a little more room on the right would have been nice too.


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  • cse Gold Star Critiquer [C: 276 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-15 14:18]
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Hello Mr.Shami,
another great photo for the wall of my privite office :) of course if i have an office in the future...

basic and relaxing,
Dr.Cihan Selcuk Eksi

Amazing .Perfect. I like the colors.


Simply put: Magnificent!


Marhaban Noel, Great picture and very interesting note

Lovely simple composition Noel, nice colours and nicely framed, please allow me to be the one to push it into the '100' club.
Thanks for sharing.

An amazing shot, Noel.
Congratulations on that.

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  • kayra Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 37 N: 112] (3121)
  • [2006-12-07 7:01]
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Excellent shot Noel! Amazing composition, colours and atmosphere.


Great shot. The camel looks very desolate and the storm threatening. Excellent mood.

Thanks for the critique on "Time"

WOW, This is an absolutely stunning shot. Nothing to critique, excellent in every way.


Hello Noel,
This is the perfect composition with beautiful colour and frame,
I loved it a lot
thanks for sharing

I too like the simplicity of this image.
Great silhouette and the colours in the sky are stunning. Well Done TFS

Noel, SUPERB shot. Well composed, balanced, sharp and sepia is perfect here. :) Vandana

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  • riems Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 93 W: 22 N: 51] (1795)
  • [2007-02-05 9:09]
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Great composition, colors and lighting, Noel!

Beautiful! Very original, especially the sky texture. Well done. Ed

Hi Noel,
Jolies silhouettes de ce chameau en avant-plant sous un ciel gris, Excellent point de vue et couleurs, superbe composition , mes salutations.
Merci beaucoup pour vos commentaires sur ma photo ; Barn..

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-12-22 3:25]

Hi Noel...
Nice shot with so nice silhouettes...
Nice composition...

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