Camel carts are a popular ride at the Pushkar Camel Fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India. Here is a lineup of carts waiting for tourists who want to experience the stalls and other amusements at the fair from the relative safety of a jostling, tilting, thinly-padded dusty seat behind a surprisingly-docile steed. The camel pulling our cart has posed for us, showing his best side.
Camel Carts at Pushkar
This photo was taken on October 31, 2014. Specs are:
Olympus TG-3, ISO 100, f/5.0, 1/125 sec, 10.29 mm.
These are farmers that we met in Bagan, Myanmar, while traveling with local photographer Maung Maung Bagan. We were traveling down a dirt washboard road at (what seemed like) a high rate of speed leaving a quarter-mile dust plume behind the hot, un-air-conditioned car. Suddenly, Maung Maung turned down a path that was even worse and sped up. Apparently, he saw these farmers at a distance and chased them down to pose for us. The locals all seem to know that Maung Maung will arrange a tip for them if they pose. A lot of people were willing to pose and the tip seemed like a fair exchange to photograph interesting people going about their everyday lives.
This photo was taken on February 8, 2017. It was converted to black and white using Silver Efex Pro. Specs are:
This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Spring – Wood . This photo was taken in a self-sustaining village in Bagan, Myanmar. Villagers make whatever wooden objects they need, including wooden wheels for carts.
Here is a completed cart, with a neck yoke for oxen.