A Camel Driver at the Golden Hour

This is our entry in Dutch goes the Photo!’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Hour.

We were at Manvar Camp (essentially a dude ranch) in Rajasthan, India, on an evening camel ride. After rocking back and forth and doing our best not to fall off, we stopped to rest and wait for the sunset. We saw our guide in an unguarded moment and managed to capture this image. It is one of our favorite images from that ride.

This photo was taken on November 10, 2014. Specs are:

Olympus TG-3. ISO 100, f/5, 1/60 sec, focal length 60mm (35 mm equivalent).

Thessaloniki’s Golden Hour – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Winter – Water

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Winter – Water.

When we visited Thessaloniki in Greece last year, we discovered the lovely Central Park a block from the waterfront.  In this park is a large round fountain with an imposing modern metal sculpture in the middle, surrounded on the edges by jets of water shooting to the same height as the sculpture. As we admired the park, the sun began to go down behind the fountain. This photo is taken through the water columns in the direction of the setting sun.  While the fountain is beautiful at any time, it is especially spectacular at this time of day. It was truly the golden hour.

Central Park Fountain, Thessaloniki

This photo was taken on October 1, 2016. Specs are:

Olympus Tough TG-4, ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/200 sec, 18 mm

Spikes at the Golden Hour

This is our entry in The Daily Post Daily Prompt: Spike.

Last year we were looking for a good place to take pictures of a sunset. We decided that a small local railroad station would be a good location, since the tracks run roughly East – West there, according to an online map.  We checked the schedule for the commuter train, to make sure we would be safe. We went a few minutes early and set our tripods on the crushed stone beside the tracks. As we observed the railroad track beside us, we were impressed by the fact that, while engines have evolved greatly over the past 200 years, the common railroad spike has been in use with wooden ties since the early 1830s.


This photo was taken on October 30, 2016, with a tripod. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/8 sec, 35 mm