Sky Watch Friday- Sunset at Mandvi Beach, Kutch, Gujarat

by Mridula on January 24, 2014

in beach,Canon D550,Gujarat,India,Photography,Sky Watch,Sunset

Mandvi was on my radar on this visit to Kutch because I wanted to go near the sea. The Vijay Vilas Palace (post pending) was a bonus for me. I just spent one night there but then most of my vacations are like that, so I am not going to complain. I just made sure that I got to spend the evening at the Mandvi beach so that I could catch the sunset. And I have been rewarded with many beautiful pictures.

Sunset at Mandavi Beach, Kutch, Gujarat

Sunset at Mandvi Beach, Kutch, Gujarat

Before the sunset I actually waked away from the crowds on the beach. For half a kilometer, where people converge the beach is littered. It is not too bad but it is not clean as well. Hence I walked away half a kilometer and enjoyed the clean stretch of the beach. But I knew that at sunset I would get better pictures on the beach as there were horse buggies, camel men and people around.

Mandavi Beach

Then it became Two Camels!

As I was clicking the first camel, there came another camel across my frame. As I was using a heavy 75-300 mm lens on a tripod I could not do much. I managed only a partial capture before the second camel man stopped some distance from the first one. Later in the evening I was thinking I am now prone to turning my holidays into work as well with lenses, tripod and pictures to worry about. But for quite sometime I don’t think I am going to get detached and be happy just to watch a sunset!

Camels at Mandavi Beach, Kutch, Gujarat

Camels at Mandvi Beach, Kutch, Gujarat

Soon another camel came into the view. As they stood next to each-other and started chatting I got an opportunity to change the lens and click all of them together. And while I am writing this I am thinking lucky are those who sit and just stare at sunset without worrying about f stops, ISOs and silhouettes. Like in the picture above how I wish I moved a little so that glow line of the sun was separate from the legs of the camel! Well, there is going to be a next time!

This post is part of Skywatch Friday. Do check them out. I have now been doing these posts for years, it is so addictive.

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Rachit Aggarwal January 30, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Looks quite professional pictures.

And no doubt, all are looking like wallpapers..

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JM Illinois January 26, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Postcard photographs for sure.
JM Illinois
U.S.A.

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Thank you JM.

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Share my garden January 26, 2014 at 3:36 pm

What a wonderful set of photographs – well worth all the hassle of equipment! (But perhaps you should have a handy little point and shoot in your pocket as well?!!)

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 12:08 pm

I only had my cell phone other than my main camera though my cell phone pics are decent but nowhere near a proper point and shoot I guess.

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Nevin January 26, 2014 at 7:36 am

Awesome shots of sunset!!

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Thank you Nevin.

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Anu @ CountryHoppingCouple January 26, 2014 at 7:09 am

Wow! This is a dream come true click! Lovely silhouettes shot of camels and the men! I wish I get such opportunities to click in India.

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Thank you Anu.

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Stan January 26, 2014 at 4:27 am

Marvelous set of images — kudos!

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Thank you Stan.

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sindhoooo January 25, 2014 at 8:13 pm

They are just the best! Love them all!

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Thank you Sindhu.

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r ramakrishnan January 25, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Sensational pics Mridula ! You have become an ace photographer. These are prize winning images.

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Thank you Rama.

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abhijit January 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Very pretty pictures.

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Thank you Abhijit.

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Eileen January 25, 2014 at 6:35 am

Awesome photos! The sky and colors are gorgeous. Love the camels. Have a happy weekend!

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Thank you Eileen.

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Peter B January 25, 2014 at 6:18 am

Wonderful shots! The silhouettes are beautiful.

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Thank you Peter.

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Hiral Trivedi January 24, 2014 at 11:29 pm

Lovely pictures here. Silhouetted pictures take my breath away. Always. :)

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Thank you Hiral.

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Christian January 24, 2014 at 11:03 pm

Great photos and colors.

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Thank you.

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Sylvia Kirkwood January 24, 2014 at 9:57 pm

What fantastic captures, Mridula!! The colors are breathtaking and I do love the camels!! Wonderful composition and colors! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Thank you so much Sylvia.

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Nikhil January 24, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Some truly great captures! :)

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Thank you Nikhil.

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DawnTreader January 24, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Wonderful silhouette images!

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Thank you.

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thomas January 24, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Wow! Postcard shots

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Thank you Thomas.

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Deepa January 24, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Amazing photos :)

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Thank you Deepa.

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Maniparna Sengupta Majumder January 24, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Wow..wonderful shots..

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Thank you Maniparna.

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rupam { xhobdo } January 24, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Truly Awesome photos.
Have a nice weekend.

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Thank you Rupam.

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Rajesh January 24, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Absolutely gorgeous clicks!

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Thank you Rajesh.

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Niranjan January 24, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Such a beautiful sunset. You have captured it beautifully.

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Thank you Niranjan.

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Shrinidhi Hande January 24, 2014 at 4:14 pm

nice photos of camels by the sea

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Thank you Shrinidhi.

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Prasad Np January 24, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Indeed very classy pictures that catches the sunset, the mood and the moment…..

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Thank you Prasad.

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Preethi Venugopal January 24, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Amazing shots.. You are an artist with your camera…!!

Now my wish to learn photography and be the proud owner of a high end camera has increased still more…

Thanks for sharing these brilliant captures.

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Preethi till you upgrade your camera just keep doing your best with what you have. Everyone wants a higher end camera :D

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Lady Fi January 24, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Absolutely stunning shots!

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Thank you Lady Fi.

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Amit Agarwal January 24, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Stunningly beautiful captures, Mridula:)

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Thank you Amit.

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Shilpi Dutta January 24, 2014 at 12:34 pm

As beautiful as always

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Mridula January 27, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Thank you Shilpi.

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