More From the Camel Souk - (mainly) The People This Time

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  1. Chris of Arabia

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    1. Abdulrahmen - Nice Chap, told us lots about camels getting horny...
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    Dang, Chris, these are really good!!!

    I like them all, but especially like 1, 4, 7, 10 and 12.

    (They are wearing coats and sweaters...what was the temperature?)
     
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    i really like 5, 7, 9, 10, and 12!
     
  4. Chris of Arabia

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    About 10C, but there was a really stiff breeze and I reckon it felt more like 2-3C. We started off around 09:20 and left there about 11:00. In that time I took 140 shots and didn't feel like I was remotely pushing it. I could easily have taken double that. Check out the flickr - I've processed 36 so far and loaded them up. The ones not included in today's two thread are mainly just the camels themselves.
     
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    12 is currently doing a roaring trade in flickr comments
     
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    Oh, thanks for the heads-up to look for more on flickr. More nice ones there too!
     
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    Amazing pictures. The only fault I can see is #3 where the guy is a little blurry.

    I'd like to make my way over to that part of the world sometime in my life.

    Those Camels have thick coats!!
     
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    Excellent photos Chris. Just your average working Joe's. The whole lot is wonderful.
     
  9. Chris of Arabia

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    #3 is the only one of the shots where I've had to use a really heavy crop on the original to get it to work. The blurriness doesn't surprise me to much on that one.

    It's definitely worth a trip in this direction - it's just so different to what we see in the Western world. The guys working the souk are quite used to seeing idiot 'tourists' with cameras and were mostly happy to pose for me. We even had to get one of them to show us where we'd left the car (much to their amusement), Mahmoud then gave him a lift into town for his trouble.

    I gather that most of them are Yemeni's not Saudi's by the way.

    We were only there for a little under two hours and I'd have to say it was probably the most fun I've had with the camera in a long time - I'll be going back for sure.
     

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