Pensive by the pyramid

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Comments (14)

Daniela Brocca on December 18, 2008

This is a soldier or policeman,Marilyn, and his patrol car;D He his watching for your safety.Cheers,Daniela

Andre Speek on December 18, 2008

Yup... the bald spot on the camels head is showing where the flashlight used to be... :D

Great mood and composition, Marilyn

Marilyn Whiteley on December 19, 2008

Thanks, Daniela and Andre, for giving me smiles!

A tourist policeman rode with us in our bus almost all the time, and we felt that our safety was looked after very well. Our guide in Jordan, who stayed with us as tour leader in Egypt, thanked us heartily for having the confidence to come to this troubled part of the world. He hoped we would show pictures to our friends and urge them to come, too. I certainly recommend it! What wonderful things we saw, and how very well we were treated!! Marilyn

May M. B. (Swissmay) on December 19, 2008

Beautiful composition, Marilyn! I like this photo very much, it's perfect! Best wishes, May

H.J. van Zyl on December 19, 2008

Merry Christmas Greetings! Johan.

黄放 on December 19, 2008

Nice shot. You have got a right moment.:-))

Greetings from Beijing, HF

Tjeert.Mensinga © on December 20, 2008

The man is perfectly posing, looking nowhere and thinking what to do next is'nt it Marilyn! But it's a great shot anyhow,and also your other uploads are wonderful!! And wishing you a merry Christmas,and a healthy and happy 2009! Tjeert.

Marilyn Whiteley on December 21, 2008

Many thanks, May, John, HF, Tjeert, and Billy. Greetings from snowy Canada, Marilyn

Amelia Royan on December 22, 2008

Lovely title Marilyn, and a very under-dressed camel I might add! A lovely quiet photo with, as always, your gentle use of colour.

Greetings, Amelia

Marilyn Whiteley on December 27, 2008

Thank you, Amelia. I felt very fortunate to find them in this pose! Greetings, Marilyn

Amelia Royan on December 27, 2008

Why was that Marilyn? What pose do they normally adopt?

Marilyn Whiteley on December 27, 2008


Well, Amelia, they don't usually pose so majestically in such a good compositional position!

Hazel Coetzee on April 2, 2009

Excellent title Marilyn - the pensive pose. I don't think he was very comfortable on that camel - to me they don't really look like they are designed for easy riding, even with ergonomically designed saddles.

(Don't they say that the Camel must have been the result of a design by a Committee?)

Anyway, it is a lovely pose & photograph, in every respect.

Cheers, Hazel

Marilyn Whiteley on April 2, 2009

Thanks, Hazel. I agree that it looks awkward, and I didn't try riding one. It's not as though I'd have been going anywhere, just walking around a bit, and I figure there are better ways to spend money.

Also I was amused in the knowledge that, some places where we were, you may think you have negotiated a price with the camel's owner, only to discover, once you're up there, that you've only paid to get up on the camel. The owner will demand more to let you get back down!!

Cheers, Marilyn

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Photo taken in Al Ahram, Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Egypt

Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 18, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2008/12/09 02:56:00
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 10.26mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash