Tales from the Trip: Purple Camel Smiles

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As intrepid travelers, we don't only search for an adventure or a change of scenery -- we also seek to capture fascinating moments in photographs and tell the compelling stories behind them. In this wanderlust-driven series for the Locations section, we showcase some of the most fascinating travel photos by our fellow lomographers, along with their tales from the trip.

During our travels, we often feel compelled to immortalize the smiles of the interesting people we meet along the way, whether a fellow traveler or a friendly local. Today’s featured travel snap, however, is a bit different than the usual smiles we seek to capture! Here, take a look:

Credits: sweetyyydreams

Now, that definitely put a smile on your face, right? I’m sure you’re now itching to know the tale behind such heart-warming photo, so without further ado, here’s the story as told by our fellow lomographer and traveler sweetyyydreams:

“In holidays with my boyfriend touring in the Rajasthan region of India, we spent a few days in the desert city of Jaisalmer. One of the main things to do there was to go on a camel safari in the desert and sleep under the stars, so of course we had to do it — how romantic would it be! So here we went on our second day, organized by a local safari agency; we were only 3 people (me, my boyfriend, and a Canadian tourist) doing the camel ride and going to a remote place (understandable that it’s not the most popular area with hordes of tourists). I really had in my mind, even before the the trip to India, to shoot one roll of the Lomochrome Purple XR 100-400 in the desert with my Nikon SLR camera, as I really wanted to see the results on camels and sand. And I was not disappointed at all!

This particular photo (above) was one of the first I took from the roll. After the 1.5 hours camel ride, we arrived at the sand dunes where we would spend the night. While waiting for the sun to set, I decided to try taking a couple of portraits of our camels, as I loved their faces. So I approached them, risking my “not very protected by my shoes” feet next to the numerous camel shit, and shot the camels as you see on the photo. Then went on to shoot the dunes, the sunset, spent a lovely night under the stars in the dunes, and finished the roll of film the following morning when lighting conditions were good again. When I saw the result, I loved it! I especially loved the face of the camel, the first one smiling and the one in the background making a funny face, like they wanted to strike a funny pose for my picture!"

If you want to take a look at the rest of the purple-drenched photos by sweetyyydreams from her trip to the Indian desert city of Jaisalmer, check out her album here!

Do you have an exceptional snap from your trips? Share your travel lomographs and the fascinating stories behind them with all of us here in the Community! Get in touch with us through the Lomography Magazine LomoHome or shoot us an email!

written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-04-09 in #world #locations #locations #purple #smile #travel #tales-from-the-trip #lomochrome-purple #lomography

2 Comments

  1. sweetyyydreams
    sweetyyydreams ·

    @plasticpopsicle Thanks so much for taking an interest to this photo and publish the story behind it!

  2. plasticpopsicle
    plasticpopsicle ·

    @sweetyyydreams you're very much welcome! And thank you as well for finding the time to tell us the story behind your interesting travel snap! :D

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