I figure there aren’t too many camel panoramas out there in the marketplace, so at this year’s Pushkar Camel Faire I did a bit to change that. I’m traveling with a tripod and a panorama tripod head–decided luxuries in the world of weight-conscious bicycle travel–so I wanted to put them to good use at this unique event. So on Saturday morning I was up before the camels, picking out the best spots to show off these striking creatures and the environment that the festival was held in.
In the digital age, panorama photos are done by taking a series of shots in sequence, then stitching them together in the computer to create one composite image. This is a time-consuming undertaking even with a still subject like an overview of a valley, and can be quite painstaking when done with potentially moving subjects such as camels.
Fortunately for these panos, I was fortunate and the camels didn’t move much. I might have a little clean-up work to do with them once I am back from India, but I think they look pretty good for having been assembled on a bus ride from Jaipur to Ajmer.