February 18, 2014

Fleeting Sheep

Photograph by Arshad Syed, National Geographic Your Shot

"I saw this herd of sheep while driving in the mountains outside the town of Al Bahah during a photography trip to Saudi Arabia," says Arshad Syed, a member of National Geographic Your Shot. "The light was parallel to the slope, and the white sheep were glowing."

Syed had stopped the car and, not wanting to lose time retrieving his tripod from the trunk, rested his camera on the car's hood and zoomed in to fill the frame. "I looked at the camera to see the result, and when I went to take a few more pictures, the herd had disappeared," he says. "It was an irresistible moment to capture—it looked like a cave drawing."

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51 comments
SHIVRAJ MANE
SHIVRAJ MANE

SHANNON T ............... GOOD OBSERVATION........


Shannon T
Shannon T

It's funny, some of them look like copies of each other.

Karthikk R
Karthikk R

Brilliant effort to capture this amazing picture bro!

Patrick Boar
Patrick Boar

I think one of the two sheep at the top of the frame might be having a private moment.

A I
A I

Weirdly reminiscent of Hieronymus Bosch.  Thanks.

Paul Martens
Paul Martens

Very deserved photo of the day, Arshad, congrats my friend. You know I liked it very much like I already told you in my comment when you uploaded it before . Well done !!

Jaclyn Kelly
Jaclyn Kelly

I love the intricate gradation between the sheep and hillside. Truly a wonderful picture. Props to you Arshad Syed.

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

The ground kinda fades from sight, and yet its there in detail. I guess because the sheep stand out so much that all else seems only' somewhat' there. Whatever, thats how my eyes percieve this great black/white shot.  I really like it a lot.  j.e.s.   

pawan kumar
pawan kumar

one of d gr8 example of at right place at right time

Ivan Lesica
Ivan Lesica

I just left a comment to congratulate you and now it is gone ?! Well,congrats again for this amazing photo being chose for the PHOTO OF THE DAY,so deserving.

Janice H.
Janice H.

Wonderful picture of sheep in their element.     It gives a feeling of peacefulness.     I like the idea of it resembling a cave drawing.

Ivan Lesica
Ivan Lesica

Congrats on having your photo chosen for the PHOTO OF THE DAY !!! It is an amazing photo and so deserving of the honor !!!

Arshad Syed
Arshad Syed

@A I  


Thank you very much for your comment ...Hieronymus Bosch, was a great painter and I am an admirer of his paintings... thanks again

Arshad Syed
Arshad Syed

@Paul Martens  


Thank very much Paul, yes, I remember your comment. Thank you for your encouragement and support... :)

Arshad Syed
Arshad Syed

@Joy Saldanha  


Thank you for your comment and kind words. The sheep were on a slope, the rays of  the raising sun were just skimming the surface and hitting the sheep and they were glowing..the ground was still darker in placesas its not yet fully bright, thats the reason you see the ground is darker in places...I have a color picture in my gallery it will give you an Idea about the lighting on the slope. please have a look... :) 

Arshad Syed
Arshad Syed

@Ivan Lesica  


Thank you for your Kind words and encouragement  Ivan...


I got both your comments...a double treat indeed...lol

Arshad Syed
Arshad Syed

@Janice H.  


Thank you for your valued comment and your kind words and taking time to see my pictures..

Arshad Syed
Arshad Syed

@Stefan Scholtz  


Thank you Dr.Stephan, This is taken with the same camera we bought together...thank you for your comment and taking time to see my pictures. :)

Arshad Syed
Arshad Syed

@Joydeb Bhattacharya  

Thank you Joydeb for your valued comment :)


I took took a color picture on my Full Frame as well...but this one is the best

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