A Bedouin Shepherd in Wadi Dana Valley, Dana Reserve, Jordan


Apr 19, 2019

Iuliana Marchian

How the Photo was Taken

We had been hiking down along the Wadi Dana Trail, a remote valley in Jordan, when we heard a gentle pipe sound. We approached an acacia tree and saw a shepherd sitting in the shade, close to his sheep. He was playing a pipe in the middle of the wilderness. When he noticed us, he stopped playing suitable away and invited us to sit down. He place an old black kettle with tea on a wood fire and began to speak with us in English – when once more, in the middle of the desert.

He didn’t speak fantastic English, even so, but he knew a handful of words, sufficient to handle a conversation with his foreign guests. He lit a cigarette and told us his name was Sliman. When the language barrier compromised our communication, a wooden stick abruptly had miraculous powers.

When I saw he began to create with the stick in the sand, I grabbed my camera suitable away and swiftly took some photographs of him. I applied a compact, light camera – a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 (20.1MP), straightforward to carry and with a 50x optic zoom. For shooting this photo, I applied: ISO80, aperture priority – f/eight., focal length – 35 mm, and exposure time – 1/80 seconds. I haven’t altered the photo by any suggests, I have just resized it to match the present specifications.

In the fine sand, Sliman wrote the following numbers: 37 – and explained somehow this was his age, three – how a lot of kids he had, and 100 – how a lot of sheep he had. Then he presented us hot tea, asked for some dollars in exchange, and began to play his pipe as we left and continued our hike along the valley.

Photo Place

Wadi Dana Valley, Dana Reserve, Jordan

About the Author

Iuliana Marchian

Iuliana is a passionate explorer, travel writer, and blogger (www.travelingauthentic.com), primarily based in Sibiu, Romania. Her life motto is very simple: “We reside only to learn beauty. All else is a type of waiting” (Khalil Gibran). Iuliana likes to travel at a slow pace and to remoter locations. Riding a camel amidst sand dunes in a desert, that is the moment she feels genuine. She has specialized in the Balkan /Middle Eastern nations, showcasing in her operate remoter locations of these regions.

Site : http://www.travelingauthentic.com/

Twitter : https://twitter.com/IulianaTravel

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