The story behind this photograph
A few years ago now I was fortunate enough to take a trip along the River Nile, journeying from Luxor to Aswan. I highly recommend the trip, lots to see of life on the river and of course the old Egyptian ruins and history that you have the opportunity to explore. All things considered this remains one of my all time favourite overseas adventures.
This picture was taken as we headed toward the centre of Luxor, at first I thought that it would be a straight forward sunset shot, as we approached the spot where I believed the best shot would be obtained (in front of the shimmer) I could see the potential to include the Feluccas as they sailed ever closer, I wasn't sure how it was going to work out positioning wise but I think all parties got to just about right and the shot was taken, the roosting birds travelling through the shot from left to right was a complete surprise but nice that they could play their part in what really is the best sunset photograph that I believe I have taken..ever, it also make a wonderful print.
Pentax K3/ISO 100/DA* 16-250mm lens set at 153mm/F9/1/200 sec shutter speed.