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Gorgeous Photos of Dhows to Spark Your Travel Itch

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Wooden boats are generally a very good subject for photographers. The grain and rich colours of the wood combined with the romance of the sea means it's a rich hunting ground. But when you get wooden boats as character-filled as old dhows, then it goes to a new level. These types of boats are common in many places from the horn of Africa all the way through to parts of east Asia. And they're a great subject. Check out the resources on shooting at the end of the collection for some tips on getting shots like these.

Mozambique 0100 by babasteve, on Flickr
View of a Dhow from Hotel Room by mikepanizza

, on Flickr
Mozambique 01400 by babasteve, on Flickr
Abu Dhabi – 05-06-2010 – 8h19 by Panoramas, on Flickr
lonely dhow by meaduva, on Flickr
dhow 1 by dave watts, on Flickr
dhow at night by dave watts, on Flickr
smokin dhow by Harold Laudeus, on Flickr
Dhow by pasujoba, on Flickr
manda sunset by un punto in movimento, on Flickr
Dhow trip 6 by Giustino, on Flickr
Isla de arena by cesargp, on Flickr
capt freedom crew by un punto in movimento, on Flickr
Dhow Sailing at Sunset by hobbs_luton, on Flickr
Dhow by imke.stahlmann, on Flickr
dhow 1 by dave watts, on Flickr
Fishing dhow stranded in the sand at low tide by mattk1979, on Flickr
Shadows in the sand by mattk1979, on Flickr
Safety and Security by justDONQUE.images, on Flickr
dhow in zanzibar by winkyintheuk, on Flickr
On the Dhow Musandam Oman by stepnout, on Flickr
dhows at manta reef by Murky1, on Flickr
Dhow by psiphim6, on Flickr
On the ferry (Part I) by Seyemon, on Flickr
P8280014.JPG by Olivier Lejade, on Flickr

Resources for Making Photographs Like These

  • Claim Your Free Camera Craft Cheat Sheet

Print it out and keep it for when you really need it - when you're out shooting!

  • Tips on Boat Photography – A good primer from a good site.
  • Coastal Landscape Photography – Not directly related to boat photography, but combining the tips in this article with boats makes for some great shots.
  • How to Photograph Sunsets – Another one that isn't speciically about boats, but can be used to great effect with them as a subject.

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