It can be difficult to take photos of something too familiar to you. The wonder of seeing something new for the first time and finding interesting subjects in the view can take a long time.
Since I have been traveling from Jeddah to Yanbu for yers now. I’ve somehow lost that “first-time” amazement feeling. I’ve stopped taking photos because I knew they’ll all be the same brown light brown sand with rocks. 😂
I took some shots while in the car anyway. Most of the photos here in Jeddah that I take were actually taken when the car is in motion. I applaud iphone for this stabilization feature. Even for their old phones, I would always get sharp photos even when in a moving vehicle.
I tried that for Samsung before and it failed me big time. I lost some really good memories. I would have blurred photos and I couldn’t do anything about it. Maybe because it was an old model? I’m not sure, but for still photos, the latest model of Samsung phones were amazing.
I remember one time that I used a Lenovo S90 phone to capture an event. It was a disaster. The photos were not as sharp and it was just not good enough to be sent to my boss for publishing. It was good for outside and morning shots, but for indoors and night shots, it was giving grainy or blurry shots. From that time on, I stuck to iphones.
So, here are the photos from a moving vehicle. 😂
Sand hills covered in rocks. There are greens in the desert too.
It looks as if I stepped out of the car to take a photo of these, but I did not.
I was in a moving vehicle the whole time.
So crisp. It works well in the morning and afternoon when light is more than enough to take a photo. Dusk and night time will give you a lower quality. 😁
I’d love to paint that mountain. 😍 My photos don’t give justice to how magnificent these are in real life.
Yep, still in a moving vehicle. Look at this night time photo above. Soo cool, right? Look at that horizon, the play of colors. God is amazing. Sometimes, I just look at nature to get ideas for color combinations. 😁
How I take photos in a moving vehicle:
Get the camera ready
Do I use two hands to take the photo? Mostly, just one. Because the other one is usually on my kids. 😂 I feel I’ve somehow (almost) mastered this one-arm phone photography all these years because I don’t want to let some of the beautiful views left “uncaptured” while also making sure my kids are alive. 😂
By this time, my kids are already part of my creative team because they look ahead and tell me to take a photo of some interesting things coming. So now, hey serve as my ‘lookout’ eyes. I want them to look at their surroundings when traveling instead of sinking deep in the seat or using gadgets. I don’t want them to miss out the flock of flying birds, the camels eating grass, or the men working on high buildings. I want them to be amazed at the world they live in. I want them to appreciate the beauty of everyday life. I want them to see the world around them and not be ‘contained’ in a screen or in a car.
I let them read signages, hotel names, or store names as we pass by them. The kids are reminded of colors whenever they see the traffic lights. Red means stop, green means go, and yellow or orange means wait or get ready.
There are so many things to learn in a moving vehicle. 😂 Photography is one great challenge but to keep kids busy in a moving vehicle is a far greater challenge. 😂