The camel was smelly, the day was heating up and the sand was glaring back as we rounded the sand dune and I took my first full view of the pyramids. Pretty breath taking.
When I arrived at Cairo Airport, I already had a plan on how I wanted to photograph the Pyramids. Little did I know then. I found out from the concierge that the Pyramid site does not open till 8am, so my plan for the sunrise shots was scuppered. Also, you are not allowed to travel into the desert without a guide. I did not want to have to pay their extortionate guide prices 3 times (as per my original plan I was looking for 3 sets of photos), so I resigned myself to just the one visit into the desert and then an evening visit to see the Light and Sound Show.
So there I was, staring back at the pyramids. The air was clean enough, not much sand blowing about so that was a bit of good luck. At this time of year (June), there can be sandstorms lasting days. I’m always looking to take commercial shots when I travel, as I put the camera up to my eye, I hoped the trip was worth it.