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Taj Mahal - Back View

Taj Mahal - Back View
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Copyright: David Phillips (riverfriends) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 928 W: 224 N: 1906] (7569)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-28
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Event, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-07-04 11:03
Viewed: 3601
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi TrekLens Friends:
This is the other side of the Taj Mahal which not normally photographed. you find thousands of images of the Taj of its front view but much less of the angled view and the least of the back view.
The Mogul King Sahjahan, who built this tomb for his wife Mumtaz was imprisoned at the end of his life by his own son in Agra Fort which is situated across from Taj Mahal on the banks of the famous river Yamuna.
Here, while imprisoned, he looked through a precious stone reflecting the magnificent Taj on a full moon night glittering its marble to remind him of the love of his life. He eventually died there in Agra Fort. So here is the image of the Taj from the back as it looks from Agra Fort.

I have used a 300mm lens and there is a lot of smog & pollution to fight against to get this image.

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Yeah, that I like. Very different from the usual.

Hello David,

Sad story indeed. Love and Hate, the Mogul King Sahjahan did live intensively.

A very nice tribute to him and shot. I like the way you corrected the sky to enhance the beauty of the Taj.


Oops Out of smiles!

PS. Yanni did a brillant performance there a few years ago with his orchestra. I remember it was not welcome by everybody then.

very unique point of view , thats great! thanks for posting this, i have never scene it from this side!
take care,

  • CMJC Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 193 N: 124] (1187)
  • [2010-07-04 23:40]
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merci de nous présenter cette face là de ce si beau monument; elle est pas mal non plus....
j'aime beaucoup le cadrage de la version NB qui est malgrès tout globallement un peu sombre
dans les deux photos je regrète la présence du pylone électrique à gauche; il pourrait s'effacer facillement...

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-07-07 23:17]
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dear David,
a beautiful view shot of the rare back scene of famous Taj Mahal,
in this POV, white domes and towers are well contrasted with dark green trees and wide river, it is beautiful so much,
and whole triangle composition of all is very stable and shows us settled ambience well,
maybe not only front view but also back view was well planed,
thank you for your excellent shot,

Hi, David. Thanks for showing the back of Taj Mahal in a well balanced composition. the River is now almost nonexistent where as it used to be full in the days it was built. Good POV and exposure. Cheers.

Hi David...nice shot of the Taj...I like this angle...


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