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Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal
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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: 2010-06-29
Categories: Event, Decisive Moment, Experimental
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-30 2:19
Viewed: 1676
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear TrekLens Friends; this is from my recent trip to the city of Agra in India
The Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, has been the pride of India since its inception. Hailed as the ‘Epitome of Love and Beauty’, the great monument was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, after the death of his dearest wife Mumtaz Mahal, as a memorial. It is situated in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh, on the banks of river Yamuna. The exceptional beauty of Taj Mahal has been luring visitors to its gates since ages and will continue to mesmerize them for centuries to come.
I am using Canon EOS 5D for my camera and hand held due to the crowds. Increasing my shutter speed to avoid push from people and hand-shake, with F/13 and IOS-320. Heavy overcast situation and lots of smog. As you can see that the white marble has started to have a light yellow tint. Another sign of pollution.
Thanks for viewing.
Note: The minarets are built slightly tilted for optical illusion; as part of the construction.

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  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 2 N: 877] (11866)
  • [2010-06-30 2:32]

Hello David
That´s a beautiful "Postcard" from Taj Mahal !
I wish I will be there someday ...
TFS. Kind regards,

Hi David - I'm not here often but it is good to see you again.
It is such a well known place and there have been so many photos taken of the Taj Mahal
So what can I say about it.
Beautiful landscape.
Great composition and POV.
Beautiful light and colours.
Thanks David

Hi David,
Beautiful architecture and presentation of the The Taj Mahal,
Lovely composition with great naturel colors and light,
A great shot..
My compliments

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2010-07-06 22:44]

Hiiiiiii David Dear friend ;)))...nice to see you...
Impressive architecture and photo...TFS
All the best,
J ;)))

bonjour David
It was certainly one of the monuments I should have liked to see.And I saw many and many shots of it.And many beautiful one.And many people did as me I think; it is certainly not a reason not to stop and admire yours with its perfect composition , its delicates tones and a perfect dof which gives sharpness to all the grounds.Bestr regards

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2010-07-19 19:14]
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Hi David,
I see that you were here about 6 months after I did. The standard tourist photo, been done million times, still looks good. I did this view myself also.

Hi David! great picture, beautiful capture. Nice sharpness. The colors of the people before Taj is excellent. I like such colors. I took a picture by Taj too, with the colors of the people. Best regards. Csabi

Hellow David,
A very catching linear perspective leading one through the photo and into the majestic Taj Mahal.The building stands so proud and tall with its charsteristic archetectural designs.I hope to visit there someday.

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