Monday Motivator – The Taj Mahal

June 30th, 2014 at 1:27 pm by Richard Hume

Monday Motivator 26

The Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Having spent several days in Agra and photographing this iconic building from several different perspectives, it was time to tackle the classic viewpoint. One challenge was that tripods are not allowed into the Taj Mahal grounds – so this picture was taken with my large medium format camera balanced delicately on my camera bag.

It took ages for the early morning mist to clear a little and as it did I started to photograph a moody interpretation of this amazing building which itself is an ageless dedication to love.

Click on the image for a larger view of this photograph.

Cheers

Richard [richardhume.com]

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8 Responses to “Monday Motivator – The Taj Mahal”

  1. Kimbo (934 comments) says:

    Hmm.

    So Muslim culture can produce something of enduring and undisputed beauty…

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  2. rouppe (971 comments) says:

    How on earth did you keep people out? Or is that photoshop…

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  3. Richard Hume (23 comments) says:

    Hi Rouppe….not photoshopped at all….there are people right down the end. But it was just being there early and then timing and patience that meant there were no people up close….Thanks :)

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  4. wf (448 comments) says:

    Looks nice on my desktop, very calming after the bright wood pigeon!

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  5. Don the Kiwi (1,763 comments) says:

    I understand the Taj Mahal is the greatest erection a man has ever had for the love of a woman, ;-)

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  6. dirty harry (504 comments) says:

    Ive been there..the Taj is something special that’s for sure , Agra on the other hand…

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  7. jcuknz (704 comments) says:

    I didn’t realise that India has a rival to the Leaning Tower of Piza :)

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  8. lolitasbrother (703 comments) says:

    its a cracker Richard,this is one of the icon shots. A beauty. If it was me I could not help self to do photoshop, and manipulate the mist at the Taj itself, and perhaps bring some HDR into those trees. But then I am garish Richard, and this is great, and you know the best are always recognised.

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