Taj Mahal Seen Through Arches - Agra, India

Posted by Scott Rippee (Fresno, United States) on 17 March 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This was taken across from the Taj Mahal at an archway lined building. I was happy with how the Taj came out from this distance and angle in comparison to straight on, which I have more commonly seen and had a lot of people in the way.

It's not very visible here, but the Taj Mahal's marble is inlaid with various stones and in the night it has a glow from the moonlight due to a yellow stone that I can't remember the name of. I was told that it is open at night, now, so people can experience it's color in the moonlight.

It was extremely smoggy when I took this so the photo so I did selective editing on the sky to bring out some blueness, increased definition and sharpness, and reduced highlights a bit.

Thanks for the visit. Your comments, critiques, and suggestions are more than welcome!

Austin from San Diego, CA, United States

Very cool. I think that this is my new favorite. It almost looks like a painting.

17 Mar 2010 5:06am

Cruz from exurbia, United States

stunning Taj! I like the angle and the trees. Austin is right...it does look like a painting! Good job!!!

17 Mar 2010 6:13am

@Cruz: Thanks a lot!

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

It's breathtaking! I love the way you've framed this photo, it's really beautiful!

17 Mar 2010 8:26am

@Monique: Thanks Monique! I appreciate your comment.

Manola from Bassens, France

What a beauty!!!
The centring is going to him to delight I am under the charm!!!!

17 Mar 2010 9:10am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

I like the framing here! Nice!

17 Mar 2010 11:04am

☾éline from New York City, United States

Beautiful ! I like the "framing" !

17 Mar 2010 8:49pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Superb composition!

18 Mar 2010 12:11pm

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Wonderful shot and nicely framed

18 Mar 2010 12:16pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

What a magical natural frame for a photo, well done!!!

19 Mar 2010 3:05am

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

a classic framing of a classic icon.....wonderful vignette

25 Mar 2010 9:38am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Great use of framing to make this often-photographed building look different.

11 Apr 2010 5:32am

Chris from .Haute Loire, France

As my road with a better contrast !

13 Apr 2010 9:15am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

The framing is great ! You've captured that wonderful building in a very smart and original way ! Great job :)

13 Apr 2010 10:57am

ilandsis from La Compôte (73), France

superbe composition

23 Apr 2010 12:21pm

Nikon D80
1/250 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
43 mm (35mm equiv.)

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