Daily Travel Photos
TODAY   .:.   ARCHIVE   .:.   ABOUT   .:.   GEAR   .:.   SEARCH
Follow Facebook Fan Page Icon Twitter Icon RSS feed Icon Email Icon

December 26, 2009

 
« previous day (p) | today (t) | next day » (n)   random (r)
Four Rajasthanis walk through the entrance of the Taj Mahal. - Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India - Daily Travel Photos
(Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India)
f/11 || 1/80s || @40mm || ISO100 || Canon 5D || Canon 17-40mm f/4 Embed Code

Four Rajasthani tourists enter the main gate at the Taj Mahal.

Photography is often a waiting game where sometimes the cards fall absolutely perfectly. On the day I chose to go to the Taj, admission was free of charge so the crowds numbered much greater than usual. That's why this photo is a bit more miraculous. I waited only an hour for the seas to part and my unwilling models to materialized out of the hodge-podge of package tourists and Indian gawkers.

Someone up there likes me!

A Rajasthani poses for me on the marble pedestal of the Taj Mahal. - Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India - Daily Travel Photos
(Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India)
f/11 || 1/100s || @21mm || ISO100 || Canon 5D || Canon 17-40mm f/4 Embed Code

A slender Rajasthani man poses on the marble pedestal of the Taj Mahal.

This is the same tall guy from the silhouette in the photo above. I wish I can say I didn't stalk him all around the Taj Mahal complex... but I can't say that. He was hands down the most perfect model in Agra that day so I nonchalantly followed him until the moment was right. Finally, when the background fit the bill, I imposed myself on him and asked for some quick - several dozen - photos. Lucky for me, the kind man obliged and I have his unbelievably beautiful mustache on record.

2 COMMENTS - White Rock
1) Jesse Crowder -

That image with the 4 silhouettes is subtly brilliant. I drink it up.

January 5, 2010 12:16 AM
2) TravelGuy -

Tatonka, my friend. I think it's one of my favorite photos of all time! Definitely top 10!

January 9, 2010 09:53 AM

Support DTP
Amazon Daily Travel Photos Affiliate
Advertisement
Advertisement
istock