White Rock

December 26, 2009

Four Rajasthanis walk through the entrance of the Taj Mahal. - Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India - Daily Travel Photos
(Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India)
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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!

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A Rajasthani poses for me on the marble pedestal of the Taj Mahal. - Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India - Daily Travel Photos
(Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India)
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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.

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2 Comments - White Rock

1) Jesse Crowder -

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

January 5, 2010
2) TravelGuy -

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

January 9, 2010

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