31 August 2011

Agra: Of Turrets, Tombs and Arches

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The Taj Mahal obviously needs no introduction.

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The Agra Fort

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The view from the Agra Fort

The Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah. No trip to Agra is complete without a visit here!

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And finally, a parting shot of the tranquility of Sikandra. (The architecture begins to look all the same after a few monuments!)

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Read more about the trip here and here.

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November 2010
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8 comments:

Prateek said...

Ah the magnificent Mughal gates and archways...

The Keeper of the Keys said...

I love photo no 3.
The one with the arch can be cropped?

wild iris said...

Prateek: Gosh, how I love Mughal architecture! Still feel I could've done better on this set, too little time :/ And ugly grey skies.
Nids: Heh, which one with the arch? :P Also I realised that editing/cropping/straightening architecture-y photos is so tough, you never know which line to align it with and it ends up looking crooked either way :(

Sanchari said...

Wow. I like. All of them ^_^

Rashmi said...

Wow. Lots to take in. But a lovely collection. What an era that must have been.

fawkes said...

Oh man !!! excellent photography !!! awesome shots !!

Prateek said...

Tell me about it! There you are amidst all these grand structures and you point you camera only to discover and overcast sky and the wrong amount of exposure.

Must say you've done a fine job with some of the photos, weather conditions be damned. The close up of the Taj Mahal arch, the jharoke, the open gate (after the tomb photos), the following panorama are my favourites.

Oh and the aligning thing? Like कुत्ते की पूंछ, कभी सीधी नहीं होती. The curse of wide angles and their perspective distortions.

Prateek said...

*an, not "and overcast sky..."