This is another photographic representation of Taj Mahal. One of the Seven Wonders, located in Agra, India. Note the right centre of the frame and you would see the Taj Mahal inside the globules.
What are these globules?
These are water droplets from an ancient fountain in front of Taj Mahal, shot at high shutter speed, which froze them. When the droplets froze, each of them became a lens with an inverted image of the Taj behind.
In photoshop, i have cropped to compose, tweaked the contrast and rotated the image 180 degree. The dark inverted pointed arch door that you see is the Taj's main entrance.
Well well, I wanted to shoot the drops of the fountain at high speed but this result I must confess was an accidental. Nonetheless, we all get great accidental shots that gives us name and fame. Don't we?
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worldcitizen (7131) 2013-03-25 11:26
This is the kind of creative idea that I really like. The Taj Mahal has been photographed so many times, but your presentation is truly unique. There is a magical quality to these small, blue drops; each one seems to be a separate universe. I like the abstract nature of this view, and the blurred background, too.
marina7 (8055) 2013-03-25 11:27
a wonderful capture indeed, just like sapphires falling from the sky! Gorgeous effect, beautiful image. My sincere compliments.
gojo (1769) 2013-03-25 12:34
The idea, the execution, the post processing. The image is beautiful in itself, and with the story behind it, it becomes twice as good.
Zolive (5935) 2013-03-26 2:29
wonderful picture. The blue drops with reflections of Taj Mahal is amazing. You explain very well your "technic". Congratulations.
bennyfunky (795) 2013-03-26 5:17
Wonderful picture, very original and technically perfect. Sometimes we are surprised by our "shot accident", this one is a great one.
subhendu_bagchi (25875) 2013-03-26 9:58
AWESOME... UNIQUE... Just fantastic... It is for the first time to me to see Taj this way... Nothing to say about the dreamy shot... It may be accidental but GREAT no doubt... I am happy to keep it with my favourites...
mrichat (1727) 2013-03-26 20:51
thats very much creative.accidental shots sometime teach about various managed POV.your pp work is appriciable.WOW!! Thanks for sharing.
Noel_Byrne (25308) 2013-03-27 4:06
This image leaped out at me for its wonderful colours and contrast, and the originality of the shot. Every drop contains a marvel of architecture. Very beautifully seen and captured. Thanks for sharing this
All the best
adores (38224) 2013-04-01 17:47
A really unusual photo of the Taj! The reflection is clear and I like the result. It was surely a great idea and it's great to see so many Tajs in only one shot! Original work!
jrleborgne (1554) 2013-04-07 3:22
Great capture, smart post processing, stunning result.
ACL1978 (7507) 2013-04-14 6:54
Just an amazing shot, Satyakki. The Taj, visible in each tiny droplet, seems now to be the center of many small worlds. Amazing timing and precision here, as well as some inspired editing. Really impressive - thanks!
tusharkmandal (3171) 2013-04-17 7:06
Hi Satyakki da,
This is one creativity you have shown. Blue beads :) No more flaunting words. Just awesome.
finlay (1549) 2013-05-06 4:08
You might not have expected to capture the reflection in the droplets when you started out but the effect is fantastic. The result is a creative and original shot. Well done.
Angshu (56066) 2014-04-14 9:27
One of the most creative shots I've seen. Of all images of Taj I've seen, I feel this would stand up there for ingenuity and showing the zillion times photographed landmark quite differently
- Copyright: Satyakki Bhattacharjee (satyakki) (640)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-09
- Categories: Castles, Architecture, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D 700, 24-70mm f/2.8 IF-ED Nikkor, Marumi CPL Filter
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/6400 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2013-03-25 10:45
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