View to Taj Mahal from the main entry gate during late afternoon in warm sun light which changed the white marble to golden marble.
The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage”.
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emka (86487) 2014-03-12 23:07
Hello Miro, Splnedid view of Taj Mahal. Nice composition from under the arch, beautiful light and colours. What a crowd! Very fine shot.
WArm regards MAlgo
jemaflor (89405) 2014-03-12 23:59
Great monument very well framed through this dood, interesting with the contrast between the black natural frame and the golden tone of this famous monument, well managed.
HimalAnda (10303) 2014-03-13 0:13
Nice composition with the black frame made by the gate on the foreground.
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-03-13 0:16
magnificent view on the beautiful Taj Mahal!
Really like the way you used the arch in the FG to make a natural frame for the scene and how superb contrast it gives to it.
Have a nice day
fabbs99 (16817) 2014-03-13 0:57
Brilliant shot of the Taj Mahal.Very well captured with good lightings and sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-03-13 1:01
this is very lovely taken picture - my congratulations! The arch provides natural framing for the scene and the group of people at the bottom of the composition adds interesting element. The temple has been captured masterly in terms of color, contrast and sharpness.
yquem46 (38750) 2014-03-13 2:54
we both are with the Taj Mahal today !
A very good view here from the entrance door
Nice light and colors, good use of the silhouettes of people ar FG
best regards, have a nice day
snunney (89996) 2014-03-13 3:32
I have a very similar composition from my trip to the Taj in February 2004, which I believe I have already posted on TE. Great minds think alike so they say:-) The light is perfect to pick out the colours and detail in the most beautiful architecture. Good light management.
lousat (82604) 2014-03-13 3:41
Hi Miro,truly beautiful,i like the natural frame made by the arch silhouette and the decentralized composition,excellent capture with an elegant soft work in PP and bright colors too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
federico (3106) 2014-03-13 3:43
hi miro very well framed picture, good balance of light and shadow, interesting compostion too
Sergiom (67462) 2014-03-13 5:22
Une photo parfaitement cadrée. C'est celle que l'on voudrait absolument rapporter d'un voyage à Agra.J'aime beaucoup le cadrage fourni par la porte. Les ombres chinoises sont superbes.
shreya2000 (1700) 2014-03-13 6:11
I like to arch frame and the golden colour of the Taj which i am watching first time. Thanks for sharing.
PS : Thank you very much for your valuable comments on my pics. I have well noted your valuable suggestion and shall take care in future. Looking forward to receive your more valuable comments.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-13 6:46
What a fantastic photo of the much photographed Taj. The natural framing with the gate and the silhouetted onlookers makes this view really unique. Excellent composition , I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-13 6:58
loving this gates series. All so impressive and different. This is another fascinating and beautiful glimpse of what lies beyond this famous entrance. Awesome!
pajaran (55057) 2014-03-13 7:36
Dobar dan, popodne.
Dobar tekst o dzamiji, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazana arhitektura, detalji na fasadi i trenutak sa posetiocima, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepa arhitektura.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
A good article on the mosque, a beautiful view and a second ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast nicely demonstrated architecture, details on the façade of the moment with the visitors, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, well captured moment, beautiful architecture.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
abmdsudi (46924) 2014-03-13 8:02
Certainly grabs the attention, the Mecca of the lovers! and regardless how many times this landmark captured its every shot is/should be different. Yours is.
A gorgeous display of architectural detail,light and some rich contrasting colors with wonderful people interaction, The strong silhouettes clinch the compo superbly. Awesome capture, Tfs
Oceania (5202) 2014-03-13 8:39
This picture is fabulous. The architecture of the Taj Mahal is in great detail. The light condition was perfect when you took this picture. It's a wonderful picture indeed!
adramad (40662) 2014-03-13 8:49
Spectacular image, with a formidable POV, framing one of the wonders of the world, in the archway, which raises the prospect of mausoleum, the presence of all these people, gives a good vital touch, plus give the idea of their tremendous proportions, a place that overwhelmed me when I visit many years ago.
Nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I Like
Enjoy a nice day.
Nicou (130145) 2014-03-13 9:55
Avec les personnage en premier plan en noir comme le découpage d ela prote et son arche quelle vue sur cette mosquée quels tons et rendu sueprbe architecture et iamge.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (62959) 2014-03-13 10:14
Good evening Miro,
A fantastic shot through the arch, and over the many people on the most known monument in India.
Exquisite clear details on the edifice, golden light upon and most impressive archi.-details shown.
Trully an intriguing place, superbly collected.
SnapRJW (31627) 2014-03-13 10:25
Hello Miro - This is marvelous; the framing through the arch and the border of silhouetted figures is super. In the distance we see many tiny figures, they show the popularity of the Taj Mahal and the size. The details across the building itself are quite beautiful.
A pleasure to see
Warm regards Rosemary
cornejo (35849) 2014-03-13 11:06
Hi Miro, excellent view through the door of this beautiful monument, very well composed and captured in this great and beautiful picture. An interesting image of a charming place with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Noel_Byrne (27430) 2014-03-13 12:16
The detail here is incredible. I feel I can see and appreciate every carving, every block of this icon, and it is so beautiful. We have the sense of calm of the building itself, but also the frenetic sense of the many many people visiting. The door is a beautiful frame, and your slightly off centre composition makes this original and wonderful, Really nicely done my friend!
All the best
ourania (36428) 2014-03-13 13:05
a very elegant and interesting presentation of one of the most admired and photographed buildings in the world. I like very much the graphical layout and the contrast between the splendid view of Taj Mahal and the dark foreground framing. The silhouettes complete the dark framing in an original and intriguing way, the marvelous monument is sharp and well lit. It's lovely how the arch echoes the elegant architecture of Taj Mahal. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
rogerl (1544) 2014-03-13 15:08
Miro, this is an unusual and beautiful view of the Taj. The evening light is fantastic, particularly set off by the blue/purple sky and the very dark arch surrounding. There are a lot of people there! Thanks for sharing.
subhendu_bagchi (25975) 2014-03-14 4:23
this is just excellent. I like the view you captured from a well chosen POV. Great composition. Like the use of arch as natural frame and in silhouetted form. Magnificent Taj-photo. Tfs.
Silvio1953 (130392) 2014-03-14 11:50
Ciao Miro, great view of fascinating architecture, beautiful natural, frame by arch, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
sandpiper (6788) 2014-03-15 1:41
great view of the Taj through the doorway. I like the silhouetted people, composition and framing.
jcpix (13814) 2014-03-15 16:00
Great way to showcase this world famous icon! The arch makes a suitable, and frankly, most applicable natural frame to best fit the locale and subject. The thin grey "stripes" to each side make for a nice compliment of texture and touch of brighter color to the stylish arch. My favorite aspect here are the base of foreground silhouttes, helping to separate distance. Such a stunning structure, you've done it proud to be photographed as such. A really enjoyable series Miro, these have been impressive. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Take good care.
carlo62 (38729) 2014-03-15 17:07
mi sono perso un po' di foto negli ultimi giorni, l'ultima serie è molto bella, questa è quella che preferisco. Mi piace la cornice nera e la silhouette della prima fila di persone, eccellente qualità e bella luce calda.
batalay (36986) 2014-03-17 11:49
This image is well known, but how can one tire of it. The silhouettes of the heads in the foreground is a useful touch. I am putting it into the collection Domes, Spires and Minarets where I also have a similar photo.
delpeoples (55090) 2014-03-17 17:15
I really like your series on subjects taken through arches and doors. And of course this subject is one of the most magnificent in the world. Superb colours, light management, depth and definition. A great shot.
phildar77360 (328) 2014-03-21 3:16
Tres belle composition.
Le melange des 3 couleurs principale est sublime.
Le bleu du ciel qui tire presque sur le violet est superbe egalement.
Le cadrage est tres bien aussi.On dirait presque un montage....
pierrefonds (60396) 2014-03-21 16:43
You had a good idea to use the arch to frame the Taj Mahal. The presence of the people has an effect of scale. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the architectureof the Taj Mahal. Have a nice day.
macjake (61496) 2014-03-22 5:03
always enjoy the views of Taj Mahal.
New, old, creative, or classic...always an enjoyable view.
love seeing the tiny people way into the bg.
I wonder if its possible to see the Taj Mahal without any people around it :)
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2014-03-29 23:35
I really liked this unconventional feature on the Taj. Nice use of natural frames and an asymmetrical positioning. Sharp and beautifully exposed. Great details and textures. The heads of the people below add a beautiful component in the image. Great shot.
All the best,
jmdias (58956) 2014-04-04 17:38
nice use of the gate to frame this classical view of this fabulous and famous buildings. very nice light and sharpness. impressive the number of tourists in the area.
siudzi (34141) 2014-05-13 22:35
This must be a true spectacular architecture! I have seen many pics of the Taj Mahal and I am always impressed by its unique design and beauty. Like the way you composed this scene with cool black framing and superb level of the details. Eye catching result was achieved. TFS!
Have a nice day!
fritzi007 (8695) 2014-05-15 10:30
sehr schöne Perspektive auf das Taj Mahal, gratuliere!
kordinator (20153) 2014-11-25 0:48
An excellent view on the beautiful Taj Mahal.
Nice composition with the black frame made by the gate on the foreground.
Excellent photo job.
serp2000 (42090) 2015-02-02 6:18
Great! This is one of the most impressive example of the world heritage. Unfortunately I have read this building has got big problems with his foundation and nobody has got the money for reconstruction.
Excellent report from Agra. TFS!
mkamionka (32499) 2015-04-20 8:24
this is just perfect! I like very much the well exposed centre and it is so beautifully framed with the gate, plus also you have included the silhouettes of people who are adding to the frame and don't disturb the main view.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (15302)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor AF-S 18-200 mm f1:3.5-5.6 DX GED, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): DOMES, SPIRES AND MINARETS, Architectural Details [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-12 22:51
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