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I dreamt in the night about visions of the first rays of the sun striking the Taj Mahal, seen from the vantage point from the other bank of River Yamuna. I was raring to go, come morning!!

Woke up in the morning with the visions of my dreams still swimming in my head & had taken a car from the Hotel at 6 in the morning. As I stepped out, I just couldn’t see a thing. Everywhere it was white, as if a thick curtain has fallen from the heavens....thick fog. I cursed! The visibility in the fog was a mere 6 feet, and my aspirations to go to the other side of Yamuna & catch a glimpse of sunrise on the Taj Mahal from the other bank was fast melting. Braving the white wall like fog, I did reach the destination, but with visibility barely improving, the hope of getting the vision of the famed Taj Mahal & the effect the first rays of the sun on it was rapidly fading into the thick blanket of fog.

So I decided to wait...entered into the small shack of a tea shop & requested for some tea. The faint light was breaking through the fog....20 minutes to go for sunrise. It was chilly, not cold, & inside the shack, locals were enjoying their glass of tea (chai) around the fire. I decided to take my first shots of the day here. I was carrying a tripod, but there was no place to keep it. So I jacked up the ISO to 1600 & holding the tripod in one hand like a monopod ...took a deep breath, I clicked....

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Additional Photos by Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7739 W: 324 N: 15534] (54763)
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