Gates

Taj Mahal @ Agra (India)

This is the main gateway of Taj Mahal. It was not an easy shot because the gate was crowded with tourists and everyone started taking pictures at the first direct glimpse of the white marble mausoleum. In fact, this photo is quite misleading as it does not really reflect the actual scene during my visit. The huge gap of space between me and that nearest person ahead of me only lasted for a split second. Normally, people would rush and overtake one another just to get an unblocked view. Imagine rows and rows of people shuffling forward like a deck of cards.

I was lucky because there was a group of elderly tourists right behind. They were slow to outdo me but, more importantly, they also shielded me from those who were behind them. Chance!

I like this silhouette shot. The people and their legs were spaced apart equally. Even their standing positions and their heights formed a nice pattern to complement the symmetrical building.

Somehow, this reminds me of another photo which I took at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul because both used the technique of framing within a frame.

Gyeongbokgung Palace @ Seoul (South Korea)

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