To be honest, travelling by train in India is far from appealing. Do not expect punctuality, comfort, hygiene, or even safety. But I thought this shot deserves a pleasant title.
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.
I intended to shoot the sunrise and was pleasantly surprised to see the silhouette of a horseman.
Hawa Mahal (Palace Of The Winds) used to house the royal ladies, whom did not appear in public or in front of strangers. There are small windows on the building’s facade which are angled to over look the main market and central boulevard. Each window allowed the women to observe the daily life of the city whilst staying unseen from the street and commoner level. The outside world as small as the frame.
Varanasi (India) is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Boating down the Ganges River during sunrise is a main attraction. The whole place is colorful and chaotic. It is a melting pot where both life and death come together … the sights, sounds and smells are just not for the fainthearted.
In response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning