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Taj Mahal: A new perspective (picture #1) | by Sharad Medhavi
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Taj Mahal: A new perspective (picture #1)

Taj is huge, and also presents a high visual contrast in terms of color & light. This makes it very difficult to capture the scene the way a human eye sees it. In this series I am attempting to look at the majestic monument with a human perspective.

 

In the picture #1 above, you see the Taj Mahal along with the pillars as well as the layers of the main gate and its beautiful inlay work.

 

The size of the human beings in the serpentine queues on the ground level, as well as the plinth level could give you an idea on how big the main structure is. You can see the monument from all across the city, but it is beautifully hidden as you approach it through the multiple gates and walkways. This generates an awe and a pleasant shock when you see it for the first time up close. I have tried capturing that first sighting in the above picture while ensuring a perspective that is close to viewing it in person. This is how it looks in reality, not the silhouette of the gate and a small part of the monument that you see in usual pictures. Hope you like it. More to come...

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Uploaded on April 10, 2015