Stuck in India - Humayun's Tomb

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    This is a picture of the Tomb of Humayun in Delhi. I arrived during Diwali, the biggest annual festival that involves a burning a lot of things. Most of the tombs, mausoleums, temples, and the like were surprisingly empty, giving me clean access to cool places like this without dopey tourists getting in the way of sweet photography.

    It is the next morning now and the air in Delhi is covered with the smoke from last night's festivities... There is this acrid smell of stale carbon and it's not exactly like a trip to Sedona. Luckily, I am getting out of the city today because my hosts have been kind enough to give me a ride up to Agra to visit the fort and Taj Mahal... more pictures coming soon, so stay tuned! :)

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    1. Stuck in Customs 61 months ago | reply

      thanks everyone for the nice words!

      Luv - I keep all my eqp on the front page

    2. Tania Steffens | Photography :: Back on Track! 55 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called World Panoramas ::Invite Only::, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. sophiesan 55 months ago | reply

      I was under the impression that it's somewhat illegal to enter the tombs? (and the taj mahal for that matter) Please correct me if I'm wrong. I would be missing out on a lot. :)

    4. mariedragon 54 months ago | reply

      Your work is incredible! Thanks for sharing it with us : )

    5. Marcos Arruda 40 months ago | reply

      maravilha de hdr...

    6. Durga Gholkar-Godbole 39 months ago | reply

      Hey, thanks for showing India in some real good light through your fabulous pictures! But let me correct something here: Indians DO NOT 'burn a lot of things' during Diwali. They just light diyas (lamps) and crackers to signify the victory of good over evil. Diwali is celebrated to commemorate the victory of Lord Ram over the demon Ravana. So your statement 'burn a lot of things' comes across as a bit insensitive. It's just like generalising India as the country of snake charmers!

    7. acire111 39 months ago | reply

      A very special place,beautiful light & intricate detail.
      Thank you for sharing in CC,I have chosen this image as starter image for:

    8. acire111 39 months ago | reply

      Thank you for the use of your image:

    9. pareeerica 39 months ago | reply

      Thank you for choosing creative commons

      * Worship *

    10. katmary 39 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing this in Creative Commons group, I used it here :)
      Seeking the light

    11. warp2600 39 months ago | reply

      This is so perfect, I chose it to be the wallpaper on my iPad. (I hope it's OK). It works beautifully.

    12. rutchee 38 months ago | reply

      HDR gave this place such a divine look..
      I have been there, and I know how dark this place is..
      Lovely work indeed!

    13. suvendu_giri2004 38 months ago | reply

      Orgasmic!! if you dont mind me saying tht!

    14. kissoflif3 36 months ago | reply

      Unbelievable! So nice!

    15. Busy Doctor 35 months ago | reply

      We would love to have your amazing photo added to our group World Panoramas ::Invite Only:: World Panoramas ::Invite

    16. agentgoodspeed 32 months ago | reply

      Amazing pic!!! Superb work...

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