The Taj from Akbar's Palace

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    The Taj Mahal from Akbar's Palace

    This image below was made with some textures from my Textures Tutorial. This is the only time that I "color" photos. Many times, I think people might think that I "paint" on top of my photos, but I do not. Sometimes, however, when I have an image that came out, ummm, a little more boring that it should be, I will give it a texture treatment. Maybe you are like me, and, on occasion, you take what you think will be a great shot. Then, you get home, and it just came out sort of boring.. that is always a bummer feeling. To get around that, I often use textures that I have collected from around the world.

    Akbar's palace has about one-tenth the number of visitors of the Taj Mahal, and it is almost just as stunning for photography. There are so many interesting and fun compositions, you just can't go wrong. I recommend a full day here and a full day in and around the Taj Mahal. Besides these two major locations, the city streets, alleys, and everything in between are also highly recommended!

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    1. ShutterRunner 52 months ago | reply

      Beautiful work, Trey. Great composition, I love where you put the Taj in this shot.

    2. susan_r4 52 months ago | reply

      Beautiful Trey - the textures are amazing!

    3. Bob Jagendorf 52 months ago | reply

      Excellent work !

    4. Junior Henry. 52 months ago | reply

      Well, I have to disagree... For me the yellow on the top steals the attention of the viewer, you almost miss the Taj and all beautiful colors that surround it because all the vibrance of the picture is on the arch itself. The texture does add to the pic.. but I don't like the way the color flattened the background objects.

    5. Tante Bluhme's 52 months ago | reply

      FANTASTIC !!

      This amazing image really is In Fine Style
      and this serves as an invitation to

      In Fine Style

      Please tag your image with "infinestyle"

    6. Purple Palindrome 52 months ago | reply

      Superb processing! Congratulations on Explore!

    7. *Yεss* 52 months ago | reply

      Love the golden processing, it seems an old postcard.

    8. Dave Berryman 52 months ago | reply

      Very nice work.

    9. rgallant_photography 52 months ago | reply

      This so looks like a painting. Looks like you maybe used texture?

    10. marinela 2008 52 months ago | reply

      Wonderful architecture !

    11. marinela 2008 52 months ago | reply

      Seen on Explore ! Congrats !

    12. wehaveapiperdown 52 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called mostfantasticfotogroupever, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. rebmilc 52 months ago | reply

      Great shot Ten out of Ten, Well done :-)

    14. mortso 52 months ago | reply

      Love this! Very dutch masters like.

    15. Lost Icini [deleted] 52 months ago | reply

      Amazingly like a pen and watercolour drawing from a 19th century traveller's sketchbook. Uncanny, beautiful and haunting.

    16. VinothChandar 52 months ago | reply

      wonderful work!

    17. Mangini Adalberto & Laura - sorry busy - few time 51 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The PARAGON Gallery [P1/C1] ***ADMIN INVITE ONLY***, and we'd love to have this added to the group!


    18. Mangini Adalberto & Laura - sorry busy - few time 46 months ago | reply

      stunning view of the Taj and fantastic texture!

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